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Moravia Worldwide Names Tomas Kratochvil as Chief Executive Officer

RWS Moravia

Tuesday, 2 February, 2010


New Appointment Underlines Company's Long-term Strategy and Core Values


Brno, Czech Republic - February 2, 2010


Moravia Worldwide, a leading globalization solution provider, announced today the promotion of Tomas Kratochvil to CEO from his current role as Managing Director. Moravia Worldwide co-founder, CEO and General Manager Katerina Janku will continue to serve the company as Chairman of the Board of Directors and as a member of the Strategic Advisory Board, and will focus on Moravia's strategic initiatives and growth.


"Tomas has earned tremendous respect with our clients and with all of us in Moravia over the years," said Ms. Janku. "This new role is a natural progression for Tomas, who has grown with Moravia, holding successively significant roles in account management, sales, operations and senior management. Tomas has done an outstanding job as Managing Director, and I look forward to working with him in growing the company and serving our clients, especially as Moravia enters our twentieth year of business."


Kratochvil was selected from a wide list of internal and external candidates in a recruitment process managed by Korn/Ferry International. Kratochvil, who joined Moravia in 1996, graduated in Electrical Engineering from the Brno University of Technology.


"It is a great privilege for me to assume the role of CEO of Moravia Worldwide after Kati, whose leadership was recognized when she was named as the first-ever Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year for the Czech Republic in 2000, and also when she was later named as a finalist for the World Entrepreneur of the Year competition," said Kratochvil. "We have an exceptional group of globalization professionals in Moravia, including a strong and diverse senior management team. I look forward to working with them and Kati and to continuing to execute our existing long-term strategies in my new role."


About Moravia Worldwide

Moravia Worldwide is a leading globalization solution provider, enabling companies in the information technology, e-learning, life sciences and financial industries to enter global markets with high quality multilingual products. Moravia's solutions include localization and product testing services, internationalization, multilingual publishing, technical translation and content creation. With dedicated testing and engineering solutions, Moravia helps companies release their software and hardware products globally by providing services that include test development, localization and functional testing, test automation and software engineering. Moravia Worldwide maintains global headquarters in the Czech Republic and North American headquarters in California, with local offices and production centers in Japan, China, Latin America, Ireland, USA and throughout Europe. To learn more, please visit http://www.moraviaworldwide.com.