Management of the bank

Board of Directors

Peter Krutil

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Krutil studied Economics at the Management Faculty of the University of Economics in Bratislava, passed various courses, focused on financial markets and securities trading, as well as internships at Creditanstalt Vienna and Creditanstalt London.

From 1991 to 1993, he worked in VÚB, a.s., Bratislava and as an agent for trading with securities, while he also introduced new companies to the Stock Exchange.

In 1993, he was a dealer on money and capital markets at Tatra Banka in Bratislava. From 1993 to 1998, he was a Director and later also a member of the Board of Directors at Creditanstalt Securities in Bratislava. In 1998, he worked at the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic.

In December 1998, he was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of Slovenská sporiteľňa. From January 2015, he was a Deputy Chairman of the Board.

From January 1, 2018, Mr. Krutil has been Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Slovenská sporiteľňa. Among other things, he is responsible for the bank's strategy, brand strategy and development, human resources, balance sheet management and, from January 2024, also for accounting and controlling as Chief Financial Officer.

Pavel Cetkovský

Member of the Board of Directors

He started his career in Česká sporiteľňa and was part of its management team ever since the bank became owned by Erste group. He held various positions in the areas of finance, risk management and retail; later he was serving as Chief Risk Officer, Chief Financial Officer and CEO in local banks of Erste Group.

From January 2018, he is Member of the Board of Directors and until the end of 2023 he served as Chief Financial Officer of Slovenská sporiteľna. He is currently responsible for the risk management of Slovenská sporiteľna, as well as for the area of facility, environment and construction and legal services. 

Milan Hain

Member of the Board of Directors

Milan Hain graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at the Comenius University in Bratislava, where he received also his PhD, pursued also at the University of Technology in Eindhoven. He also pursued various special programs such as the prestigious London Business School to improve his managerial and professional skills.

He started his banking career in 1993 in VÚB where he held various positions including Head of IT Development. In 1999 he joined the communication sector as Chief Information Officer and remained there until 2012. He then started working for Raiffeisen Bank in the Czech Republic.

From July 1, 2018, he became a member of the Board of Directors of Slovenská sporiteľňa, responsible for IT and bank operations.

Norbert Hovančák

Member of the Board of Directors

He is a graduate of the Faculty of Business Economics of the University of Economics in Bratislava, Philosophical Faculty of the Prešov University and he also studied financial law at the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice.

His professional career is linked to the largest Slovak bank where he has been working since 1998; beginning as a branch advisor in Prešov. He continually tried out various job positions in the retail and corporate sector and also in the area of risk management. He has been the Head of Corporate Banking since 2018.

From October 1, 2019, he became a member of the Board of Directors of Slovenská sporiteľňa, responsible for corporate banking and financial markets.

Juraj Barta

Member of the Board of Directors

He graduated from Comenius University in Bratislava, where his specialisations were physics and management. He joined Slovenská sporiteľňa in 2004. He was responsible for market analysis, and later held roles such as the bank’s chief economist and head of marketing.

More recently, he has been responsible for the development of electronic channels and digital sales. He is a member of the Erste Group Digital Strategy Board.

From June 8, 2022, he became a member of the Board of Directors of Slovenská sporiteľňa, responsible for retail banking.

Supervisory Board

  • David O'Mahony – Chairman of the Supervisory Board
  • Jan Homan – Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board
  • Paul Formanko – Member
  • Vazil Hudák – Member
  • Alena Adamcová – Employee representative
  • Juraj Futák – Employee representative

Shareholders