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The Austrian banker, Alexander Picker, the new chairman of the Managing Board of Moldindconbank


The Executive Board of the National Bank of Moldova (NBM) approved Mr. Alexander Picker to the position of the Chairman of the Managing Board of Moldindconbank. The Executive Board of the NBM in this regard took the decision on March 3, 2023.

Alexander Picker is a banker with over 30 years of experience in the field.

The new chairman of Moldindconbank is known as an expert in planning, implementing and maintaining business processes in the areas as Corporate and Treasury, Retail, Credit & Risk Management, IT and Operations. He specialized in crisis management and successfully managed legal and operational mergers.

Alexander Picker knows the specifics of banking activity in the former Soviet Union countries, but also in Central and Eastern Europe, working as a top manager at banks in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Poland, and Serbia. He also has experience in the banking sectors in Germany and Italy.

Since 2020 he has been the chairman of the Supervisory Board of Ipoteka Bank, Uzbekistan, and since 2021 - independent, non-executive director of the Supervisory Board in Golomt Bank, Mongolia.

He is a promoter of blockchain technology and digitization. Since 2019, he has been advising the Austrian cryptocurrency exchange Bitpanda. He also led the Austrian start-up BCB4U AG in the field of blockchain banking.

In 2015, Alexander Picker joined Komercijalna Banka, Belgrade as chairman of the Executive Board.

Between 2007 and 2010, he was CEO of ATF Bank, Kazakhstan and executive vice president of   UniCredit Group, after the acquisition of the bank. From 2011 to 2015, he was CEO of Hypo-Alpe-Adria International Group in Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and of the entire group in Austria.

From 2018 to 2019, Alexander Picker served as the executive director of Transparency International in Austria. For two years, until 2021, he was a senior project specialist at the World Bank.

The new chairman of Moldindconbank is a frequent speaker at international banking conferences. Mr. Alexander Picker speaks 10 languages, including English, German, Russian, Serbian, and Polish. He is a master of law and doctor of Slavonic philology.

Alexander Picker declares he accepted the proposal to lead Moldindconbank, because it is an interesting challenge, in a period of shocks and turbulence at the regional level. "A strong ship, such as Moldindconbank, braves the waves and heads to beautiful weather," said the banker.

Also, the new chairman of Moldindconbank announced his priorities for his mandate at the bank. "We will continue to implement our strategy – to be an exclusively customer-oriented bank. To achieve our goal, we have everything that is needed, including the best team. We will have to take many small steps, but also a major leap. I am talking here about the new IT program of the bank, which we are carrying out this year,” noted Alexander Picker.

Moldindconbank is one of the largest commercial banks in the Republic of Moldova and holds leading positions in the segments of cards, mortgage loans and branch network.

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