Management Board

Christoph Schoefboeck

Before becoming a Management Board member, Christoph Schoefboeck was COO (Chief Operating Officer) and Management Board member of ZAO Raifeisenbank in Moscow, where he was in charge of all of bank’s operating and IT activities, as well as for bank’s internal organization.

Mr. Schoefboeck has wide experience in Croatian financial market as well, especially in risk management, since he was CRO (Chief Risk Officer) and COO (Chief Operating Officer) of HVB Splitska banka from 2003 until 2006. From 2002 until 2003 he was Procurement Manager and Management board member of HVB Croatia d.d. Before that, he had a management position at International Moscow Bank and Bank Austria Creditanstalt Russia. Mr. Schoefboeck holds a doctorate in economics from Faculty of Economics at Vienna University, where he was also involved in large research projects. He attended numerous management trainings in Switzerland, Great Britain and USA.

Apart from his mother tongue, German, Mr. Schoefboeck is also fluent in Croatian, English and Russian.

Responsibilities: Legal Division, Strategy and Project Management Division, Human Resources Division, Corporate Communication Office, Internal Audit Division, Marketing Division.

Borislav Centner

Borislav Centner has graduated from Economic Faculty in Zagreb, and passed his broker and banker exam after that. He received his professional training in long-term financing at AIB International Consultants in Dublin, Ireland.

His career began in 1990, when he started working for Trgovačka banka Zagreb as senior financial officer. From 1992 until 1995, he has performed the role of Divisional Director, and then Corporate Division Director at Trgovačka banka. From 1995 until 2000, he has been a member of Management Board at Trgovačka banka Zagreb. From 2000 until 2003, he has been member of Management Board at Erste&Steiermärkische d.d. Zagreb, after merger of Trgovačka, Čakovečka and Bjelovarska banka. After the merger of Erste&Steiermärkische Bank d.d. Zagreb and Riječka banka d.d. Rijeka during 2003, he became a member of Management Board at Erste&Steiermärkische d.d. Rijeka, third bank largest bank on Croatian market.

Responsibilities: SME Division, Corporate Division, Large Corporate Clients Division, Financial Markets Division.

Martin Hornig

Martin Hornig graduated from Vienna's University of Economics and Business. After working five years in management consulting he joined Erste Group in 1998 where since then he held different executive functions.

From 2014 on he is Member of the Management Board and COO of Erste Steiermaerkische Bank.

Responsibilites: IT & Operations

Krešimir Barić

Krešimir Barić has been employed at EBC since December 2006, and he will become a Board Member after spending 15 years at managerial positions within the fields of accounting and controlling. He spent a year at Erste Group in Vienna as the Head of Performance and Capital management and gained additional international experience there. Other than that, he took part in rotational training programs within Erste Group, as well as many group projects, such as the IEDC Business School at Bled, which helped him gain managerial experience. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics and is an active user of English and German.

Responsibilities: Accounting and Controlling Division, Asset and Liability Management Division, Group Tax Office, Economic Research Office.

Zdenko Matak

Zdenko Matak has graduated from Faculty of Economy in Zagreb, and has begun his career in 1989 at IT department of Bjelovarska banka. From 1999 until 2004, he held several executive positions at Retail Division of Bjelovarska banka and Erste Bank. From 2004 until his Management Board appointment, he was in charge of Retail Division of Erste Bank.

Responsibilities: Retail Division, Direct Channels Division, Retail Business Development Division, Digital Transformation Team.

Hannes Frotzbacher

Hannes Frotzbacher joined Erste Group in 2010, after 14 years of working experience at Creditanstalt AG and Unicredit Bank Austria AG. In the period 2010-2012 he was responsible for Group Corporate Risk management, and for the past seven years he served as the Head of Group Credit Risk Management (CCO - Chief Credit Officer). From 2013 until the present, he also served as a Member of the EBC’s Supervisory Board. He holds a master’s degree in legal science and has professional education in finances, banking, and management skills development.

Responsibilities: Risk Management Division, Credit Risk Management Division, Non-financial Risk Division, Corporate Security Division, Collection and Work-out Division,

Regulatory Committee

  • Willibald Cernko, President of Regulatory Committee
  • Georg Bucher, Vice President of Regulatory Committee
  • Walburga Seidl, Member of Regulatory Committee 
  • Ingo Bleier, Member of Regulatory Committee
  • Judit Ágnes Havasi, Member of Regulatory Committee
  • Nikolai Leo De Arnoldi, Member of Regulatory Committee