Juraj Vaculík has over twenty years’ experience of working as a leader with very broad experiences from political revolution to managing theatre or international media and advertising industry. During Velvet Revolution in 1989 which ends communist era in former Czechoslovakia he was one of the key persons in Student Movement which has started process of democratization and established new post-revolution government in Slovakia. During this revolution period he was a student at VSMU - Academy for Performing Arts in Bratislava and after graduating he worked as theatre director in most prestigious Slovak theaters.
At the beginning of the 90’s he started his career as a creative director for major global advertising agencies which started their operations in Czech and Slovak republics.
In 1996 Juraj founded MADE BY VACULIK - one of the leading independent advertising agencies in the CEE region, extending its reach to over 30 countries. During his advertising career he spearheaded regional campaigns for global companies and brands like T-Mobile, IKEA, Dell, Panasonic, GSK, SAB/Miller, Raiffeisen Bank or Mercedes-Benz. He helped to build brand of the top Dutch financial institution Aegon (TransAmerica Company) in China or revive Rémy-Cointreau / Metaxa brand among public on 17 European markets. Under his leadership agency has won more than 200 advertising awards for creativity and campaign efficiency including EPICA, N.Y. Festival, Cresta, Eurobest, LIAA, Golden Drum and EFFIE among others.
Juraj is very well known leader, used to lead projects with big ideas which make the change happen.
In 2010 Juraj co-founded AeroMobil and manages the company as its CEO. He also acts as an Angel investor with investments into successful start-up projects in the media content, IT and alternative transport sectors throughout Europe and the US.