Finance Monthly - Global Awards 2022

Finance Monthly Global Awards 2022 Hungary 51 About Guy Libot Guy Libot graduated from UFSIA (Belgium) in 1985 with a Master’s Degree in Applied Economics. In 1988, he gained a Master’s Degree in Commercial Engineering again from UFSIA. He started his career at KBC (Kredietbank) in September 1987 and became head of the representative office in Los Angeles (USA) in 1990. He then headed up the network desk in Rotterdam (Netherlands) in 1992 before becoming branch manager of KBC Bank in Singapore in 1995. In June 2000, he was appointed as CEO of KBC Bank Netherlands, before becoming Deputy CEO of KBC’s Polish subsidiary, Kredyt Bank from 2003 until 2006 and Deputy CEO of K&H Bank in Hungary from June 2006 until September 2010. He then took up the post of General Manager of the Central Europe Banking Directorate at KBC’s Head Office in Brussels and was promoted to Senior General Manager in May 2011. From December 2013 until September 2017, he was Chief Audit Executive at KBC Group. In 2017, he moved on to become Senior General Manager of Shared Services & Operations at KBC Group. Since June 2019, he was responsible for the Group Finance department as a General Manager. He was appointed as CEO of K&H Group in May 2021. About K&HBank K&H Bank is one of the leading banks in Hungary in retail services as well as in the corporate segment. Our main objective is to offer the best solutions to our partners’ financial needs, and we are therefore continuously working on improving our products and services. In doing so, we rely on our shareholders’ century-long expertise as well as the commitment, high-quality work and innovative professionalism of our employees. As a universal banking group, our Bank today operates around 210 branches all over the country, offering clients the full range of financial services. KBC Bank and Insurance had successfully introduced its unique bank-insurance concept on the Belgian market; and it now treats this concept as strategically important at the Central European affiliates it considers its second home markets as well, paying special attention to the coordination of the operations of its Hungarian affiliates (K&H Bank and K&H Insurance). The aim of the above goes beyond achieving higher operational efficiency by taking advantage of cross-selling opportunities: the main goal for both K&H Bank and K&H Insurance is to offer clients a comprehensive range of easily available products by selling the products and services of each other. K&H Bank branches started selling home insurances of K&H General Insurance in November 2000 and the Insurance Company first started to sell K&H home and personal loans in July 2001. Somewhat later, the products of K&H Life Insurance were added, followed by K&H pension insurances in 2014, including both the single-premium and the regular-premium varieties, which allow our clients to maintain the standard of living they are accustomed to even after their retirement. We provide our clients with personalised investment advice appropriate to their individual life situations and needs by relying on the knowledge and experience of K&H Bank advisors. We offer our clients a full range of savings and investment products: our savings accounts, investment funds and savings life insurance products can be combined into diversified portfolios allowing our clients to optimise the yields from their savings. K&H Bank is one of the leading corporate banks on the Hungarian market. Its solid capital base, the resulting high threshold for its risk capacity, its nationwide corporate network of 5 regional centres and 13 points of sale, an array of state-of-the-art electronic services and the shareholder backing that allows for regional as well as global solutions all guarantee the high quality of our Bank’s services to its corporate clients. CEO | K&H Bank Gonzalo Gortázar K&H Bank Tel: 36 1 328 9000 Website: Guy Libot

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