Marketing assistant OLGA PRAŽENKOVÁ is 50 and has been with ŠKODA for 31 years. (photo)

Marketing assistant OLGA PRAŽENKOVÁ is 50 and has been with ŠKODA for 31 years. Both of her daughters study at the ŠKODA Academy. “I accepted a new position in the office of the Board of Management in 1991. At the time, I didn’t know whether I would be able to meet the demands of this job and the responsibilities that came with it. It was an important step that ultimately showed me what I am capable of. Today, I am motivated by new challenges – this is something that the company encourages. I think that fairness and mutual respect are extremely important in any workplace. At ŠKODA, we live these principles. I believe that is one of the reasons for the brand’s success.”

44-year-old PETR JÍRA coordinates original parts and accessories projects. (photo)

44-year-old PETR JÍRA coordinates original parts and accessories projects. He is married with two children and has been with ŠKODA for 20 years. “I started here in 1991 in the warehouse and have worked in many different positions since then. I am still fascinated by the breathtaking pace at which ŠKODA evolved from a state-owned enterprise to a global automaker. While some new colleagues may take what we have achieved for granted, I am more thrilled than ever to play a part in the success of ŠKODA. Our brand has great potential.”

 AUTHOR Katrin Materna

  PHOTOGRAPHER Hartmut Nägele

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION www.skoda-auto.com

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