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Public relations section
In a festive gala, the "Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2017" were presented last night in London. Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) was awarded six distinctions. Its Slovakian subsidiary Tatra banka won the coveted "Best Digital Bank in Central and Eastern Europe" award. RBI’s subsidiaries in Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia and Ukraine were named the "Best Bank" in their respective countries. In addition, the financial magazine awarded RBI the "Best Investment Bank in Austria".
"Tatra banka is not only the best practice example in the area of digitalization for the RBI banking network, but also for the whole banking industry in Central and Eastern Europe. This has been confirmed by Euromoney's award", says RBI CEO Johann Strobl: "Digital banking is a cornerstone of RBI’s strategy and Tatra banka plays an important role as digital innovation leader. It combines the flexibility of a fintech company with the soundness of a leading financial institution."
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 leasing, asset management or M&A.
In total, more than 50,000 employees service 16.6 million customers through 2,500 business outlets, the majority 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 and renders important services in this function.