Erste Group at a glance

Profile

Founded in 1819 as the first Austrian savings bank, Erste Group went public in 1997 with a strategy to expand its retail business into Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Since then Erste Group has grown through numerous acquisitions and organic growth to one of the largest financial services providers in the Eastern part of EU in terms of clients and total assets:

  • The number of customers has increased from 600,000 to approx. 16,2 mil. in Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Croatia and Serbia
  • Erste Group's key business is the retail business, covering the entire spectrum from lending, deposit and investment products to current accounts and credit cards
  • Besides the traditional strength in serving private individuals, Erste Group's core activities include advisory services and support for corporate clients in financing, investment and access to international capital markets, public sector funding and interbank market operations
     

Our markets

Our strategy

Fact Sheet

Board of directors

Bernd Spalt

Bernd Spalt

Chairman of the Management Board

Appointed until 30 June 2023

Personal information:
Year of birth: 1968
Nationality: Austrian

Career:
since January 2020: Erste Group Bank AG, Chairman of the Management Board
July 2019 - December 2019: Erste Group Bank AG, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board
2018 – June 2019: Erste Bank Oesterreich, Chief Risk Officer
2017: Banca Comercială Română, Chief Risk Officer
2015 – 2016: Slovenská sporiteľňa, Chief Risk Officer
2012 – 2015: Erste Bank Hungary, Chief Risk Officer
2006 – 2012: Erste Group Bank AG, Chief Risk Officer
2002 – 2006: Erste Bank Oesterreich, Head of Group Risk Management
1999 – 2002: Česká spořitelna, Head of Corporate Restructuring & Workout
1997 – 1999: Erste Bank AG, Company Secretariat
1991 – 1997: Erste Bank AG, Legal Department

Education:
Studied Law at the University of Vienna, graduating with a Master of Laws degree in 1992

Responsible for:
Group Strategy
Group Human Resources
Group Investor Relations
Group Diversity Management
Group Sustainability Office
Group Secretariat
Group Audit
Group Board Support & Corporate Affairs
Brand Strategy & Communications
Social Banking Development

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards and similar functions:
SB-Board Deputy Chairman: Česká spořitelna, a. s.
SB-Member: Banca Comercială Română S.A.
Advisory Board member: Erste Social Finance Holding GmbH

Ingo Bleier

Ingo Bleier

Chief Corporates and Capital Markets Officer

Appointed until 30 June 2022

Personal information:
Year of birth: 1970
Nationality: Austrian

Career:
since July 2019: Erste Group Bank AG, Member of the Management Board
2015 – June 2019: Erste Group Bank AG, Head of Group Corporates
2010 – 2014: Erste Group Bank AG, Head of Investment Banking
2009: Erste Group Bank AG, Deputy Head of Investment Banking
2008: Erste Group Bank AG, Head of Corporate and Acquisition Finance
2006 – 2007: UniCredit Markets and Investment Banking (Vienna), Head of Loan Syndication
2002 – 2006: HVB Group (Vienna), Head of Loan Syndication in International Finance Department
2000 – 2002: Bank Austria Creditanstalt (Vienna), Head of Telecom Finance in Project Finance Department
1998 – 1999: Banca Creditanstalt (Romania), Head of Corporate Banking
1994 – 1997: Creditanstalt, International Project and Acquisition Finance, as well as CA Romania project

Education:
Studied Law at the University of Vienna, graduating with a Master of Laws degree in 1993
Studied Commercial Sciences at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien), graduating with a Master’s degree in 1994

Responsible for:
Group Corporates
Group Commercial Real Estate
Group Markets
Group Product and Business Management C.a.M.
Group Research

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards and similar functions:
SB-Member: Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG
SB-Board Chairman: Erste Bank Akcionarsko Društvo, Novi Sad
SB-Member: Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG
SB-Member: Erste & Steiermärkische Bank d.d.
Advisory Board member: George Labs Advisory Board
Advisory Board member: Erste Social Finance Holding GmbH 
Advisory Board member: Global Payments s.r.o. CZ

