Corporate documents

Board of Directors

Peter Sandin

Peter Sandin joined ComAp in late 2015 and started as CEO in March 2016, after Libor Mertl stepped down from the CEO role. Before starting at ComAp, he held the position of a COO at ReadSoft, specialising in business process automation. For 14 years, Peter worked in different management positions at Sony Ericsson and Ericsson Mobile Communications. He graduated from Lund University with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, followed by an executive MBA and a diploma in Management and Corporate Governance. He lives in Southern Sweden with his family and regularly travels to Prague ComAp headquarters and the other 12 ComAp subsidiaries worldwide. 
Bill Parsons

Bill Parsons is currently the Non-executive Chairman of the ComAp Supervisory Board, where he has been a Non-executive Director for more than five years. Previously, he was the Executive Vice President of ARM Holdings PLC for over 13 years and also the HR Director of Saga Group, Hussmann Europe, and Murex Biotech.  Bill has an MBA from Warwick Business School, a Bachelor of Science in Material Science from Bath University, and is a Steering Board member of the Cambridge Judge Business School's Centre for International Human Resource Management. He co-founded the Learning Collaboration Ltd. Cambridge Leadership Academy and Cambridge Business Lectures.
Libor Mertl

Libor Mertl is one of the three ComAp founders (along with Martin Málek and Aleš Procházka), after they met at CKD Research Institute. He graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague with a Master’s Degree in Technical Cybernetics. Libor held the position of Managing Director a CEO of ComAp until 2016. Currently, Libor passes on his experience as a teacher, advisor, coach, mentor, and investor for business and non-profit organisations. As an advisor, he helps companies to create a Board of Directors and to implement Corporate Governance. He is also active at the independent entrepreneurship platforms Můžeš podnikat (You Can Run a Business), Red Button, and Family Business Network.
Martin Málek

Martin Málek is also one of the three ComAp founders and graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague with a Master’s Degree in Technical Cybernetics. He held several important roles during his ComAp career – from Software Engineer and Product Manager to Director of Operations, Financial Director, and HR Director. He became a Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2015 and held this position until 2021. Currently, he is a ComAp Board member, and he also became a Chairman of the Board of Directors at Colognia Press. Martin is an active professional coach and investor, and as an advisor he helps other companies to create a Board of Directors and to implement Corporate Governance. Martin also actively supports the independent entrepreneurship platform Můžeš podnikat (You Can Run a Business).
Martin McCourt

Martin McCourt grew up in Ireland, where he studied Electronics Engineering. For 20 years, he worked in the optical fibre telecommunications industry at Corning Inc., where he had several roles, including Vice President and General Manager of the worldwide Network Project & Services business. Martin spent another 15 years at Gemalto (now Thales Digital Identity & Security) also in different positions, including CMO and EVP Strategy & Innovations. Today, he is a non-executive director at Sierra Wireless, a Board Member and Chairman of the Compensation Committee at IDnow, and a Fellow at Deeptech Labs. He lives just outside of Paris, France.
Andrew Hall

Andrew Hall is an International Senior Executive and Director with more than 30 years of experience in hi-tech, capital-intensive, project-related business, spanning a wide set of industry sectors including Aerospace, Fixed and Mobile Communications, Industrial Process & Automation, and Energy Generation and Distribution. He spent 23 years in several senior executive roles at Siemens AG, Germany, most recently as a Group CFO of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA, Spain, and an Executive Director and CFO of Siemens Wind Power & Renewable Energy Division, Hamburg. Andrew is a leading expert in the Wind and Solar Renewable Energy sector. He has extensive experience in the structuring, governance, and operations of international listed companies. He is an active investor and advisor in the Renewable Energy and Engineering Technology Sectors and currently has a number of roles across the renewable/sustainable energy industry.
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