Michal Puchel is a graduate of the University of Economics in Prague, the E.ON Academy Energy Series, and the Prince Foundation 5th Edition. He has been involved in the energy sector since 1999, his entire professional career. Among other roles, he has worked as an analyst at Accenture, the director of Euroenergy, the head of strategy and regulation at Západoslovenská energetika, and as the head of the department for securing transmission and system services at ČEPS, a.s. Since April 1, 2021, he has been a member of the board of directors of OTE, a.s. Since June 30, 2021, he has been serving as the chairman of the board of directors of OTE, a.s.