KBC Management

Wim Verbraeken

Chief Executive

During his 23 years working with KBC, Wim has held a number of senior management roles within the group. He joined KBC Bank Ireland in July 2013 when he was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.  

Wim is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy of Belgium (Polytechnic Division) (1983) and holds an MBA specialising in Finance and International Management from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (1992).

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Dara Deering

Head of Retail Banking

Dara was appointed Executive Director with responsibility for Retail Banking in February 2012. Prior to joining KBC, Dara worked in leadership positions in the retail financial services industry for a number of years.

She holds an MBA from Smurfit Business School and a Bachelor of Science Management from Trinity College Dublin.

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Luc Cool

Chief Risk Officer

Luc  was appointed member of the Bank’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors in May 2015. In his role, he is overseeing the various types of risk across the bank’s activities and is driving the risk management strategy. Luc has been in the financial service industry for more than 25 years and held various managerial roles within KBC Group, KBC Bank Ireland’s parent company.

Prior to joining KBC Bank Ireland in 2015, Luc was the Chief Risk Officer for the Hungarian operations of KBC Group since 2010. Luc holds a Masters Degree in Business Economics from Antwerp University (1987).

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Des McCarthy

Chief Financial Officer

Des McCarthy is Chief Financial Officer for KBC Bank Ireland and is a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Des joined KBC in 1991 and has undertaken a number of roles in domestic and international lending for the KBC Group.

Most recently Des was an Executive Director and Head of Credit of KBC Finance Ireland, the international project finance arm of KBC Group.

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Evert Vandenbussche

Chief Operations Officer

Evert was appointed Chief Operations Officer in February 2014 and is a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee.  Evert joined Kredietbank in 1992 and spent a major part of his professional career supporting the expansion of KBC Group in Central Europe.  He held various managerial roles in KBC’s banking operations in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. 

During the last 7 years Evert was a member of the Board of CSOB Financial Group in Slovakia in charge of banking and investment products, the merger with Istrobanka and ICT.  Evert holds a Masters degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate degree in Economics, both from the University of Louvain.

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