Petr Kellner

About Petr Kellner

Birth Day: May 20, 1964
Birth Place: Vrane nad Vltavou, Czech Republic, Czech Republic
Education: University of Economics, Prague
Occupation: Head of Strategic Development Operations for PPF Group
Spouse(s): Iva Kellnerová (divorced) Renáta Kellnerová
Children: 4

Petr Kellner

Petr Kellner was born on May 20, 1964 in Vrane nad Vltavou, Czech Republic, Czech Republic. The Czech Republic's richest man, Petr Kellner got his start in the early 1990's selling office supplies. He borrowed $1 million against that business and started an investment fund which he used to buy a controlling stake in the biggest Czech insurer during its privatization. Kellner's PFF group is a significant shareholder in Home Credit, a consumer finance firm with operations in the Czech Republic and 10 other countries, including China and Russia. In 2015, Home Credit formed a venture with mobile phone carrier Sprint in the U.S. to provide financing for purchasing mobile phones. Some of Kellner's other assets include a stake in listed telecom firm O2 Czech Republic; PPF Bank; commercial real estate holdings and a stake in London-listed gold and silver miner Polymetal. Kellner, with his wife, endows scholarships at his Open Gate School, collects modern Czech photography and is the leading sponsor of a library-think-tank for Czech ex-President Vaclav Klaus.
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Popular As Petr Kellner
Occupation Finance
Age 59 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born May 20, 1964 (Vrane nad Vltavou, Czech Republic, Czech Republic)
Birthday May 20
Town/City Vrane nad Vltavou, Czech Republic, Czech Republic
Nationality Czech Republic

🌙 Zodiac

Petr Kellner’s zodiac sign is Gemini. According to astrologers, Gemini is expressive and quick-witted, it represents two different personalities in one and you will never be sure which one you will face. They are sociable, communicative and ready for fun, with a tendency to suddenly get serious, thoughtful and restless. They are fascinated with the world itself, extremely curious, with a constant feeling that there is not enough time to experience everything they want to see.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Petr Kellner was born in the Year of the Dragon. A powerful sign, those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dragon are energetic and warm-hearted, charismatic, lucky at love and egotistic. They’re natural born leaders, good at giving orders and doing what’s necessary to remain on top. Compatible with Monkey and Rat.

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Petr Kellner graduated from the University of Economics, Prague Faculty of Industrial Economics, in 1986. After the Velvet Revolution he worked for the Czech company Impromat, an importer and seller of Ricoh photocopiers. While working for that company, he met Milan Maděryč and Milan Vinkler.


In 1991, after the announcement of Czechoslovak voucher privatization, he founded the investment fund PPF (První privatizační fond) with Milan Vinkler and state-owned glassworks Sklo Union. In 1992, PPF investiční společnost a.s. was established and the funds’ names were changed from privatisation to investment. The funds were very successful and purchased stock of more than 200 corporations with nominal value 5 billion CZK.


In 1995 and 1996, PPF bought a 20% stake in the largest Czech insurance company, Česká pojišťovna and started to manage it. In 2000, PPF bought 31.5% stake of Česká pojišťovna from IPB for 2.85 billion CZK . The transaction with IPB ended up with IPB paying to PPF 1.6 billion CZK penalty, making the real purchasing cost of the stake 1.25 billion CZK. Later PPF acquired more shares and became the dominant (93%) owner in 2001, when PPF bought large stakes of shares from Komerční banka and the Czech state. With help of these profitable transactions, the last Investors from voucher privatization were bought out and Petr Kellner became the dominant owner of PPF group.


In 2007, PPF group signed a contract with Assicurazioni Generali to create a joint venture between PPF Group’s insurance branch and Assicurazioni Generali's corporations in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan. According to sources PPF Group will own 49% of that company from the start, and Generali will pay €1.1 billion to the PPF Group for its stake. Petr Kellner became member of the Board of Directors of Generali. Kellner himself later bought 2.02% stake in Assicurazioni Generali.


Formerly, he owned a Gulfstream G500 airplane named Káně. In 2010 he bought a Boeing 737-700BBJ as his Business airplane. He lives in an extensive residence in the village of Podkozí near Prague, but he owns a number of other real estates in various countries. He also owns one of the largest collections of photographs taken by Josef Sudek.


However, the above figures were criticized as overestimated by some Czech economic media. Their estimates were considerably lower, CZK 60–75 billion (approx. US$4 billion) according to the weekly Týden, or even less than CZK 50 billion (app. US$3 billion) according to Journalist Miroslav Motejlek. Thus, Kellner would have been surpassed by Entrepreneur Andrej Babiš on the position of the wealthiest resident of the Czech Republic.

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