API Bank a.d. Beograd came into existence as a result of the sale of VTB Banka a.d. Beograd to Russian investor Andrey Shlyakhovoy in July of 2018. Following the deal the bank is no longer a part of the VTB group, based in St. Petersburg, Russia.
New owner of the bank, Mr. Shlyakhovoy comes from Far East of Russia, city of Khabarovsk and has extensive experience in the area of banking and financial services. Mr. Shlyakhovoy is also prominent entrepreneur in Russia with a strong record of successful projects in real estate development and agriculture.
Mr. Shlyakhovoy represents Russian Federation on a number of international banking forums, is a member of the board of the Association of Regional Banks of Russia, provides advisory and management support to projects by the government of Russian Federation aimed at developing the Far East region of Russia, holds Certificate of merit from the President of Russia.
At the same time Mr. Shlyakhovoy sees significant opportunities on the European banking market and believes that he can leverage his banking expertise by building strong recognition of API Bank brand in Central Europe.
New name of the bank represents its new face and vision for the future. Bank’s name and logo symbolize constant growth and development in a way that is both technological and organic. It is reflective of the digital environment we live in and relates to the shareholder’s vision for its future. Digital banking and applying latest financial technologies will be key elements of the bank’s strategy going forward. API Bank will provide digital solutions to its clients that are secure and easy to use.
API Bank will continue to provide outstanding services to small and medium-sized corporate customers and be a bank of choice for individual clients seeking personalized approach and exceptional customer service.
Our employees are the most valuable asset of the bank. Holding degrees from leading universities in Serbia and EU with hands on deep knowledge of banking services industry and good command of Serbian, English and often Russian languages every day they help clients with the most demanding tasks.