With effect as from 1 January, Vlastimil Czabe became the new Chief Executive Officer of Komerční banka Bratislava. He has replaced Jaromír Chabr, who has been managing Trade and Export Finance at Komerční banka since that same day.

Vlastimil Czabe (60) headed the Prague Region in Komerční banka from 2005 to 2009. Before that, he held the same position in the Hradec Králové Region from 2000. He came to Komerční banka upon its foundation in 1990 from the Czechoslovak State Bank.

Vlastimil Czabe is a graduate from the University of Agriculture in Brno. He speaks English and Russian.

Komerční banka is one of the best run universal banks in Central Europe. It provides comprehensive services to clients in the areas of retail, corporate, and investment banking. The Komerční banka Group's 8,843 employees serve more than 2.7 milion clients, who can use an extensive network of 398 points of sale throughout the country. Komerční banka currently operates 682 ATMs and more than 972,000 of its clients use one of direct banking channels.

Komerční banka is part of the Société Générale Group, one of the largest banking groups in the euro zone (in terms of market capitalisation), whose 163,000 employees serve more than 30 million individual clients worldwide.

Komerční banka Bratislava, a.s. is part of the Société Générale group (SG), one of the leading banking groups in the euro zone, and a subsidiary of Komerční banka, one of the leaders in corporate and retail banking on the Czech market. Komerční banka's leadership in corporate financing is also borne out by the three MasterCard Corporate Bank awards in the Czech Republic, which the bank most recently received last year. In Slovakia, the SG group also includes ESSOX (consumer finance), ALD Automotive (vehicle fleet financing and management) and SG Equipment Finance (industrial equipment financing).