Founder and CEO Ras is the Founder and CEO of Virtuse Exchange. Over the last 12 years, he has led the Virtuse team to become one of the most recognizable brands within the European energy industry. The company has grown to be one of the largest emissions traders in the EU and China, reaching revenue of EUR 250 million and servicing clients across 22 countries.
The beginning of his professional career is associated with two major global financial centers: London and New York. After receiving a degree in finance at Pace University in New York, he worked for Mitsui, and later represented New York’s investment banking and brokerage firm, Joseph Stevens & Company, Inc. Ras utilized his Wall Street experience in Europe, where he established a brokerage company in Prague, was involved in leading financial and private equity groups, and in 2006, he established Virtuse, which became a cornerstone for the future Virtuse Group. Ras oversaw global strategy, fintech trends, and investment relations for Virtuse Group, as well as the creation of new segments and possibilities in fintech and cryptocurrencies.
Ras is married with three children and lives in Singapore. He speaks English, Slovak, French, Russian, and is working hard on his Mandarin and Polish.