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Aleksandar Konishkov has taken office as the director of the regional center 'Severo-Zapadny' of ZAO Raiffeisenbank.

After 7 years of successful management in which he made a big contribution to the development of Raiffeisen bank in the northwest, Roger Etiene left the position of director of the regional center 'Severo-Zapadny' of ZAO Raiffeisenbank. Aleksandar Konishkov will head the regional center 'Severo-Zapadny' from 15th September 2008.

«The priority tasks for the bank in our region is further regional expansion and a significant increase in our presence on the markets that we are currently in. It is important to note that the bank is planning to increase its credit portfolio, and not only as a result of our work on markets that are know to us, but also as a result in the increase in our regional presence. Regional expansion for us means further progress in the retail sector, which would not be possible without the operational presence of the bank, and also the development of a lending program for small and medium-sized businesses. By the end of this year Raiffeisen will be represented in 5 regions in the northwest. This will enable us to offer our services not only to large corporate clients, for whom the operational presence of the bank is not a deciding factor. Besides this, our important task is to maintain the high level of service for corporate and retail clients that Raiffeisen bank is known for,» noted Aleksandar Konishkov

Aleksandar Konishkov was born in Leningrad in 1970. In 1993 he graduated from the Leningrad financial and economic institute in international economic relations. From 1993 to 2003 he worked in Dresdner bank. In the last 3 years at Dresdner bank he held the post of head of commercial operations. In 2003 he took the post of managing director in the Saint Petersburg branch of ZAO MMB (now Unicredit). Since 2007 Aleksandar Konishkov has held the post of deputy director of the regional center Severo-Zapadny of ZAO Raiffeisenbank.

Roger Etiene Delous was born in the south of France in 1942. In 1967 he graduated from the philological factuality of the university of Sorbonne (Paris). In 1971 he graduated from the institute of political research in economics and finance (Paris). The career path of Roger Etiene Delous began as a leading specialist in foreign trade financing in the VNR (France) in 1971. From 1975 to 1991 he held managerial positions in the subdivisions of VNR in various countries: France, Belgium, Japan, Canada. Roger Etiene Delous finished working in VNR (France), after moving up from a financial operational specialist to the senior vice-president of VNR (Canada). In 1992 he headed the Moscow branch of Credit Lyonnais Rusbank and then took the post of vice-president of the bank in Saint-Petersburg. In 2002 he was appointed as the director of the Severnaya Stolitsa branch of ZAO Raiffeisenbank. Afterwards he managed the regional center 'Severo-Zapadny' of ZAO Raiffeisenbank.

Currently, the regional center Severo-Zapadny of ZAO Raiffeisenbank unites 4 cities by the presence of the bank: Saint Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Siktivkar; the regional center Severo-Zapadny has 3 branches and 1 operational office in Siktivkar.

ZAO Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen International Bank-Holding AG. Raiffeisenbank is the largest foreign-owned bank in Russia, ranking 7th in terms of assets among top Russian banks based on 1H 2008 results (Interfax-CEA). According to Interfax-CEA, ZAO Raiffeisenbank ranked 5th in Russia in terms of private deposits and 6th in consumer lending in Russia based on 1H 2008 results.

Raiffeisen International operates one of the largest banking networks in CEE. 17 markets of Europe’s growth region are covered by subsidiary banks, finance leasing companies and a number of other financial service providers. Over 14 million customers are attended to through more than 3,000 business outlets. Raiffeisen International is a fully consolidated subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Osterreich AG (RZB), which owns 68.5 per cent of the common stock. The balance is free float, the shares are traded on the Vienna Stock Exchange. RZB is a leading corporate and investment bank in Austria and the central institution of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, the country’s largest banking group.


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