Portraits of the management members.
Chairman and CEO of MONETA Money Bank,
Tomáš Spurný has a track record of more than 15 years
in banking and finance. For most of the last four years
he served as the CEO of Romania’s biggest bank, BCR.
Tomáš Spurný holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Mr. Spurný started his career at McKinsey & Company and has extensive experience from managerial positions in the banking and financial sector. Most recently, he served as CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of Banca Comerciala Romana, a Romanian subsidiary of Erste Group. Previously he served as CEO at major banks in the CEE region, including CIB in Hungary, VUB in Slovakia and held CFO position at Komerční banka. Mr. Spurný also held CEO positions at PPF and CCS.
On 1 October 2015, he was appointed CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of the Bank for four years. His service contract will terminate upon the termination of his office. Mr. Spurný has been also a member of the Supervisory Boards of MONETA Leasing since November 2015 and MONETA Auto since May 2016. He was also a Managing Director of GE Capital (Czech) Holdings, s.r.o. between October 2015 and May 2016. As a Chief Executive Officer, he actively fulfils his duties resulting from the function which are set by the appropriate legal norms, the regulations of the Bank and decisions of the General Meeting of the Bank.
Carl Norman Vökt
Chief Risk Officer and member of the Management Board
Carl Norman Vökt holds a university degree with a major in Finance and Marketing gained at the Karl-Franzens University in Graz/Austria. His career started back in 1990 in Vienna in the area of Project and Structured Finance of Creditanstalt, followed by a short secondment to the International Finance Corporation in Washington, and since 1996 he had been working in Poland. During his more than 15 - year - stay in Poland, Mr. Vökt held different senior positions in Corporate Banking and Risk Management. The last position he held there was Chief Risk Officer and Deputy President of the Management Board at Bank BPH in Warsaw. Since November 2012, Mr. Vökt has held the position of Chief Risk Officer. On 25 January 2013 he was appointed a member of the Management Board of the Bank for four years and reappointed with effect from 25 January 2017 for another four years. His service contract will terminate upon the termination of his office. He has been also a member of the Supervisory Boards of MONETA Leasing since November 2015 and MONETA Auto since May 2016. As a Chief Risk Officer, he is responsible for the overall direction of the Risk function for the Group. He leads the underwriting, portfolio management and risk management processes and also provides leadership to executive and senior risk managers. He is accountable for enabling the efficient and effective governance of significant risks, and related opportunities, to each business and its various segments.
Chief Commercial Banking Officer
Jan Novotný has worked in several positions at the Bank since joining in 2003. He began as a commercial banking analyst and later became the data team leader; Mr. Novotný also led product development and ultimately product management. He left in 2007 to gain more experience within the GE Capital Group in Singapore, where he was product manager for SME for the South-East Asia Region (Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and China). He returned to the Czech Republic the following year, working as Head of the Micro and Small Enterprises Segment, and later as the Manager of the entire SME segment of the Bank. Mr. Novotný was appointed Chief Commercial Banking Officer in May 2013 and on 16 December 2013 a member of the Management Board for four years. His service contract will terminate upon the termination of his office. He has been also a member of the Supervisory Boards of MONETA Leasing since November 2015 and MONETA Auto since May 2016. As a Chief Commercial Banking Officer, he is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the client relationship and portfolio performance. He manages to increase assets and accounts, profitably execute growth initiatives, introduce additional products, manage assigned resources and enhance the client relationship in order to retain and grow the business.
Chief Information Officer
Radim Šilhánek studied information technology and banking and graduated from the University of Economics in Prague. He also studied finance at the Stockholm School of Economics. He has worked in the field of information technology for more than 15 years, most of which he spent in the Bank. At the Bank he was responsible for the management of technological projects and the definition and implementation of IT strategy. He led the project management agenda and most recently was responsible for the operation of IT systems. Since July 2012, he has been Chief Information Officer at the Bank. As a Chief Information Officer, Mr. Šilhánek is in charge of the IT department. He also ensures the ongoing availability and development of the IT systems and infrastructure. Employment contract between Mr. Šilhánek and the Bank was entered into on 1 September 1999 and was entered into for an indefinite period of time.
