Our Team

Tomáš Kolomazník / Co-Founder & CEO

He completed his studies of sociology and ethnology at Charles University and received his doctorate in sociology. In the period 1994 – 2000 he worked in Ministry of Defence, Foreign Liaison Office as the dean of the department, he was responsible for bilateral co-operation. He participated in the International Training Course at the Geneva Center for Security Policy, 2000 – 2001. From 2001 – 2005 worked as deputy head of bilateral department at Security Policy Division. He was responsible for the Euroatlantic region.  After leaving the Ministry of Defence works in the field of market research and security. It deals with issues of globalization, security policy, cyber defence and defence industry. He is a member of the security community by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy Alumni Association. He participates in various projects in the field of security and international policy.

Zdeněk Rod / Co-Founder & CEO

Zdeněk Rod is a research fellow and PhD candidate at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Department of Politics and International Relations. He is also a deputy executive director at the Centre for Security Analysis and Prevention in Prague , a research fellow at the German policy think-tank EuropaNova Germany and a research and teaching fellow at Ambis University. He focuses on security studies problematique. His PhD thesis focuses on implementing security-development nexus approaches in a post-conflict environment. He has also studied at universities in Ljubljana, Budapest, and European Security and Defence Colleague in Brussels, and conducted several research visits, for instance, to the NATO CIMIC Centre of Excellence in the Hague. He worked at the Czech Ministry of Defence. He also published and co-authored several academics, such as Latin American Policy or the Czech Journal of International Relations, and non-academic articles in Visegrad Insight, Austria Institut Für Europa Und Sicherheitspolitik or Atlantic Forum.

Nerea Ruiz / Chief Operating Officer

Nerea Ruiz studied Business Administration at Deusto Business School in San Sebastian (Spain), and she spent some period studying at the University of Ljubljana. She then started her career in the Czech Republic, where she gained experience in big international corporates and developed excellent communication and client relationship skills.

Sarah Černíková / Editor-in-chief

Sarah Černíková has a degree in International Relations and European Studies from the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. Her research interests lie in European policies, and she is particularly interested in central Europe, especially the V4 group, and the position of its states in the European Union.

Petr Kolomazník / Public Relations

Petr is responsible for communication on social networks. He provides administrative and organizational support for individual events organized by CSC. He also prepares background materials for the communication activities.