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Ján Oliva

Ján Oliva(*14 June 1903 in Senica – †02 June 1982 in Martin)

He started his banking career as an accounting officer at Banka československých légií in its Bratislava branch, where he worked from 1925.

In 1927 he joined Národná banka Československá (NBČS) and worked in its Main Institute in Prague, where he held several positions. After the establishment of Slovenská národná banka (SNB) in April 1939, he joined the newly established central bank and worked as the deputy head of the Central Accounting Department, a position in which he was also responsible for the bank’s control service.

In 1945 he was appointed a member of the Interim Administration of SNB, from July of the same year he acted as a member of the Interim Administration of the renewed NBČS, and from 1 January 1946 he held the position of deputy chief executive director in NBČS’s Commercial Administration in Prague. In 1946 he became the first deputy director of the Central Bank Administration in Prague, and in 1947 he was appointed the first vice-chairman of the Monetary Liquidation Fund. After the establishment of Štátna banka československá (ŠBČS), he first worked in Prague as director of Issuing and Treasury Administration, then as head of the 41 - Precious Metals Department, and finally as head of the Wage Funds Control Department. By decision of the Regional Court in Prague on 1 July 1955 he was sentenced to six years in prison in connection with the release of tied deposits after 1945. In 1969 he was acquitted on all counts.

Last updated: Thursday, November 14, 2019