Chief Retail Growth Officer
Mr. Sloupenský studied marketing and management at the Faculty of Economics of the University of West Bohemia in Plzeň and has an MBA from Nottingham Trent University in Great Britain. During his career he has focused on the retail area of the banking sector. He has worked in Česká spořitelna, where for 12 years he was responsible for management and development of the retail distribution network, and he has also held management positions in Komerční banka and Bank Austria Creditanstalt Czech Republic. He has gained foreign experience in Banca Comerciala Romana, where he cooperated on creating a successful retail development strategy. Since April 2014, he has held the position of Chief Retail Growth Officer of the Bank. As a Chief Retail Growth Officer, Mr. Sloupenský participates in key decisions related to strategic initiatives, operating model and operational execution in the Retail division. He is also responsible for alignment of the client relationship and portfolio performance in retail and effective growth of the assigned portfolio to increase assets and accounts. Employment contract between Mr. Sloupenský and the Bank was entered into on 1 April 2014 and was entered into for an indefinite period of time.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Ms. Pekelská graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Administration, and also from the Transport Faculty of the University of Pardubice. She has extensive experience in human resource management in international corporations. She started her career with Babcock & Wilcox, working on the implementation of a computerized control system for the power station in Chvaletice. Before joining the Bank, she had worked for Tesco Stores ČR for more than 11 years, eight of which she served as a Human Resources Director and a member of the Board of Directors for the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Since June 2010 she has been the Chief Human Resources Officer of the Bank. As Chief Human Resources Officer, Ms. Pekelská is responsible for managing of Human Capital, which includes recruitment, personnel management, learning and development, payroll agenda, employee performance management and employee relations. She manages the strategy of internal and external communication and she is in charge of activities relating to the Corporate Social Responsibility. Employment contract between Ms. Pekelská and the Bank was entered into on 1 June 2010 and was entered into for an indefinite period of time.
Chief Products & Marketing Officer
Mr. Gerber studied at the University in Durham, in the UK. He launched his career in several consulting firms in Great Britain working as a consultant. Between 2007 and 2011 he worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland, where he was in charge of products, commercial banking strategy, loans, mortgages, insurance and direct banking services. Before joining the Bank, Mr. Gerber spent 5 years in Banca Comerciala Romana, where he worked as Senior Executive Director for Retail Product and Segment Management. He was responsible for the performance and strategic development of the retail business including product and segment management for private clients and small businesses. Since July 2016 he has held the position of Chief Products & Marketing Officer. As a Chief Products & Marketing Officer, Mr. Gerber manages, drives, and executes Retail product and segment strategies. He is also responsible for alignment of the product development strategy with the wider business objectives and goals and efficient delivery of new products and services through strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Employment contract between Mr. Gerber and the Bank was entered into on 1 July 2016 for an indefinite period of time.
Chief Financial Officer
Philip Holemans has a Master´s degree in applied economics from Leuven University in Belgium. He joined GE Capital in 1998, where he worked in increasingly senior positions in Finance. Before joining the Bank, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer in GE Capital Germany and Benelux for almost five years. Since January 2014, he has held the position of Chief Financial Officer and was appointed on 17 July 2014 a member of the Management Board of the Bank for four years and on 20 April 2016 Vice-Chairman of the Management Board of the Bank. His service contract will terminate upon the termination of his office. He has been also a member of the Supervisory Boards of MONETA Leasing since November 2015 and MONETA Auto since May 2016. Mr. Holemans was a Managing Director of GE Money Multiservis, s.r.o between June 2014 and June 2016. As a Chief Financial Officer, he participates in key decisions pertaining to strategic initiatives, operating model and operational execution. He directs the execution of the finance strategy, and oversees multiple areas of finance (e.g. Controllership, Financial Planning & Treasury Analysis, Pricing).
