Ricardo-José Vybiral, MBA, Managing Director Kreditschutzverband 1870 and of KSV1870 Holding AG has been appointed for another five years. The board of directors of the Association for the Protection of Creditors recently made this decision.

Vybiral has been leading the fortunes of KSV1870 since 2016.  During this time the company has developed into the leading economic platform in the country and has established itself as an opinionated mouthpiece for Austrian companies – especially during the Corona crisis.

The business economist with a technical background has been leading Austria’s largest association for the protection of creditors with over 28,000 members for five years. Before that, he headed one of the world’s most renowned CRM & digital agencies, the Wunderman Group in Germany and Austria, as Chief Executive Officer. In addition to his work in KSV1870, Vybiral is also on the Advisory Board of Forum Alpbach and a sought-after speaker. “I am very pleased that with the commitment of Ricardo-José Vybiral in 2016, a decision was made that was the starting point for a 360° modernization of the KSV1870.

We look back on years of change, through which our public perception and our image have fundamentally changed for the better. It is all the more gratifying that we will continue on this path to success together and with the tried and tested team,” explains Mag. Roland Wernik, MBA, President of KSV1870.

Strategic partner for young companies

Apart from its core business, KSV1870 has also established itself as a strategic investor and has a stake in FINcredible GmbH and Nimbusec GmbH. In addition to the economic aspect, the focus is primarily on content-related cooperation. Because the top priority of the creditor protection association is to continuously improve products and services thanks to investments of this kind, to supplement them sensibly and to make them “state of the art”.

KSV1870 a top employer

The fact that the course of renewal that has been taken is also bearing fruit internally was recently confirmed in the Top Employer Ranking 2021 by the business magazine Trend. In the current ranking, the KSV1870 occupies 4th place in the “Banks” category and 46th in the overall ranking – here too the trend is clearly upwards. “I am deeply grateful that our hard work over the past few years has met with broad approval and that I can therefore continue to actively shape this path in the future. I really appreciate this trust and I am looking forward to continuing to drive forward our vision together with my successful team, ”said Vybiral.

Source:  KSV1870 Press Release