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The future of Europe’s banking environment

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
German and English language
Executive Director, European Banking Authority, London Key Note
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd, Zurich Key Note
Member, Management Board; Chief Retail Officer, Erste Group Bank AG, Vienna
Chief Risk Officer, Erste Group Bank AG, Vienna
Director, International, Financial Services Authority, London
Vice-Rector for Financial Affairs and Infrastructure, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna Chair

MA Dr. Adam FARKAS

Executive Director, European Banking Authority, London

 Doctor in Financial Economics and Master of Science
  Leading the regulatory response to the financial crisis by the fully integrated financial regulatory agency
2006-2009 Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors, Allianz Bank (Allianz Group), Budapest
  Established a new commercial bank with universal banking licence for the market leading insurance company in Hungary
  Launched a successful assure-banking operation with 150 000 new banking clients in 3 years
2002-2005 Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors, CIB Bank (Intesa Sanpaolo Group), Budapest
  Managed all business lines and sales channels of the fourth largest universal bank in a Co-CEO structure
  Two-fold increase in total assets and profits
2001-2002 Managing Director, CIB Bank (Intesa Sanpaolo Group), Budapest
  Responsible for treasury operations, securities trading and sales, and liqudity management

lic.oec.HSG Walter B. KIELHOLZ

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd, Zurich

1986 Abteilung Multinational Services, Credit Suisse (zuständig für Kundenbeziehungen)
 Seit 1989 Verschiedene Positionen vom Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung über CEO bis Präsident des Verwaltungsrates, Swiss Reinsurance Company
 Seit 1999 Mitglied, Verwaltungsrat, Credit Suisse Group AG
2003-2009 Präsident, Credit Suisse Group AG

Mag. Dr. Peter BOSEK

Member, Management Board; Chief Retail Officer, Erste Group Bank AG, Vienna

1996-1998 Advisor to the Board on all Legal Matters, Law-Office, Department of Constitutional and Public Law, University of Vienna
1996-2005 Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Vienna; School of Finance; Federal Academy of Public Administration, Vienna
1998-1998 Strategic Product Management, Real Estate Department, Vienna
1998-2002 Managing Director, Neue Eisenstädter Gemeinnützige Bau- Wohn- und SiedlungsgesmbH, Eisenstadt
1999-2001 Head, Product Management and Residential Building
2000-2007 Member, Management Board, Wohnbaubank AG, Linz and Vienna
2001 Member, Supervisory Board, various subsidiaries
2001-2002 Head, Housing & Real Estate, Linz and Vienna
2002-2003 Head, Sales Steering, Linz and Vienna
2004-2007 Head, Business Unit Retail, Linz and Vienna
2007-2014 Member, Management Board, Erste Bank der österreichischen Sparkassen AG, Vienna
since 2015 Member, Management Board and Chief Retail Officer, Erste Group Bank AG, Vienna

Willibald CERNKO

Chief Risk Officer, Erste Group Bank AG, Vienna

1985-1996 Corporate Banking Division, Creditanstalt AG, Vienna
1996-1998 Deputy Head, Corporate Banking Division, Creditanstalt AG, Vienna
1998-2000 Head, Corporate Banking Division, Creditanstalt AG, Vienna
2002-2003 Head, CEE Division, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Vienna
2003-2007 Member, Management Board, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Vienna
2006-2009 Member, Management Board, HVB AG, Munich
2008-2009 Head, Retail Germany and Austria Division with the Group Title of Executive Vice President, UniCredit, Vienna
since 2009 Country Chairman Austria and Member of the Management Committee with Title of Senior Executive Vice President, UniCredit S.p.A., Milan
since 2009 Chairman, Management Board, UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Vienna

Thomas HUERTAS

Director, International, Financial Services Authority, London

 Ph.D. in Economics, University of Chicago
 Prior to joining the Financial Services Authority in 2004, Mr. Huertas held a number of Senior Positions including:
 Chairman and CEO, Citibank Germany AG
 Country Corporate Officer, Switzerland
 
 Currently:
 Member, Basel Committee on Banking
 Alternate Chair, EBA - European Banking Authority
 Supervision and Member, Financial Stability Board's Steering Group on Resolution
 Guest Lecturer (Finance), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

Mag. DDr. Regina PREHOFER

Vice-Rector for Financial Affairs and Infrastructure, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna

1977-1980 Study of law at the University of Vienna
1980 Doctor's degree in both fields of study
1980-1981 Legal practice at court
1981-1987 Deputy Head of Legal Department/ Export Guarantees, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG
1987-1999 Creditanstalt-Bankverein (from 1 January 1998 Creditanstalt AG)
1992 Head of Trade and International Project Finance
1993 Assistant General Manager and Deputy Head of Finance Division
1995 Deputy General Manager and Head of Finance and Consulting Division, additionally from
1998 Head of Division, Multinational Corporates and Insurance Sector
 
 Following the integrations steps in the Bank Austria Creditanstalt Group from July 1999:
1999-2002 Head of Group Division, Multinational Corporates and Products, Bank Austria AG
2000 Head of Multinational Corporates, Corporate and Trade Finance Division, additionally from
2002 Head of Corporate Customers Division
2002 Head of Multinational Corporates, Corporate and Trade Finance Division, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG
2003 Member of the Management Board, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG
  responsible for Multinational Corporates, Corporate Customers and Real Estate Finance (April 2003 - January 2004)
  additionally responsible for the CEE region (January 2004 - May 2006)
  Corporate Banking and UniCredit Group's Leasing Operations (May 2006 - December 2007)
  Corporate Banking and Sponsor for Global Account/ Cross Border Business Management within the UniCredit Corporate
  Division Executive Management Committee (January 2008 - September 2008)
2008-2010 Member of the Managing Board and Chief Executive Austrian Banking, BAWAG P.S.K. (responsible for Retail and Commercial Business)
 May 2011 Vice-Rector, Infrastructure, Vienna University of Economics and Business
 Oct. 2011 Vice-Rector for Financial Affairs and Infrastructure, Vienna University of Economics and Business