Petr is an alumnus of the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, where he majored in technical cybernetics. In 1999, he got an MBA from the University of Chicago. Right after, he joined PPF Group, the biggest Czech private financial group as the manager of the MTPL Insurance 2000 project. He headed a new strategic project for the retail bank eBanka in 2000, and as of 2002, he was responsible for the group’s media investments.
After PPF gained a 50% stake in TV Nova, he was elected to the board of TV Nova Group. He became TV Nova’s CEO in 2003 and stayed at the company following its acquisition by CME in 2005. He has been the director general of Czech Television since 2011. He is a member of the Supreme Committee of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) which gathers public service media.