Klára Vaníčková is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at Charles University in Prague. Besides her law education she has extensive managerial experience. During the years 1996-99, she was the vice-chairperson of the Supervisory Board of Česká pojišťovna, a.s. and Západočeské plynárenské, a.s. (1995-2000). After her maternity leave, she held the position of Troubled Assets Manager at ČSOB Leasing, a.s. Klára Vaníčková was also for many years responsible for the legal and development administration of the HOTELPRO Company. Since May 2003, she has taken over the management of the Best Western Meteor Plaza Hotel (operated by the HOTELPRO Company) and has been responsible for its whole operation and development.