He is Chief Executive Officer of Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI). He was born in 1959 and holds a Doctor’s degree in Economic Sciences from Vienna University of Economics and Business, where he started his professional career as an assistant professor. In 1989, he joined Creditanstalt-Bankverein where he held a number of managing positions in Treasury and Risk Management. He was Chief Financial Officer before joining Raiffeisen in October 2007 as Chief Risk Officer. He had been RBI’s Deputy CEO from June 2013 on before being appointed as CEO in March 2017.