Bursar of the University of Pardubice, Petr Gabriel was born in 1964. He graduated from the Technical University of Prague in 1988. In the following years, he worked as a technician in the company Tesla Pardubice (electronics) and the Czech Insurance Company. After 1993, he took up managerial jobs, such as Head of Information Technology at the Insurance Company of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic and later Head of Development and Implementation in STAPRO Pardubice (IT). In 1991, he was appointed the Head of the Implementation Section, and in 2003, Head of Division of Information Systems for Healthcare. Subsequently, he worked for two years as the Head of Consulting division at GIST Hradec Králové (IT and controlling) and for three years as a Technical Director in the company Mikroelektronika (automatic fare collection systems) of Vysoké Mýto. He finished MBA studies in 2010. Prior to employment with the University of Pardubice, he was an Independent Consultant in strategic management, project management and information technology and was a company executive in Gajatech. As of 1 April 2013, based on the results of open public competition, he was appointed by the Rector of the University as Bursar of the University of Pardubice.