Česká spořitelna changes its board

Tomáš Salomon takes over as chairman and two new members join board of directors

Two new managers will be joining the top management of bank Česká spořitelna.

Daniela Pešková, the current manager of the branch network and external sales will be taking over from Tomáš Salomon as member of the board of directors responsible for retail banking.

As previously announced, Salomon took over as chairman of the board at Česká spořitelna on Jan. 1, 2016. In August, then-chairman Pavel Kysilka announced that he would be resigning the post at the end of 2015 after having held it for five years.

There will also be a change in the position of another member of the board of directors responsible for corporate business. This role will now be assumed by the current director of retail investments on the financial markets Pavel Kráčmar who will be replacing Daniel Heler. Both changes are still subject to approval by the Czech National Bank.

“I would like to thank Daniel for those many years and for everything he has done for Česká spořitelna and its clients. He leaves a huge amount of work behind him, having managed to build a dominant retail bank into one of the strongest corporate players on the Czech market. And we will be continuing in this trend,” incoming board chairman Salomon said in a press release.

“I wish Daniela Pešková the greatest of success. I am certain that apart from her high level of professionalism, the female element will also be of great benefit to management of the bank,” he added.

Pešková came to Česká spořitelna at the end of 2007 to manage banking operations for retail clients and in 2012 she was already in charge of operations throughout the whole of the bank.

She has however worked in management positions in banks in the past: in 2004 to 2007 in the Slovak Tatrabanka, then from 1998 until 2003 in various management positions in GE Capital and GE Money in the Czech Republic, and also in Hungary. She is a graduate of the University of Economics in Prague.

Kráčmar has worked in the Česká spořitelna Financial Group since June 2000, when he was appointed head of Investiční společnost České spořitelny.

He then held various management positions in the bank, managing financial market trading from 2001 to 2006, managing the bank’s balance from 2007 until June 2010 and then acting as head of retail investments on the financial markets until now. Before Česká spořitelna, he worked in GE Capital Bank, the Czech National Bank. He is a graduate of Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague.

After the respective approval has been given, the board of directors should be made up of the following members:

  • Tomáš Salomon – Chairman of the board of directors responsible for staff appointments, operations and IT
  • Wolfgang Schopf – Vice chairman of the board of directors responsible for financial management
  • Karel Mourek – Member of the board of directors responsible for risk management
  • Daniela Pešková – Member of the board of directors responsible for retail banking
  • Pavel Kráčmar – Member of the board of directors responsible for corporate banking and financial markets

Česká spořitelna is the largest bank in the Czech Republic with more than 5 million clients using its services. Česká spořitelna has been a member of Erste Group since 2000.

Erste Group is the leading financial services provider in the Eastern part of the EU. It has approximately 46,000 employees serving 16.4 million clients in more than 2,800 branches in seven countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia.

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