About us

Who we are
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, approximately 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 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.

We entered CEE back in 1987 with our first subsidiary in Hungary and have ever since supported the growth and development of businesses in the region through our market know-how and banking expertise. Via our subsidiaries in 14 countries of the region we have a deep understanding of the business culture, the legal framework and economic development of each market. After more than three decades, we still see tremendous growth opportunity in CEE, which is why we want to present the potential and the beauty of the CEE region.

Our goal
In 2017, celebrating 30 years of presence in CEE, RBI launched the blog Discover CEE: a platform for leading experts, analysts and successful entrepreneurs and companies, to share their ideas, visions and experience about doing business in CEE. The goal is to connect opinion leaders, inspire entrepreneurs and businesses and show the potential and diversity of the entire CEE region.

Non-profit
Please note that Discover CEE is a non-profit blog with the sole purpose of providing an information and intelligence platform focusing on topics related to economics, business, people, trends and culture in the CEE region. We target anyone with a strong interest in CEE and are happy to feature your own stories and insights or connect you with the experts, entrepreneurs or analysts featured on our blog.

Sharing policy
If you would like to share content from Discover CEE, please use a web link /hyperlink to the original source of the content on our platform and only a brief extract (less than 10 percent) of the story. Thank you.

Contact details
E: contact@discover-cee.com
T: +43 1 71707 1298

Discover CEE
c/o Raiffeisen Bank International AG
RBI Group Communications
Am Stadtpark 9, 1030 Vienna