Stefan Dörfler

Stefan Dörfler

CFO

Appointed until December 2023

Personal information:
Year of birth: 1971
Nationality: Austrian

Career:
since July 2019: Erste Group Bank AG, Member of the Management Board
2016 – June 2019: Erste Bank Oesterreich, Chairman of the Management Board
2015 – 2016: Erste Group Bank AG, Head of Group Markets
2009 – 2015: Erste Group Bank AG, Head of Group Capital Markets
2007 – 2009: Erste Group Bank AG, Head of GCM Sales & Equity Markets
2004 – 2007: Erste Bank AG, Head of Capital Markets Trading & Sales
2000 – 2004: Erste Bank AG, Head of Fixed Income (Trading & Sales)
1999 – 2000: Erste Bank AG, Head of Interest Rate and FX Derivatives
1997 – 1998: Erste Bank AG, Interest Rate Derivatives Trader
1995 – 1997: GiroCredit Bank AG, Interest Rate Derivatives Trader

Education:
Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), graduating with a “Diplom-Ingenieur” degree in 1995
Continuous participation in professional development programmes since 1995

Responsible for:
Group Asset Liability Management
Group Portfolio Management and Governance
Group Data Management and Reporting
Group Accounting and Group Controlling

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards and similar functions:
SB-Member: Česká spořitelna, a.s.
SB-Board Chairman: Slovenská sporitel’ňa, a.s.
SB-Board Deputy Chairman: Erste Group IT International GmbH
SB-Member: Sparkassen-Haftungs GmbH
SB-Member: Wiener Börse AG
Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Board: Haftungsverbund GmbH

Alexandra Habeler-Drabek

Alexandra Habeler-Drabek

CRO

Appointed until 31 December 2023

Personal information:
Year of birth: 1970
Nationality: Austrian

Career:
since January 2021: Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG, Member of the Management Board
since July 2019: Erste Group Bank AG, Member of the Management Board
2017 – June 2019: Slovenská sporiteľňa, Chief Risk Officer
2014 – 2016: Erste Group Bank AG, Head of Group Enterprise-wide Risk Management
2012 – 2014: Erste Bank Oesterreich, Head of Operative Risk Management
2010 – 2011: Erste Bank Oesterreich, Head of Workout & Restructuring
1998 – 2010: Bank Austria Creditanstalt / Unicredit Bank Austria, management roles in Credit Risk/Restructuring & Workout
1995 – 1998: Creditanstalt, Restructuring & Workout manager

Education:
Studied Economics and Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien), graduating with a Master’s degree in 1993
Trainee programme at Creditanstalt

Responsible for:
Enterprise wide Risk Management
Group Liquidity and Market Risk Management
Group Compliance
Credit Risk Methods
Retail Risk Management
Credit Risk Portfolio
Group Legal
Corporate Risk Management

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards and similar functions:
SB-Board Deputy Chairwoman: Banca Comercială Română S.A
SB-Board Deputy Chairwoman: Prva stavebna sporitelna, a.s.

 

David O‘Mahony

David O‘Mahony

COO

Appointed until 31 December 2022

Personal information:
Year of birth: 1965
Nationality: Irish

Career:
since January 2020: Erste Group Bank AG, Member of the Management Board, Chief Operations Officer (COO)
2016 – 2019: Erste Group Bank AG, Head of Holding IT
2015 – 2016: Erste Group Bank AG, Head of COO Group Governance
2012 – 2015: Sberbank Europe AG (formerly Volksbank International), Chief Operations Officer / Chief IT Officer
2009 – 2011: Unicredit S.p.A. Zweigniederlassung Wien, Head of Department Global Banking Services Business Partners CEE
2007 – 2009: Bank Austria, Head of Unit Global Banking Services CEE
2006 – 2007: Bank Austria – Creditanstalt, Head of Unicredit CEE Integration Program
2004 – 2006: HVB Bank Czech Republic a.s., Chief Information Officer
2001 – 2004: WAVE Solutions for IT, Principal Consultant
1993 – 2001: Creditanstalt Management Systems Consulting, Consultant
1991 – 1993: Creditanstalt London ISSG, Consultant
1990 – 1991: Terence Chapman Associates, Consultant
1987 – 1990: International Banking Information Systems (IBIS), Consultant
1985 – 1987: Bank of Ireland, Analyst-Programmer

Education:
Studied Computer Science and Mathematics at the National University of Ireland, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1985.

