In Memoriam: Heinz Ratka, 74
Worked in Chase Vienna in Trade Finance
Heinz Ratka, who worked for Chase in Vienna from 1982 to 1988, died on October 24, 2020 at the age of 74.  


Ratka joined Chase Austria in 1982 from Bank of America,  where he had led the Trade Finance Group in Vienna..Chase In the early 1980s, Chase was very eager to set up a Trade Finance team; Manfred Kunert, who ran Chase Treasury at that time, strongly recommended that Chase hire Ratka. He subsequently ran Trade Finance until 1988 when he  moved to Bank Austria, becoming responsible for several CEE countries.

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From Wolfgang Fenkart-Froeschl: Heinz was always very close to Chase Alumni, and we want extend our condolences to his wife, Edith, and the family. A few years ago, his son Marcus gave a presentation at one of our luncheons about his project to establish a music academy in Vienna that has since become very successful.