He has been the CEO of CHEP for the Czech and Slovak Republics since 2015. Over the past 4 years, CHEP has more than doubled its turnover, opened two new service centers, introducing automation and acquired the position of one of the four CHEP centers in Europe (Prague also manages all accounting processes within the company, or a team of project managers). Before joining CHEP, Mr. Kočárek worked for almost 18 years for 3M in various managerial positions (among others, he headed the 3M Health Care division or led a group of consumer products in the Czech Republic – e.g. Scotch and Post-it). He graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.