In 1994 I founded my own company AVILO and started to work on “interim projects”. AVILO is a company specializing in strategic management, performance and value creation of companies; assisting with their strategic challenges and performance initiatives. Our mission is to accelerate our customers’ performance and create realistic prospects for their further development.
AVILO uses its wide multidisciplinary network of experts to professionally guide clients in the unleashing, expanding and leveraging of their existing potential. We assist our clients specifically in the following areas: Restructuring and Revitalisation; Crisis and Interim Management; Mergers and Acquisitions; Integration and Consolidation.
Dr. Ivan Oliva
In 1983, after my graduation in chemistry in Prague, I emigrated from the communist Czechoslovakia to West Germany. After my stay in a refugee camp and several manual jobs (labourer, pizza deliverer etc.) I obtained a business degree on the European Institute of Management in Frankfurt am Main in 1985 and started my professional carrier in the US pharmaceutical company Schering-Plough.
I started as sales representative, than as Product Manager and after the changes in East Europe, I was in the position of Project Manager responsible for the company business activities in the eastern part of Germany from 1991 to 1993. In that time, I finally recognise I feel more comfortable as Project, Crisis and/or Interim manager than as a regular employee. In 1993 I was asked from the German-Italian pharmaceutical company Berlin-Chemie (Menarini) to take over responsibility for the Czech and Slovak region for their business.