Evžen Korec, MSc., Ph.D.
After graduating in molecular biology and genetics at Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Evžen Korec, MSc., Ph.D. was employed as a scientific worker at the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czechoslovakian Academy of Sciences. After he gained the degree of Ph.D. in Oncology, he had been working on a long-term basis at many top universities in Europe, for example in Göttingen, London and Paris. He participated in a number of projects and became the co-author of 11 patents in the field of molecular biology and genetics and more than 20 research articles published in leading international scientific journals. His most important articles can be found in the database Publication in Medicine.
After his return from abroad in 1992, he founded the development company EKOSPOL. He has been its CEO and Chairman of the Board for 30 years. EKOSPOL has come a long way in 30 years to the position of a leader in residential development in the Czech Republic, which it has held for a long time. EKOSPOL has realized more than 57 major development projects and has given a new home to tens of thousands of satisfied clients.
He frequently publishes his experience, that he has gained during his career in business and regularly comments on matters related to residential development, construction business, residential market and mortgage market. According to the monitoring by Newton Media, he has long been the most cited personality in the media in the development field. He regularly lectures at the University of Economics in Prague. He is the author of several books: Co je v domě, není pro mě! (Don't Get Your Honey Where You Get Your Money), Pozemky ukrývají poklady (Land Parcels Hide Treasures), Koupě bytu pod lupou (Flat Purchase Under the Magnifying Glass), Jak jsem zachránil zoo v Táboře (How I Saved Tabor ZOO), Noční život v ZOO Tábor (Night life in the Tabor ZOO), Jak prodloužit život vašeho psa (How to Prolong Your Dog's Life) and Chov psů - příručka zodpovědného chovatele (Dog Breeding – a Handbook for a Responsible Breeder). Dog-themed books have been translated into many languages and published in many countries around the world. They are available in bookshops and on the ZOO Tabor e-shop.
Evžen Korec, MSc., Ph.D. is ranked among the important personalities of the Czech Republic in the encyclopedia "WHO IS...?", published by the Swiss publishing house Hübner's Who is Who, in the encyclopedia "WHO IS WHO Personalities of the Czech Present" published by M. Treštík and in the European encyclopedia "Britishpedia - Encyclopedia of Personalities of the Czech and Slovak Republic".
Evžen Korec, MSc., Ph.D. was awarded the TOP Manager of the Sector of Real Estate Development and Construction Award in prestigious Manager of the Year Awards, the most prestigious management award in the Czech Republic.
In 2015, Evžen Korec, MSc., Ph.D. became the owner of the ZOO Tabor, which was about to be closed down and its animals to be sold off or put down. Because he is an animal lover and cares about their welfare, he decided to save the zoo. In June 2015, the ZOO Tabor was reopened to the public and EKOSPOL became its main sponsor.
In years 2010 - 2016 repeatedly the most quoted personality of the Czech development market
EKOSPOL dominates the charts of most quoted companies in 2010 – 2015
He often lectures at the University of Economics in Prague and at the most prestigious conferences
Manager of the Year 2012
In 2013, Evžen Korec was awarded the prestigious Manager of the Construction, Leasing and Development in Real Estate Sector award at the Manager of the Year 2012 gala evening.
In 2015, Evžen Korec bought the ZOO Tábor, which would otherwise be closed down and the animals would be sold off. After a few months, the zoo was reopened and in the first half a year alone, it welcomed more than 50,000 visitors. ZOO Tábor focuses on breeding endangered species, the population of which is diminishing irrevocably. One of the key programs of ZOO Tábor is the reintroduction of the European bison into Czech nature. ZOO Tábor cooperates with the non-profit organization Česká krajina (Czech Landscape) and the Biotechnological Center of the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice on the project.