Sberbank Strives for Organic Growth in CESEE

Professional ServicesBanks ♦ Published: November 27, 2013; 21:22 ♦ (Vindobona)

In 2012, the largest Russian bank took over VBAG´s sub-holding for the CESEE region. As Sberbank still has to invest a lot in the former subsidiary of Austrian VBAG, CEO German Gref is not perfectly satisfied with the acquisition.

Sberbank Strives for Organic Growth in CESEE / Picture: ©


In 2012, Sberbank acquired the CESEE affiliates of Austrian VBAG and Turkish Denizbank Since then, Sberbank faces growing risk provisions. Non-performing loans are not only growing in Russia, but also in other countries.

Nevertheless, Sberbank continues its growth strategy. In the next five years, Sberbank´s net income is projected to double. In the same period, costs…