David Kučera was appointed to the position of General Secretary of POWER EXCHANGE CENTRAL EUROPE, a.s. (“PXE”, formally Prague Energy Exchange) as of April 1, 2007. He has a great deal of experience with electricity trading, which he acquired while serving as Finance Director and Member of the Board of Directors at the Swiss firm Atel Energy AG (originally Entrade AG) since May 2000. Prior to his arrival at Entrade/Atel Energy AG, Mr. Kučera worked in the Corporate Finance Department at Patria Finance, a.s., a Czech investment bank, where he gained experience from capital markets and M&A transactions.
Kučera is Member of the Board of Directors of Prague Stock Exchange, and he serves as Chairman of Supervisory Board of Central Securities Depository Prague.
David Kučera is a graduate of the Electrical Engineering Department at Czech Technical University; he earned his MBA in the United States at Clemson University.
The war in Ukraine, Weaponization of energy, Commodity Prices, Energy Security // EN
Europe is facing unprecedented challenges in ensuring energy security. High commodity prices are affecting all levels of the economy. Will we be able to reduce gas consumption to the necessary levels to avoid major issues? What steps can we take now to lessen the risk and be able to address the crisis which is here now?