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Ivan Svitek Will Become New General Manager at Alfa-Bank (Ukraine)

February 15, 2017. TAG: Financial Services

February 15, 2017, Kyiv, Ukraine - Ivan Svitek will become General Manager at Alfa-Bank (Ukraine), replacing Rushan Khvesyuk who has served as Chief Executive Officer at Alfa-Bank (Ukraine) since 2013. On the Supervisory Board meeting on February 14, 2017, Rushan Khvesyuk was elected the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PJSC Ukrsotsbank (Ukraine).

Ukraine will be the eighth country, in which Ivan Svitek will live and work, after the United States, France, Austria, Ireland, Germany, Brazil and Russia. Holding the position of General Manager at Alfa-Bank (Ukraine), Ivan Svitek will be responsible for the Bank's development and operations.

Ivan Svitek is one of the leading experts in finance and banking, as well as a top-level manager with extensive experience in the EU countries, Eastern Europe, Latin America.

In 1991, he served as Advisor to the Minister of Finance of Czechoslovakia, then from 1993 to 1994 – worked for Citibank (Prague, Czech Republic); from 1994 to 1998 – at Pepsi-Cola International in Austria and Czech Republic. From 1998 throughout 2008, Ivan Svitek held the position of Chief Financial Officer, Vice-Chairman of the Board at General Electric – Capital Services; Deputy CEO at GE Capital Bank (Prague, Czech Republic); Leader at GE Consumer Finance (Dublin, Ireland), and President & CEO at GE Money Bank (Sao Paulo, Brazil).

From 2008 throughout 2015, Svitek was Chairman of the Board & CEO at Home Credit Bank in Russia, a part of the Home Credit B.V. holding headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Ivan Svitek was born in 1967 in Prague, Czech Republic. In 1984, Ivan Svitek, together with his parents, immigrated to the United States. Graduated from Claremont McKenna College in California, U.S.A. (1986-1990), earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, doing double major in economics and political science. In 1993-1994, Ivan Svitek completed the M.B.A. program at INSEAD business school, in France, in particular, was awarded a Master in Business Administration, Finance Specialization.

A Czech by nationality, he is fluent in Czech, English, Portuguese and Russian.

Alfa-Bank (Ukraine)

ABH Holdings S.A. (ABHH) is a privately owned Luxembourg-based investment holding company investing into several banking groups in the CIS and Europe. ABHH includes Alfa-Bank (Russia), Alfa-Bank (Ukraine), Alfa-Bank (Belarus), Alfa-Bank (Kazakhstan) and Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V.

Alfa-Bank (Ukraine), registered in Ukraine in January 2001, ranks among the largest banks in Ukraine. Alfa-Bank Ukraine operates in all key sectors of the banking sphere.