ESG Group Competence Center Lead, Coordinator of Sustainable Finance Team and Corporate ESG Experts in CEE
Vera Economou is leading ESG Group Competence Center and coordinates corporate ESG experts across Network Banks at Raiffeisen Bank International. She has responsibility to manage green and social loan portfolios that support Raiffeisen Bank Green and Social Bond issuance and to coordinate a cross-national team of sustainable finance experts in CEE region. She gained international experience in Hong Kong as international business consultant (4 years) and joined Raiffeisen Bank International in 2011.
Ms. Economou received her master’s degree in quantitative Assets and Risk Management from FH des BFI Wien and her MBA Finance from WU Executive Academy with international residency at Harvard University in Boston. In addition, she is CESGA certified ESG analyst from EFFAS. She is an author of research article on Responsible Global Leadership.
As the ESG advisor she supports customers’ transition to responsible and sustainable business model and strategy, provides guidelines on portfolio screening for sustainable transaction, EGS customer scoring, develops steps to increase staff awareness and brand recognition measures.