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Jarmila Slavikova

Director of BMI

Graduated from the Charles University Journalism Faculty. Spent many years at Czech National Radio. Worked for the US CDC Foundation. Consulting in Public Relations and Public Affairs since early 90s.

Significant product promotion experience across a variety of sectors, including:

  • Health Care - OTC and Rx
  • FMCG including: Food and beverages, Pet food, Fashion
  • Event Management
  • Production

Paul Kucera

Senior Consultant, Partner

Active in FMCG and communication on CEE markets since early 90s. Has spent many years advising a clients on product communication including PR, launch and ongoing promotion. In retail has been involved with fundraising and execution of new concepts.

Has been involved with retail in general in terms of product and service provision in a variety of roles, including:

  • Supplier of products and services
  • Launch of several successful retail concepts – on and offline
  • Staff sales and customer management training for boutique retail chains

Jason Minnis

Senior Consultant, Partner

Retail consultant with over 25 years international experience in a broad range of operational functions in UK, Europe, Russia, Turkey and Asia. Vast experience available to support small, medium or large companies to develop their retail, category management, branded FMCG development and supplier relations expertise and capability.

Over 15 years experience in Central Europe and Russia working with retail and branded FMCG companies to successfully develop and grow their businesses.

Expertise:

  • Commercial Buying and Category Management
  • Branded FMCG Development
  • Space Management and Merchandising
  • Supplier Management
  • Retail Operations
  • Store Planning and New Store Opening
  • Project Planning and Implementation
  • Company Start up, Acquisition and Transformation

Experience:

  • Europe: UK, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Turkey and Russia
  • Asia: China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Malaysia
  • Sectors: Fresh Foods, Grocery (incl. Drinks), General Merchandise (incl. Video Games, Electronics)

Skills:

  • Making money growing sales faster than costs
  • Delivering clear commercial business strategy and robust financial objectives
  • Leading teams to deliver growth and achieve leadership in competitive retail markets
  • Delivering outstanding customer experience
  • People development, skills coaching in cross-cultural environments
  • Strong negotiator building relationships with investors, suppliers and business partners
  • Success in retail start-ups from vision to successful launch and ongoing development