14.2.2013

Evening with Jan Mühlfeit, Chairman of Microsoft Europe

The Ambassador of the Czech Republic requests the pleasure of the CBCC members and other guests company at a discussion evening with Mr Jan Mühlfeit,Chairman Europe Microsoft Corporation



The event called "Globalization, People and Leadership in the 21st Century"  is going to be followed by cocktail reception is going to take place on Wednesday, 21 March 2013, at 6:00 pm at the Embassy of the Czech Republic, 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4Q 


CZECH THE TRENDS are a series of economic discussions given by outstanding personalities who are specialists in their field. The series encompasses topics including, but not confined to, economic,financial market, business, trade and technological developments in the Czech Republic, the EU and on the international scene

Jan Mühlfeit is Chairman Europe of the Microsoft Corporation. He is responsible for engaging with governments, large corporations, key partners and academic elites both across Europe and on a global level. His goal is to ensure that Microsoft continues to act as a relevant, trusted and valuable partner that listens and contributes to enabling long-term growth, local economic competitiveness, job creation and innovation in both the public and private sectors.
Jan joined Microsoft in 1993 and rose to become General Manager of the Czech and Slovak operations. In 2000 he was named  egional. Director of Microsoft Eastern Europe and promoted to Vice President in 2002. Under his leadership, Eastern Europe became the company’s best performing region worldwide for four consecutive years. He had assumed a variety of leadership positions until taking over his present role in 2007.
Jan is an advisor to several European governments and is a board member of various charities and foundations including “PCs Against Barriers”, a joint initiative of Microsoft Czech Republic and the Charta 77 Foundation. He has won numerous public awards in recognition for his industry and social contributions and was Czech IT Personality of the Year three times.
Born in 1962, Jan Mühlfeit grew up in Czechoslovakia. He received a computer science degree from the Czech Technical University and later on completed executive development programs at Wharton, LSE and Harvard. Before joining Microsoft he worked in both the public and private sectors.


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