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Czech Railways Chairman of the Board steps down after 4 years

Pavel Krtek, source: CEE Transport/Jan Šindelář
Pavel Krtek, source: CEE Transport/Jan Šindelář

Supervisory Board of the Czech Railways made multiple changes in the Board of Directors today. The current chairman Pavel Krtek has been dismissed after almost 4 years. The current Director for Technics, Service and Properties Miroslav Kupec assumes his role.

Krtek stay in the Board as Director for Economics and Finance. It was his role in the Board for first 9 months after joining company in February 2014.

The Czech Railways announced the changes in the release at portal.

Kupec led one of ČD’s depots in the past. Martin Bělčík (Director for Economics and Finance) and Ludvík Urban (Deputy Chairmant, Director for Regions and Integrated Transport Systems) have also been dismissed.

A tender will be called for the two vacant director positions. Supervisory Board did not comment on reasons for this motion. Dismissal of Ludvík Urban was rumored for a long time as he was appointed mainly due to affiliation with Social Democrats Party (ČSSD). In case of Martin Bělčík, the possible reason is the current tender for electric multiple units. This call has been criticized by Bombardier. The Canadian company protested that train parameters are adapted to production of Škoda Transportation.