The new KB Board of Directors includes the following members:
Alexis Raymond Juan
Marie Růžičková - Spokesperson KB
CVs of Komerční banka BoD members elected on 5 October 2001
Alexis Raymond Juan
Mr Juan was born in Algeria in 1943, and acquired his doctorate in public law at a law school in Paris. He is also a graduate of the Political Studies Institute in Grenoble. Mr Juan joined Société Générale in 1968 and served in many positions throughout the world within the SG group. He helped to establish and develop several SG subsidiaries and affiliates outside France: The Tokyo subsidiary in 1973 to 1976; the Athens subsidiary in 1980 to 1984; and also the Korean French Banking Corporation in Seoul (1978 to 1980, Director). From 1984 to 1987 his position was deputy chief executive of SG in the UK. Between 1987 and 1998 he worked in the French SG in several managerial positions in the distribution network at the regional and national levels. In 1998 he became member of the Groupe Société Générale Board of Director's Commission.
Mr Cheroutre was born in Bailleul, France, in 1951. He graduated from Ecole Centrale in Lille in 1974, at which he continued as a post-graduate student of the mechanics of liquids. He also took a number of other educational programmes. For example at Société Générale, these included investment banking, banking, and finance courses. He worked in industry until 1987, in the Thomson Group and Alcatel Group, among others.Mr Cheroutre joined Société Générale in 1987 as a senior technical adviser for the telecommunication and IT sectors. He then moved through several managerial positions within the SG group: head of the securities trading section and the securities management section (1989 to 1992); chief executive of the Société Générale subsidiary in Canada (1992 to 1995); chief executive of Société Générale Marocaine de Benques in Morocco (1995 to 1998); and chief executive of SG Asia Credit Ltd & Bangkok International Banking Facility (1998 to 2000). He has been serving in the Czech Republic since 2000 as head of Société Generale's Prague outfit with 150 employees.
Mr Palečka was born in 1959. He graduated from the Business College of the Bratislava School of Economics in 1982. Having worked in the company sphere for some time he accepted the position of head of the strategic planning department at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Trade, and then in 1990 to 1992 head of the multilateral trade policy department. In 1992 to 1994 he served as Czechoslovakia's and later the Czech Republic's permanent representative to GATT, and for the following four years as the Czech Republic's permanent representative in WTO. Since 1995 he has also been serving as an panelist on international dealing with trade disputes between the EU, the US, Canada and other countries. He joined Komerční banka in 1998, accepting the position of head of the Financial Group and Privatisation Strategy Department, where he served until October 1999. On 13 October 1999 Komerční banka Supervisory Board elected him to the Board of Directors where he was mainly responsible for the Bank's strategy and privatisation. In April 2000 he was appointed Vice-Chairman and First Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
Mr Púll was born in Bratislava in 1949. He graduated from the Prague School of Economics in 1972, and joined the Fincom foreign trade organisation. Between 1977 and 1982 he worked at the headquarters of the State Bank of Czechoslovakia. He has been on the management of the Société Générale representative office in Prague since 1982: until 1992 as head of the SG office, then as member of the management of Société Générale Komerční banka/Société Générale banka. Prior to his election to the Komerční banka Board of Directors he served on the management of Société Générale's Prague subsidiary.
Mr Spurny was born in Prague in 1965. He studied at the New York University's Stern School of Business between 1986 and 1991, and won an MBA degree in finances at the Columbia University in New York 1994. Mr Spurny spent 1985 to 1989 with London Star Limited. In 1989 and 1990 he attended a banking programme intended for training credit specialists at the Manufacturers Hanover Trust. In the following years his focus was on dealer support and development of models for trade in derivatives for the European American Bank. Between 1994 and 1999 Mr Spurny held various positions at McKinsey & Company, first in New York, later in Prague, specialising in advice to financial institutions in the banking sector. He was appointed Senior Engagement Manager in 1997. In 1999 became Chairman and CEO of CCS Česká společnost pro platební karty in Prague; among other things, he was responsible for developing and implementing a growth strategy for this largest non-bank issuer of payment cards in the Czech Republic. The Komerční banka Supervisory Board elected Tomas Spurny to the Bank's Board of Directors in May 2000. He was mainly responsible for finances and risk management