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Changes in Baltic International Bank SE shareholding

News - March 22, 2022

Founders and long-time majority owners of Baltic International Bank SE, Valeri Belokon and Vilori Belokon have agreed a share sale transaction with Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Mohammed al Nahyan, as a result of which he will become the bank's largest shareholder. The transaction will be completed after approval by the European Central Bank and the Financial and Capital Market Commission.

As was previously reported, in November 2021 Baltic International Bank SE has successfully emitted new shares to attract EUR 12 million in equity capital. Three new investors have joined shareholder list, with the aim to develop and grow the Bank in its domestic market, but also in the European Union and global marketplace.

Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Mohammed al Nahyan from the United Arab Emirates was one of three investors who invested in Bank’s capital in November 2021 and since then actively studied the Bank as well as banking role and opportunities in the changing world.

“Latvia, as EU and NATO member state, is right place from which to develop a strong, independent banking market player further into Europe and the world. My experience as shareholder since November 2021, together with experience in global business and finance show that with right amount of capital and strong leadership on all necessary levels, Baltic International Bank SE can become a stronger, larger and successful player in European banking space”, says Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Mohammed al Nahyan.

About Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Mohammed al Nahyan

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa has been active in international business and investment for the past thirty years, having concluded much significant collaboration and contributed to transactions both in the UAE and globally in many fields of enterprise including but not limited to the financial industry, technology and innovations, telecommunications, renewable energy and waste management, agriculture /agritec, healthtec, mining and infrastructure. 

Within the U.A.E., Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa has been active mainly through the holding group entity HBK Department of Projects an entity duly registered in Abu Dhabi and the Arab Investment and Development Authority, an organization under the auspices of the International Parliament of Scientists for Human Development and the United Nations.

Internationally, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa has always strived to identify the most innovative, reputable and potentially profitable enterprises and solutions in many, key sectors of financial activity, whilst trying to promote U.A.E. And Abu Dhabi as the hub for Technology and Innovations as well as commercial interests internationally to heads of states in Africa and other leading personalities in the region and other parts of the world.   

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