East-West United Bank celebrated its 45 years in the grand duchy with a specially dedicated concert at the Philharmonie on Sunday.
Under the conductorship of Valery Gergiev, the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra of St Petersburg played the powerful "Le Coq d’or suite symphonique" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, along with pieces by Debussy and Shostakovich.
Following the concert, a private reception was held for employees, partners and friends to celebrate the occasion.
“We have always strived for dialogue and unification and will continue to implement projects, guided by this principle--to build bridges, not walls, and create opportunities for development,” EWUB CEO Sergey Pchelintsev previously said in light of the anniversary.
“For historical reasons, we deeply understand the business and regulatory environment of Europe and Russia, so we can provide Russian-speaking clients with high-quality banking services in one of the most attractive European jurisdictions. This is our unique competitive advantage.”
Opening in 1974, for its first roughly 20 years EWUB served the interests of the USSR; since 2007, it has been owned by Sistema, a Russian conglomerate headquartered in Moscow. Over the years, EWUB has supported local projects, including the Russian Kalinka school, which opened in 2010, as well as the Russian charity ball.