Dominic Bruynseels took over as CEO of FIRST BANK in July 2018.
Dominic is one of the most experienced bankers in Romania and abroad, with an international track record of 38 years in the banking industry – including Standard Bank of South Africa, Banca Comerciala Romana, Barclays Bank PLC – both on developed and emerging markets.
Dominic has led major successful acquisitions, developed and coordinated strategies leading to significant business growth, managed organizational changes and crises, presided over Boards of Directors as Chairman, transformed start-ups into sustainable businesses, produced and supervised organic growth plans and provided external consultancy to a number of companies, governmental development financial institutions and non-governmental organizations.
In Romania, he was the CEO of Banca Comerciala Romana during May 2008 – April 2012, a period when the bank saw all-time-high earnings (2008) and excellent operational results (2009 and 2010).
Dominic has previously been President of Private Investors in Africa, Vice – Chairman of the UK’s Overseas Development Institute, member of the Managing Board of Foreign Investors Council in Romania.
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, has a diploma in Financial Studies with the Chartered Institute of Bankers, an MBA with the Henley Management College and holds a Bachelor in Mediaeval History from Durham University.