Responsible for:
CIO Group Functions
Group Architecture
Banking Services
Group Security
Governance and Steering

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards and similar functions:
SB-Board Chairman: Erste Group IT International GmbH
SB-Board Deputy Chairman: sIT Solution AT Spardat GmbH
SB-Member: Erste Bank Akcionarsko Društvo, Novi Sad

Ara Abrahamyan

Maurizio Poletto

Chief Platform Officer 

Appointed until 31 December 2023

Personal information:
Year of birth: 1973
Nationality: Italian

Career:
since 2021: Erste Group Bank AG, Member of the Management Board
2012 – 2020: Erste Group Bank AG; Managing Director & Head of Design of George Labs (previously BeeOne)
2003 – 2020: Collettiva Design; founder/Creative Director
1996 – 2003: Nofrontiere Design; Designer/Art Director

Education:
1992 – 1996: Studied design at Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche (ISIA)

Responsible for:
Platform Organisation
Platform Architecture
Innovation Hub (Erste Hub)
Platform Governance 

Supervisory Board positions and positions in comparable functions:
SB-Member: Erste Bank Hungary Zrt.
Member of the Board: Mobey Forum (non-profit industry association for digital finance)

Alexandra Habeler-Drabek

Thomas Schaufler

Chief Retail Officer 

Appointed until 31 December 2023

Personal information:
Year of birth: 1970
Nationality: Austrian

Career:
since 2021: Erste Group Bank AG, Member of the Management Board 
since 2016: Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG, Member of the Management Board
2013 – 2016: Member of the Board, Erste Asset Management
2002 – 2016: Erste oesterreichische Spar-Casse, various executive functions, in particular in the area of retail banking  
1997 – 2002: Erste oesterreichische Spar-Casse, Sales Structured Treasury Products
1993 – 1997: Giro Credit Bank AG, Retail Sales Manager

Education:
Studied Management at the University of Applied Sciences; obtained Masters degree in 2002 
Certificated European Financial Analyst CEFA (2002)

Responsible for:
Group Retail Strategy

Supervisory Board positions and positions in comparable functions:
SB-Board Chairman: Salzburger Sparkasse Bank AG
SB-Board Chairman: Bausparkasse der österreichischen Sparkassen AG
SB-Board Deputy Chairman: Erste Asset Management GmbH
SB-Member: Steiermärkische Bank und Sparkassen AG
SB-Member: Kärntner Sparkasse AG

 

Supervisory Board

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Friedrich Rödler

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

First elected: 2004
Term expires: 2022

Personal information:
Year of birth: 1950
Nationality: Austrian

Career:
2011 – 2013: Member of the Management Board, PwC Europe AG, Frankfurt
2001 – 2013: Senior Partner, PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers Austria
1990 – 2001: Partner, Price Waterhouse Austria
1976 – 1990: Arthur Andersen Austria
since 1982: admitted as tax advisor and certified auditor

Education:
Postgraduate course in International Studies at the University of Vienna degree awarded 1976
Business administration and tax law at the University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna degree awarded 1976 (MA)
Applied mathematics and computer sciences at the University of Technology, Vienna degree awarded 1975 (Diplomingenieur)

Committee representation:
Executive Committee: Chairman
Nomination Committee: Chairman
Remuneration Committee: Chairman and compensation expert
Risk Committee: Member
Audit Committee: Chairman and finance expert
IT Committee: Vice Chairman

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards and similar functions:
Erste Bank Hungary Zrt.
Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG (Vorsitz)
Sparkassen-Prüfungsverband (Chairman)
Abschlussprüferaufsichtsbehörde

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Jan Homan

1st Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board

First elected: 2004
Term expires: 2022

Persönliche Daten:
Year of birth: 1947
Nationality: Austrian

Career:
02/2011 – 12/2013: Member of the Supervisory Board, Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH
2004 – 2011: Chairman of the Management Board, Constantia Flexibles Group
1991 – 2004: Chairman of the Management Board, Constantia Teich Group
1984 – 1991: Director, Sun Chemical, Vienna
1978 – 1984: Head of Finance and Administration, Sandvik Austria
1977 – 1978: Bank Société Générale Alsacienne, Vienna
1972 – 1977: Chase Manhattan Bank, Frankfurt/New York/Düsseldorf

Education:
University of Economics, Vienna degree awarded 1972 (MA)

Committee representation:
Executive Committee: Vice Chairman
Nomination Committee: Vice Chairman
Remuneration Committee: Vice Chairman
Risk Committee: Vice Chairman
Audit Committee: Member

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards and similar functions:
Frapag Beteiligungsholding AG (Vice President of the Supervisory Board)
Slovenská sporiteľňa, a.s. (Vice President of the Supervisory Board)

