Chief Executive Officer
Jiří Hájek started in ORLEN UniCRE a.s. in 2014 and in 2019 he became the Chairman of the Board and CEO. He gained experience as a process engineer in Česká rafinérská and director of Euro Support Manufacturing Czechia, s.r.o. He graduated at the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, where he studied technology of oil processing and refining of petroleum. He completed a one-year internship at the Technical University of Denmark which was focused on oil mining. In connection with his specialization he graduated at Chapman University, where he reached MBA.
Director of Research Department
Josef Šimek has been in the position of the Director of Research since January 2018. During his career he worked for the Centre as a researcher and a Head of Analytical Laboratories. At the Center he also took part in working on research projects for Unipetrol in the field of production of aromatics and PYROTOL unit modeling. He also worked in the KOZOROP Project and the CYCLOP International Pulse Reactor Project. From 2005 to 2009 he worked for Euro Support Manufacturing Czechia, s.r.o. as a research manager. In this position he was responsible for special laboratories build up, managing of pilot plants, laboratories of quality and production technologies. He also worked in Unipetrol as a leader of the APC (Advanced Process Control) implementation. He graduated at the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague - organic technology.
Director of Development and Innovation Department
Director of Technical Department