Top Management Changes in Generali Poisťovňa, a.s. in Slovakia
03 July 2020
Georg Engl stepped down from his positions in Generali Poisťovňa, a.s. in Slovakia and left the Generali Group
As of 2 July 2020, Juraj Jurčík, was appointed new Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO in Generali Poisťovňa, a.s.
Roman Juráš, in addition to his roles in Generali Česká pojišťovna in the Czech Republic, became Country Manager for Generali operations in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Bratislava - Georg Engl stepped down from his positions as Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO in Generali Poisťovňa, a.s. in Slovakia for private reasons and has left Generali Group to pursue other professional opportunities.
With immediate effect, Juraj Jurčík, Chief Sales Officer, was appointed new Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO in Generali Poisťovňa, a.s. Roman Juráš became Country Manager of Generali Group in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and member of the Supervisory Board of Generali Poisťovňa, a.s. Juraj Jurčík, in his new role as CEO, keeps the responsibility for the sales area and reports directly to the Country Manager of Generali Group in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Roman Juráš keeps these new functions in addition to his current Management Board Chairmanship and his role of CEO in Generali Česká pojišťovna in the Czech Republic.
Furthermore, Katarína Bobotová became a management team member in Generali Poisťovňa, a.s. to oversee HR and Strategy in both countries, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Katarína Bobotová maintains her roles in Generali Česká pojišťovna in the Czech Republic.
Luciano Cirinà, Austria, CEE & Russia Regional Officer and CEO of Generali CEE Holding, commented: “Congratulations to Juraj Jurčík. I wish him great success in his new role. Juraj has been with Generali Slovakia for many years, knowing the organization and the local market very well. I am happy that Juraj together with Roman, newly appointed Country Manager for the Czech Republic and Slovakia, will further contribute to the successful development of our local operations. What´s more, Roman Juráš´s combined role will allow us to have better access to the Czech and Slovak markets, sharing the best practices from both operations. We are open to explore the synergies in both markets in order to offer the best service to our customers. Last, but not least, I would also like to express my gratitude to Georg Engl for his long-term contribution and commitment to Generali Group. I wish him all the best both in his personal and professional life.”
Juraj Jurčík has been part of Generali Group since 1997 when he joined Generali Poisťovňa, a.s. In 2008 he took the position of Head of Accounting and Consolidation department in Prague, at the former Generali PPF Holding. Two years later, Juraj Jurčík went to Moscow to extend his working experience in insurance business, being responsible for the finance area at Generali PPF Insurance. In 2013 he returned to Generali Poisťovňa, a.s. as Board Member and Chief Financial Officer. Keeping his Board membership in the company, in 2016 he was appointed Chief Sales Officer. He graduated from the Economic University in Bratislava and received a Master’s degree in Business Administration at Nottingham Trent University in Great Britain.
Roman Juráš joined Generali in 1996 when he became responsible for establishing Generali’s subsidiary in Slovakia. He was appointed CEO of Generali Poisťovňa, a.s. in 2007. In 2008 he moved to Vienna working for Generali Versicherung AG as Head of Bancassurance. In 2013 he returned to the top management position in Slovakia and went on driving the company’s development and guiding it towards long-term success and profitable growth. Roman Juráš is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer in Generali Česká pojišťovna, the number one insurance company on the Czech market. He graduated from the Economic University of Bratislava.
Katarína Bobotová has been part of the Generali Group since 2016 becoming HR and Organization Director in Generali Poisťovňa, a.s. in Slovakia. Two years later, in addition to her HR responsibilities, she became Strategy Implementation Officer, leading and coordinating the development of the strategic plan of Generali in Slovakia. Katarína leveraged on her wide experience also in the Czech Republic where she became a management team member and Chief HR and Strategy Officer in Generali Česká pojišťovna in July 2019.
Generali Poisťovňa, a. s. the third biggest insurance company in Slovakia, provides prompt and professional services thanks to its 612 employees and almost 600 internal sales representatives. There are more than 110 points of sale all over Slovakia. Gross written premiums experienced an increase in both main insurance segments. In P&C it grew by remarkable 6.5% to €153 million and in Life insurance by 5,3% to €108 million. Total GWP then amounted to €261 million. Generali kept the third position on the market with a share of 10.4% (excluding investment contracts).