Martina Kirchráthová is the Director General of Ingenico Group for the Czech Republic and Slovakia. She earned her BA in Adult Education from Jan Amos Komenský University in Prague. Martina started her career at Český Telecom while still a student and remained with the telecommunications company and its legal successors for the next thirteen years. At MasterCard she developed new business opportunities for payment cards and developed the bank acceptance network. In cooperation with commercial partners, she launched several major innovative solutions on the market, such as card payment at vending machines (coffee machines, parking meters, ticket vending machines, etc.), inside public transport vehicles and other sites in public administration and beyond. She is also active in the field of adult education at her family-owned company CarpeDiem.CZ and the private project edukaterie.cz, and she lectures at universities.