Putschek, 48, is departing from Raiffeisen’s Centrobank unit at the end of March to join Swimsol, a maker of photovoltaic systems he founded with his brother, he told Bloomberg News today.
Raiffeisen, eastern Europe’s second-largest lender, merged its investment-bank unit, Raiffeisen Investment, of which Putschek was a co-head since 2004, with Centrobank last May. Putschek continued as head of regions, responsible for corporate finance in eastern Europe and Austria, under the Vienna-based lender’s roof.
A Raiffeisen Centrobank spokeswoman, Andrea Pelinka-Kinz, confirmed Putschek is leaving. No replacement will be named as his tasks will be divided among Gerhard Grund, Henning von Stechow and Klaus Imhof, she said.
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