Generali begins operations in Slovakia as a branch company of Generali Česká pojišťovna, under the name Generali Poisťovňa
The SPOLU project (“together” in the Czech and Slovak languages) will create synergies to provide innovative services for clients, agents, and partners in the two countries, strengthening the Group’s leadership position in both markets
A Sale of Business Contract was signed at Villa Tugendhat in Brno, Czech Republic, based on which Generali will operate in Slovakia as a branch company of Generali Česká pojišťovna, under the name Generali Poisťovňa.
In the historical building where, in 1992, the political leaders of Czechoslovakia signed the documents that divided the country in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic, Generali takes another step forward in the implementation of its “Lifetime Partner” ambition in the Austria, CEE & Russia region. The SPOLU project (“together” in the Czech and Slovak languages) will combine activities and synergies in various areas to provide the best and most innovative services for clients, agents and partners in the two countries, strengthening Generali’s leadership position in both markets.
Luciano Cirinà, Austria, CEE & Russia Regional Officer and CEO of Generali CEE Holding, commented: “After months of hard work and preparations, we begin a new era of the Czech-Slovak success story. I’m confident that this unique transformation in one company will strengthen our leadership position on the local markets and accelerate our digitization and simplification journey, sharing mutual experiences, ideas and technologies.”
The joint management will operate under the leadership of Roman Juráš, Country Manager of the Generali Group for the Czech Republic and Slovakia and CEO of Generali Česká pojišťovna. “Since last year, we have been gradually deepening our cooperation, which has brought positive results on both sides. Our goal is to take the best of both companies – to make use of the size and power of the Czech Generali and the agility and innovative drive of Generali in Slovakia, and transform it into a common vision so that together we can continue to provide the best services for our customers and partners”, he stated after the signing of the contract.
Juraj Jurčík, Charmain of the Board and CEO of Generali Slovakia, will be in charge of the Slovak branch of Generali and become a newly appointed Board Member of Generali Česká pojišťovna, being responsible for sales in Slovakia. “Joining our activities will allow us to share resources, constantly improve processes and thus bring clients even better solutions and services in terms of our ambition to become their ‘Lifetime Partner’. We believe that thanks to the connection with one of the largest insurance companies from the Generali Group in the CEE region, we will continue to improve our services and offer for our clients in Slovakia”, he commented.
The contract was signed on behalf of Generali Česká pojišťovna by Roman Juráš, the Chairman of the Board, CEO and Country Manager of the Generali Group for the Czech Republic and Slovakia and by Petr Bohumský, Member of the Board of Directors and CFO. On behalf of the Slovak Generali, the contract was signed by Juraj Jurčík, the Chairman of the Board and CEO, and Andrea Leskovská, the Chief Insurance Officer and Board Member at Generali Slovakia.