CEO of Alpha Bank Albania
Mr. Periklis Drougkas is the Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Bank Albania since 2012. His career with Alpha Bank began in March 2008 as the Retail Banking Business Unit Manager and as a member of the Executive Board at Alpha Bank Serbia.
He has a long experience in the Banking Sector starting since 1992 and held managerial positions in Citibank, ABG, ING Bank, Egnatia Bank and EFG Eurobank.
He is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce, the Albanian British Chamber of Commerce, the Foreign Investors Association in Albania , the Hellenic Business Association of Albania and the Albanian Association of Banks.
Mr. Drougkas graduated from the University of Economics and Business in Athens. He speaks English and Italian language.
CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania
Mr. Pedrazzi took office as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania on 1st October 2013. Mr. Pedrazzi was previously the Head of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) & South Mediterranean Area Department of Intesa Sanpaolo, in charge to coordinate the Subsidiaries located in the Russian Federation, Ukraine and Egypt. He started his career in the banking sector in 1978 working in different Italian savings banks and he joined Intesa Sanpaolo Group in 2000. In Italy, he held the duty of General Manager of Cassa di Risparmio di Spoleto and of Cassa di Risparmio di Ascoli Piceno. In 2006 he was appointed First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Banca Intesa Beograd (Serbia) and in 2008 as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Pravex-Bank (Ukraine).
Apart from working for Intesa Sanpaolo Group, he is actively involved in the following key associations:
President of Foreign Investors Association of Albania (FIAA)
Deputy Chairman of Albanian Association of Banks (AAB)
Board Member of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Albania
Board Member of Albanian Investment Development Agency (AIDA)
CEO of Tirana Bank
Mr. Mustafa joined Tirana Bank on December 2014 as Deputy Managing Director and was appointed as Acting CEO on January 2015, taking over the responsibility of the Chairman of the Executive Committee, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tirana Bank and member of the Board of Directors of Tirana Leasing. As of November 2016, Mr. Mustafa is assigned the duty of Chief Executive Officer of Tirana Bank. He has a banking experience since 1995 working in banks like BKT, NBG and Credit Agricole, mostly on managerial positions, including the position of Deputy General Director since 2004. Mr. Mustafa is a graduate from the University of Tirana in Business Administration and holds an MBA degree from International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki.
CEO of American Bank of Investments
Mr. Ballta has a long experience in the banking sector in the USA and Europe. Mr. Ballta was responsible for investment opportunities in Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Greece, Kosovo, and Montenegro. During this time he led the acquisitions of and managed a regional portfolio of prime shorefront land for development in Greece and the Western Balkans. In July 2014, his primary-focus shifted to the management and growth of NCH’s regional debt purchase, collection, and financing company, Tranzit. Prior to joining NCH, Mr. Ballta worked for seven years with Israel Discount Bank in New York and Miami as Senior Vice President-Head of Sponsored and Syndicated Financing. In this role, he managed a buy side team for high-yield loans, sourcing business, structuring, evaluating credit and trading in both the primary and secondary market. During the mid-1990s in Albania, Mr. Ballta assisted small and medium-sized enterprises in the privatization process and in facilitating direct investment in the country. Mr. Ballta received his B.S. in Business Administration from the State University of Tirana and a MBA from St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida.
CEO of Societe Generale Albania
Mr. Frédéric Blanc is the CEO of Societe Generale in Albania. He has worked in the banking industry for 20 years and has held several managerial positions in France, and the international network in Asia, at the Société Générale Group, one of the largest financial groups in the world, present in 85 countries, with more than 155,000 employees. Mr. Blanc’s career started in Internal Audit department then has been in charge of many functions of the «Banque de Detail en France” and in Asia, specifically in China and in Vietnam.
Mr. Blanc is a graduate of the University Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg I) and the Institute of Political Studies in Paris. In August 2013, he succeeded Mr.de Saint Jean at the position of deputy President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry France-Albania. In September 2013, he was elected Member of the Board of Directors of AAB.
CEO of First Investment Bank
Mr. Bozhidar Todorov is Chief Executive Officer of Fibank Albania since October 2007. Before this position he has held a managing position in Fibank Bulgaria as Head of Bad Loans & Provisions Department and is an employee of this bank covering different positions since 2001. Mr. Todorov is the chairman of Bulgarian Albanian Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Albanian Association of Banks Executive Committee.