“Brian has been a great colleague and wonderful friend, and was a most valuable member of our board since May2007. He always shared with us his vast knowledge and experience as well as supported us with his exceptionallytalented mind in many discussions and in major decisions for Erste Group,” said Friedrich Rödler, Chairman of thesupervisory board.
Brian had an extensive public and private-sector career. A U.S. citizen, Brian worked in South America for 12 yearsand lived in Chile, Argentina and Brazil. He served in senior leadership roles at Lazard, a financial advisory andasset management firm and from 2007 to 2009 as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Treasury. Before that,Brian spent more than 30 years at JPMorgan Chase.