Frantisek Buresh, an ex-board member of Ukrzaliznytsia JSC, wrote on his Facebook page what he did while working in Ukrzaliznytsia.

Frantisek Buresh

“It may sound trite, but every day in this company was eventful. And I am grateful to everyone and every worker who did, build, repair, supervise and organize! ” – said Frantisek Bures.

According to the railway magazine Railway Supply, he also gave a list of ongoing and launched projects.

“First and foremost, together with the team we developed the main document on the traction stock of UZ – the Concept (forecast) of work with the Ukrzaliznytsia locomotive fleet until 2033,” said the former UZ board member.

He said that they began the process of unbundling the company to identify four verticals of the future holding: cargo, passenger, production and infrastructure.

Prepared a basic document on the reorganization of the repair facilities of the plants.

Together with the French machine builder Alstom, we worked out an intergovernmental project for the purchase of new electric locomotives with 35% localization in Ukraine.

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“We launched a private traction project, observing all the necessary European standards. We have prepared a reform for the development of UZ wagon facilities and released trial lots of new freight cars, stressed Frantisek Bures – We launched the repair of Skoda high-speed trains, organized and set up the production of brake pads at one of the locomotive factories, found a solution and launched projects to correct the situation with a shortage of locomotives. “

“What would I like to wish the new team? Do not miss the developments that have been made. Continue the movement to localize production in Ukraine and a large-scale renovation of the park,” summed up František Bures.

As previously reported, on October 25, the Cabinet of Ministers changed the composition of the board of UZ.

Frantisek Bures


Graduated from Masaryk University in Brno (Faculty of Law), Ecole Supérieure De Commerce Et De Management – Escem University of New York, MBA Business School in Prague, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, SPŠE Brno (Technical School of Electrical Engineering).


2016 – 2019 – General Director and Chairman of the Board of the Center for Research and Testing of Railways “Czech Railways” VELIM (Prague, Czech Republic).

2014 – 2016 – Chief Operating Officer for Technical and Production Activities, Member of the Board of the Czech Railways. 1992 – 2001 – Managing Director of CBI – Intercom (Czech Republic).

2002 – 2004 – Director of Procurement, Regional Manager, NKT Cables (Central and Eastern Europe).

2004 – 2007 – worked in executive positions at Skoda Holding Group (Czech Republic), Skoda Electric (Czech Republic), Sibelektroprivod (Novosibirsk, Russia).

2007 – 2011 – Procurement Director, Regional Manager of ALSTOM (Czech Republic, Slovakia).

2011 – 2015 – CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Czech Railways DPOV Group (Prague, Czech Republic).

2019 – 2021 – Member of the Management Board of JSC Ukrzaliznytsia.

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