Desislava Simeonova joins the Management Board of UBB

Her appointment comes after Frank Jansen, so far Executive Director SME and Corporate Segment, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of KBC Ireland.

The so far SME Distribution Director Desislava Simeonova joins the Management Board of UBB and the Country Management Board of KBC Group Bulgaria, with effect from January 2019, as the official entry with the Commercial Register dates 01.02.2019. Her appointment comes after Frank Jansen, so far Executive Director SME and Corporate Segment, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of KBC Group Ireland. She will take over the management of that same domain.

Desislava Simeonova holds a Master’s degree in Law. She started her professional career as a legal trainee at Sofia City Court. In 2000 she was appointed as a public enforcement agent at the State Receivables Collection Agency to the Ministry of Finance. Subsequently she also worked as a legal counsel at the Legal Directorate and an expert to the Inspectorate of that same institution. Over the period 2004 – 2008 she worked as a legal counsel at the Bulgarian National Bank, Banking Supervision Department. She joined the team of CIBANK more than 10 years ago in the Corporate Officer position. Later on she consecutively managed Legal Services and Methodology Directorate and in 2016 she was appointed SME Director, while achieving excellent results in that segment. After the acquisition of United Bulgarian Bank by the Belgian financial group KBC in 2017 Desislava Simeonova took over the function of SME Distribution Director at UBB.

Until his relocation to Ireland Frank Jansen had been working in Bulgaria for more than 10 years, as beyond combining of various roles in the structure of the bank-assurance group, Mr. Jansen was also Chairman of the Bulgarian-Belgian-Luxembourg Business Club.