Josef serves as the Deputy Executive Director at the Aspen Institute Central Europe. He spent most of his professional career in the field of education and non-profit management. He started his business career in the automotive sector already during his high school studies at the English College in Prague. In 2007 Josef became the CEO of JA Czech, a non-profit educational organization founded by Tomas J. Bata as the Czech office of Junior Achievement. JA is the world’s largest provider of entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work-readiness education programs to youth. During his almost 10 years at JA he also served as the Deputy Chair and Chair of Board of Executives and Member of Board of Directors JA Europe. In 2018 Josef joined GrowJOB Institute as its Executive Director. GJ is a leading provider of learning & development programs for both individuals and companies, organizes conferences and stands behind the popular book “End of Procrastination” & global project www.procrastination.com. In 2019 Josef was selected to join the Aspen Young Leaders Program that allowed him to get to know the mission and people behind AICE. In 2020 he became a registered mediator and he worked as a consultant.
Josef holds a Master degree in International Business from the University of Economics in Prague and a Bachelor degree in Comparative Law from the University of Wales.