He replaces Florian Skala, who resigned from the post in November, and will report directly to Lubos Jetmar, CEO of CME Bulgaria.
Svehlak has worked in print, radio, digital, and TV media in the Czech Republic since 1993 and s held a number of diverse positions from editor to editor-in-chief and executive management roles. At the end of the 1990s, he took positions as editor and deputy editor-in-chief of Blesk, the most-read Czech daily. He then founded and led a 150-person team at Czech press agency Mediafax. From 2013-2018, he was head of news, investigative journalism, and sports at TV Nova in the Czech Republic.
Over the last year, he has worked as a consultant for PPF, analysing and monitoring all news, format, content, and digital channels across all CME markets.