Of all the cities in Central Europe, Prague is perhaps the best known to western investors and expats.
The city has been enjoying economic good fortune for several years, largely driven by German investment and the common choice of Prague as the regional headquarters for western business moving into the CEE region.
This influx of western business has led to a sharp demand for western-style levels of choice and service, which MAI Czech has been able to provide in combination with our extensive CEE network. This gives companies access to expertise, contacts and programmes tailored perfectly to suit their growth.
Familiar climate, yet different…
Although the business climate will feel familiar to anyone used to operating in the EU, there are still many local nuances that need to be understood and translated effectively back to the home country.
MAI Czech has been particularly successful in acting as an interlocutor for western companies developing their presence both in the Czech Republic and across the region. This is not just because we speak the language, but are able to understand, explain and navigate through the cultural and legal environment of the Czech Republic.
Companies moving into new markets are sometimes surprised to find that the insurance products they take for granted in their domestic markets are not always available locally and sometimes the scope of cover does not match the level available in their home markets.
In situations like these, or where risks are more complex than they might at first appear, MAI Czech’s ability to access international markets has proved extremely valuable to companies building their presence in the Czech Republic.
Jan received his MBA degree at the DePaul University, Chicago, Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in 2007 and his Master degree in International Business at the University of Economics in Prague in 1999.
His career started at the Czech Press Agency as the foreign news desk editor focusing on Emerging Markets. From this role he moved to the Czech Export Bank, where he worked as an export finance analyst.
He started his insurance career in 2002 and in the same year he joined MAI CEE Insurance Brokers. He took over the role of Country Manager for the Czech Republic in 2004 and retained this role when he became responsible for the Claims Management Practice in 2008. Jan is also a member of the Broker Board of MAI CEE Insurance Brokers. He speaks Czech and is fluent in English, German and Russian.
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