Dinko Lucić won the CEO Today Europe Award 2020
Zagreb, 3 July 2020 – Dinko Lucić, President of the Management Board of Privredna banka Zagreb (PBZ), member of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, has won for the second year in a row the prestigious CEO Today Magazine Europe Awards 2020 in Croatia for his outstanding contribution to the representation of Privredna banka Zagreb. Every year the CEO Today Europe Awards recognise strong and innovative leadership amongst business leaders operating in Europe. The CEO Today Europe Awards celebrate success and unique strategic vision across a number of sectors and industries, highlighting the most respected companies and the Chief Executives whose tireless work ethic and innovative thinking deserve recognition. CEO Today bring together an outstanding selection of companies pushing the envelope in business, and celebrate the CEOs and leaders who make this progress possible. Winners of this prestigious recognition come from various sectors and industries across Europe (IT, telecommunications, pharmaceutical industry, banking and finance, energy, car industry, food industry, etc.).
On the occasion of the announcement of the CEO Today Magazine Europe Awards 2020, Mr Dinko Lucić, President of the Management Board of PBZ, said: 'I am exceptionally proud of this special award, which provides confirmation of the success of the whole team of the PBZ Group. I believe in this country, our people, and especially my colleagues as we all work together to give a top-notch and recognizable output, especially in innovations, which makes us successful in the wider area. It is well known that I always underline that people make the difference and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our employees for their contribution, but also our clients, who make us strive to become even better“.
CEO Today Europe Awards research team and judging panel has recognized a number of achievements of Mr Lucić and PBZ over the past twelve months. Achievements range from growth in revenues and/or profits, turnaround transformation, good performance in difficult times for the economy and industry, expanding onto new markets, leading market share, successful M&A integration, new products and services, new business model and strategy, etc.
To view the awards publication please visit: https://europeawards.ceotodaymagazine.com
Dinko Lucić has been the President of the Management Board of Privredna banka Zagreb (PBZ) since February 2018. Mr. Lucić joined the PBZ Group in early 2000. In addition to his numerous positions within PBZ, a member of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, from 2007 to 2009 he was a member of the Management Board of Intesa Sanpaolo’s VUB Bank in Slovakia. Prior to his appointment as President, he had been a longstanding member (since 2009) of PBZ ‘s Management Board in charge of retail banking and coordination of the PBZ Group companies in the retail segment and card business. Dinko Lucić was born in 1971, he graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb. He also completed the ZSEM and University of Michigan Business School’s General Management Program, he holds several SAS CRM certificates and attained the International Retail Banker Certificate issued by The International Academy of Retail Banking, London.
Privredna banka Zagreb d.d. (PBZ) has been a significant factor in the development of Croatian economy ever since its establishment in 1966. It has retained such a role until today as a member of Intesa Sanpaolo Group, one of the largest banking groups in Europe. PBZ is a universal bank, it is technologically highly developed, and offers a complete range of specialised products and services. From the perspective of business results, PBZ has been continuously at the very top of Croatian banking, it is a highly liquid and capitalised bank, and has demonstrated extreme resilience by successfully responding to all the challenges that the local banking system has faced over the last couple of years.
PBZ has kept its role of a pioneer in new technologies, continuously developing new and innovative products and services for retail and corporate clients and taking a significant part in the financing of the economy and development of small and medium entrepreneurship in the country. Moreover, PBZ was the first commercial bank in Croatia to provide its clients with Apple Pay and Google Pay services. PBZ is also the centre of excellence for many areas of banking within the International Subsidiary Banks Division of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group and has recently become a regional banking hub following the acquisition of majority ownership of the Intesa Sanpaolo banks in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia. It should be emphasized that PBZ is the clear winner of the Comprehensive assessment of five Croatian banks recently conducted by the European Central Bank. According to published data, PBZ has got the greatest amount of the capital in the adverse scenario (CET1 Ratio of 16.4 %) that substantially exceeds regulatory requirements, while Asset Quality Review (AQR) identified immaterial adjustments with an impact on the capital ratio of one basis point (1bp). These results confirm strong financial stability and reliability of PBZ in the domestic banking market, but also adequacy of its internal rules and procedures pertaining to risk management. Also, PBZ has a proactive role in encouraging CSR initiatives and projects, with constant dedication to supporting the local community. PBZ is the leading donor in the country and unrivalled among banks regarding donations to healthcare institutions in combating the Covid-19 pandemic as well as repairing the consequences of the devastating earthquake that hit Zagreb and its surroundings.