Since being founded in March 2008 with 5 employees, OeEB has grown quickly. Today more than 60 people work on the financing and development of sustainable projects.

We contribute to economic development.

In just a few years, we have become a sought-after partner in the international field of development financing as well as a significant force in Austrian development cooperation.

We are a reliable partner that provides funding - even when commercial banks are reluctant due to economic crises. That is how we ensure that the motor of the private sector can keep running.

Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG (OeKB). OeKB is the leading financial and information service provider for the Austrian export sector and the domestic capital market.

We, as its subsidiary, benefit from the longstanding know-how of OeKB in a large variety of business fields.

The supervisory board monitors the executive board and supports its management of the company, particularly regarding decisions of fundamental importance. None of the supervisory board members have appointments or jobs at companies listed on the stock exchange.

The supervisory board of OeEB is composed of the following members:

  • Helmut Bernkopf, Chairman
  • Angelika Sommer-Hermetsberger 
  • Christine Dangl
  • Monika Weber-Fahr

Representing the work council:

  • Caroline Gützer
  • Josef Straninger

OeEB's executive board manages the company under its own responsibility and consists of two members.

Sabine Gaber

Sabine Gaber has been a member of the OeEB Executive Board since January 1, 2018. She started her career at OeEB in 2009 and helped build up the financing and investment business as Managing Director as well as other strategic and operational core banking topics as a board member. Sabine Gaber is currently also a member of the Board of the European Development Banks (EDFIs) and an Observer of the EU Global Gateway Business Advisory Group.

During her 27-year banking career, Gaber was responsible for the structuring of global projects (project finance, corporate loans, structured finance, commercial real estate, etc.) in international commercial banks on the market and back office side. Sabine Gaber studied international business administration at the University of Vienna and at UCLA in Los Angeles with a focus on international management, international corporate governance, and international accounting.

Areas of responsibility

  • Investments & Financing 
    • incl. Portfolio Management
  • Equity 
    • incl. Equity Third Party Funds
  • ESG, Climate & Technical Assistance Advisory
  • People & Culture
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Treasury

Steffen Suhany

Steffen Suhany has been member of OeEB’s Executive Board since June 1, 2024. Before joining OeEB, he held various management positions at the German Development Finance Institution DEG since 2005, where he most recently headed the "Compliance and Risk Controlling" department.

Steffen Suhany studied economics in Giessen (Germany) and Milwaukee (USA) and has decades of experience with credit, mezzanine and equity financing at commercial and development banks, both on market as well as on credit risk side.

Areas of responsibility

  • Risk & Outsourcing Management 
    • incl. Restructurings & Special Operations and Risk Controlling
  • Mid Office
  • Legal
  • IT Services
  • Compliance
  • Finance

Joint areas of responsibility

  • Strategy, Impact, Sustainability
  • Assistance & Support
  • Internal Audit

Press Photos

You can download high-resolution photos of OeEB's Executive Board Members in our News section.
Press Photos

Advisory Board

The "Advisory Board" is set up at the Federal Ministry of Finance. The board assesses the projects to be granted federal liability. It consists of one representative each from OeEB, the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Austrian Federal Chancellery, the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, the Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism, the social partnership sector (The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, Austrian Chamber of Agriculture and Austrian Trade Union Federation) and the National Bank.


The "Business and Development" committee consists of representatives from the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Austrian Federal Chancellery, the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour and OeEB and examines the developmental effects. This alone ensures close contact with principals, the Republic of Austria, representatives of interest groups and development work.


Contact us

Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG - OeEB
T +43 1 5331200-0
F +43 1 5331200-5252