Johann Heep

Erste Group Bank

In the past, Johann has contributed to several financial inclusion projects in the field of micro-finance and social enterprise finance for Erste Group Bank AG.

Currently Johann is supporting his colleagues to grow their existing Social Banking activities or implement new initiatives locally e.g. Erste Bank Hungary piloting a social housing support scheme. He as well is managing ERSTE Foundation funds to support clients to increase their financial know-how and businesses capacities in all 7 Central and Eastern European markets of Erste Group.Additionally Johann takes care of the first Social Impact Bond set-up by Erste Social Finance being commissioned by the Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection. Due to COVID-19 related implications he established an 'interest free loan' COVID-19 funding support scheme for social organisations and social entrepreneurs.