is DBM's Managing Director. He started working in PR in the capacity of General Manager of the Burson-Marsteller Prague office in 1991. In mid-1998, he acquired BM's Czech and Slovak operations and created Donath-Burson-Marsteller. As of January 2011 the name of the agency was changed to Donath Business & Media.
During his career in PR, Michal Donath established himself as a renowned crisis communications consultant. He was instrumental in founding the Czech Association of PR Agencies (APRA). He is a long time lecturer of the London School of Public Relations.
In the past, Michal held a wide range of managerial positions spanning from planning, international and domestic trade, agriculture to transport and healthcare. Having worked for a number of years as a stringer for TIME Magazine and UPI in Prague, Michal enjoys excellent relations with foreign and local media and Czech politicians. Thanks to his language skills in English and German, he worked as translator for key figures of the Czech and Slovak public life including Václav Havel, former president of the Czech Republic.
Michal graduated from the University of Economics, Prague in 1973 with a degree in foreign trade. He also completed a one-year scholarship program at the Institute of Journalistic Sciences of the University of Vienna, Austria.
He is fluent in German and English.