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

    Chairman

    Joined the Bank in August 2019; appointed as Chairman on 1 March 2021

    Experience
    • Experience in international financial institutions and advising governments
    • Board membership and committee chairmanship experience in other UK-listed banks
    • Experience in investment banking activities and in leading bank restructurings
    • Deep understanding of strategic planning and implementation

    Arne has worked in the financial services industry for over 25 years. He has held a number of senior leadership and advisory roles at prominent financial institutions including the IMF, World Bank, Swedbank, Carnegie Investment Bank AB and the Swedish Ministry of Finance and Bank Support Authority. Arne had a leading role in the handling of the Swedish banking crisis in 1991-1993. During the Asian crisis, he assisted the FRA in Thailand and FSC/ KAMCO in South Korea with the handling of problem assets. During his career, Arne has also served as CEO of entities outside the financial industry and as an independent non-executive director at the Turkish asset management company, LBT Varlik Yonetim and Slovenian bank asset management company, DUBT Ltd.

    Current External non-executive appointments
    • Board member at Bank of Cyprus
    • Board member at Piraeus Bank

    Committee membership
    • Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee
    • Member of the Remuneration Committee

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  • Eran Klein

    Independent Board Member

    Joined the Bank in July 2021

    Experience
    • Extensive experience in banking, credit, capital markets and legal
    • Significant risk, corporate governance, strategy and structuring experience
    • Strong Emerging Markets banking and stakeholder management experience
    • Relevant experience and expertise in information security risk management

    Eran 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. Eran 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, he also serves as a non-executive director and risk committee chair at Privatbank, the largest bank in Ukraine.

    Current External non-executive appointments
    • Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Risk Committee at Privatbank, Ukraine.

    Committee membership
    • Chair of the ESG and Ethics Committee
    • Member of the Technology and Data Committee
    • Member of the Risk Committee

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  • Tsira Kemularia

    Senior Independent Board Member

    Joined the Bank in September 2018; appointed as SID on 15 September 2021

    Experience
    • Deep experience with over 23 years across the energy and petrochemicals industry including regulated commodity trading and financial services
    • Chartered Director with the Institute of Directors in London, UK
    • Former member of the British-Georgian Society and former Chairwoman of Georgian Community in the UK
    • Relevant experience and expertise in information security risk management

    Tsira held various roles covering market risk management commodity trading companies both in Dynegy Inc. in USA and UK and at Shell International Trading & Shipping Ltd (STASCO) in London. She served in different managerial roles in M&A and Commercial Finance, Group Treasury and Trading and Supply the UK, Moscow and Barbados between 2005 and 2016. From 2016 to 2019, Tsira was the Head of Group Pensions Strategy and Standards at Shell International Ltd based in London. Since 2019, Tsira is the Head of Internal Audit and Investigations for Shell's global Trading and Supply organization, which is the world's biggest commodity trading and supply business.

    Current External non-executive appointments
    • Trustee Director of the British Gas Trustee Solutions Ltd, a closed pension fund (post British Gas acquisition by Shell)
    • Trustee Director, Shell Trustee Solution Ltd
    • Board member at FaRiG ( Friends of Academic Research in Georgia)

    Committee membership and Board roles
    • Member of the Audit Committee
    • Member of the ESG and Ethics Committee
    • Senior Independent Director
    • Designated non-executive Director for Workforce Engagement

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  • Maria Luisa Cicognani

    Independent Board Member

    Joined the Bank in September 2018

    Experience
    • Extensive experience in international banking, financial institutions and corporate governance
    • Deep understanding of the UK Corporate Governance and directors' remuneration framework
    • Strong leadership skills through significant board membership and chairmanship experience
    • Extensive international strategic advisory experience in emerging and growth economies

    Maria Luisa 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, Maria Luisa served as a non-executive member of the board at Azimut Global Counseling Srl (Italy) and Azimut International Holding SA (Luxemburg). She has previously served as a Chairperson of Moneta Money Bank (listed on the Prague Stock Exchange), and in 2020-2021 she was an independent non-executive director of UBI Banca (Italy).

