Annual ranking of the biggest companies in Southeast Europe
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.
ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3 owns and operates the first lignite-fired thermal power plant in Southeast Europe, which operates in full compliance with the highest European standards for occupational safety and environmental protection. The power plant produces 10% of the electricity in Bulgaria, using local energy sources and thus contributes to ensuring the country’s energy security and independence. More than BGN 1.4 billion have been invested in ensuring the TPP’s reliable operation, and in environmental protection measures. The shareholders are the international energy company ContourGlobal (73%) and the National Electricity Company (27%).
Еuroins Insurance Group (EIG)is one of the leading independent insurance groups in the CEE/SEE/CIS region. It operates in 11 countries, has more than 2.5 million clients and over 3000 employees.
UniCredit Bulbank is the leading bank in Bulgaria and a member of UniCredit, a successful Pan-European Commercial Bank.
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.
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.