In all business segments, the result was almost doubled – in total, the Raiffeisen Group Lower Austria-Vienna generated a joint result of well over 700 million euros in 2021. The fact that this was successful despite the coronavirus pandemic makes us optimistic, said Erwin Hameseder, chairman of Raiffeisen-Holding Niederösterreich Wien, at the annual conference on Friday in the congress center in Vienna.
However, Hameseder warned with regard to the war in Ukraine: “In my view, when it comes to sanctions, the principle that the sanctions should not harm us more than the person they should actually apply should continue to apply to political decisions in this regard .”
In general, however, the bank is prepared for future crisis scenarios. “We are prepared,” says Hameseder. At the annual conference, Klaus Buchleitner symbolically handed over the farm to Michael Höllerer, who has been general manager of Raiffeisen-Holding Niederösterreich-Wien and Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich-Wien since April 8th.
Höllerer emphasized that customer orientation and innovation will clearly come first in the future: “We enjoy great trust as a banking partner.”
The 700 guests at the event included President of the National Council Wolfgang Sobotka, Minister of Defense Klaudia Tanner and Deputy Governor of Lower Austria Stephan Pernkopf (all ÖVP).