Management of the Bank

Management Board

Blaž Brodnjak

President of the Management Board

MBA, IEDC Bled School of Management

Education:

  • MBA, IEDC Bled School of Management (2009)
  • Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana (1998)

Career:

  • President, CEO, and CMO of NLB (July 2016-), Deputy President of the Management Board (2016), Member of the Management Board (2012-2016) in NLB
  • Head of Group Corporate and Public Finance Division in the Hypo Alpe Adria Group in Klagenfurt (2010-2012)
  • Proxy of the Management Board of Zavarovalnica Triglav (2009-2010)
  • Member of the Management Board of Bawag banka (2005-2009)
  • Head of Corporate Banking at Raiffeisen Krekova banka (2004-2005)

Other important functions and achievements:

  • Was a chairman or member of the supervisory boards of 11 banking, three insurance, and one production company
Andreas Burkhardt
Member of the Management Board

Education:

  • MBA, University of Dayton (1999)
  • University of Augsburg, School of Business Administration and Economics, graduation (“Diplom-Kaufmann”) (1998)

Career:

  • CRO of NLB (2013-)
  • Head of risk management at Volksbank in Hungary, involved in the upgrade and rationalisation of collection and company restructuring procedures (until January 2013)
  • Member of the Management Board of Volksbank, Romania, in charge of finance, restructuring, and collection (2010-2011)
  • Member of the Management Board of Volksbank BiH in Sarajevo, in charge of the financial part of operations and risks (2003-2009)
  • Since 2000 he has occupied other functions in the aforementioned bank

Other important functions and achievements:

  • 17 years of experience in the area of banking, especially in the area of Central Europe
Archibald Kremser
Member of the Management Board

Education:

  • MBA (INSEAD, France), specialising in bank management and corporate finance (2004)
  • MSc Engineering, University of Technology in Vienna (1997)

Career:

  • CFO of NLB (2013-)
  • Eight years in various senior management functions/directorships within Dexia/Kommunalkredit Group (previously owned by Dexia SA and Volksbanken Austria AG)
    • Supervised the establishment and operation of subsidiaries of Dexia Kommunalkredit Bank in CEE with total assets of approximately EUR 10 billion (2005–2008)
    • Leading efforts to restructure Kommunalkredit Group with establishment of a “bad-bank” and winding-down/divestment of non-core assets and businesses (2008–2011)
    • Leading efforts to reposition Kommunalkredit Austria as an advisory-based specialised infrastructure bank in preparation for its subsequent privatisation (2011-2013)
  • Worked in leading international consulting firms Ernst & Young/Cap Gemini (1997-2004), Bain & Company (2004-2005), leading strategic transformation projects in IT/Operations and performance improvement for various international financial institutions in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the entire CEE

Other important functions and achievements:

  • More than 19 years of experience in the financial services industry in Austria, CEE, and SEE focusing on finance and asset management, strategy, and corporate development, as well as performance improvement assignments

 László Pelle
 Member of the Management      Board

Education and training:

  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering at the Budapest University of Technology (1991)
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, Kandó Kálmán College of Electrical Engineering in Budapest (1988)

Career:

  • COO of NLB (2016 - 31st January 2020)
  • COO, responsible for IT, operations, premises, and procurement services in ERSTE Bank Zrt., Hungary (2009-2015)
  • COO, HSBC CEE (PL, CZ, SK, HU), responsible for regional operations of HSBC Premier in CEE. Roll-out of regional platform for OneBank IT and Operations. HSBC CEE, Czech Republic (2007-2009)
  • Operations and Technology Director, Corporate and Consumer Bank, responsible for the management of overall operations, IT processes, and client services. Started Citi Shared Service Centre in Budapest in Citibank Rt, Budapest, Hungary (2002-2007)
  • Operations and Technology Director, Consumer Bank, responsible for operations and technology. Set-up of the initial banking infrastructure for credit cards and consumer banking in Citibank Handlowy Warszawie, Poland (1997-2002)
  • Regional Business Planning and Analysis Manager for Card Products, heading the business planning and analysis function (Pacific & CEEMEA countries) in Citibank N.A. Asia Pacific CEEMEA Regional Office, Singapore (1996-1997)
  • Card Operations Manager, Systems Development and Application Support, start-up the retail bank and card product platforms (Diners Club) in Citibank Budapest Rt, Global Consumer Bank, Hungary (1994-1996)
  • Head of Card Department, Project leader of VISA implementation, initiated VISA card programme in Hungary. Rolled-out ATM and POS networks in branches of Postabank and Savings Bank Corporation, Hungary (1992-1994)

Other important functions and achievements:

  • 24 years of experience in the management of banking operations and IT in various countries of Central and SEE