Currently, Karl Guha is a member of the executive management committee of UniCredit Group and will become a member of Van Lanschot`s board of managing directors on 1 January 2013, subject to the approval of De Nederlandsche Bank.
The shareholders will be informed of the proposed appointment of Guha during an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders to be held in the autumn.
Guha will take over his new responsibility when the current chairman, Floris Deckers, will step down.
Regarding the proposed appointment, Tom de Swaan, chairman of Van Lanschot`s supervisory board remarked ” He will guide the bank through the accelerated execution of its strategy initiated by the investment and cost reduction programme. Van Lanschot will pursue its growth strategy in the coming years as an autonomous and independent private bank, in line with its ambition to be the best private bank in the Netherlands and Belgium.”
Guha began his banking career in 1989 with ABN AMRO as a management trainee and worked witht eh group for the next eighteen years, serving in different capacities in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and the Netherlands.
In 2009, he joined UniCredit banking group as a member of the executive management committee and as chief risk officer.
Additionally, he has also served as a member of several supervisory boards including HVB, Bank Austria and ZAO Bank in Russia.