Annual ranking of the biggest companies in Southeast Europe
Sigal Uniqa Group Austria is a regional insurance group composed of seven insurance companies (life, ono-life, reinsurance) and one privet pension fund, that operate successfully in Albania, Kosovo and North Macedonia. Sigal Uniqa is the market leader in Albania since 2002 with an average market share of 30%. Since 2007 Sigal Uniqa is part of Uniqa Insurance Group, which is one of the leading insurance groups in its core markets of Austria and Central and Eastern Europe. Around 19,000 employees and exclusive sales partners serve over 10 .1 million customers in 16 countries.
IBM is a leading cloud platform and cognitive solutions company. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 350,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. With Watson, the AI platform for business, powered by data, we are building industry-based solutions to real-world problems. For more than seven decades, IBM Research has defined the future of information technology with more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents.
Aurubis is a leading integrated copper group and the world’s largest copper recycler. We produce 1 million tons of copper cathodes each year and from them a variety of copper products. Production expertise is our strength and the driving force of our success. Thanks to our wide range of services, we rank among the global leaders in our industry.
The Bulgarian copper production plant is located in the Srednogorie region. The plant was built in 1958 and it consists of four main production units: Smelter, Refinery, Acid plant and Flotation plant. Today the company employs 845 people. Aurubis Bulgaria is the second largest company in Bulgaria in terms of revenue and has invested more than EUR 600 million in modernization of production and improvement of environmental efficiency since 1997.
We offer security and protection. As an international company with around 50 Group companies in 25 countries and about 25,000 employees, we stand for stability and expertise in the field of risk protection. Because we are committed to “protecting what matters”, it is our responsibility to treat the values that are close to our customers’ hearts with care and respect. We enable customers to live a safer and better life: Protecting what matters.
Abkons is a multinational management consulting firm, committed to helping institutions make lasting improvements. Partnering with prominent international firms and organisations like TAP, Mott MacDonald, Deloitte, Ramboll and the World Bank, Abkons is active throughout the entire Western Balkans region.
NLB Group – the largest international financial group in Slovenia. With a strategic focus on selected markets in SEE. NLB Group is comprised of NLB d.d as the main entity in Slovenia, six subsidiary banks in SEE, several companies for ancillary services (asset management, insurance, real estate management, etc.), and a limited number of non-core subsidiaries in a controlled wind-down. NLB is a public company.
Sofia-based Eurohold Bulgaria AD is a leading independent business group, operating in the CEE/SEE/CIS region and the largest publicly-listed holding company in Bulgaria. Eurohold’s subsidiaries operate in the field of insurance, leasing, car sales, asset management and investment services in 10 European countries. The company is listed on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange and the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The group has over 2.5 million clients and approximately 3000 employees. As of 2018, Eurohold’s consolidated revenues amounted to BGN 1.3 billion, its operating profit reached BGN 52.3 million and its consolidated assets totalled BGN 1.4 billion. For the last 20 years the holding company has completed 16 successful acquisitions of companies in different business segments in Central and Eastern Europe in transactions with leading corporations in Europe.
Moldova Agroindbank has been recently conferred the title Best Social Impact Bank – Moldova 2017 by the London-based publication Capital Finance International (CFI). According to the CFI assessment committee, “Moldova Agroindbank conducts its business in line with corporate responsibility principles, making sure its impact on the community is managed with high responsibility”. From the very outset, the bank committed to operate responsibly within society and produce long- term positive effects. After a quarter of century of activity, the bank fully meets these goals.
Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) considers Austria as well as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank. 15 markets of the region are covered by subsidiary banks. Additionally, the Group comprises numerous other financial service providers, for instance in the fields of leasing, asset management as well as mergers and acquisitions.
In total, around 51,000 employees service 14.2 million customers through around 2,600 business outlets, the great majority of which are located in CEE. RBI has EUR 119 bln of total assets and a top 5 market position in 11 countries. RBI is also present in the largest global financial centers. RBI is a fully-consolidated subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG (RZB). RBI’s shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. RZB is the central institution of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, Austria’s largest banking group, and serves as the head office of the entire RZB Group, including RBI.
OZK Insurance was established in 1996 and was majority-owned by the Sofia municipality until 2008 when the municipal stake was privatised. Currently, Bulgaria-registered LM Impex holds 65.73% of the company. With a network of 70 branches across the country, OZK Insurance offers 12 types of insurance policies.