Petr Novák graduated from King’s College in Pennsylvania, USA, with a degree in International Business and Finance, and later earned his MBA from De Paul University in Chicago, Illinois. Since 2001 he has been working for Koyo Bearings Czech Republic. In 2014, he took a position as company’s President, and in 2019 he became General Manager of Global Acceleration Team at JTEKT’s headquarters in Japan. A year later, he accepted a position as Director of Corporate Planning at JTEKT’s European headquarters in France. Petr Novák is a member of the board of directors of the Association of the Automotive Industry of the Czech Republic, he serves on the board of directors of the Olomouc Chamber of Commerce, and he is a member of the Regional Council for Innovation and Education for the Olomouc Region. He also teaches at Palacký University.
Koyo Bearings Czech Republic s.r.o. specializes in production of needle and roller bearings, valve tappets for automotive industry, industrial and aftermarket sectors. Thanks to the latest innovation technologies and equipment, it is able to manufacture bearings in accordance with all customer requirements, thus gaining the recognition and trust of automotive and industrial manufacturers around the world. Koyo Bearings is located in Olomouc and is part of the Japanese multinational corporation JTEKT, which belongs to group companies partially owned by Toyota Motor Company and is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.