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Jean-François Ott

Chairman
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Jean-François Ott, born in 1965, is Chairman of Ott Partners Limited.

Over the course of his career Mr Ott has invested €2 Billion in 20 years in different currencies and been directly responsible for over 200 developments internationally.

Find out more about Jean-François Ott’s track record

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David Štýbr

Deputy CEO, Ott Ventures
Prague office

David has extensive experience in real-estate, having had senior roles within the leading investor and developer in the region, CPI Property Group.

He currently is the Deputy CEO of Ott Ventures, the private equity vehicle of Group Ott.

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Nicolas Horky

Fund Manager, Velvet hotel fund
Prague office

Nicolas has 15 years of experience in real estate, focusing on the hotel asset class. After starting his career in Prague at MaMaison Hotels & Residences part of the Orco Property Group, he recently worked at Principal Real Estate Europe in London within their hotel investment team.

He manages Velvet Hotel Fund.

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Brad Taylor

CEO of Ott Ventures USA and of Iconic Labs
Washington DC office

Brad began his career as an attorney with law firms Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Houston, and Greenberg Traurig in Dallas before switching to private equity as a director with Holland Park Capital in Austin.  From there, he worked in Paris as the General Counsel and member of the Executive Committee of Orco Property Group.

Now based in Washington DC, he is the CEO of Ott Ventures USA and of Iconic Labs, an LSE listed company.

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Willem van der Meer

Partner, Ott Ventures
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Willem has extensive experience in private equity. He is the founder of Amsterdam Effecten Kantoor, a Mid & Small Cap Investment firm that he managed between 1990 and 2010. Since the he has created and invested in several ventures.

Willem is a Partner at Ott Ventures.

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Stefan Radstrom

Head of Smetana Mozart Management Company
Prague office

Having held senior management positions with Hyatt or Le Méridien and worked on more than 10 hotel and residence opening, Stefan brings expertise in the fields of hotel development and operations.

Stefan acts now as the General Manager for Smetana Hotel in Prague, but is also the head of Smetana Mozart Management Company, a hotel operations company.

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Ján Bučko

Finance Manager, Ott Ventures
Prague office

Jan has more than 10 years of experience working for large groups such as BDO, PwC and more recently Penta where he held the position of Financial Controller.

He is now Finance Manager at Ott Ventures, the private equity vehicle of Group Ott.

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Vít Vondráček

Architect
Prague office

Vít Vit specializes in Architecture and graduated at the Czech Technical University in Prague. He has 4 years of experience with one of his largest projects being the full renovation of a 5-star property in the centre of Prague.

As an Architect, Vít is involved in all development and refurbishments projects of Group Ott.

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Anna Albelo

Finance & Administration Manager
Paris office

Anna started her career as an accountant in an Import-Export Company in 1992. She joined Orco Property Group in 2000 and participated in the company’s IPO. She oversaw accounting for the French subsidiary of the Group and was in 2002 appointed Administrative and Financial Manager.

Anna is now Finance & Administration Manager for Group Ott.

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Beatriz Sotillo

Corporate lawyer
Paris office

Before joining the team in 2017 Beatriz worked for a non-profit organization that accommodates, treats and supports people in precarious or excluded situations.

She has a master’s degree in Law from the University Paris V Descartes and she is fluent in French, English, Spanish and Bulgarian.

Beatriz oversees supervising all legal aspects related to the Ott Group in France as well as internationally.

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Julie Chouanine

Personal assistant to Chairman and CEO
Paris office

Julie has worked as Personal Assistant to the management of Orco Property Group in the Paris office before joining Jean-François Ott in 2014 as Ott Partners.

Julie is now assistant to the Chairman and CEO at Group Ott.