Lenka Horakova is the President of the LH Global Solutions, LLC, a consulting company that helps international companies succeed in the global market place. Lenka has more than ten years of experience in economic development, foreign direct investment (FDI) and trade. She was a Vice President at Arkansas Capital Corporation (ACC) where she worked primarily with Asian investors interested in obtaining EB-5 visas. Lenka also spent nearly a decade as Director of Global Business Development – Europe at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) assisting European companies to expand in Arkansas. While at the AEDC, Lenka participated in a number of international trade shows and organized multiple investment and trade missions for the state’s governors.
Lenka was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to the Arkansas District Export Council (ArDEC), an organization of business leaders whose expertise in international business provides a source of professional advice for the region’s firms. She was elected to serve as the ArDEC Chair in 2018. Lenka has been a speaker at Export University®, an ArDEC program providing export training and education. She recently taught International Business Management at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock.
Lenka serves as the first ever Czech Honorary Consul for the State of Arkansas. With her strong network on both sides of the Atlantic, Lenka supports bilateral economic and trade relations between the Czech Republic, the European Union and the United States. She also enjoys organizing the annual Czech That Film festival in Little Rock.
Passionate about her community, Lenka has joined several non-profit boards and organizations, including the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Foundation Fund Board, the Global Solutions Institute, the Rotary Club, the Arkansas Women’s Leadership Forum, the Organization of Women in International Trade, and the Donaghey Scholars Alumni Board.
Lenka is a 2005 honors MBA graduate of the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. She obtained her undergraduate BA degree in finance and international business from the same institution. She is a member of the Leadership Arkansas Class XI and the Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXVI. In 2018, Arkansas Business magazine included Lenka on its “40 under 40” list, which highlights rising business and political leaders from across Arkansas.
Lenka is fluent in English and Czech. She also speaks German and Slovak.