Mr. Pavel Beran
Future Forces Forum
Deputy Minister – Head of the Economic Division
Ministry of Defence
Personal Data: Marital Status: married, 2 children Date of Birth: 22 March 1976 Languages: Czech (native), English (fluent), Russian (passive) Areas of Expertise: Financial management, financial modeling, performance management; Central procurement, public tendering, project management; Business transformation, financial and operational restructuring; Cost reduction, process improvement, shared services centers. Education: 1999 Master’s degree in Economics with specialisation in Finance and Management information systems (University of Economics Prague, Faculty of Finance and Accounting). Professional Qualification: 2006 PMP® – Project Management Professional (Project Management Institute, USA); 2003 FRM® – Financial Risk Manager (Global Association of Risk Professionals, USA); 2002 FCCA – Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK. Professional Experience: 1 June 2015 Appointed Deputy Minister – Head of the Economic and Property Division, Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic. From March 2012 - May 2015 LOM PRAHA s.p., Executive Director Financial and operational restructuring of the manufacturing company Leading finance, HR, facility and administration teams, public tendering. As of 1 December 2012 - LOM PRAHA s.p., Statutory Deputy CEO; From January 2015 – member of the supervisory board of LOM PRAHA TRADE a.s.; July 2014 – January 2015 – BoD member of LOM PRAHA TRADE a.s.; From April 2013 – member of the supervisory board of VR Group a.s. (subs. of LOM PRAHA s.p.); September – December 2012 – interim Director of The Air Force and Air Defence Military Technical Institute in Prague (VTULaPVO) – divestment project. Czech National Security Authority – Secret clearance 2006 – February 2012 PricewaterhouseCoopers, Manager > Director Finance management consulting leader for Czech and Slovak Republics. Responsible for business development and delivery of various projects – focus on finance / process / restructuring advisory; 2004 – 2006 PricewaterhouseCoopers, Manager, Canada Finance processes optimization and improved reporting, implementing controls and KPIs. 1999 – 2004 PricewaterhouseCoopers, Assistant > Senior, Consultant 3 years as auditor, then moved into management consulting. 1996 - 1999 Allianz insurance, software analyst Designing and implementing IS for processing payments and insurance administration. Interests: Aviation, history, historical topography, motorbike H-D, engineering, running; CFO club in the Czech Republic.