Central and Eastern Europe

New CEO for Slovenska sporitelna

New CEO for Slovenska sporitelna

Regina Ovesny-Straka, who has been the CEO of Slovenska sporitelna since 2001, is to become the new CEO of Salzburger Sparkasse, one of the largest savings banks in Austria.

Geiger to chair Alpha Associates advisory board

Geiger to chair Alpha Associates advisory board

Alpha Associates has announced that Kurt Geiger, former head of financial institutions and private equity and chairman of the equity committee of the EBRD, will join the Zurich-based private equity fund firm as special adviser and chairman of its advisory board.

Swedbank appoints new CEO

On November 5, Swedbank appointed Michael Wolf to the position of CEO. Swedbank has subsidiaries in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, and is the largest bank in the Baltic states. It also has 190 branches in Ukraine.

EIB brings in Sakellaris

EIB brings in Sakellaris

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has appointed Plutarchos Sakellaris as vice-president. His responsibilities on the EIB’s management committee include supervising financing operations in Denmark, Ireland, Greece, Cyprus, and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. Sakellaris also takes over the EIB’s economic and financial studies division.