Press release

European Mortgage Federation Appoints New Chairman & Deputy Chairman for 2023-2024

European Mortgage Federation Appoints New Chairman & Deputy Chairman for 2023-24

Brussels, 16 January 2023 – For immediate release

The European Mortgage Federation (EMF) is pleased to announce that its General Assembly has formally endorsed the appointment of Roberto Colomer Blasco (Chief Executive Officer, Unión de Créditos Inmobiliarios – UCI, Spain, representing the Spanish Mortgage Association vis-à-vis the EMF) and Sergiu Oprescu (Executive President, Alpha Bank Romania & General Manager of International Network, Alpha Bank Group, representing the Romanian Association of Banks vis-à-vis the EMF), as its Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively for the mandate 2023-2024.


In these capacities, Roberto and Sergiu will play a key role in helping to shape the future direction of the EMF and represent the collective interests of its member institutions. In particular, they will work closely with the other members of the EMF Executive Committee to address the challenges and opportunities facing the mortgage credit sector on the retail side, and to promote the responsible and sustainable growth of the industry.


Speaking on the appointments, Luca Bertalot, EMF Secretary General said:

We are delighted to welcome Roberto and Sergiu to their new roles vis-à-vis the EMF and we look forward to working with them over the coming two years.”


Commenting on his appointment, Roberto Colomer, EMF Chairman said:
“I appreciate the confidence of the members of the EMF in appointing me to the position of Chairman for the next two years, which will present important challenges due to the uncertainties of the current economic and social environments, but which will undoubtedly also present significant opportunities in terms of further developing sustainability, accessibility and efficiency in European mortgage markets. In this role, I look forward to working with the EMF Secretariat to further enhance the EMF as a hub for all stakeholders focusing on housing policy and its financing.”


Commenting on his appointment, Sergiu Oprescu, EMF Deputy Chairman said:
I am honoured and proud to be appointed EMF Deputy Chairman and I thank the members of the EMF for their trust and confidence. I am ready to leverage my entire experience in the financial services sector to support the EMF in addressing the complex challenges of a period characterised by economic uncertainty. Also, I look forward to working with Roberto Colomer Blasco and the EMF Secretariat, together with all member colleagues and stakeholders, in promoting the responsible and sustainable growth of the European mortgage industry.”