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Maximilian Hardegg

2nd Vice Chairman of the Supervisory

First elected: 2015
Term expires: 2025

Personal information:
Year of birth: 1966
Nationality: Austrian

Career:
2012 – 2014: Honorary Chairman, DLG Fachzentrum Land- u. Ernährungswirtschaft (German Agricultural Society for Agriculture and Food)
2009 – 2014: Board of Directors, DLG Frankfurt
since 2004: Supervisory Board Member, Erste Stiftung
since 1995: Proprietor, Gutsverwaltung Hardegg
since 1992: Family-owned company, Gutsverwaltung Hardegg
1991 – 1993: AWT Handels- u. Finanzierungs AG

Education:
Agricultural science at the Technical University Munich at Freising-Weihenstephan, degree awarded 1990 (Dipl.-Ing.agr.)

Committee representation:
Executive Committee: Member
Nomination Committe: Member
Remuneration Committee: Member
Risk Committee: Chairman
Audit Committee: Vice Chairman
IT Committee: Chairman

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards and similar functions:
DIE ERSTE österreichische Spar-Casse Privatstiftung
Česká spořitelna, a.s.
Nadace Ceske sporitelny
Erste Mitarbeiterbeteiligung Privatstiftung
Tiroler Sparkasse Bankaktiengesellschaft Innsbruck

Matthias Bulach

Member of the Supervisory Board

First elected: 2019
Term expires: 2022

Personal details:
Year of birth: 1976
Nationality: German

Career:

since 2021: CaixaBank; member of the Management Committee; responsible for Accounting, Management Control and Capital
2016 - 2021: CaixaBank; member of the Management Committee; responsible for accounting, controlling and capital management
2015 - 2016: CaixaBank; head of planning and capital management
2011 - 2015: CaixaBank; head of financial planning
2006 - 2011: Caja de Ahorros y Pensiones (“la Caixa”); head of economic analysis
2002 - 2006: McKinsey & Company; Senior Associate in the financial sector

Education:
2004 - 2006: Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the IESE Business School (Universidad de Navarra)
1997 - 2002: degree in economic studies (lic. oec.) of the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), CEMS Management Master (Community of European Management Schools)  

Committee representation:
Audit Committee: Member

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards and similar functions:
BuildingCenter S.A. (of CaixaBank)
CaixaBank Asset Management SGIIC S.A.
CaixaBank Payments & Consumer, E.F.C., E.P., S.A

Henrietta Egerth-Stadlhuber

Member of the Supervisory Board

First elected: 2019
Term expires: 2022

Personal details:
Year of birth: 1971
Nationality: Austrian

Career:
Since 2004: Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), Managing Director
2000 – 2004: Office of the Federal Minister for Economics and Labour; tasked with research and development, funding policy and general economic policies
1997 – 2004: Federation of Austrian Industries (IV), i.a. Delegate to the Union of Industrial and Employers' Confederations of Europe, Business Europe, Brussels
1996 – 1997: European Commission, Department of Prospective Analysis, Stage, Brussels
1996: Scientific economic work / Liaison Office of Upper Austria, Brussels

Education:
1995 – 1997: Doctorate at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz
1995: Degree in Commercial Science at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz1994 – 1995: Studies at Groupe ESC Nantes Atlantique, France - Graduate School of Management 
1994 – 1995: Studies at Groupe ESC Nantes Atlantique, France - Graduate School of Management

Committee representation:
Risk Committee: Member
IT Committee: Member

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards and similar functions:
none

Jordi Gual

Member of the Supervisory Board

First elected: 2017
Term expires: 2022

Personal information:
Year of birth: 1957
Nationality: Spanish

Career:
since 2021: Chairman of the Board of Directors of VidaCaixa, Professor of Economics of IESE Business School, Barcelona, Department of Economics
2016 – 2021: Chairman of CaixaBank
2005 – 2016: Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Economist of “la Caixa” Group
1987 – 2016: Professor of Economics of IESE Business School, Barcelona, Department of Economics
since 1989: Researcher of Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London

Education:
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (Ph.D.), University of California, Berkeley, degree awarded in March 1987
Executive Development Program (PDD), IESE Business School, University of Navarra, degree awarded in June 1988
Licenciatureship in Economics, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, degree awarded with highest honors in 1979

Committee representation:
Remuneration Committee: Member

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards and similar functions:
Telefónica, S.A.
VidaCaixa

