Petr Smida

Petr Smida

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Member of the Board of Directors of ABH Holdings S.A.

Petr Smida was elected to the BoD in 2003 and appointed Chairman of the BoD in October 2011. Since 2003 Petr Smida worked in various corporate and BoD positions including CEO between 2003-2008. Before joining Alfa Bank in November 2003, he was the Chairman and CEO of GE Capital Bank, Prague and Global Senior Vice-President at GE Consumer Finance, USA.

In his term as a CEO of Alfa bank, the Bank grew its balance sheet six fold, developed a strong national retail banking franchise, and has further expanded its corporate and investment banking operations. As one of the vivid acknowledgement of this success, the Euromoney magazine named Alfa-Bank the «Best Bank in Russia» in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Apart from his non-executive role in the bank since 2008 Petr Smida has been a private investor and entrepreneur based in Prague, Czech republic.

15 Feb 2006A resurgence without risk — Ben Aris, The  Banker
04 Apr 2004Can Alfa Be The Alpha Dog? — Jason Bush, BusinessWeek