The Banker names RBI "Bank of the Year in Central and Eastern Europe"


For the tenth time RBI has been named "Bank of the Year in Central and Eastern Europe" by "The Banker". 


For the tenth time RBI has been named "Bank of the Year in Central and Eastern Europe" by "The Banker". In addition, RBI’s subsidiary banks in Belarus and Bulgaria received the accolade "Bank of the Year" for their respective countries. The renowned magazine of the Financial Times presented RBI CFO Martin Grüll the awards at a gala ceremony in London on 29 November.

"In addition to Austria, Central and Eastern Europe is the home market for RBI. This award recognizes RBI's business success, good strategic orientation and strong market position", said RBI CEO Johann Strobl. "These markets develop well, many customers have growth plans. RBI supports them through financing and a broad portfolio of first-class products and advisory services. The bank works on numerous digitization projects because this provides the opportunity to become even more efficient and more customer-friendly."

The photograph shows the Award Gala’s presenter Michael Buerk, RBI’s CFO Martin Grüll, and Stefanie Linhardt, The Banker's CEE editor. (Photograph: Financial Times Live)


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Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) regards Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, as well as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. 14 markets of the region are covered by subsidiary banks. Additionally, the group comprises numerous other financial service providers, for instance in the fields of leasing, asset management, as well as M&A.

In total, nearly 50,000 employees service 16.5 million customers through more than 2,400 business outlets, the majority thereof in CEE. RBI's shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. The Regional Raiffeisen Banks own around 58.8 per cent of the shares, the remainder is in free float. Within the Raiffeisen Banking Group, RBI is the central institute of the Regional Raiffeisen Banks and other affiliated credit institutions and renders important services in this function.

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