Tree Consulting s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic

From 4/2018 Owner, Consultant, Coach, Trainer

DAVID ŠKROBÁNEK, Coaching & Consulting, Prague, Czech Republic

From 1/2017 Owner, Coach & Mentor, Therapeutist


BROWN-FORMAN, London, United Kingdom
9/2014 to 11/2016 HR Director Northern Europe and External Manufacturing Operations
6/2013 to 8/2014   Senior HR Manager - United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, BeNeSwiss

and European Production 

Leading Human Resources function for Northern Europe (United Kingdom, Nordics, Baltics,

Ireland and BeNeSwiss) of the Commercial side of business (mainly Marketing, Sales and

Finance functions) as well as for the Production in Netherlands, Ireland, Finland, France,

China and South Africa). Member of the European, Global Production Human Resources and

Northern Europe Leadership team.

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Cooperation on the development of the European HR strategy

  • Driving high levels of employee engagement

  • Launch of the Diversity and Inclusion initiatives across the region

  • Leading the implementation of the new global HR System Workday

  • Reorganization of the Northern European organization

  • Launch of the new Global Performance Management approach and process

  • Leading several team and leader assimilations and interventions

  • Closing down Production operation in Ireland

  • Leading HR part of the Due diligence process in Scotch whiskey acquisition

  • Downsizing of the organization related to sale of the Southern Comfort brand

  • Startup of the new Production site in Netherlands and Ireland

  • Leading Talent review and succession planning for the region

  • Launch of the Well-being initiative in the region


BROWN-FORMAN, Prague, Czech Republic
6/2011 to 5/2013 Regional HR Manager for Central Europe and Middle East & Africa,
5/2009 to 5/2011 Senior HR Specialist for Central & Eastern Europe, South East, Middle East & Africa and Russia, Ukraine and CIS regions,


Managing Human Resources in geographically and culturally very diverse business unit with different organization set ups and with ongoing business and geopolitical challenges.

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Leading the Human Resources part of the organization transformation related to the change of the distribution model in Russia and Turkey

  • Leading the reorganizations in the Czech republic and Romania

  • Establishing HR policies and procedures in the Czech Republic

  • Compensation and Benefits reviews and changes implementation in the Czech Republic, Turkey and Russia

  • Managing the business disruption in Romania and Greece

  • Leading the Business Continuity planning for Greece

  • Deployment of the new global Company Culture


1/2007 to 4/2009 HR Specialist 


Managing all areas of Human Resources of the newly established and fast growing financial shared service center in Prague with high demand for and shortage of skilled talent with growth potential.

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Staffing up the organization – increase from 20 to 220 employees over 2 years with turnover less than 10%

  • Setting up policies and procedures for the organization

  • Developing high-quality onboarding and induction processes

  • Setting up Compensation and Benefits structure


SYNERGIE RECRUITMENT, Prague, Czech Republic
Consultant, 7/2004 to 1/2007


Sourcing the talent, interviewing and placing the best candidates according to the needs of the clients from FMCG, Retail and IT&Telco industries.

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Leading the project of expansion of the retail chain Halfords to the Czech Republic


SIEMENS VDO, Brandýs nad Labem, Czech Republic
HR Project Manager, 12/2003 to 6/2004


Leading the start-up of the Continuous Improvement Initiative at the plant. Setting up the transparent and trustworthy process with clearly defined outcomes. Engaging the whole plant from hourly staff to management via compelling communication and proven results.

Selected Accomplishments:
Increase of the number of Improvement proposals from 5 to 400 over six months
Significant increase of the implementation rate and savings
Highly engaged workforce and support from the management



Masters, Economics, 1995 – 2001

PRAENDEX EUROPE S.A., Prague, Czech Republic
Predictive Index, 2012

LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL, London, United Kingdom
HR Strategy in Transforming Organizations, 2015

Toby and Kate McCartney Limited, London, United Kingdom
NLP Master Practitioner, 2016 - ongoing
Coaching Master Practitioner, 2016 - ongoing


Internal trainings:

Leading Change
Project Management
Process Management
Facilitation for results
Targeted Selection – Competency based interviewing
Foundations of Leadership I and II
Civil treatment
Cultural Awareness
Peer to Peer Coaching
Career planning
Presentation Skills
Finance Acumen
Feedback giving


Professional HR consulting and Organisation & Talent development 

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