Management

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.

Vladimír Jeřábek

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.

Jan Pokorný

Member of the Board, Senior Executive Director, Top Corporations

Graduate of the Czech Technical University, Prague, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, and later took a postgraduate programme at the University of Economics, Prague, major in Economics and Management. He has worked for the Komerční banka Financial Group since 1991, initially in the field of capital markets and later in KB´s local office in London as an expert in investment banking. Having returned to the Czech Republic, he became Vice President of the managing board of Investiční kapitálová společnost Komerční banky (KB Investment Capital Co.) and worked as Executive Manager of the distribution network in 2003-2005 and First Vice President for Central and Eastern Europe, SG Private Banking SA, Switzerland in 2006-2009. He was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Manager of Modrá pyramida stavební spořitelna, a.s. in 2010. In August 2015 he was promoted as Executive Director for Structured Finance in Komerční banka. With effect from 2 August 2016 he was elected by the Supervisory Board as a Member of the Board of Directors of Komerční banka in charge of Structured Finance, Investment Banking and Top Corporations.

Peter Palečka

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.

Libor Löfler

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.

Aurélien Viry

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 Directors

  • Jiří Šperl

    Executive Director, Strategy and Finance

  • Pavel Jirák

    Executive Director, Human Resources

  • František Hrnčíř

    Executive Director, Support Services

  • Slawomir Komonski

    Executive Director, Investment Banking

  • Karel Beran

    Executive Director, Organization and Change Management

  • Antonín Prell

    Executive Director, Information Technology

  • Sylva Floríková

    Executive Director, Internal Audit

  • Patrice Begue

    Executive Director, Marketing and Communication

  • Jana Švábenská

    Executive Director, Transaction and Payment Services

  • Yann Dumontheil

    Executive Director, Retail Banking

  • Iveta Ocásková

    Executive Director, Corporate Banking

  • Jan Pokorný

    Executive Director for Structured Financing