MeDirect on Friday announced that after five years with the Bank, Alex Konewko, Executive Director and Chief Risk Officer, will step down with effect from 30th November 2021 to pursue a new opportunity outside of the MeDirect family.

He will be replaced by Deputy CRO Marija Fenech, who joined the bank in 2012.

Alex joined MeDirect in April 2016 and is described as having played an instrumental role in developing and growing the Bank’s risk team and control framework, supporting the Bank’s growth and its transformation strategy.

MeDirect says it implemented its internal succession plan and went on to announce the appointment of Marija as CRO for the Bank in Malta with effect from 1st December 2021, subject to receipt of all required regulatory approvals.

Marija joined MeDirect in the risk management department and has performed a number of key risk roles during her career at the Bank.

Marija had been identified as a key talent within the senior leadership team.

The Bank also welcomed François Ducuroir as Chief Risk Officer of MeDirect Bank SA (“MeDirect Belgium”), the Bank’s Belgian banking subsidiary, in August 2021.

François joined MeDirect Belgium from Reacfin, a risk management consultancy company where he was Managing Partner since 2013.

François brings extensive experience in Retail Risk Management to MeDirect Belgium as well as to the wider MeDirect Group. He is a member of MeDirect Belgium’s Executive Committee and sits on the Board of Directors of MeDirect Belgium. MeDirect would like to thank Alex for his invaluable contributions to the Bank’s growth and development and to wish both Marija and François success in their new roles.

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