Management of the Bank

Management Board

Blaž Brodnjak

President of the Management Board

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:

  • President of AmCham Slovenia (since 2020)

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Bank Association of Slovenia (since 2017)

  • 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

Petr Brunclík
Member of the Management Board

Education:

  • Master’s Degree, University of Economics in Prague (2005), majoring in information technologies and applied informatics

Career:

  • COO of NLB (2020-)
  • Chief IT and Operations Officer (CIO and COO) at the Home Credit Philippines, which is a part of Home Credit Group (June 2017-January 2020)
  • 15 years in various positions within MONETA Money Bank (former GE Money Bank)
  • IT Manager for eBusiness Applications (2/2007)
  • Senior IT Manager for Distribution Channels (3/2009)
  • Shared Service Center Director (1/2012)
  • Chief Shared Services Officer (COO) (6/2013), responsible amongst other fields for a call center, customer service, and business process support

Other important functions and achievements:

  • Almost 20 years of diverse banking, business, customer service, process improvement, online, and technology experience.