ČEB Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer
After graduating from the Czech Technical University in Prague, a Faculty of Mechanical Engineering with focus on Economics and Management in 1992 followed by a military service, Karel Bures has started the banking career in local and international banks as CSOB, CMZRB and BNP-Dresdner Bank in the Investment banking, Treasury and Corporate banking areas. In 1997 Karel established Treasury in Midland Bank PLC – Prague (HSBC Group) and successfully managed this core business by 2005. Consequently he has got a mandate to set-up a new country branch of HSBC Bank PLC in Slovakia. He managed the bank as a CEO and Country Manager, was a major driver of Corporate and Commercial banking acquisitions and in parallel he also took over the responsibility for Consumer Finance subsidiary named Beneficial Finance Slovakia and supervised HSBC Credit Zrt Hungary. In 2010 his career continued in HSBC Bank Russia with overall responsibility for Commercial Banking restructuring and a new business acquisition. During his 20 years in the banking industry Karel was accepted as a top banking executive by the central banks & financial market regulators as Czech National Bank „CNB” (1997, 2011, 2013), Financial Services Authority “FSA” United Kingdom (2005), National Bank of Slovakia „NBS” 2005 and Central Bank of Russia „CBR” (2010). Karel joined Česká exportní banka in October 2013 with a goal to co-manage finance functions of the bank as Treasury, Accounting and Controlling. He was appointed as the Member of the Board of Directors and CFO & Deputy CEO – effective January 1st 2014. On June 1st 2014 Mr. Bureš was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of ČEB.
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
Deputy CEO and Chief Workout Officer
Graduated from University of Economics in Prague, School of International Affairs, majoring in International Trade and Banking. In 1997 Mr. Marek started his career in CA IB Corporate Finance, member of Bank Austria Creditanstalt Group (now UniCredit) advising Czech and international companies on mergers and acquisitions. From 2000 till 2006 he worked as senior transactor and head of Acquisition Finance department at Erste Bank providing debt for corporate acquisitions and other structured transactions in Central and Eastern Europe. Later he led Česká spořitelna’s corporate banking division. During 2009 – 2012 he was partner with ARX Equity Partners, private equity firm focused on buyouts in Central and Eastern Europe. In November 2012 Mr. Marek returned to Erste Group and during the following 2 years he worked with its Romanian subsidiary Banca Comerciala Romana in the field of credit risk management and corporate debt restructuring, most recently as head of corporate remedial department.
Member of the Board of Directors
Deputy CEO and Chief Legal and Operations Officer
Martin Draslar graduated at the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague where he subsequently obtained his Ph.D. degree in the field of financial law. His banking experience dates back to the early 1990s when he worked in Komerční banka, a.s. After his graduation, Mr. Draslar worked in the corporate insurance sphere in Allianz pojišťovna, a.s. In 2001, he joined the Prague Stock Exchange group where he was responsible for legal matters in relation to settlement and management of investment instruments register. He was also engaged in the project to establish Central Securities Depository and Prague Energy Exchange. In 2008, he joined the investment bank WOOD & Company where he was responsible for the entire law administration of this company. From the end of 2009, Mr. Draslar led the Legal and Compliance Department in the branches of AXA Bank Europe in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Martin Draslar represented the Czech Republic in the Legal Certainty Group of the European Commission from 2007 till 2011. In addition to that, he was a member of several working groups which drafted legislation in the area of financial market in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. From 2006 till 2008, he was the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Univyc, a.s. (currently Central Securities Depository). Mr. Draslar was head of Legal Department of ČEB since February 2014 and in June 2014 he was elected as a member of the Supervisory Board. In October 2015 he became member of the Board of Directors of the Czech Export Bank.
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
Deputy CEO and Chief Risk Management Officer
Graduated from University of Economics in Prague, with a major in Finance and Accounting. Jaroslav Výborný later acquired the title of MBA in the program of CMC Čelákovice / DePaul University Chicago. In 2000 he started his professional career in Citibank in a division of small and medium businesses where he was working at various trade and risk management positions. In 2004 he became a manager of the credit department for SME. During 2006-2007 he worked in Česká spořitelna as the head of the department of approving credit risks for big corporate clients. At the end of 2007 Mr. Výborný joined Komerční banka, first as the head of the sector management of credit risks for selected fields (power engineering, mechanical engineering, automotive industry, metallurgy etc.), then in 2011 he became the deputy director for credit risk management. At this position he was responsible, among other things, for the sectoral management of risks inside the bank and he acquired wide experience with export and project funding, in particular in the field of power engineering.
Member of the Board of Directors
Deputy Managing Director responsible for the trade section
Miloš Večeřa graduated from the University of Economics, Prague, Faculty of Business Administration. He completed his professional banking education in 1994 with a 4-month Financial Analyst Program at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York. In 2004 he passed his broker examinations at the Securities Commission in Prague. He commenced his professional career in 1984 at the Czechoslovak State Bank, and has worked for a series of important foreign and domestic banks since 1990. Initially at the branch of the American Chase Manhattan Bank (today JPMorgan Chase) in Vienna, where in 1992 he founded and subsequently headed the bank’s representative office in Prague. Between 1996 and 2002 he was the head of the Prague office of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. He then worked at Komerční banka for a brief period, and from 2002 to 2004 in the Specialised Financing section at a branch of the French Credit Lyonnais (today Crédit Agricole). From 2004 he headed the Syndicated Loans section at Československá obchodní banka, and in 2009 became the director of the Export and Trade Finance section at ČSOB. From 2010 to 2017 he ran the Trade Finance, Cash Management and Factoring division at Raiffeisenbank in Prague. Since 2010 Miloš Večeřa has been chairman of the Commission for Export Financing at the Czech Banking Association, and currently represents the Czech Republic in the Export Finance Working Group at the European Banking Federation in Brussels.