Member of the Management Board, Erste Group Bank AG
Gernot Mittendorfer graduated from the Webster University Vienna M.B.A. program in 1996 with an emphasis in Finance, receiving the esteemed Schön Nobel Award for Graduate Academic Excellence. Soon after, Gernot began his career in the banking industry with Sparkasse Mühlviertel West Bank AG Rohrbach as a member of the managing board. His areas of responsibility included loans, accounting, controlling of activities related to the local branch, banking and leasing in the Czech Republic.
From November 1999 to June 2000, he served as a member of the managing board to Erste Bank Sparkassen (CR), a.s., Prague, overseeing retail banking. From July 2000 to July 2004, he was a managing board member with responsibilities in commerce at Česká spořitelna, a.s., Prague. During this time he also served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board for Factoring ČS, a.s., Leasing ČS, a.s.
In August 2004, he became the President and Chief Executive Officer of Salzburger Sparkasse Bank AG, Salzburg until May 2007, when he moved into the same position at Česka spořitelna,a.s., Prague. Since January 2011, Gernot has been a managing board member at Erste Group Bank AG, Wien, overseeing group real estate & leasing, group investment banking, large corporate banking, GCIB corporate support & operations and local corporate banking.