Ladislav Zeman will be the new head of TEDOM Group. He joins the TEDOM Group from the management of the multinational mechanical engineering group Otis, a global manufacturer of elevators and escalators. He will replace Oldřich Šoba, Chairman of the Management Board of TEDOM, who temporarily took over the company’s management after the departure of its former CEO, Vladimír Hlavinka, in May 2023.
As the chief executive of TEDOM, Zeman wants to build on the work of his predecessors: “It is mainly thanks to them that TEDOM is now an ambitious company with a clear strategy, strong background and know-how, a capable team of people and, above all, excellent products and services that have the potential to contribute to the transition to a long-term sustainable economy. I want to contribute my experience to its further growth and build TEDOM into a top international company.”
Zeman has spent the last 17 years in management positions at Otis in many different countries around the world. Most recently, seated in Dubai as Head of LEAP Transformation, he led the group’s growth and strategic transformation in EMEA with revenues approaching USD 4 billion and 30 thousand employees. Previously, he was Director of Sales, Marketing & Communication for the MEECA (Middle East, Eastern Europe and Central Asia) region, ran the region of Ukraine and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent Countries), and led Czech, Slovak and Ukrainian entities. In the past, he also worked in consultancy positions in PwC and the United Technologies Corporation.
The Brno native graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Administration at Masaryk University, and completed the Executive Programme at the prestigious Grande école HEC in Paris. He speaks fluent Czech, English, German and Russian.