Helaba converted its representative office in the Swedish capital into a branch as recently as last year. In doing so, the bank underscored the importance of the Nordic markets and posi- tioned itself even more prominently as a reliable partner close to its local customers. Michael Kröger, responsible for international real estate finance at Helaba, emphasises: “Birgitta Leijon is an experienced real estate banker and will contribute her in-depth knowledge and experience both in the market and business environment and in the management of a local branch for an international bank. We are delighted that she has agreed to join us.”

Most recently, Birgitta Leijon was a branch manager at Aareal Bank in Sweden, where she was also responsible for the Nordic region. A native of Sweden, she can look back on over 30 successful years in the real estate industry, during which she held management positions at Swedbank and Catella, among others.