About ASA EU

The vision of the ASA European chapter is to become a widely recognized organization of valuation experts in Europe providing its members with:

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High quality education programs and knowledge exchange platform
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Strong brand recognized by the market for its quality and ethical principles
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Networking platform

About us

American Society of Appraisers (ASA) is the oldest multidisciplinary appraisal nonprofit organization established in 1952 in the United States. ASA become an effective professional affiliation of appraisers of all disciplines, working cooperatively to elevate the standards of the appraisal profession. ASA provides its members the most solid grounding in the appraisal principles that underlie all classes of property: real, personal, tangible and intangible.

ASA is a global coverage organization active in Northern America (USA, Canada, Maxico), Europe, China, Japan and Australia.

History

The American Society of Technical Appraisers (ASTA) and the Technical Valuation Society (TVS), organized in 1936 and 1939 respectively, were consolidated; thus was created the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).

ASA is a nonprofit organization of individuals that was incorporated in the state of Delaware in 1952 to establish an effective professional affiliation of appraisers of all disciplines, working cooperatively to elevate the standards of the appraisal profession.

The EU Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers (“ASA EU chapter”) has been established in 2015 as independent chapter of ASA. The EU Chapter is dedicated to meeting the valuation needs in European region through education and community service. Headquarters is located in Prague, the Czech Republic.

Why to choose ASA-accredited appraiser?

Experience

ASA certified appraisers have minimum five years of experience

Education

ASA designation may be obtained only after completion of rigorous course of training and a challenging evaluation process. ASA appraisers are re-accredited every five years.

Ethics

ASA appraisers must comply with the Principles of Appraisal Practice and Code of Ethics established by the American Society of Appraisers.

Credibility

ASA accreditation enhances credibility in litigation proceedings.

ASA EU Chapter executive members

Jan Marek
Chapter president

Jan is a partner at Deloitte leading the valuation and financial modelling team in the Czech Republic. He specialises in valuation and financial modelling for transaction, litigation, and transfer pricing purposes. Additionally, he also worked on privatisation, M&A and due diligence projects. Jan has led projects in a number of European countries, as well as in the USA, Africa and Middle East. Prior to joining Deloitte, Jan worked as a portfolio manager and a stockbroker at the Prague Stock Exchange.

Jan is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Economic Studies at Charles University in Prague. He is also a member of the Committee for experts at the Czech Ministry of Justice.

Jan holds the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certifications.

Bob Cernousek
Chapter secretary

Bob is a manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers Valuation team. He specialises in business and assets valuations inc. real-estate for various purposes e.g. transactions, litigation or reporting purposes. He has more than 9 years of experience in providing financial advisory services to clients across multiple industry sectors. In the past Bob has also acted as a Finance Strategy Manager for CR & SR in Tesco and Senior Associate at Deloitte.Bob is a manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers Valuation team. He specialises in business and assets valuations inc. real-estate for various purposes e.g. transactions, litigation or reporting purposes. He has more than 9 years of experience in providing financial advisory services to clients across multiple industry sectors. In the past Bob has also acted as a Finance Strategy Manager for CR & SR in Tesco and Senior Associate at Deloitte.

Bob graduated in Finance at Banska University in Ostrava.

He is candidate for Accreditation Member (AM) certification of American Society of Appraisers.

Lukas Brych
Assistant Director

Lukas is a manager in Deloitte Valuation and Financial Modelling team. He specializes in business and assets valuations for various purposes as well as financial modelling for decision support. Lukas also participated in a number of projects of design and implementation of value-based management systems. He has more than sixteen years of experience in providing financial advisory services to clients across multiple industry sectors.

Lukas graduated in Finance at University of Economics in Prague.

He is Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

There are vice-president in main European countries:

Albania
Albania
Anton Lezhja
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Stanislav Kopecek
Germany
Evžen Körner
Netherlands
Netherlands
Andrew S. Pike
Poland
Poland
Pavel Cyganski
Russia
Russia
Boris Kirillov
Serbia
Serbia
Darko Stanisavic
Slovakia
Slovakia
Martin Proksa
Slovenia - Sonja Gracanic
Slovenia
Sonja Gracanic
Ukraine
Ukraine
Ludmila Simonova
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Sandra Mossios