Senior Team

John Soler
Chairman

 

John has more than 40 years’ experience in retail banking after holding several senior positions with BOV plc. He led the bank’s operations for over a decade before being appointed to the senior management team as Chief Officer Credit, with responsibility for BOV’s lending portfolio, including consumer lending, business lending, and mortgages. At BOV, John was also responsible for card business and trade finance.

 

Joseph Falzon

Non-executive director

Joseph is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Banking and Finance, and the former Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy, at the University of Malta. He has been nominated as member of the Board of Directors on several financial companies and also sits on the Investment Committee of several funds.

Joseph holds a Ph.D. degree in economics from Northwestern University, USA, and is currently the Deputy Chairman of the Malta Stock Exchange.



Petr Cumba

Non-executive director


Petr Cumba became a Member of the Board of Directors in November 2017. Petr has been working for SAB Finance since 2013, where he first started working in the credit institution Moravský pene┼żní ústav in the position of CFO and as a member of Top Management Commitee, subsequently member of a team responsible for a transformation of the institution to a bank. He is currently a member of the Audit Committee and Supervisory Board, which performs the role of Risk Management Committee and Remuneration Committee. Petr is also a member of the Board of Directors and is a General Manager in SAB Finance.

 

Before joining SAB Group he worked as both CFO and CEO positions within the KKCG Group and it´s multinational Oil &Gas Division. Throughout his 15 years there, Petr participated in an international development of the group and was responsible for risk management, reporting to the state regulatory authority, representing the company in a professional association and managing different activities relating to finance and risk.




Martin Farsky

Non-executive director

Martin spent more than 12 years working for Ernst & Young Slovakia as an Audit and Assurance Professional. During his career he developed a broad experience of the following accounting standards; IFRS, US, Slovak and Czech GAAP and was also a member of the special audit teams for the sale-purchase transactions. From 2009 he acted as an Audit Manager and was a key audit team member on a number of audits of international companies mainly from the telecommunications, automotive, technology and transportation industries. Martin is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

 

In January 2017, Martin joined SAB Group where he took on the role of Director in SAB Finance (Czech Republic) and SAB Corporate Finance (United Kingdom) and from April 2018,  Martin became a Member of the Board of Directors of FCM Bank. His competence is mainly in the area of overall management, finance, FX spot, accounting, corporate governance and internal and external audit.


 

Dusan Benda

Chief Executive Officer & Director

Mr Benda developed his career as an Auditor for EY in the Slovak Republic and New Zealand and as audit manager he was responsible for a number of audits and advisory projects for major banks and financial institutions. His competence is in the area of overall management, banking products, finance, accounting, compliance, corporate governance, internal and external audit.

In 2010 Mr Benda joined SAB Group, starting at MPU where he took over as head of Compliance and Regulatory reporting, become member of Top management committee responsible for Division Governance and was also a director within the supervisory board of MPU. In 2017 he became Chairman of SAB Finance a.s. and became also responsible for international business development of the SAB Group. Mr Benda is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).



Ondrej Korecky

Chief Financial Officer & Director

Ondrej spent over 7 years working as an Auditor with EY Czech Republic and New Zealand. During his audit career, he developed strong knowledge of IFRS and project management skills. As an assistant manager, he was responsible for leading a number of audits and other projects for a broad portfolio of clients from various industries with a focus on the financial sector.

Ondrej joined SAB Group in 2016 and acted as group Head of Compliance covering the overall compliance in a regulated credit and payment institution. He also participated on the group’s international business development. Ondrej is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and has successfully completed the ICA International Advanced Certificate in Compliance.