Head of CEE

Iva Petrusova

Based in the Czech Republic, Iva has worked in Brussels and across the CEE for more than a decade. She coordinates Speyside’s work in Central and Eastern Europe and supports MNCs across a variety of sectors in corporate reputation building, thought leadership, strategy development, crisis management, and high-level public policy tasks in heavily regulated markets. Major clients include Airbnb, Amazon, and AWS.

Prior to joining Speyside, Iva coordinated for more than five years public policy and communications teams in the European Parliament in Brussels, navigating legislative processes, public policy tasks, and communication strategy across a variety of sectors including transportation, health care, internal market, consumer protection, or international affairs. She has a strong background in advising multinationals in the digital technology and green sectors, having worked on highly strategic public policy tasks on the ground. Her experience also includes public policy work and advocacy campaigns at national and regional policy levels in the Czech Republic.

Iva holds a master's degree in political science and European studies.