As of July 1, 2020, Petr Jonák (39) becomes a part of the Magenta team, having been appointed to the newly established position of Corporate and External Affairs Officer. At his position, he will report directly to Juraj Bóna, the Chief Country Officer Czech Republic working closely with the top management of the Company and other strategic bodies and departments.
Petr Jonák graduated from the University of Economics in Prague and participated in the executive leadership program at the IMD Business School. He spent 5 years in media in the economic desk of the Czech News Agency and later as the correspondent of the Agency in Brussels and as an editor of Hospodářské noviny. From 2006 to 2009, Petr held a position at Škoda Auto Company, where he focused on Government Affairs and CSR. Subsequently, he spent seven years in the investment group BXR, where he was a leader of public affairs and corporate communication of the group and also worked in the top management of investee companies such as freight transport group AWT or mining company NWR. To T-Mobile, he comes from Coca-Cola HBC Czech Republic and Slovakia, where he worked as Director of Public Affairs, Corporate Communication and Sustainability since 2016.
„I am really happy Petr Jonák is joining our team,“ says Juraj Bóna, Chief Country Officer T-Mobile CZ, adding: „The professional of his experience and reputation will certainly be a great reinforcement of our team to drive our corporate and external affairs strategy“.
In his role Petr Jonák will be responsible for leading public affairs and external communication. “I’m thrilled to join T-Mobile. Telecommunications is fast-changing sector which will create more and more value to our lives in the future. Covid crisis has shown us how digital technologies will reshape the way we live and how upcoming hyperconnectivity and Internet of Things can transform and help our health care, our security and our mobility. In my role I want to support genuine customer orientation of the company and contribute that T-Mobile is the best partner to our customers, national and local governments, and to communities,” says Petr Jonák.
Since 2015, Petr has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Confederation of Industry and Transport of the Czech Republic with a current responsibility for EU internal market, consumer protection and sustainability. He also serves as a member of the National Economic Council of the Czech Government (NERV) and as a member of the Academic Council of the Compliance Academy.
Petr is interested in interconnecting different worlds and he was involved in founding of the Central European branch of Aspen Institute where he also served in the supervisory board.