Raiffeisen Bank Aval was awarded "Bank of the Year in Ukraine" by The Banker
- The Banker chooses RBI for the fifth time in a row
- Local awards go to Slovakia and Ukraine
The Financial Times publication “The Banker” recognized Raiffeisen Bank International as “Best Bank in Central and Eastern Europe” for the fifth time in a row. The decision of an international panel of judges was announced during a virtual ceremony.
In addition to the regional award, the RBI Group also received “Best Bank”-awards for its subsidiaries in Slovakia (Tatra banka) and Ukraine (Raiffeisen Bank Aval).
“The Banker’s awards are a valuable specialist confirmation that we are on the right track to meet our strategic objectives. While customer feedback is of course our primary yardstick, a comparison with our peers is indispensable to complete the picture, and this award is a token of joint success for all our staff,” said RBI-CEO Johann Strobl.
“We plan to become a technological and innovation leader in the Ukrainian financial sector by 2025. – said Oleksandr Pysaruk, Chairman of the Board of Raiffeisen Bank Aval. – We will build on our solid foundation of being the safest and most reliable bank in Ukraine, a part of a well-known European banking group”.
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RBI regards Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, as well as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. 13 markets of the region are covered by subsidiary banks. Additionally, the RBI Group comprises numerous other financial service providers, for instance in leasing, asset management or M&A.
Around 46,000 employees service 16.8 million customers through approx. 2,000 business outlets, the by far largest part thereof in CEE. RBI's shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. The Austrian Regional Raiffeisen Banks own around 58.8 per cent of the shares, the remainder is in free float. Within the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, RBI is the central institute of the Regional Raiffeisen Banks and other affiliated credit institutions.