Roman Šilha holds a Master’s degree in Politics and International Science from the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and in Banking, Corporate, Finance and Securities Law from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, Westminster, Colorado, USA. After having started his professional career as advisor to the Head of Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament of the Czech Republic in 1995, he worked as analyst and project manager at Česká spořitelna from 1997 to 1999. In 1999, he joined Creditanstalt Investment Bank (CAIB) Czech Republic and Slovakia, starting as director and managing director and then serving as Chairman of the Board and CEO from 2007 to 2009. In 2010, Roman Šilha moved to UniCredit Bank and held the positions Head of Large Corporate Clients and from 2015 Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking for Czech Republic and Slovakia. From June 2018 to May 2020, he worked in Vienna, Austria, as Senior Strategic Advisor to UniCredit’s Head of Corporate, Investment and Private Banking for Central and Eastern Europe. Since July 2020, Roman Šilha is Head of Mergers and Acquisitions of EP GlobalCommerce a.s., Prague, Czech Republic, and of VESA Equity Investment S.à.r.l., Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Roman Šilha has been a member of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG since February 2021.
Expertise / Main Focus
Due to his professional activity Roman Šilha has more than 20 years of international business experience especially in Eastern Europe. He has expertise in particular in the field of mergers and acquisitions.
Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG
Member of the Presidential Committee and Nomination Committee
Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies
Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises