Dr. Kucera is one of the Group's co-founders and has served as a Director of the Group from the incorporation of Avast Software a.s. in December 2006, including as Chairman from January 2007 to February 2014. Dr. Kucera will be a Non-Executive Director of the Company at Admission. Since 1991, Dr. Kucera was responsible for the activities of the Group's predecessor entity, ALWIL Software partnership. From 1991 to 2009, Dr. Kucera served as Chief Executive Officer of the Group, directing day-to-day operations that included the transition to a free software distribution model in 2002. Prior to co-founding the Group, Dr. Kucera was a computer hardware specialist at the Czech Computer Research Institute (VUMS). Dr. Kucera holds a doctorate in experimental physics from the Charles University in Prague.