    Current External non-executive appointments
    • Chairperson of Mobius Investment Trust, LSE-listed company
    • Chairperson of Arafa Holding, listing on the Cairo Stock Exchange

    Committee membership
    • Chair of the Remuneration Committee
    • Member of the Risk Committee
    • Member of the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee

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  • Per Anders Fasth

    Independent Board Member

    Joined the Bank in July 2021

    Experience
    • Extensive experience as CEO and senior executive with more than 20 years at leading financial institutions
    • More than 30 years of accumulated experience as an independent non-executive director
    • Strong listed company governance, leadership and strategic advisory skills
    • Relevant experience in the financial information technologies (Fintech) and credit management industries across Europe
    • Relevant experience and expertise in information security risk management

    Per Anders has served as senior executive for 20 years, at the leading North-European bank SEB and as CEO of SBAB Bank, Hoist Finance and European Resolution Capital. Per Anders has deep strategic consulting experience from 10 years at top-tier consultancies McKinsey & Company and QVARTZ (now Bain & Company). He has been a non-executive director of several financial institutions in Scandinavia and Greece where was a board member of Piraeus Bank S.A., a leading listed Greek Bank. In addition, he has extensive professional experience from having worked in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Germany, Luxembourg, Slovenia, the UK and Ukraine where he was an advisor to the World Bank and the Ministry of Finance.

    Current External non-executive appointments
    • Chairman of Lyra Financial Wealth, a wealth management company
    • Chairman of Pepins Group, listed on Nordic GM for SMEs
    • Board member of Atle Investment Management/Services

    Committee membership
    • Chair of the Audit Committee
    • Member of the Risk Committee
    • Member of the Remuneration Committee

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  • Thymios P. Kyriakopoulos

    Independent Board Member

    Joined the Bank in July 2021

    Experience
    • Extensive experience as investor, portfolio manager, risk taker and balance sheet planner
    • Experience in balance sheet de-risking and deep operational and governance restructuring
    • Transformation leadership and crisis management spanning across systemic banks and Fintech
    • Strong financial, risk and asset management advisory skills to companies and government entities

    Thymios is an internationally experienced banking executive specializing in the areas of operational transformation, balance sheet and risk management, financial engineering and portfolio management. He serves on the board of the Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations, the Greek sovereign wealth fund, and is chair of the investment and risk committee. Prior to that, Thymios was an 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.

    Current External non-executive appointments
    • Board member at the Hellenic Corporation Of Assets And Participations

    Committee membership
    • Chair of the Risk Committee
    • Member of the Audit Committe
    • Member of the Technology and Data Committee

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  • Nino Suknidze

    Independent Board Member

    Joined the Bank in November 2021

    Experience
    • Strong financial services background, extensive experience in major financial services sector transactions and listings as a leading legal counsel
    • Strong governance, regulatory and risk management experience, including at a LSE-listed company
    • Experienced at advising companies across a range of sectors, including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, energy and commerce

    Nino is a business lawyer, with 19 years of experience on the Georgian market with deep expertise in various areas of practice including banking, finance, corporate, regulatory, competition and capital markets. Currently, Nino is the managing partner of the law firm Suknidze & Partners LLC. Between 2017-2020, she served as general counsel at JSC Bank of Georgia. Before joining the bank, she held various positions at the Georgian offices of international law firms Dentons and DLA Piper for over 11 years.

    Current External non-executive appointments
    • Vice President at Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    • Board member at Care Caucasus, a charity organization in Georgia

    Committee membership
    • Member of the Audit Committee
    • Member of the Remuneration Committee
    • Member of the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee

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  • Rajeev Sawhney

    Independent Board Member

    Joined the Bank in November 2021

    Experience
    • Strong global corporate leadership experience of over 40 years
    • Significant advisory and executive experience to technology and cybersecurity companies
    • Extensive expertise in personnel management
    • Relevant experience and expertise in information security risk management

    Rajeev Sawhney is a corporate growth executive with 40 years of global experience in digital technologies, serving across various industry sectors in Europe, North America and Asia. Currently, Mr. Sawhney serves as Executive Chairman and non-executive director at Oxsight Ltd, a medical equipment developer and an Oxford University spin out. He was formerly a senior advisor to the CEO at global IT services firm Zensar Ltd in the UK and member of the advisory board at Garble Cloud Inc., a cybersecurity company in Silicon Valley, USA. Prior to that, Mr. Sawhney comes with strong operational experience as President of HCL Technologies and Mphasis, a Hewlett Packard.

    Current External non-executive appointments
    • Executive Chairman and board member of Oxsight Ltd

    Committee membership
    • Chair of the Technology and Data Committee
    • Member of the ESG and Ethics Committee
    • Member of the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee

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