Members of TBC Bank's supervisory board
Supervisory Board
  • Arne Berggren

    Chairman of TBC Bank Group PLC and JSC TBC Bank

    Mr Berggren has studied at a number of renowned academic institutions such as the Swedish Institute of Management, New York University Graduate School of Business, University of Geneva, University of Amsterdam and the University of Uppsala.

    Arne Berggren currently serves as a member of the board of Bank of Cyprus and Piraeus Bank. Prior to his current roles, Mr Berggren served as a board member of Turkish asset management company, LBT Varlik Yonetim and Slovenian bank asset management company, DUBT Ltd. He also has held a number of senior leadership and advisory roles at prominent financial intuitions including the IMF, World Bank, Swedbank, Carnegie Investment Bank AB and the Swedish Ministry of Finance and Bank Support Authority.

    During the Swedish banking crisis in 1991-1993, Mr Berggren developed a strategic framework and a process for handling systemic banking crises and introduced a more effective tool for restructuring and portfolio management of complex NPLs. During the Asian crisis he assisted FRA in Thailand and FSC/KAMCO in Korea to handle problem assets.

    Mr Berggren has joined the Board of TBC Bank Group PLC as an independent non-executive Director and a member of the Supervisory Board of JSC TBC Bank in August, 2019.

    Arne Berggren sits the following committee:
    • Remuneration Committee
    • CGN Committee (Chairperson)
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  • Eran Klein

    Independent Board Member of TBC Bank Group PLC and JSC TBC Bank

    Eran Klein holds a Master of Law degree from Chuo University, one of Japan's top law faculties, as well as a Sloan Masters degree from London Business School.

    Mr Klein is an experienced international banker and lawyer who held senior roles over two decades in leading financial institutions such as Commerzbank, Citibank, ING Financial Markets and Deutsche Bank across both developed and emerging markets. Mr Klein has accumulated valuable knowledge in capital markets, SME, retail lending, corporate governance, liquidity and balance sheet management, as well as risk management, audit and strategy implementation. Currently, Mr Klein serves as an independent non-executive director and risk committee chair at Privatbank, the largest bank in Ukraine.

    Mr Klein has joined the Board of TBC Bank Group PLC as an Independent Non-Executive Director in May, 2021. In June 2021, Eran Klein was elected as a Senior Independent Director for TBC Bank Group PLC Board.

    Eran Klein sits on the following committee:
    • Audit Committee
    • Technology & Data Committee (Chairperson)
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  • Tsira Kemularia

    Senior Independent Board Member of TBC Bank Group PLC and JSC TBC Bank

    Tsira Kemularia graduated from the Louisiana State University with a degree in International Trade and Finance & Economics in 1999. Ms Kemularia has 21 years of international experience in financial services and risk management.
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    From 1999 to 2005, she held various market risk management roles both In Dynegy Inc. in USA and UK and at Shell International Trading & Shipping Ltd (STASCO) in London. From 2005 to 2008, she was Manager, M&A and Commercial Finance, in Group Treasury and Corporate Finance, at Shell International. From 2008 to 2011, she served as a Commercial Finance Manager, M&A in Group Treasury & Corporate finance, at Shell Exploration and Production Services (B.V) in Moscow, RF. Thereafter, she served as Finance Manager and a Country Controller at Shell Western Supply and Trading LTD in Barbados, West Indies from 2011 to 2016. From 2016 to 2019 , Ms Kemularia was the Head of Group Pensions Strategy and Standards at Shell International Ltd based in London. Since 2019, Ms. Kemularia is responsible for managing Internal Audit of Shell's global Trading and Supply organization, which is the world's biggest commodity trading and supply business.

    From 2006 to 2010, Ms Kemularia was a a board member of the British- Georgian Society. She was a chairwoman of the Georgian Community in the UK from 2004-2009. In 2011, she joined the board of Shell Western Supply and Trading Ltd. From 2016 to 2018she served as a board member of British Gas General Partner Ltd and since 2016 she is a company nominated Trustee of the British Gas Trustee Solutions Ltd, a pension fund managed by Shell Group Treasury as a result of British Gas acquisition by Shell. Tsira Kemularia is a member of the Institute of Directors in London, UK, and is currently a pursuing chartered director programme.

