Board of Directors

Jan Juchelka

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Graduate of the Silesian University in Opava, In 1995, he joined the National Property Fund of the Czech Republic. Between 2002 and 2005, he also acted as Chairman of its Executive Committee. Between 1999 and 2006, he was a member of Komerční banka's Supervisory Board. In 2006, he joined Komerční banka, first as head of the Corporate Banking Business Division in Prague and later the same year as a member of the Board of Directors holding responsibility for managing the Top Corporations and the Investment Banking Business Arms. In 2012, he started to work at the Société Générale headquarters in Corporate and Investment Banking as the Managing Director, Head of Coverage with responsibility for corporate clients in Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. He also simultaneously acted as a Senior Banker for Central and Eastern Europe. The Board of Directors of Komerčni banka elected Mr. Jan Juchelka as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Komerčni banka with effect from August 3, 2017.

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, Structured Finance and Investment Banking

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.

Didier Colin

Member of the Board, Senior Executive Director, Risk Management

Graduate of the Paris Dauphine University and holds an MBA from the City University of New York. He has a long-term professional experience within Société Générale Group stretching from 1990. Didier started his professional career as a Credit Analyst before working for seven years as an Audit Inspector. In 2000, he was promoted to the position of Deputy Country Manager and subsequently Country Manager for Canada. Didier left the position in 2004 to join Komerční banka as a member of the Board of Directors in charge of Risk Management. In 2011, he assumed the position Director for Europe Region, International Retail Banking Division, to supervise Société Générale’s retail activities in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. Since 2013, he has worked at BRD Romania as Deputy CEO responsible for managing BRD’s risk activities.

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

  • Jitka Haubová

    Executive Director, Corporate Banking

  • Radek Trachta

    Executive Director, Top Corporations

  • Petr Novák

    Executive Director, Information Management

  • Fabien Simon

    Executive Director, Structured Finance