OeKB AG is directed by a team of two. The two executive board directors, Helmut Bernkopf and Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger, have many years of experience in national and international banking.

Helmut Bernkopf

Helmut Bernkopf, Member of the Board of Executive Directors
Helmut Bernkopf, Member of the Board of Executive Directors

Helmut Bernkopf has been a member of the Board of Executive Directors of OeKB AG (Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG) since 2016.

Mr Bernkopf was born in Vienna in 1967. He completed his degree in Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics in 1994 and, in 2004, a General Management Programme with a focus on sales.

International banking career

After various national and international management and executive positions at Bank Austria AG, Vienna, Mr Bernkopf became the Global Head of Private Banking and Member of Business Executive Committee, UniCredit Group for UniCredit S.p.A., Milan. Thereafter, he became a member of the Management Board of UniCredit Bank Austria AG in private and commercial banking.

Among other things, Mr Bernkopf was a member of the supervisory boards of CA Immobilien AG, Bausparkasse Wüstenrot AG, Schoellerbank AG, OeKB (Oesterreichischen Kontrollbank AG) as well as the chairman of the supervisory board of Card Complete Service Bank AG. He is currently a member of the supervisory board of Lenzing AG.

Areas of responsibility

  • Export Services
    • Client Advisory
    • Products & Services
    • International Relations & Analyses
  • Organisation, Construction, Environmental Issues and Security

CV of Helmut Bernkopf

since 1 August 2016

  • Member of the Board of Executive Directors of Oesterreichischen Kontrollbank AG (OeKB)

2013–2016: UniCredit Bank Austria AG

  • Board of Executive Directors
  • Senior Executive Vice President
  • Head of Commercial Banking (Private and business clients)

2011–2012: UniCredit S.p.A.

  • Global Head of Private Banking
  •  Senior Executive Vice President
  • Member of Business Executive Committee, UniCredit Group

2008–2011: UniCredit Bank Austria AG

  • Board of Executive Directors
  • Executive Vice President
  • Head of Corporate and Investment Banking Austria, UniCredit Group

2007–2008: UniCredit Bank, Russia (formerly International Moscow Bank)

  • Deputy Chairman
  • Acting President (October 2007 – July 2008)

2005–2006: Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG

  • General Manager, Head of CEE Division

2001–2004: HVB Bank Romania S.A. (formerly Bank Austria Creditanstalt)

  • Deputy chair of Board of Executive Directors

2000–2001: Bank Austria Creditanstalt Romania S.A.

  • Executive Director, Head of Corporate Banking

1997–2000: Bank Austria Creditanstalt International, London branch

  • Assistant Director, Head of Loan Syndications

1994–1997: Bank Austria AG

  • Manager, Corporate Finance

Vienna University of Economics and Business

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration
  • General Management Programme
  • Born 1967 in Vienna, Austria
  • Married, two children

Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger

Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger, Member of the Board of Executive Directors
Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger, Memeber of the Board of Executive Directors

Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger has been a member of the Board of Executive Directors of OeKB AG since 2014.

She was born in Leoben, Austria in 1967. She completed her degree in Business Administration at the University of Graz in 1990 and completed a Business Consultancy training in 1994.

Many years of OeKB experience

Already during her academic training, Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger worked for M.A.I.L Finanzberatung in Vienna before moving to OeKB AG in 1998. She was conferred procuration in 2002 and became Head of Accounting in 2007.

Ms Sommer-Hemetsberger has been the director of OeKB Zentraleuropa Holding GmbH and member of the supervisory board of OeKB EH Beteiligungs- und Management AG, OeKB Versicherung AG and PRISMA Kreditversicherungs-AG since 2007. She speaks four different languages including Japanese.

Areas of responsibility

  • Accounting & Financial Control
  • Human Resources
  • IT Services
  • Capital Market Services
  • Treasury

CV of Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger

since 1 January 2014 

  • Member of the Board of Executive Directors Oesterreichischen Kontrollbank AG (OeKB)

2007–2013: Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG

  •  Head of Accounting Department

1998–2007: Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG

  • Senior Adviser Balance Structure Management
  • Associate Manager (proxy) as of 2002

1990–1998: M.A.I.L. Finanzberatung GmbH

  • Associate Manager as of 9/1993

1986–1990: University of Graz

  • Business Administration degree

1994: Business Consultancy degree

  • Business licence
  • Born 1967 in Leoben, Austria
  • Married

 The Board of Executive Directors is collectively responsible for

  • Internal Audit / Group Internal Audit
  • Marketing & Corporate Communication
  • Risk Controlling / Legal Compliance
  • Board reporting
  • Legal Affairs

Press photos of Members of Board of Executive Directors

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