SMEs: Intesa Sanpaolo supports business development with the Western Balkans

The image accompanying the News on Intesa Sanpaolo's support for business development with the Western Balkans, portrays the characteristic Mostar bridge in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Intesa Sanpaolo is supporting closer ties between the countries of the Western Balkans and the European Union, yielding benefits in terms of opportunities for Italian SMEs, as well as the development of local economies, through financial instruments encouraging growth and integration into global value chains, including in the greater Mediterranean.

Intesa Sanpaolo's established presence in the Western Balkans makes it a strategic financial partner. Through its International Subsidiary Banks Division, the Group is present in Serbia, Albania and Bosnia with:

  • 1.7 million customers
  • €10 billion in assets
  • over 4,000 people
  • more than 200 branches

The Group's presence has made it possible to build strong local relationships with institutions and key players in economic and civil life.

Promoting Italy's role in the region's European integration process was the subject of the conference "Italy and the Western Balkans: Growth and Integration" organised by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, which took place on 24 January 2023 in Trieste and was attended by Marco Elio Rottigni, Chief International Subsidiary Banks Division of Intesa Sanpaolo

“The Intesa Sanpaolo Group‘s deep-rooted presence in the region can be a real 'bridge to Italy', benefiting the development of local economies and the growth of Italian SMEs, which best represent Italian business to the world."

Marco Elio Rottigni, Chief of the International Subsidiary Banks Division, Intesa Sanpaolo

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