31 Jan Vivier Group appoints new CEO
Vivier, the multinational financial services group, has appointed Martin Haschka Chief Executive Officer, effective December 2017. Martin has over 20 years’ experience working within the financial services industry in a number of high ranking executive roles.
Martin brings to the Auckland-based Group a wealth of knowledge from the financial sector, in particular in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate and board affairs as well as financial transformation. Martin’s new role will involve overseeing operations at Vivier & Co, Vivier Capital, Vivier Investments, Vivier Slovakia and Vivier Bulgaria plus soon-to-be-launched Vivier Insurance.
Martin graduated from Vienna University of Economics and Business in 1994. He subsequently became CFO and then CEO of Central and Eastern Europe for long-established Winterthur Insurance, founded in 1875 in Switzerland. Throughout the time that Martin led the CEE executive team, Winterthur was a major subsidiary of Credit Suisse.
In 2002, Martin was promoted to Head of M&A Emerging Markets for Credit Suisse Financial Services and subsequently named CEO Asia Non-Life within the Credit Suisse Group a year later, a post he held for four years.
In 2008, Martin moved on from Credit Suisse to become CTO/COO at Vienna Insurance Group, one of the leading insurance groups in Austria and Central and Eastern Europe.
Outside the office, Martin is a keen golfer, biker and outdoorsman.
Commenting on his appointment, Martin said: “I am delighted to have been chosen to lead the executive team at Vivier Group. I am looking forward to overseeing the launch of new products and services as well as building on the strong international presence that Vivier has today.”
Anita Kohn, Chief Human Resources Officer, Vivier Group, said: “It’s an exciting time here. We have no doubt that Martin will bring fresh ideas and perspectives, with his many years of experience and sector-specific knowledge.”