Mr. Steven van Groningen is a Dutch citizen. Over the past 25 years, he lived abroad in Hungary, Russia and Romania where he occupied senior management positions at the subsidiaries of international banks.
In 2002 Steven was appointed President and CEO of Raiffeisen Bank S.A. in Romania, part of Raiffeisen Bank International, and he was instrumental in making the bank into the success it is today.
He is also very much involved in several organizations and professional associations which aim to improve the climate for investment, stimulating the development of the Romanian economy and the quality of life. He is actively involved in, amongst others, the Romania Aspen Institute, Hospice Casa Sperantei, The Romanian Foreign Investors Council, the Romania Employers Association for the Financial Industry.
Steven is a member of the board of Fondul Proprietatea, a Romanian closed end investment fund with a capitalisation of two billion dollars.
Mr Steven van Groningen also teaches the Business Ethics course for MBA students of Maastricht School of Management in Bucharest. He is a former canoeing Olympian, Ironman triathlete and he remained very active in sports life.
Steven was one of the founders and first President of United Way Romania and is the current Chairman of the United Way Worldwide Leadership Council.