18:00 - 20:00
British Chamber of Commerce
Václavské náměstí 19, Prague
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We would like to invite you to a Story told by Sylva Horáková, a General Director of Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières).

With more than 15 years of experience, Sylva is one of leading figures in the Czech non-profit sector. Throughout her career, she has often had the opportunity to explore limits, both in the sense of management of projects and people as well as her own limits. How to overcome challenges in humanitarian context? And which borders are better not to be crossed? And what can for-profit management and leadership learn from a non-profit sector?


Sylva graduated from the University of Thomas Bata, Zlin, Czech Republic with a master’s degree in Business Economics in 2002. She spent nearly seven years living and working in the countries of the post-soviet sector where she was engaged in development cooperation projects and humanitarian aid (Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Abkhazia).


During 2014-2019 she worked as a Director of Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in the Czech based NGO People in Need. Together with her colleagues they supported dissidents and human rights defenders working in countries with repressive regimes. In 2019 Sylva graduated from the Open University, United Kingdom with a master’s degree in development management.


In March 2020 Sylva joined Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) in the role of General Director of MSF in the Czech Republic. Sylva occasionally volunteers as a short-term election observer with OSCE.

Refreshments (food & drinks) will be provided.