Board of Directors
Albert Le Dirac´h
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Graduated in management studies from the University of Rennes. Between 1979 and 1980, he worked in the Insurance National Group. He has worked in the Societe Generale Group since 1980, first as an inspector in the SG Inspection department and from 1987 as deputy director and later as director of the Back Office within the Capital Markets Department. From 1995 until 1999, he was Head of Human Resources Management. From 1999 to 2006 he was CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of SGBT Luxembourg. Between 2001 and 2007 he served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at SG Private Banking Belgium and from 2006 to 2008 as Deputy Head of Human Resources of SG Group. From 2008 to 2012, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Societe Generale Morocco headquartered in Casablanca. The Board of Directors of Komerčni banka elected Mr Albert Le Dirac’h as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Komerčni banka with direct responsibility for management of the Human Resources, Internal Audit and Marketing and Communication departments, as well as the Strategic Plan. Mr Le Dirac’h is also a member of the supervisory boards of SGEF and Komerčni pojišťovna and chairman of the supervisory boards of Modra pyramida and ESSOX.
Member of the Board, Senior Executive Director, Distribution – Retail and Corporate
Graduated from VUT Technical University in Brno, Czech Republic, and from Nottingham Trent University. He has held the positions of economic director and member of the board of directors in several banking institutions and at Zetor, a.s., a producer of agricultural tractors. Upon his arrival to Komerčni banka in 1998, Mr Jeřabek was the regional manager responsible for the Brno region and later was in charge of Komerčni banka’s distribution channels. In February 2007, he was appointed Executive Director of the Distribution Network. He is responsible for the Bank’s distribution network serving the Retail and Corporate segments and also for the alternative distribution channels such as internet banking and non-banking channels. The Supervisory Board elected Mr Jeřabek as a member of the Board of Directors in charge of Distribution with effect from 1 June 2008. Moreover, Mr Jeřabek is a member of the supervisory boards of KB Penzijni společnost and Modra pyramida.
Member of the Board, Senior Executive Director, Top Corporations
Graduate of Lyon Business School (EM Lyon). Mr Vašak started his professional career in 1982, when he joined Societe Generale Group. Until 1990, he worked within the distribution network of SG in France, and then during 1990 to 1994 in its international distribution network at a London branch, where he was responsible for French corporate clients. Subsequently, in the years 1994 to 1998 he assumed the position of Vice‑Director of Societe Generale in New York responsible for the International Desk and from 1998 to 2001 was responsible for the international section of the Human Resources department in Societe Generale New York and London. From 2001 to 2006, he was Executive Director for Human Resources in Komerčni banka. Subsequently, until May 2012, he was at Societe Generale in France, where he was responsible for the North Lorraine Region, with the retail and corporate segments under his management. With effect from 1 August 2012, he was elected by the Supervisory Board as a Member of the Board of Directors of Komerčni banka in charge of the Top Corporations segment (including the division in Slovakia) and Investment Banking.
Member of the Board, Senior Executive Director, Corporate Secretary
Graduate of the University of Economics, Bratislava. From 1982 to 1988, Mr Palečka worked in foreign trade enterprises. Between 1989 and 1992, he worked at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Trade of the Czech and Slovak Federative Republic. From 1992 to 1994, he was the Permanent Representative of the Czech and Slovak Federative Republic and then of the Czech Republic to GATT, and from 1995 to 1998 he was the Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the World Trade Organization. He joined Komerčni banka in 1998 as the director for Strategy. In October 1999, he was elected a member and in April 2000 Vice-Chairman of Komerčni banka’s Board of Directors. On 5 October 2001, he was re-elected as a member and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors. At present, he is a member of the Board of Directors and Corporate Secretary. Mr Palečka is also vice-chairman of the supervisory board and chairman of the audit committee of Modra pyramida.
Member of the Board, Senior Executive Director, Chief Administrative Officer
Graduated from the University of Economics, Prague and has spent his entire professional career in the banking industry. Among other positions, he worked at the National Bank of Czechoslovakia, Investični banka and Konsolidačni banka in the areas of IT projects and financial management. During 1998 and 1999, he worked as the CEO of Konsolidačni banka. Since 1999, he has been working for Komerčni banka in the areas of finance and the financial group management. He served as Head of Financial Management between 2002 and 2006. From 2006 to 2010, he held the position of Vice-Chairman of Modra pyramida in charge of credit approval, IT and projects. From 2010 to 2012, he was Deputy Senior Executive Director for Strategy and Finance of Komerčni banka. In 2012, he took over as the Executive Director of Strategy and Finance. With effect from 1 April 2015, he was elected by the Supervisory Board as a Member of the Board of Directors of Komerčni banka in charge of Strategy and Finance, Transaction and Payment Services, Investment Banking Services, Support Services, Information Technology, Organisation and Change Management and Information Management. Mr Lofler is also a member of the supervisory boards of Modra pyramida, ESSOX and Komerčni pojišťovna.
Member of the Board, Senior Executive Director, Risk Management
Graduated in finance and accounting from ESCP Europe Paris and holds a DECF in reporting and finance. His career at Societe Generale began in 1990 in the Inspection Department of SG. In July 1996, he became deputy manager of the Societe Generale branch in Seoul. He moved on to the SG Securities Division in April 1999, working first as the Soul branch manager and then, from December 1999, as co-chief operating officer in charge of North Asia based in Hong Kong. In October 2001, he became chief operating officer of SG Securities Asia Limited for the region of Asia. In April 2003, having returned to France, he started to serve as head of global equity derivatives middle offices at SG headquarters. From November 2005, Mr Viry was the CEO of GENEFIM, an SG subsidiary working in real estate finance. He was appointed by the Supervisory Board as a new member of the Board of Directors of Komerčni banka in charge of Risk Management with effect from 1 January 2011. Mr Viry is also a member of the supervisory boards of SGEF and ESSOX.
Executive Director, Strategy and Finance
Executive Director, Human Resources
Executive Director, Support Services
Executive Director, Investment Banking
Executive Director, Organization and Change Management
Executive Director, Information Technology
Executive Director, Internal Audit
Executive Director, Marketing and Communication
Executive Director, Transaction and Payment Services
Executive Director, Retail Banking
Executive Director, Corporate Banking
Executive Director for Structured Financing