The CEO of Raiffeisen Bank Albania Christian Canacaris was bestowed yesterday“The Decoration of Honour in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria” by the President of the Republic of Austria His Excellency Dr. Alexander Van der Bellen.This award was handed over to Mr. Christian Canacaris by the Head of Mission at the Austrian Embassy Dr. Christian Steiner, who expressed his gratitude for the contribution given by Mr. Canacaris in the services to the Republic of Austria.The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Austrian Embassy in Albania, the Management Board of Raiffeisen Bank International, members of the Board of Directors of Raiffeisen Bank Albania and other high representatives of the bank.“Raiffeisen Bank Albania is not only doing business but also cares a lot about cultural and social projects in Albania. We are very grateful that you trust us and provide us with very generous sponsorships which we can use to promote Austrian culture and science in Albania. With your generous contributions we have managed to increase our cultural activities tremendously over the past years. Your bank was quite instrumental in making the bilateral year of culture Austria – Albania 2018 a great success”, said inter alia Dr. Steiner.During the awarding ceremony, the CEO of Raiffeisen Bank Mr. Canacaris expressed his gratitude to the Ambassador for this recognition.“This award honors me and at the same time gives me a lot of responsibility. Without Raiffeisen Bank I would never have received such a decoration. The journey to this success would not have been possible without the support and dedication of Raiffeisen Bank staff. I would like to share this decoration with all of you and thank you for your dedication and contribution to promoting the image of Austria in Albania. I take this opportunity to thank the Chairman of the Board of Directors Mr. Peter Lennkh who gave me the chance and privilege to run this bank and be able to represent and convey the strong values of the Austrian culture in Albania.Raiffeisen Bank is committed to Corporate Social Responsibility in the country. We have continuously given our contribution to society, such as the support provided during the earthquake crisis, our support to people in need, kindergartens, schools, hospitals, environment etc., and we will continue to do this in the future, ” said the CEO of Raiffeisen Bank Mr. Christian Canacaris during his speech.Christian Canacaris has been a member of the Management Board of Raiffeisen Bank Albania for 16 years and CEO for around 10 years now. He has been continuously engaged in community-based social-cultural projects as well as promoting the cultural values of both countries.