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Die wirtschaftliche Zukunft Mittel- und Osteuropas II

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German and English language
Chief Executive Officer, UniCredit S.p.A., Italy
Prime Minister of Montenegro, Podgorica
Head of Cabinet of the Secretary General, Council of the European Union, Brussels
CEO, Raiffeisen International Bank-Holding AG, Vienna
Head of Department Economy, Der Standard, Vienna Chair

Dr. Federico GHIZZONI

Chief Executive Officer, UniCredit S.p.A., Italy

 He started his career in 1980 as customer relations manager at UniCredit's Piacenza Branch.
 Having worked as the Head of Credit & Marketing Department at Piacenza Branch, Ghizzoni assumed the position of Branch Director in Trieste between 1988 and 1989. Continuing his career as Director of Seriate Branch between 1990 and 1992, Ghizzoni was appointed Deputy General Manager to UniCredit's London Office.
 After having been appointed the UniCredit's Singapore Office General Manager in 1995, Ghizzoni became Executive Director responsible of Corporate and International Banking between 2000 and 2002 at Bank Pekao S.A, affiliate of the UniCredit Group. In 2003 Ghizzoni started to work at Koç Financial Services, a 50-50 joint venture of Koç Holding and UniCredit Group.
 In his capacity as Executive Board Member of Koç Financial Services and all its affiliates, Ghizzoni has also been serving in the upper management, responsible of auditing, risk management, planning and control. After the acquisition by Koç Financial Services of Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi and its affiliates, he become the COO & Executive Board Member of Koç Financial Services and COO & Vice Chairman of Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi.
 In July 2007, he was appointed Head of Poland's Markets Division at UniCredit and Board Member responsible for the CEE Banking Division at Bank Austria AG.
 In April 2009 he has been appointed Member of UniCredit Group Executive Management Committee.
 He is also Supervisory Board Member in various companys of UniCredit/ Bank Austria Group, such as: Bank Pekao SA, Yapi Kredi Bankasi AS, UniCredit Tiriac Bank SA, UniCredit Global Leasing.


Prime Minister of Montenegro, Podgorica

1998-2000 Assistant on Implementation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro
2000-2001 Advisor for International Relations, Democratic Party of Socialists
2001 Duties of the Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2003-2006 Parliament Member, Parliament of Serbia and Montenegro
2001, 2002, 2006, 2008 Elected a Parliament Member, Parliament of Montenegro
2003 Advisor to the Prime Minister for Public Relations
2003-2004 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Serbia and Montenegro
  Lecturer, Faculty of International Economics, Finance and Business, Podgorica
since 2004 Finance Minister of Montenegro, Podgorica
since 2008 Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro, Podgorica

Marek MORA

Head of Cabinet of the Secretary General, Council of the European Union, Brussels

 After completing my studies at the University of Economics in Prague, I worked for a year in a private company (at that time No. 1 in its field - the sales of greeting cards). Then I left the Czech Republic and spent almost 11 years abroad. First in Germany: I did post-graduate studies in European economics at the Europa-Institute of the University of Saarland, doctoral studies at the Europa-Kolleg in Hamburg and worked at the University of Leipzig. In 1999, I spent 4 months in the USA (3 months as an intern in the World Bank, 1 month travelling). In 2003 I moved from Germany to Belgium when I joined the European Commission (DG ECFIN) as one of the first newcomers from the "new Member States". I stayed until September 2006, when I was asked to work for the Czech Government.
 I was for about a year Deputy Minister for Education (in the Czech system, a Deputy Minister could be a senior official - like me, not necessarily a politician) and then for 2,5 years in the Prime Minister's Office: as a Deputy to the Vice-Prime Minister (and after the collapse of the government in March 2009) to the Minister for European Affairs and then as Advisor the the Prime Minister. In all these positions, I was in charge of European affairs, in particular in the PM office where I had to prepare and then to conduct the Czech EU Presidency. My last important task in the Prime Minister's Office was to prepare the October 2009 European Council so that the Lisbon Treaty could be ratified in the Czech Republic. Since April 2010, I have taken my position as Head of Cabinet of the Secretary General of the European Union.

Dkfm. Dr. Herbert STEPIC

CEO, Raiffeisen International Bank-Holding AG, Vienna

1965-1972 Studies at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
1972 Doctorate in Economics and Commerce
Assistant to the managing board in a private sector company
1973 Joined Genossenschaftliche Zentralbank AG (GZB), now Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG (RZB): Entrusted with establishing Raiffeisen s foreign-trade promotion department
  responsible for promoting the exports, particularly to overseas regions, of Raiffeisen Group customers
1977 Appointed Prokurist (authorized signatory), GZB, simultaneously appointed Managing Director of F.J. Elsner und Co., Vienna, a GZB subsidiary specializing in East-West trade
1978 Head, GZB's correspondent banking department: Responsible for establishing GZB s network of correspondent banks
1986 Appointed Director, Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG (RZB)
1987 Appointed Member, Board of RZB, responsible for RZB's international business
1995 Appointed Deputy Chairman, RZB
2001 CEO, Raiffeisen International Bank-Holding AG (Raiffeisen International), the holding company controlling RZB's banking subsidiaries in Central and Eastern Europe


Head of Department Economy, Der Standard, Vienna

1986 Studium der Handelswissenschaften, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
1989-1991 Trainee-Programm, Girozentrale
1992-1993 Hochschullehrgang für Journalismus, Institut für Publizistik, Universität Wien
1992 Volontariat (danach freier Mitarbeiter), Wirtschaftsressort, Der Standard
1994 Anstellung, Der Standard
1997 Stellvertretender Ressortleiter Wirtschaft, Die Presse
2003-2005 Korrespondent in Brüssel
seit 2005 Stellvertretender Ressortleiter Wirtschaft, Der Kurier
seit 2007 Ressortleiter Wirtschaft, Der Standard


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