The ICF CEO, Josep Ramon Sanromà, has been reelected as a board member for the second consecutive term, after he was first elected in November 2014, shortly after the Catalan public financial entity joined the Association.
Last November the General Assembly of the EAPB - European Association of Public Banks, meeting in Brussels, voted for and elected the new board of directors of the association for the next two years.
Within the framework of these elections, the CEO of the Catalan Institute of Finance (ICF), Josep Ramon Sanromà, was elected for a second consecutive term, after he had first been elected in November 2014, shortly after the Catalan public financial entity joined the Association.
The European Association of Public Banks (EAPB), founded in 2000 and headquartered in Brussels, brings together and represents nearly one hundred banks, financial entities and public bank associations in 17 countries throughout Europe: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Holland, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Macedonia.
These banks and public financial entities combine overall assets of more than 3.5 billion euros, 190,000 employees and have a market share of nearly 15% in Europe.
The association is currently working with the European authorities, regulators and supervisors on a European level to define the role and specific regulations for public banking within the framework of the development of the European Banking Union.
The EAPB is one of the four main banking sector associations in Europe, alongside the European Banking Federation (EBF), the European Association of Cooperative Banks (EACB) and the European Savings Banks Group (ESBG).
The new board of directors of the EAPB
The board of directors of the EAPB is made up of 9 members (1 president, 2 vice presidents and 6 members) whose mandate is renewed every two years.
The General Assembly chose the Societé de Finançament Local (Sfil) CEO, Philippe Mills, as the association’s new president. The rest of the board of directors is made up of:
Philippe Mills – Chief Executive Officer of SFIL (France)
Eckhard Forst – Chairman of the Managing Board at NRW.BANK (Germany)
Tomas Werngren - President and CEO of Kommuninvest of Sweden, Local Government Debt Office (Sweden)
Josep-Ramon Sanromà, Chief Executive Officer of Institut Català de Finances(Catalonia)
Matthias Wierlacher, President of the Board of the Thüringer Aufbaubank (Germany)
Liane Buchholz, Executive Managing Director of the Association of German Public Banks (VÖB) (Germany)
Sibil Svilan, President of the Board and CEO at Slovene Export and Development Bank Inc. (SID) (Slovenia)
Bilian Balev, Executive Director at the Bulgarian Development Bank AD (Bulgaria)
John C. Reichardt, Executive Board Member of Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten N.V.(BNG) (the Netherlands)