Chief Legal Officer
Mr. Černý graduated from the Law Faculty of Charles University. Prior to joining the Bank, he had worked for five years at the Prague office of a leading international law firm, focusing mainly on commercial law, banking and M&A. Before that he worked for two years for a large multinational consulting firm and for one of the best London law firms at both its Prague and London offices. From April 2005, he held position of Chief Legal Counsel; from February 2009, he was the Chief Legal & Compliance Officer and since August 2011 he has been the Chief Legal Officer in the Bank. As a Chief Legal Officer, Mr. Černý has responsibility for all aspects related to a business segment’s legal function to ensure the Business is operating within the law. He also manages legal advice on litigation, mergers and acquisitions, labour and employment, regulatory and legislation changes impacting the business and deal or transaction matters. Employment contract between Mr. Černý and the Bank was entered into on 1 April 2005 and was entered into for an indefinite period of time.
Thomas B. Dodd
Chief Compliance Officer
Mr. Dodd holds an Economics degree from Manchester Metropolitan University and an MBA with Distinction from Warwick Business School in the UK. He has extensive experience in international banking, regulation and compliance. Before joining GE, he worked in Dubai, as a Senior Banking Regulator for seven years, responsible for bank inspections carried out for the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates. Prior to this, he worked for a number of financial services companies including Crédit Lyonnais in Paris, France and for the Czech companies Expandia Finance and Expandia. He joined the Bank in May 2007 and served as Chief Auditor for over 7 years. During this time, he built up an extensive knowledge of the bank processes. In February 2015, he was appointed Chief Compliance Officer of the Bank. As a Chief Compliance Officer, Mr. Dodd has responsibility for all aspects related to a business segment’s compliance function to ensure the Business is operating in line with regulatory requirements and ethical standards by introducing and maintaining the Compliance Program, which includes the processes of identification and assessment of compliance risks, monitoring and testing of risks and processes, communication and training together with management and remediation of any identified discrepancies. The latest employment contract between Mr. Dodd and the Bank was entered into on 1 April 2015 and was entered into for an indefinite period of time.
Senior Manager, Internal Audit
Mr. Wrlík received his Master’s degree from Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague and he completed the Certified Internal Auditor certification in 2006. Prior to joining the Bank in July 2006, he had worked as an Internal Auditor in the government agency CzechInvest. During his time in GE he has held several Internal Audit roles including Internal Auditor, Lead Auditor and Senior Auditor in the period between 2006 and 2012. He was the Senior Security & Fraud Manager within Compliance Team since June 2012. He was appointed Senior Manager of Internal Audit for the Bank in August 2015. As Senior Manager of Internal Audit function, he plans, and develops processes leading to implementation of high quality internal audit practices within the bank. He ensures that overall internal audit function is in line with regulatory and industry standards. Employment contract between Mr. Wrlík and the Bank was entered into on 1 July 2006 and was entered into for an indefinite period of time.
Chief Operating Officer
Albert Piet van Veen studied Management Science and Business Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology, and Logistical and Physical Distribution Systems at Technical University of Crete. During more than twenty years of his professional career he has gained experience in telecoms, banking and insurance from several countries. In ING, where he worked for 8 years, he was as the CIO responsible for separation and the IPO of ING Insurance into NN. Mr. van Veen came to MONETA Money Bank, a.s., from the position of Chief Digital Officer in Schiphol Group. As the leader of digital transformation, he managed to accelerate digital services and, together with a team of innovators, he explored new technologies to find new business models for the Schiphol airport to become the best digital airport in the world. In the Bank he is again responsible for digital transformation and in charge of the IT Division, Shared Services Centre, and Project Management Office. Since May 2017, Mr. van Veen is the new COO, Chief Operating Officer, and member of the Management Board of MONETA Money Bank, a.s.