Petr Koška, M.Eng., MBA

Petr Koška is Chief Executive Officer of PrimeCell Therapeutics Inc. and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Cell and Tissue Centre Inc. (one of the subsidiaries of PrimeCell Therapeutics). He joined PrimeCell Therapeutics in January 2013 holding a variety of leadership positions over the course of his career. Mr Koska is a well-known professional within the healthcare industry in the Czech Republic. He is a respected manager, who boasts of many years of experience leading large medical facilities.

Prior to his position in PrimeCell Therapeutics, since 2008 he was Chief Executive Officer at one of the largest university hospitals in the Czech Republic, namely, St. Anne´s University hospital Brno. In his previous position he gained knowledge of transferring medical science and research into clinical practice. Additionally, he was the head of a unique team of professionals who were involved with the development of an international centre of clinical research within the premises of St. Anne´s hospital, namely, International Clinical Research Center (ICRC). This centre was developed in co-operation with Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

He started his professional career in 1996 at the University hospital Brno, where he held various leading positions until 2007, when he was elected General Director. In 1997 – 1998 he was one of the three key figures involved in the most unique plan in the healthcare industry in the Czech Republic up-to-date, which was the merger of university hospitals in the Brno region.

Mr Koška graduated at the Technical University Brno. Later, he obtained the MBA degree at Prague International Business School. Currently he is the candidate for PhD in business (DBA). In 2008 – 2012 he was a member of the scientific committee at the Medical faculty of Masaryk University in Brno.