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Marion Khüny

Member of the Supervisory Board

First elected: 2017
Term expires: 2022

Personal information:
Year of birth: 1969
Nationality: Austrian

Career:
2015 – 2016: Divisional Board Member for Market, Counterparty and Liquidity Risk, Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt
2008 – 2014: Division Manager for Market and Operational / Reputational Risk, UniCredit Bank AG, Munich
2003 – 2008: Co-head for Credit Proprietary Trading, UniCredit Group /
Bank Austria AG, Vienna
1997 – 2003: Senior Fund Manager, Deutsche Asset Management, Frankfurt

Education:
International Business Administration, Leopold-Franzens-Universität, Innsbruck/Austria, Marquette University, Milwaukee/USA, degree awarded in 1993
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), German Association of Investment Professionals
Financial Analyst (DVFA), German Association of Investment Professionals

Committee representation:
Risk Committee: Member
IT Committee: Member
Audit Committee: Substitute

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards and similar functions:
KA Finanz AG  

Elisabeth Krainer Senger-Weiss

Member of the Supervisory Board

First elected: 2014
Term expires: 2024

Personal information:
Year of birth: 1972
Nationality: Austrian

Career:
since 2010: Co-founder of Zirkel Familienunternehmen exklusiv - Generationen im Gespräch
since 2004: Attorney-at-law, Vienna
2001 – 2004: Associate, Freshfields Bruckhauser Deringer, Wien
1998 – 1999: Associate and Head of London Office, Steel Hector & Davis MNP, Miami, FL and London, GB
1997 – 1998: Associate, Kavanagh Maloney & Osnato LLP, New York, NY

Education:
Austrian notaries’ supplementary examination
Governance Excellence/Program for Supervisory Board Members, WU Executive Academy, Vienna
Admission to the New York State Bar and the Austrian Bar
Legal studies at Fordham University, New York, NY, degree awarded 1997 (LL.M. cum laude)
Legal science at the Universities of Vienna and Paris, degree awarded 1996 (LL.M.) degree awarded 2001 (LL.D.)

Committee representation:
Nomination Committee: Member
Risk Committee: Member
IT Committee: Substitute
Executive Committee: Member

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards and similar functions:
Gebrüder Weiss Gesellschaft m.b.H. (Vice Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board)
Gebrüder Weiss Holding AG (Vice Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board)
Banca Comercială Română S.A.

Friedrich Santner

Member of the Supervisory Board

First elected: 2020
Term expires: 2023

Personal information:
Year of birth: 1960
Nationality: Austrian

Career:
since 2003 sole managing director
since 1997 managing director
1986 joined Anton Paar GmbH, Graz
1985-1986 educator, Episcopal Gymnasium, Graz

Education:
1989 Marketing education, London
1987 – 1988 course in automation technology, WIFI Graz
1986 – 1987 training as an academically certified export merchant, University of Graz
1981 – 1984 special training in psychology (Gestaltherapie), Salzburg
1984 Dr. phil, Karl Franzens University of Graz
1978 – 1984 study of psychology and educational science

Committee representation:
Audit Committee: Member
Remuneration Committee: Substitute

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards and similar functions:
Steiermärkische Bank und Sparkassen AG
Styria Mediagroup AG
SAG Immobilien AG

 

Michael Schuster

Member of the Supervisory Board

First elected: 2021
Term expires: 2024

Personal information:
Year of birth: 1980
Nationality: Austrian

Career:
since 2011: Founder and General Partner Speedinvest, Vienna
2011 – 2016: Managing Director and Partner, Semanticlabs, Vienna
2006 – 2014: Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Vienna, Vienna
2006 – 2011: Managing Director System One, Vienna
2000 – 2006:   Knallgrau New Media Solutions GmbH, Vienna

Education:
Business informatics at the University of Technology Vienna, degree awarded 2006 (Mag. rer. soc. oec.)
Business administration at the University of Economics and Business administration Vienna, degree awarded 2004 (Mag. rer. soc. oec.)

