Born in 1964; Petr Dvorak is a graduate of the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, where he majored in technical cybernetics. In 1999, he was awarded an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Dvorak joined PPF Group, the biggest Czech private financial group, in 1999 as manager of the MTPL Insurance 2000 project at Ceska Pojistovna a.s. In 2000 -2001, he headed a new strategic project for the retail bank eBanka, and as of 2002 he was responsible for the group’s media investments.
After PPF gained a 50% stake in TV Nova, he was elected to a board seat in the TV Nova Group. He also became the CEO of TV Nova in May 2003 and stayed on at the company following its acquisition by CME in 2005.