Daniela Pešková and Pavel Kráčmar to Join CS Leadership from 1 February 2016
Two new managers will join Ceska sporitelna’s executive team. The Czech National Bank as well as the Supervisory Board of Ceska sporitelna have confirmed Daniela Pešková and Pavel Kráčmar as the Board Member responsible for retail banking, and the Board Member responsible for corporate banking and financial markets, respectively. The changes will apply from 1 February 2016. Up to this point, Daniela Pešková has managed the bank’s branch network and external sales, and Pavel Kráčmar has managed Ceska sporitelna’s retail investments in financial markets.
Daniela Pešková (41) is a graduate of the Prague University of Economics, Faculty of International Relations & Marketing. She began her banking career in 1998 at GE Capital Bank, as an early collections team leader. Over the next five years at that bank she worked on management positions, primarily in early collections and operations. In September 2003, she accepted an offer to work abroad, within the GE Money financial group, to be the mortgage division director in Budapest Bank in Hungary. Starting in October 2004, she then worked at the Slovak Tatrabanka, part of the Raiffeisen International financial group, as director of project, process and organizational department. In December 2007, she began working for Erste Group in Ceska sporitelna, starting as a director of retail operations. From April 2012, she led the entire operations, and from January 2015, she worked as the director of the branch distribution network and external sales. As part of her professional growth, Ms. Pešková has successfully completed, among other programmes, the Leadership Program at the Katz Graduate School of Business in Pittsburgh, the McKinsey Lean Academy in Santiago de Chile, and Green Belt certification in project management quality based on the Six Sigma methodology.
Pavel Kráčmar (49) graduated from the Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering Faculty of the Czech Technical University of Prague. Over the years, he completed internships and training courses at major financial institutions (The World Bank, Bank of England, EBRD, J.P. Morgan, UBS…). He began his banking career in 1991, in the Czechoslovak State Bank, where, over 7 years, he held several positions, primarily in the management of foreign reserves and operations for financial markets. At the same time, he lectured on professional topics at the Banking Institute in Prague. In 1998, he joined GE Capital Bank as director of the Treasury. In 2000-2001, he served as CEO of Savings Investment Company, and since 2001, he has worked at Ceska sporitelna, where he successively managed financial markets trading, the sale of financial market products for corporate and institutional clients, relationships with financial institutions, the balance of the financial group, and subsequently investment products for retail. From 1 February 2016, Mr. Kráčmar will be the Member of the Board of Directors of CS responsible for financial markets and corporate banking.
As at 1 February 2016, Ceska sporitelna’s Board of Directors will operate in the following configuration:
Tomáš Salomon – Chairman of the Board of Directors, responsible for staff functions, operations, and IT Wolfgang Schopf – Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, responsible for financial management Karel Mourek – Member of the Board of Directors responsible for risk management Daniela Pešková – Member of the Board of Directors responsible for retail banking Pavel Kráčmar – Member of the Board of Directors responsible for corporate banking and financial markets
For further information, please contact the Press Centre of the Ceska Sporitelna Financial Group (CSFG):