Ondřej Votruba

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Ondřej Votruba

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“Kore ha chotto muzakashii desu ne“ translates directly to “This is a bit complex, isn´t it?“ which in fact is a refusal. I will teach you to negotiate with the Japanese in such a way that you will never have this reaction from them."

Unique Business Experience

Experience and passion in Japanese market, expertize in public finance projects

Value For Customer

Deep knowledge of Japanese language and business culture, capable negotiator

Profile highlights


English (fluent), Japanese (fluent), German (passive)


2001: Master degree in Business Administration and Management, University of Economics, Prague


2015: Ministry of the Transports, Czech Republic

(Deputy Minister for Transport Administration Section)

2014-2015: Ministry for Regional Development, Czech Republic

(Deputy Minister for Public Investments)

2006-2014: CzechInvest (Government Agency suporting business and investments)

Positions (from the latest):

Statutory Deputy General Manager

Acting General Manager

Director of the Investments Division

Director of the Department of Investment Projects

Director of the Japanese office

Strategic Projects Manager, Prague

2002-2005: JETRO PragueJapanese government agency supporting trade and investments

(Assistant to the Director)

2001-2002 SETTO s.r.o., delivery company

(Trade Representative)


Security Clearance at the “Confidential“ level