Starting from January of 2020 former Board of Trustees member Štěpán Müller has been appointed Acting President of Anglo-American University.

The previous president, Lubomír Lízal, is on a leave of absence until the end of 2020 as he now holds the position of the Chairman of the Board of Expobank.

Doc. Ing. Štěpán Müller, CSc., MBA, has vast international experience in both the economic and academic fields. “I would like to follow my predecessor and support the growth in our student numbers as well as a further improvement in academic quality,” he said when accepting the new challenge. 

The newly appointed president also holds the positions of Vice-Chairman of the EFMD Accreditation Committee in Brussels, which grants worldwide accreditation for MBA programs, and works as Chairman of the Accreditation Board of the Czech Association of MBA Schools. Dr. Müller intends to benefit from his experience in the field.

“I will further support maximizing on the potential offered by full Czech and US accreditations, the latter received from the prestigious WASC Senior College and University Commission,” he stated.

About Štěpán Müller:

Müller studied at the University of Economics (Vysoká škola ekonomická, VŠE) in Prague (1968) and the Graduate School of Business at the University of Massachusetts in the USA (1970). He has worked in the academic sphere since 1979 at the Department of Foreign Trade of the University of Economics, as the Rector of the University of Economics in Prague (1991–1994), as the Dean of the Czech Management Centre in Čelákovice (1998–1999), and as the Rector of the Institute of Hospitality Management (Vysoká škola hotelová), a private university in Prague, from 2006 to 2011. Since 2011 he has worked at the Faculty of International Relations of the University of Economics in Prague, where he has also served as Dean from 2012 to 2016. Outside the academic field, Dr. Müller has worked in the financial sector, mainly in investment banking. He has held managerial positions at IB Austria Securities (1994–1998) and CAIB Securities (2000–2005).