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. 13 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.

Around 45,000 employees service 17.2 million customers through approx. 1,900 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.

We entered CEE 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 we have a deep understanding of the business culture, legal framework and economic development of each market.

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 ideas, visions and experience about doing business in CEE. The goal is to connect opinion leaders, inspire entrepreneurs and managers and show the potential, beauty and diversity of the entire CEE region.


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 per cent) 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
Group Communications
Am Stadtpark 9, 1030 Vienna