2014 KATZ Alumni Leaders and Advisory Board Evening

When: Nov 06th, 2014 6:00 PM to 8.30 PM CET
Where: Czech National Bank Club (Bankovni klub CNB)

Event overview

KEYNOTE in cooperation with the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh in Prague, organized a VIP evening on November 6, 2014 for its alumni in leadership positions and the Katz Advisory Board for Europe. The evening included welcome remarks by Andrew H. Schapiro, US Ambassador to the Czech Republic, and Miroslav Singer, Governor of the Czech National Bank. The event took place in the Czech National Bank Club and was joined by over 50 graduates of past Katz EMBA Worldwide program cohorts.


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Keynote speakers

Andrew H. Schapiro

Andrew H. Schapiro was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic on August 14, 2014. Prior to his ambassadorship, Mr. Schapiro spent 16 years as a partner at two international law firms, Mayer Brown LLP and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund, the Criminal Justice Act Advisory Board of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Board of Directors of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, and the Advisory Board of the Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was also a member of the Democratic National Committee’s National Finance Committee and its 2012 Platform Committee. Ambassador Schapiro holds a B.A. (History) from Yale College, an M.A. (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics) from Oxford University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Miroslav Singer

Miroslav Singer was appointed a member of the CNB Bank Board and Vice-Governor in February 2005. The President appointed him CNB Governor for a term of six years with effect from 1 July 2010.  In 2001, Miroslav Singer joined PricewaterhouseCoopers Czech Republic as Director of the services to businesses group. He was Chief Economist at Expandia Finance from 1995, Managing Director of Expandia Investment Company in 1998–1999 and Managing Director of Expandia Holding in 2000–2001.  From 1993, he also worked as a researcher and lecturer, and later as Deputy Director for Research, at the Economics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the Centre for Economic Research and Graduate Education at Charles University. Miroslav Singer has lectured on preparatory mathematical analysis, statistics, advanced econometrics and labour economics and now lectures on information economics and published articles in the daily and professional press.

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About the Project

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