“What does it take to build a successful start-up?” “How to restore an old building into one of the most exclusive Chateau hotels in Europe?” “How to balance work and family life?”

These and other questions will be answered during our next MBA Open lecture which is organized by the School of Business Administration in cooperation with Lidrarna.cz.

Drop by on Wednesday, October 12th at 18:00 pm and meet one of the most inspirational people in the Czech Republic, Mr. James A. Cusumano! James is the Chairman at Chateau Mcely s.r.o. and  has extensive business experience in strategic, financial, and team leading guidance.    


About the lecturer

James Cusumano is an expert who has built a successful career in the entertainment industry, science, corporate management, and entrepreneurship. James is a native Californian, and an alumnus of 

Rutgers University, having majored in Physical Chemistry. After seven 


years of managing a team of research and development at Exxon, Jim founded the company Catalytica, which has grown into a company with an annual income of $500 million. James then moved from California to the Czech Republic, where he – together with his wife Inez – restored the exclusive Chateau Mcely Hotel with a spa and an adjacent English park. Thanks to his initiative the Mcely Forum program was created in order to generate resources for an organization that supports inspired leadership and entrepreneurship. More on James’ professional history can be found here


The MBA Open lecture will take place at Anglo-American University, Letenská 5, in room no. 2.07. Light refreshments will be provided. Please confirm your attendance at info@lidrarna.cz. We look forward to seeing you all!