    Ms Kemularia was appointed to the Board as an independent non-executive Director of TBC Bank Group PLC and as a member of the Supervisory Board of JSC TBC Bank in September 2018. She also, serves as a Staff Ambassador, representing JSC TBC Bank's staff to the Supervisory Board, since 2018.

    Tsira Kemularia sits the following committee:
    • Corporate Governance & Nomination Committee
    • Remuneration Committee
    • Audit Committee
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  • Maria Luisa Cicognani

    Independent Board Member of TBC Bank Group PLC and JSC TBC Bank

    Maria Luisa Cicognani graduated from Bocconi University in 1987 with a degree in Business Administration. She holds a master degree from the Int'l University of Japan in Japanese Economy and Business.

    Ms Cicognani has extensive experience in the field of banking, financial institutions and corporate governance. She worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (London, UK) between 1993 and 2005. Subsequently, she was a director of Financial Institutions at Merrill Lynch and Head of Financial Institutions at Renaissance Capital in London and Moscow as well as a Managing Director of Mediobanca (London Branch). During 2014-2016, she served as a non-executive member of the board at Azimut Global Counseling Srl (Italy) and Azimut International Holding SA (Luxemburg). She has been Chairperson of Moneta Money Bank (listed on the Prague Stock Exchange) and NED of Arafa Holding (listed on Cairo Stock Exchange). She is currently Chairperson of Mobius Investment Trust, listed on LSE, and a member of the Board of UBI Banca (Italy).

    Ms Cicognani was appointed to the Board as an independent non-executive Director of TBC Bank Group PLC and as a member of the Supervisory Board of JSC TBC Bank in September 2018.

    Maria Luisa Cicognani sits on the following committee:
    • Remuneration Committee (Chairperson)
    • CGN Committee
    • Risk Committee
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  • Per Anders Fasth

    Independent Board Member of TBC Bank Group PLC and JSC TBC Bank

    Per Anders Fasth holds a Master of Science degree from Stockholm School of Economics, as well as received Executive Education from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland.

    Per Anders Fasth is an independent non-executive director with a proven track-record as an executive. Mr Fasth has been senior executive for 20 years - at the leading North-European Bank SEB and as CEO of SBAB Bank - as well as top-tier consultant for 10 years at McKinsey and QVARTZ (now Bain & Company). Mr Fasth is currently the chairman of FundedByMe, a listed Fin-tech equity crowd-funding company and Lyra, a wealth management company. He is also a board member and chairman of risk and audit committee at Hoist Finance. Fasth has been a non-executive director of several other financial institutions in Scandinavia and Greece where he was a board member and member of the risk, audit, remuneration, strategy, nomination and ethics committees of Piraeus Bank S.A., a listed leading Greek Bank. In addition, he has extensive professional experience from having worked in the Baltic countries, Germany, Slovenia and Ukraine where he was an advisor to the WorldBank and the Ministry of Finance.

    Mr Fasth has joined the Board of TBC Bank Group PLC as an Independent Non-Executive Director in May, 2021.

    Per Anders Fasth sits on the following committee:
    • Audit Committee
    • Risk Committee
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  • Thymios P. Kyriakopoulos

    Independent Board Member of TBC Bank Group PLC and JSC TBC Bank

    Thymios P. Kyriakopoulos graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and holds an MBA in Finance with honors from the Wharton School.

    Mr Kyriakopoulos is an internationally experienced banking executive specializing in the areas of risk management and transformation, financial engineering and portfolio management. Mr Kyriakopoulos serves on the board of the Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations, the Greek sovereign wealth fund, and is chairman of the investment and risk committee.

    Prior to that Mr Kyriakopoulos was executive general manager and chief risk officer of Piraeus Bank S.A, a listed leading Greek Bank, managing director at Goldman Sachs Inc. in the fixed income currencies and commodities trading division, and has held board and executive roles in insurtech, fintech, financial services and management consulting companies.

    Mr Kyriakopoulos has joined the Board of TBC Bank Group PLC as an Independent Non-Executive Director in May, 2021.

    Thymios P. Kyriakopoulos sits on the following committee: • Risk Committee
    • Technology & Data Committee
    • Audit Committee
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