Former MAE Student Listed in Forbes 30 under 30 List for 2021

18 February, 2021

This year, Jiří Sýkora, our Master in Applied Economics graduate from 2014, has been ranked among the country’s youngest and most promising talents, according to the Forbes 30 under 30 Czech Republic ranking for 2021.

For his age, he has already accomplished a great deal working as Investment Manager for PPF Group, an international investment group company established in Prague by Petr Kellner - a Czech billionaire businessperson. Jiří manages assets worth more than 2 billion euros and is responsible for the group’s commercial real estate in London, including Building 1 Westferry Circus, which is part of Canary Wharf in London’s financial district. He is currently in charge of expansion to Poland and Hungary within the real estate division.

“I feel honored to be featured in this year’s Forbes 30 under 30 list. The education and amazing people I met at CERGE-EI played a crucial role in helping me to start my career – I would not be where I am today without them,” said Jiří when we asked him how he felt about his achievement.

Each year Forbes magazine lists thirty diverse Czech talents from the world of business, startups, science, sports and/or art, who are inspiring to the public and have a positive impact on the functioning of the Czech Republic.

Our warmest congratulations go to Jiří and we wish him the best of success in his future business endeavors!