Bernkopf will report to the General Manager of UniCredit, Roberto Nicastro, and will be a member of the Business Executive Management Committee.
Nicastro said 'Today UniCredit Private Banking is among the first Players in Europe and the first in core Countries like Italy, Austria and Poland. Providing service and advisory to our primary customers, especially in this tough and interconnected Markets scenario, is a challenge that requires strong leadership and an international approach. That is why I’m particularly pleased for the nomination of Helmut Bernkopf. I wish him all the best for his new role'.
Bernkopf was Manager of the Corporate Finance in Bank Austria AG from 1994 and head of loans in London branch. In 2000 he became Head of Corporate Banking in Bank Austria Creditanstalt Romania and from 2001 to 2004 was Deputy Chairman of HVB Bank Romania S.A.
From 2005 to 2006 he took up the responsibility of Head of CEE Division and from 2007 to 2008 of Deputy Chairman UniCredit Bank Russia. From September 2008 until now he has been a Member of the Management Board of Bank Austria AG as Head of Corporate and Investment Banking Austria.
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