PhDr. Jan Růžička, MBA

 Chief External Affairs Officer, PPF Group

Jan serves as a Chief External Affairs Officer at PPF Group, covering PA, PR, Regulatory, Thought Leadership, and ESG in 24 markets of the Group's operations. He has been with PPF since 2017, and for most of these years, he was based in Asia (Beijing, Hong Kong), running external affairs and business development at Home Credit Group, PPF's financial arm.

Before that, he worked for the Czech Government, advocating and shaping health reform as the Director-General at the Ministry of Health. He also coordinated multiple international projects, working with the EU, WHO, and UN.

Jan is closely connected to academia, teaching behavioural economy in finance and healthcare at universities in Asia and Europe. He is especially interested in how digital innovation can create financial inclusion and health equality. He studied at Cambridge, Columbia and Prague. In his spare time, Jan plays basketball, listen to classical music, reads about history, and travels with his wife and daughter.

Faculty of Arts UK – Political Science & Philosophy (PhDr, MA)
University of Cambridge – Behavioural Economics & Management (MBA)
Columbia University in New York – Department of Accounting (Diploma)
Faculty of Social Sciences UK – Security Studies (MA)
Hong Kong UST – Visiting professor of Behavioural Economics
Tsinghua University – Visiting professor of Public Health

2005 Macro Analyst, Czech Parliament
2007 Principal Private Secretary to the Minister, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic
2009 Chief of Staff & Director-General, Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic
2014 Strategic Advisor: Healthcare
2017 ExCO Member responsible for BD, Strategy & GR, Home Credit China, Beijing
2019 Chief External Affairs Officer, Home Credit Group, Hong Kong (covering Asia, EU, US)
2022 Chief External Affairs Officer, PPF Group, Prague

International Institute of Finance
University of Cambridge Medical Society