Committee representation:
IT Committee: Member 

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards and similar functions:
None

András Simor 

Member of the Supervisory Board

First elected: 2020
Term expires: 2023

Personal information:
Year of birth: 1954
Nationality: Hungarian

Career:
2013 – 2019 European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), London:
2016 – 2019 Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating   Officer, EBRD
2014 – 2016 Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, EBRD
2013 – 2014 Vice President, EBRD
2007 – 2013 Central Bank of Hungary, Budapest, Hungary, Governor
1999 – 2007 Deloitte Hungary, Budapest, Hungary, Chairman and Office Managing Partner
1997 – 1998 CA IB Investment Bank A.G., Vienna, Austria, Chairman of the Managing Board
1989 – 1997 Creditanstalt Securities Rt., Budapest, Hungary, Chairman and CEO
1976 – 1989 Various international banking positions in Budapest and London

 Non Executive Functions
2013 – Present Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Budapest Festival Orchestra, Budapest, Hungary
2006 – 2010 Chairman of the Economic Council of Ferenc Liszt Music Academy, Budapest, Hungary
2002 – 2006 Deloitte Central Europe, Member of the Board of Directors
1998 – 2002 Chairman of the Board, Budapest Stock Exchange Education:
1992 Budapest Stock Exchange Brokerage licence
1972 – 1976 Karl Marx University of Economics, Budapest, Hungary
Specialised in International Finance

Committee representation:
Remuneration Committee: Member

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards and similar functions:
None 

Michèle F. Sutter-Rüdisser

Member of the Supervisory Board  

First elected: 2019
Term expires: 2022

Personal information:
Year of birth: 1979
Nationality: Swiss

Career:
Since 2018: Adjunct Professor for Organizational Control and Governance, School of Management, University of St. Gallen
Since 2012: Vice Director at Institute of Accounting, Control und Auditing, University of St. Gallen
Since 2011: Visiting Professor for Banking and Insurance at SDA Bocconi School of Management, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan
2015-2018: Member of the Board of Governors, University of Lichtenstein, Vaduz
2010-2018: Assistant Professor, School of Management, University of St. Gallen
2016-2017: Visiting Professor, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Education:
2006 - 2009: Doctor Oeconomiae, University of St. Gallen, summa cum laude
2003 - 2005: Master Studies in Risk Management and Financial Services, University of St. Gallen, magna cum laude
2000 - 2003: Bachelor Studies in Business Administration, Economics, Law and Social Sciences, University of St. Gallen

Committee representation:
Audit Committee: Member
Remuneration Committee: Member

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards and similar functions:
Helsana AG
Spital Thurgau AG

Delegated by the employees’ council:

Erste Bank

Barbara Pichler

Member of the Supervisory Board
Employee Representative
Chairwoman of the Employees‘ Council

First delegated: 2008
Delegation expires: until further notice

Personal information:
Year of birth: 1969
Nationality: Austrian

Career:
since 2015: Chairwoman of the Employees‘ Council, Erste Group Bank AG
2008 – 2015: Vice-Chairwoman of the Employees' Council, Erste Group Bank AG
since 2006: Procurement Services GmbH
1999 – 2006: BMG Warenbeschaffung GmbH
1997 – 1999: Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG
1992 – 1997: GiroCredit Bank
1989 – 1992: Austrian Credit Institute

Education:
Employees' Representatives Academy, magna cum laude 2012
Vienna Business School

Committee representation:
Executive Committee: Member
Nomination Committee: Member
Remuneration Committee: Member
Audit Committee: Member
IT Committee: Member

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards and similar functions:
DIE ERSTE österreichische Spar-Casse Privatstiftung
Erste Mitarbeiterbeteiligung Privatstiftung

Erste Bank

Andreas Lachs

Member of the Supervisory Board
Employee Representative
Vice Chairman of the Employees' Council

First delegated: 2008
Delegation expires: until further notice

Personal information:
Year of birth: 1964
Nationality: Austrian

Career:
since 2011: Vice-Chairman of the Employees' Council, Erste Group Bank AG
since 2008: Member of the Supervisory Board, Erste Group Bank AG
since 2007: Member of the Employees' Council, Erste Bank
since 1997: Market Risk Manager, Erste Bank
1994 – 1997: Asset and stock analyst, Creditanstalt Group
1991 – 1992: Alliance Capital Management, London and New York
1985 – 1990: Bohmann Printing and Publication, Vienna

Education:
Finance and International Business at Columbia University Business School, NY, degree awarded 1993 (MBA)
Business informatics at the University of Vienna, degree awarded 1991 (MA)

Committee representation:
Executive Committee: Substitute
Nomination Committee: Substitute
Remuneration Committee: Member
Risk Committee: Member
Audit Committee: Substitute
IT Committee: Member

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards and similar functions:
VBV-Pensionskasse Aktiengesellschaft

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Karin Zeisel

Member of the Supervisory Board
Employee Representative
Vice-Chairwoman of the Employees‘ Council

