Andreas Treichl serves as the chief executive officer of Erste Group Bank AG and has been its chairman of the managing board and general manager since July 1997. Treichl has been a member of the management board at Erste Group Bank AG since October 1, 1994. In 1986 he accepted a general manager position with Chase Manhattan Bank Vienna, which was purchased by Credit Lyonnais in 1993. He served as the chief executive officer of Erste Group Bank AG since July 1997. He began his career at Chase Manhattan Bank in 1977, which sent him to Brussels from 1979 to 1981 and Athens from 1981 to 1983. In 1983 he began to work at Erste Group Bank AG for the first time. He served as a director of Banca Comerciala Romana S.A. and has chaired the supervisory boards of a large number of banks. Treichl studied economic sciences at Vienna University from 1971 to 1975.