Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Svehlak has worked in print, radio, digital, and TV media in the Czech Republic since 1993 and has held a number of diverse positions from editor to editor-in-chief and executive management roles. At the end of the 1990’s, Mr. Svehlak took positions as editor and deputy editor-in-chief of BLESK, the most-read Czech daily. He then founded and led a 150-person team at Czech press agency Mediafax. From 2013-2018, Mr. Svehlak was head of news, investigative journalism, and sports at TV Nova in the Czech Republic. Under his leadership, the TV station maintained its position as the most admired and watched TV news source. He was also a member of the CME International News Committee and worked with all CME assets on editorial news, content, and programming initiatives. Over the last year, Mr. Svehlak has worked as a consultant for PPF, analyzing and monitoring all news, format, content, and digital channels across all CME markets. He joined bTV Media Group in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 2020 as CEO with the task of energizing, modernizing, and improving performance of all program content, formats, and digital channels.