Czechs name new communications head

Marek Petrus, now head of research at the Prague office of Egon Zehnder, a consultancy, is to take over from Pavlina Bolfova as the Czech National Bank's communications head at the start of next month.

Petrus, who is 35, has worked at Egon Zehnder since February 2008. Before that, he was a correspondent in Reuters's Prague bureau covering economic policy, the koruna and debt and money markets. He has also worked for Dow Jones Newswires.

He has a masters degree in mass communication and journa