Milan Kovařík graduated from the University of Transport and later expanded his knowledge by studying at the Czech Management Institute Prague. At the beginning of his professional career, he held various managerial positions in the financial sector – for example, in Allianz or Credit Suisse. He then focused on occupational safety and fire protection, where he worked several years before taking up the position of executive director of the EPAL National Committee for the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 2017. In this position, he is in charge of the overall management of the association. These include the promotion and protection of the EPAL brand, negotiations with licensees, cooperation with state institutions and, of course, close cooperation with the EPAL management in Düsseldorf.