Serbia’s AIK Banka exists for its clients and is committed to exceeding their expectations by constantly seeking channels to innovatively expand its range of products and services while simultaneously living up to the trust its customers have placed in it. In her interview, CEO Jelena Galić explains how the bank is doing much more than just survive the pandemic by continuing its drive to explore new and promising customer-service frontiers.
Interview with Ms. Jelena Galić, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board, AIK Banka
Serbia has endured mixed political and economic conditions but today is enjoying a period of economic growth. One of its top banks, AIK Banka, is well positioned to take advantage of this favourable climate, having determined to serve its clients in the most innovative ways possible while maintaining its long-standing reputation for stability and integrity. CEO Jelena Galić recently updated us on AIK Banka’s progress in fulfilling its client-satisfaction drive.
Successful banks know who the boss is: the customer. And today’s customers, especially those who fall into the Millennial category, demand fast, error-free service delivered seamlessly. Banks confronted by the formidable challenge of adapting to both regulation and technology are also finding that up-and-coming fintechs are adept at meeting the demands of bank clients. Banks, more than they ever have before, must listen closely to their customers.
Serbia, in the Central Balkans, may not seem to be at the forefront of the digital revolution. And yet amongst its top five banks is AIK Banka, which is making a determined effort to exploit all of the benefits of modern financial technology to provide top-notch, innovative services and products to its customers while staying true to its traditional core businesses.
Interview with Ms. Jelena Galić, PhD, Chair of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), AIK Banka a.d. Beograd
Serbia’s AIK Banka has come a long way since its beginning in the mid-1970s as the internal bank for Agro-Industrial Combine of Niš. Under the leadership of CEO Jelena Galić, this commercial bank is focused on providing maximum efficiency through innovation and enhanced digital services, all of which has propelled it to the top.
Serbia’s macroeconomic environment in 2014 left much to be desired. The country plunged into a deep recession, the public-debt-to-GDP ratio expanded to above 70 percent, and the second