Raiffeisenbank received the prestigious EMEA Finance Best Foreign Bank in the region based on its 2013 efforts. The awards ceremony was held in Warsaw. When evaluating nominees, the magazine takes into account financial results, market share, growth business areas, and corporate strategy as well as a number of other parameters.
«This award once again confirmed the high level of performance throughout the Raiffeisen Group,» said Chairman of the Managing Board of Raiffeisenbank Sergey Monin. «However, we always remember that the result is much more difficult to maintain than to achieve. Our success in the future depends on the quality of each of us — a team of professionals who each shares a desire to constantly improve his or her knowledge and efficiency.»
Raiffeisen Bank International AG once again won Best Bank in Austria, while Raiffeisen Bank dd, a subsidiary in Bosnia and Herzegovina, won Best Bank in Bosnia, and the bank in Romania was also recognized as the Best Foreign Bank in the region.
«EMEA Finance awards are proof that our commitment to Central and Eastern Europe is recognized and appreciated. Our customers appreciate the personalized financial solutions that we offer them, and always view our bank as a reliable financial partner,» said Carl Sevelda, CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International AG.
EMEA Finance is a special publication on major developments in the financial markets of Europe, the Far East and Africa. The publication, headquartered in London, has a readership of more than 25 000.
EMEA Finance gave Raiffeisen Bank International AG a regional award in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS for the sixth time.
ZAO Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International AG. Raiffeisenbank ranks 11th among the Russian banks in terms of assets, based on Q1 2014 results (Interfax-CEA). According to the same Interfax-CEA data, ZAO Raiffeisenbank ranked 5th in terms of liabilities of individuals and 10th with regard to consumer lending.
Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) regards both Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. In CEE, RBI operates an extensive network of subsidiary banks, leasing companies and a range of other specialised financial service providers in 15 markets. RBI is the only Austrian bank with a presence in both the world’s financial centres and in Asia, the group’s further geographical area of focus. In total, around 57,000 employees service about 14.5 million customers through more than 3,000 business outlets, the great majority of which are located in CEE. Raiffeisen Bank International is a fully-consolidated subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterreich AG (RZB). RZB indirectly holds around 60.7 per cent of the shares, the rest account for the free float. RBI’s shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. RZB is the central institution of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, the country’s largest banking group, and serves as the group head office of the entire RZB Group, including RBI.