HR News:
Helmut Bernkopf takes over as Head of Division CEE at BA-CA

Helmut Bernkopf, until recently Deputy CEO of BA-CA’s Romanian subsidiary, HVB Bank Romania, takes over the position of Head of Division CEE at BA-CA in Vienna. He will be responsible for the management of BA-CA’s CEE network. In his new function, Mr Bernkopf will directly report to Regina Prehofer, Member of the Board of BA-CA and responsible for Central and Eastern Europe. Helmut Bernkopf succeeds Martin Gruell, who leaves the bank on his own request. Mr Gruell contributed considerably to the expansion of BA-CA’s banking network in Central and Eastern Europe.

Mr Bernkopf, 37, has been with BA-CA Group since 1994. Since July 2001, he was responsible for Retail and Corporate business, Marketing & Communications and Human Resources within the managing board of HVB Bank Romania. Before, Mr Bernkopf held management positions at BA-CA in Vienna and London.

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