Bratislava, Slovakia (22/7/2019) – IPM Group, the next generation asset manager and multi-family office, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mario Vircik as Head of Advisory.
In the past few years, Mario, as one of the founding initiators of the IPM Growth strategy, has been actively involved in shaping IPM’s VC investment arm as Strategic Advisor. Recently, Mario has played crucial role in establishing IPM Advisory, that he will lead from now on. IPM Advisory offers companies and private clients a full range of advisory, investment, and capital raising services.
Prior to joining IPM full-time, Mario served as a Board Representative for Slovakia at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD”) in London, one of the most recognised global financiers for transition economies. Mario also worked as the Director General for the International Relations Department of the Ministry of Finance of Slovakia, after having previously held numerous other national and supranational positions within the ministry. Mario began his career at the Slovak government within an extremely pro-reform orientated team of the then Deputy Minister of Economy after completing his master’s degree in Business Economics at the University of Economics in Bratislava.
“I feel honoured and proud to work with IPM on their extremely challenging and disruptive projects with a global impact. IPM brings unique opportunity to the CEE region, being first to provide one-stop-shop solution for different types of investors, offering investment opportunities that are usually not accessible for standard private clients. Moreover, IPM has a great social impact as it creates opportunities enabling brain gain together with creating an innovative ecosystem on long-term sustainable pillars,” noted Mr Vircik.
Commenting on the appointment of Mario Vircik, Mr. Bocek, IPM’s Managing Partner, said: “I am proud and pleased to be able to present Mario as the new Head of Advisory at IPM. He is a competent leader and has in his previous position shown that he has a deep understanding of how to create growth in a complex market and how to build long-term relationships with clients. I am certain that Mario’s eighteen-year career in public sector finance institutions will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from that unique perspective to our activities.”