Andi BalltaCEO of ABI Bank
Andi Ballta has a long experience in the banking sector in the US and Europe.
Mr. Ballta was a Managing Director at NCH Capital Inc., a private equity firm based in New
York. At NCH Capital Inc., he led the acquisitions of and managed a regional portfolio of prime
shorefront land for tourist development in Greece and Western Balkans.
With NCH Capital, Mr. Ballta co-founded Tranzit Finance, an Albanian debt purchase,
collection, and financing company. In 2015, after the purchase of Crédit Agricole Albania SA
from Tranzit, Mr. Ballta became CEO of the newly formed American Bank of Investments SA
(ABI Bank). As the CEO of ABI Bank, Mr. Ballta led the acquisition of NBG Albania by ABI in
2018. Since then Mr. Ballta has ensured a steady and substantial growth of ABI Bank and has
shown focused and effective leadership to achieve the Bank’s mission and vision.
Prior to joining NCH Capital Inc., Mr. Ballta worked for seven years with the Israel Discount
Bank in New York and Miami as Senior Vice President – Head of Sponsored and Syndicated
Financing. In this role, he managed a buy side team for high-yield loans, sourcing business,
structuring, evaluating credit and trading in both the primary and secondary market.
During the mid-1990s in Albania, Mr. Ballta worked with GIZ (then GTZ – German
Government Technical Assistance) where he assisted small and medium-sized enterprises in the
privatization process and in facilitating direct investment in the country.
Mr. Ballta received a bachelor degree in Business Administration from the State University of
Tirana and a MBA from St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida.
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