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About Jan Kadlec : Technology enthusiast, experienced business professional and a passionate diver. Inventor of AirBuddy, a small, lightweight and easy to use equipment for recreational diving. My vision is to bring the ease of snorkeling into the fascinating world of diving, so that more people can explore and appreciate the beauty of our marine life.
ORGANIZATION:
AirBuddy

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Company director, chief executive 10-50 employees Management, direction

EDUCATION:
2006-2008, International Management and Finance, MBA, HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management, LEIPZIG/ GERMANY
2004-2006, International Finance Management, M.Sc., Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, HALLE (SAALE)/ GERMANY
2001-2006, International Business, Ing., University of Economics Bratislava, BRATISLAVA/ SLOVAKIA

EXPERIENCE:
2013 - Present, Founder, Director and Lead Designer, AirBuddy (OXY Pty Ltd), SYDNEY/ AUSTRALIA
2012 - 2016, Management Consultant, Capgemini Consulting, SYDNEY/ AUSTRALIA
2008 - 2012, Management Consultant, Capgemini Consulting, PRAGUE/ CZECH REPUBLIC
2006-2007, Investment Analyst M&A Advisory, Blue CF, LEIPZIG/ GERMANY

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2018, "The little device that lets you breathe underwater without scuba gear", Channel9, Online and TV, February, AUSTRALIA
2017, "Scuba dive tankless with this floating air caddie", Mashable, Online, May, USA
2017, "AirBuddy, il dispositivo per immersioni piĆ¹ smart al mondo", Wired Italy, Online, May, ITALY
2017, "AirBuddy: This Amazing Floating Gadget Lets You Dive Without Scuba Gear", Huffington Post, Online, May, UK
2017, "Podmorski inovatori (Underwater innovators)", Forbes Slovakia, page 61-68, July, SLOVAKIA
2016, "These Australians have found a way to explore underwater without air tanks", Business Insider Australia, Online, May, AUSTRALIA

ACCOLADES:
2018, Top 10, SLIC Global Sources, HONG KONG
2018, Grant Recipient, Jobs NSW Building Partnerships, SYDNEY/ AUSTRALIA
2016, Winner, TEDx StGeorge Pitch Competition, SYDNEY/ AUSTRALIA
2014, 2nd Winner, Podnikatelsky Napad Roka (Business Idea of the Year), BRATISLAVA/ SLOVAKIA

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English - Full professional proficiency
German - Professional working proficiency
Czech - Full professional proficiency
Slovak - Native or bilingual proficiency

COMPUTER LITERACY:
SolidWorks - Advanced
MS Excel - Advanced
MS Project - Advanced
Inkscape - Advanced

HOBBIES:
Diving, Swimming

WEB SITE:
www.airbuddy.net

REGISTRATION DATE:
2021-03-23 05:31:15

COUNTRY:
Australia

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Enterprise

Awards received by Jan Kadlec


Airbuddy Surface Supplied Dive Gear

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Sports, Entertainment and Recreation Equipment Design Category in 2020
Jan Kadlec for Airbuddy, Oxy Pty Ltd

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