Mr. Franz holds a Master of Business Administration from Notre-Dame University, USA and Master of Arts from Vienna University. He holds a Doctoral Degree in Economics and Business Administration form University of Economics in Bratislava.
Mr. Franz is presently working as a Member of the Management Board of Flick Privatstiftung and Member of the Board of Supervisors of Allianz Bank Bulgaria.
Mr. Rainer Franz’s professional career has been very fruitful. He served as First Deputy Chairman of Management Board and Member of Management Board of Raiffeisen Bank Aval. He also served as the Head of Group Transformation Office & Executive Development for Raiffeisen Bank International AG until June 10, 2010.
Before, Mr. Franz held a position of a Member of Management Board at Raiffeisen Bank International AG from January 1, 2003 to June 10, 2010 and was responsible for Regional Cards Processing Centre and Training since January 1, 2003.
In 2007, Mr. Franz was assigned Advisor of Chairman of the Board of Raiffeisen Bank Aval. He served as Deputy General Manager of Tatra banka A.S., Bratislava since 1990. He was a Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Tatra Banka AS.
Mr. Franz held a position of Vice President of Chase Manhattan Bank, with assignments in New York, Tokio, Hong Kong and Manila since 1972, and he also served as DG Bank Frankfurt/Main’s Branch Manager, assignments in Singapur and Hong Kong since 1979 and Commercial Bank of Greece, Frankfurt and Main, General Manager since 1986.
He was a Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Tatra Banka a.s. and served also as the Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors at Tatra Banka, a.s. from 1997 to June 30, 2012. He was a First Deputy Chairman of the Board of VAT Raiffeisen Bank Aval from November 16, 2009 to November 2010. He also held the position of the Chairman of Tatra Banka, a.s. and Deputy Chairman of The Board of Directors of Tatra banka a.s., Bratislava since 1990.