Team

Mark Anderson

TEDxUNYP Licensee & Organizer

Mark is a Marketing Executive with a record of success in strategic marketing & communications delivering consistent results in expanding revenue and profitability. His focus is organic digital and content marketing focused on targeting and engaging with a lead-rich audience for international brands. Strong experience throughout CEE (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania), Baltics, CIS, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Amit Grinvald

TEDxUNYP Co-Organizer

Having lived in Israel, Thailand, England, China, Austria and the Czech Republic, Amit is a multicultural business graduate currently involved in the startup industry. His international experience has contributed to his interest in learning about different cultures and languages and working on projects with a global impact. Whilst presiding over the student council of the University of New York in Prague, Amit initiated the first TEDxUNYP and has kept his involvement with the event after graduation.

Karel Pivnička

TEDxUNYP Experience Manager

Karel is a student of Business Administration at University of New York in Prague, ready to continue his development through new experiences like TEDxUNYP and has taken on the leadership of the TEDxUNYP Club. He has been developing his own business as a financial advisor for almost two years and he is also a member of the European Youth Parliament Czech Republic, Coordinator for Finance and Co-Organizer of its Regional Selection Conferences.

Sardor Akhmedov

TEDxUNYP Partnerships Manager

Sardor is currently a tax-consultant at Deloitte and UNYP alumni, who majored in International Economic Relations. During his studies, Sardor attended TEDxUNYP, which inspired him to join the team and contribute his experience and knowledge.

Polina Shubkina

Communications Manager  

Polina is a Prague-based freelance photographer & social media/content manager. Two years ago, she joined the University of New York in Prague as a freelance Social Media and Content Manager. Starting in January 2020, she joined the Marketing Department on a full-time basis, with everyday duties such as content writing, photography, videography, social media accounts management, and communication, as well as constant collaboration with different schools and departments on various marketing-related projects.

During the past eleven years, Polina lived and worked in Paris, Hong Kong, and Prague and worked remotely for a variety of clients from Austria, Italy, the USA, and Russia.

David Novák

Technology and Production Manager

As an IT Manager at University of New York in Prague, David focuses mainly on building, maintaining and continually improving IT services and processes that not only support the needs of all stakeholders but also add value and competitive advantage to the business. He has experience in managing projects of all scopes across the whole field of IT. He joined our team to make sure the TEDxUNYP event succeeds also on the technical side.

Sofiya Ogurtsova

Operations & Ticketing Manager

Sofiya is an Admission Advisor at the University of New York in Prague. Before joining UNYP, Sofiya spent six years as an event manager, and has years of experience as a relocation expert. Sofiya has great organization and communication skills developed in her career in customer facing positions. Her passionate enthusiasm for new challenges brought her to the TEDxUNYP team. 

Johana Koberová

Digital Communications Specialist

Johana is an undergraduate student of Business Administration at UNYP. Having lived in the Czech Republic, Malta, Spain, France and the United States, her international experience enables her to thrive in multicultural environments. Johana is currently working remotely for an American data company. In her free time, she manages a local church's creative team. Johana's passion to represent UNYP and her skills in social media management brought her to TEDxUNYP.