Supervisory Board

Primož Karpe, MSc

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Term of office: 2016-2020

Education:

  • Obtained a master’s degree from San Diego State University (Master of Science - Business Administration)
  • Graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana (majoring in Finance)

Career:

  • Director of Angler Ltd. Zagreb, Croatia (since 2015)
  • Partner (passive - investor) at Blue Sea Capital SCSp, Luxembourg (2011 - to date)
  • Partner (active - operational manager) at Blue Sea Capital SCSp, Luxemburg/Zagreb (2011-2015)
  • Co-founder and the leading partner in company Vafer Ltd. (2008-2010)
  • Managing Director of company Publikum Korpfin d.o.o. (2007-2008)
  • Head of the business development (M&A) department at Telekom Slovenija d.d. (2006-2007)
  • Assistant to the CEO of Mobitel d.d. (2002-2006)
  • COO at Eon d.o.o. (2000-2002)
  • FX trader/head of the assets and liabilities management department at SKB banka d.d. (1996-2000)

Andreas Klingen

Deputy Chair of the Supervisory Board

Term of office: 2015-2019

Education:

  • Master of Business Administration, Rotterdam School of Management, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Master of Science in Physics, Technical University, Berlin, Germany

Career:

  • Independent Banking consultant, entrepreneur, Berlin, Germany (since 2014)
  • Deputy CEO, CFO PC Erste Bank, Kiev, Ukraine (2010-2013)
  • Head of Strategic Group Development in Erste Group Bank, Vienna, Austria (2005-2010)
  • Senior Vice President, Investment Banking, Financial institutions in JP Morgan, London, UK (1998-2005)
  • Senior Associate in Lazard, Frankfurt/Paris/London (1993-1998)

Alexander Bayr, Mag

Member of the Supervisory Board

Term of office: 2016-2020

Education:

  • Faculty of Economics in Innsbruck (1985)

Career:

  • Manager of Corporates and Real Estate, BAWAG PSK, Vienna (since 2013)
  • CEO, BAWAG banka d.d., Ljubljana (2009-2012)
  • Real Estate Projects, BAWAGPSK, Vienna (2008-2012)
  • Management Board Member, Istrobanka a.s. Bratislava, Slovakia (BAWAG) (2004-2008)
  • Management Board Member, Ludova banka a.s., Bratislava, Slovakia (Volksbank) (2000-2004)
  • Sales Manager, Ascom Austria (1998-2000)
  • Deputy Head of Large Corporates Department, Deutsche Bank, Austria (1997-1998)
  • Key Customer Account Manager, Österreichische Volksbanken AG (1987-1997)
  • Sales Manager, Unilever (1985-1987)

David Eric Simon

Member of the Supervisory Board

Term of office: 2016-2020

Education:

  • IFS School of Finance (1974)
  • City of London College, UK (1970)

Career:

  • Chief Restructuring Officer and Advisor to the General Manager, Czech Export Bank a.s. (2013-2014)
  • Advisor, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prague (2012-2013)
  • Advisor (1994-2012), Head of Restructuring (2004-2007), Head of Central Europe Bad Debts Unit (2007 onwards) and Senior Restructuring Officer (2007-2012), Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka a.s.
  • Independent Banking Consultant, cooperating with USAID and EBRD (1992-1994)
  • International Banking Consultant, Morgan Grenfell & Co (1993-1994)
  • Assistant General Manager Tijari Finance Limited (wholly owned subsidiary Commercial Bank of Kuwait), (1988-1992)
  • Joint Branch Manager, Byblos Bank Sal, London (1986-1988)
  • Assistant Vice President, American Express Bank, London (1980-1986)
  • Senior Credit Analyst, Manufacturers Hanover Trust, London (1978-1980)
  • National Westminster Bank, London (1971-1977)

László Urbán, Ph.D.

Member of the Supervisory Board

Term of office: 2016-2020

Education:

  • Completed Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA (2000)
  • Doctorate at Budapest University of Economics, Hungary (1985)
  • Master of Arts, Budapest University of Economics, Hungary (1982)

Career:

  • Adjunct Professor at Central European University Business School (2012-2017)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board at EBRD (2010-2011)
  • CFO and Member of the Board of Directors at OTP Bank (2007-2009)
  • Director, General Secretariat at National Bank of Hungary (2005-2006)
  • Vice President, Business Planning Director at Citigroup, New York (2000-2005)
  • Deputy CEO and member of the Board of Directors at Postabank, Hungary (1998-2000)
  • Director of Planning and Chief Economist at ABN-AMRO Bank, Hungary (1996-1998)

Peter Groznik, Ph.D.

Member of the Supervisory Board

Term of office: 2017-2021

Education:

  • Doctor of Science - Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Bloomington, USA (2003)
  • Master of Business Sciences - Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Bloomington, USA (2001)
  • Bachelor of Economics, Finance - Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana (1996)

Career:

  • Owner and Director - NorthGrant, svetovanje d.o.o., Ljubljana (since 2017)
  • Member of the Management Board - Gorenje d.d. (2012-2017)
  • Owner and Director - NorthGrant, svetovanje d.o.o., Ljubljana (2010-2012)
  • President of the Management Board - KD Skladi d.o.o., Ljubljana (2009-2010)
  • Director of Investment Department - KD, NPD by 2008, KD Skladi and KD Holding from 2008 to 2009 (2005-2009)