First delegated: 2007
Delegation expires: until further notice

Personal information:
Year of birth: 1961
Nationality: Austrian

Career:
since 11/2013: Operative Head of Erste Time Bank
since 01/2012: Jurywoman, Court of Labour and Social Law, Vienna
since 11/2010: Member of the Federal Executive Board of ÖGB (Austrian Federation of Trade Unions), Deputy Head of Trade Union GPA – djp (Federation of Private Employees)
since 06/2003: Vice-Chairwoman of the Employees' Council, Erste Group Bank AG
since 08/1979: Erste Group Bank AG

Education:
Lay judge training, Court of Labour and Social Law, Vienna
Slovakian Labour and Social Law, Central European Trade Union College
Certificate for Gender Mainstreaming und Diversity, AK Vienna Leadership program training, BTS Plus
Basic and advanced training for employee representatives, GPA-DJP/ÖGB/AKA-Levels

Committee representation:
Executive Committee: Member
Nomination Committee: Member
Remuneration Committee: Member
IT Committee: Member

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards and similar functions:
none

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Jozef Pinter

Member of the Supervisory Board
Employee Representative
Vice Chairman of the Employees' Council

First delegated: 2015
Delegation expires: until further notice

Personal information:
Year of birth: 1974
Nationality: Slovak

Career:
since 2008: Specialist / Risk Manager, Erste Group Bank AG (Vienna)
2001 – 2008: Senior Relationship Manager / Head Transaction Banking, Slovenska
1998 – 2001: Senior Relationship Manager, Bank Austria Creditanstalt Slovakia 
1997: Account Manager, Tatrabanka a.s. (Raiffeisen Group, Bratislava)

Education:
International Management Training Program, Erste Group (PDPM), certificate awarded 2006
International Training Program, Creditanstalt Academy (CEET), certificate awarded 1998
Specialist for Financial Systems and Banking, University of Economics (Bratislava) degree awarded 1997 (Ing.)

Committee representation:
Executive Committee: Substitute
Nomination Committee: Substitute
Remuneration Committee: Substitute
Risk Committee: Member
Audit Committee: Substitute
IT Committee: Substitute

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards and similar functions:
none

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Markus Haag

Member of the Supervisory Board
Employee Representative

First delegated: 2011
Delegation expires: until further notice

Personal information:
Year of birth: 1980
Nationality: Austrian

Career:
since 2002: Trading, Risk Management, Financial Markets, Mid Office/Products & Valuation Markets – P&L Analyst; current position in Credit & Rates Trading, Government Bond & Collateral Trading, Group Data Steward for treasury products, Erste Group Bank AG
1991 – 2001: Technical Engineering, Lauda Air Luftfahrt AG
1998 – 1999: Delphi Automotive Systems Vienna GmbH

Education:
Finance, Accounting and Taxation, College of Higher Education, degree awarded 2003 (Mag. (FH))
Mechanical Engineering, Technical College Eisenstadt

Committee representation:
Risk Committee: Member
Remuneration Committee: Substitute
IT Committee: Substitute

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards and similar functions:
none

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Regina Haberhauer

Member of the Supervisory Board
Employee Representative

First delegated: 2015
Delegation expires: until further notice

Personal information:
Year of birth: 1965
Nationality: Austrian

Career:
since 2010: Product Management Securities Products, Erste Group Bank AG
2003 – 2010: Marketing & Event Management, ERSTE-SPARINVEST Kapitalanlagegesellschaft m.b.H.
2000 – 2003: Production Assistant PR & Events, GESCO Medien
1998 – 2000: Sales Assistant, s Bausparkasse
1997 – 1998: Marketing Assistant, Mautner Markhof AG
1996 – 1997: Assistant of the Management Board, Michaela Frey
1992 – 1996: Marketing and PR-Assistant / Junior Product Manager, Unilever Österreich
1985 – 1992: Assistant of the Director of Purchase  / Marketing-Assistant and Controller, Gerngross Kaufhaus AG

Education:
European Economy and Business Management Course at the University (EWUF Wien), degree awarded 2002 (Magistra (FH))
Advertising academy, degree 1990
Vienna University of economics and business, 1984 inscription, focus business studies
Vienna Business School, Matura 1984

Committee representation:
Audit Committee: Member
Risk Committee: Substitute

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards and similar functions:
Erste Asset Management GmbH