Stefan Zapotocky succeeded Igor Strehl as Board Member responsible for Corporate Banking at Sberbank Europe AG.

Changes in the Management Board of Sberbank Europe AG


Mag. Linda Michalech
Corporate Communications Manager

Sberbank Europe AG
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Changes in the Management Board of Sberbank Europe AG

Stefan Zapotocky succeeded Igor Strehl as Board Member responsible for Corporate Banking at Sberbank Europe AG. Igor Strehl, who has served in that role since 2013, has resigned from this position.

Stefan Zapotocky (64) was CEO of Wiener Börse between 2000-2006. He is the founder and former member of the board of BAST – an Austrian holding company specialized on funding of Austrian and German medium-sized industrial companies. Stefan Zapotocky had worked in various managing functions at Bank Austria (Head of Securities and Capital Markets) and Erste Bank (Vice president in the securities division responsible for equity and bond issues) over the course of more than 25 years.He holds a PhD from Technical University of Vienna in Business- and Planning-Mathematics. 
Stefan Zapatocky
“I am glad that with Stefan, we will have a profound expert to support our activities in Austria and across the region. With his extensive knowledge of the Austrian and CEE markets, Stefan will pursue our ambitions to further strengthen and grow our corporate business,” says Gerhard Randa, CEO of Sberbank Europe AG.

“I would like to thank Igor Strehl for his hard work and commitment. After the acquisition of VBI by Sberbank in 2012, Igor and his team have successfully established our corporate business in Austria. I wish him all the best for his private and professional life”, adds Randa.

The Management Board of Sberbank Europe AG consists of four members:

  • Gerhard Randa (CEO)
  • Arndt Röchling (CFO)
  • Alexey Bogatov (CRO/CIO)
  • Stefan Zapotocky (Corporate Banking) 

About Sberbank Europe

Sberbank Europe Group (Sberbank Europe AG), headquartered in Vienna, Austria, is a banking group that is 100% owned by Sberbank Russia. Sberbank Europe Group is present in nine markets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE): Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia and Ukraine. In total, the bank has over 4,200 employees, operates 232 branches and serves over 660,000 customers (as of HY 2016, without SK).  Website:

About Sberbank Group

Sberbank Russia is Russia’s largest bank and a leading global financial institution. Sberbank holds almost one third of aggregate Russian banking sector assets, it is the key lender to the national economy and the biggest deposit taker in Russia. The Central Bank of the Russian Federation is the founder and principal shareholder of Sberbank owning 50% of the Bank’s authorized capital plus one voting share, with the remaining 50% held by domestic and international investors. Sberbank has more than 135 million individual customers and 1 million corporate clients in 22 countries. Sberbank has the largest distribution network in Russia with almost 17,000 branches, and its international operations include UK, US, CIS, Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey and other countries. The bank holds a general banking license No. 1481 issued by the Bank of Russia.   As of HY 2016, Sberbank Group reported a net profit of RUB 145.4 bn (up by 166.3% compared to 2Q 2015. The Group return on equity (ROE) reached 22.8%, compared to 10.3% in 2Q 2015. Sberbank Group counts total assets of 25 794.0 bn RUB and has a market capitalization of 3.3 trln RUB.  Sberbank was awarded “Best Bank in CEE 2014” by The Banker magazine and “Best Information Security Initiatives in CEE 2015” by Global Finance magazine. Website:

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