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MAXIM AVDEEV AVDEEV MAXIM

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, QIWI Platform

Maxim first joined QIWI in late 2012 as Chief Innovation Officer. Within three years he had developed QIWI’s open innovation ecosystem from scratch, while also growing the company’s corporate investment division. His standout achievements include the launch of the QIWI Universe corporate fintech accelerator, and QIWI Ventures, which was named by RVC as the best corporate fund.
Between 2015 and 2017 Maxim worked as Chief Business Development Officer at Life.SREDA, a leading global fund specializing in investments in financial, mobile, and online startups. Among his responsibilities were growing business among portfolio companies, identifying new customers, and providing complete support throughout investment deals.
In 2016 Maxim founded inspiRUSSIA, a fintech accelerator with residents working on various projects, including a voting system based on blockchain technology, financial bots, and a blockchain platform for investing in real estate. In April 2017 inspiRUSSIA was acquired by QIWI Group with the view to developing projects focusing on building IT solutions in fintech. It was renamed QIWI Platform, and Maxim became Chief Executive Officer of the division.
Today, QIWI Platform is a fintech lab where partners work on developing fintech and blockchain products, including a blockchain platform for financial and non-financial transactions.
Prior to QIWI, Maxim worked at Yandex, where he was responsible for Yandex Directory, and Microsoft’s Russian office, where he helped to grow business in the Central Federal District.
Maxim speaks regularly at Russian and international fintech conferences, including Fintech Russia, the Russian Internet Forum, RIW, and Singapore Fintech Week.

PETR AVEN AVEN PETR

Chairman of the Board of Directors, AlfaStrakhovanie, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Alfa-Bank, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ABH Holdings

Professional Experience

Mr. Aven has been Chairman of the ABH Holdings S.A. Board of Directors since March 2015 and Chairman of the AlfaStrakhovanie Board of Directors since 2007. He was the Alfa-Bank President from 1994 to June 2011 overseeing the bank’s general development strategy and serving as a liaison with the business and government circles in Russia and abroad. Chairman of the Alfa-Bank Board of Directors since September 2018.
Before taking a position at Alfa-Bank, Mr. Aven was the Russian Minister of Foreign Economic Relations and Presidential Representative for Relations with the largest economies (G7) in 1991–1992.In 1989–1991, he served at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria. Before that, he was a senior research officer at the Soviet Academy of Sciences’ All-Union Institute for System Analysis.

Education

Petr Aven is a graduate of Lomonosov Moscow State University. He earned his PhD in Economics in 1980.OtherMr. Aven is on the Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) and the Presidium of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC).He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the New Economic School, of the Board of Trustees of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, and a member of the President's Council on International Activities at Yale University (USA).Mr. Aven is a member of the boards of trustees of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the Russian Geographical Society, and a Trustee of the Royal Academy of Arts (UK).He is a professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, an honorary doctor of the University of Latvia, and the author of numerous works on trade and economic development. He often gives lectures on Russian economic development in Russia and abroad.

ALEXANDER AGAKOV AGAKOV ALEXANDER

Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Payment Services, QIWI

Alexander joined OSMP CJSC in 2007 as Vice President for Management and Development in Russia and the CIS.
When QIWI was created in 2008, he took the position of Vice President for sales, which he held until 2011. In 2011–2013, Alexander served as CEO of OSMP JSC, as well as member of the board of directors at QIWI Group and head of the company’s B2B division.
In 2013, Alexander became CEO at QIWI and held this position until his transition to RURU payment service in 2016. In 2017, Alexander returned to QIWI as Deputy CEO for Payment Services.
Alexander began his career in sales in 1996; before joining QIWI he worked at several Russian and international companies, including MARS, where he was in charge of regional sales.

TIMUR AIMALETDINOV AIMALETDINOV TIMUR

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, NAFI

Professional Experience

• Member of ESOMAR
• Member of the Russian Society of Sociologists (RSS)
• Inventor of innovative techniques for studying consumer behaviour
• Lecturer at RSSU, National Research University Higher School of Economics and Russian State University for the Humanities; specialty: Data Processing and Visualization Techniques
• PhD in Sociology
• Author of over 40 scientific papers and four monographs, co-author of Encyclopaedia of Russians’ Financial Behaviour; h-index – 9 (according to RSCI)
• Tutor of financial literacy

Education

• Russian State Social University, Department of Sociology
• Tax Academy of the Russian Federation, Legal Studies
• ANO ‘Institute for Financial Planning’, professional development programme ‘Methods of Personal Financial Counselling’

MAXIM AKIMOV AKIMOV MAXIM

Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

Professional Experience

Worked as a secondary school teacher of history for two years; served in the Soviet Army.
1994–1996: CEO of FineArt-Audit.
1996–1997: Chairman of the Kaluga regional securities market commission.
1997–2001: Deputy Director, Economy and Industry Department of the Kaluga regional government.
2001–2004: First Deputy Chairman, State Property Committee of the Kaluga Region.
2004: Minister of Economic Development of the Kaluga Region.
2004–2007: First Deputy Mayor and Mayor of Kaluga.
2007–May 2012: Deputy Governor of the Kaluga Region.
22 May 2012: appointed Deputy Chief of the Government Staff of the Russian Federation.
24 May 2013: appointed First Deputy Chief of the Government Staff of the Russian Federation.
18 May 2018: appointed Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.

Education

Graduated from the Tsiolkovsky Kaluga State Pedagogical University, Department of History.

ANATOLY AKSAKOV AKSAKOV ANATOLY

Chairman, Committee on Financial Markets of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; Chairman, Association of Russian Banks

Born on 28 November 1957 in the town of Yermolaevo, Kumertau District of the Bashkir ASSR.

In 1975, graduated from the public school of Vilino town of the Bakhchysarai district of the Crimea Region. For two years he worked in the production (a mechanic in the Crimean sovkhoz POH Magarach and as a workman at the Kiev chemical and pharmaceutical plant).

In 1983, he graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, in 1986 – from the graduate school of the Department of Economics of Lomonosov Moscow State University. Candidate of Economic Sciences, Associate Professor. In 2005, he graduated from the Diplomatic Academy of Russian Foreign Ministry. Honoured Economist of the Chuvash Republic. He published about a hundred papers on the issues of economic and social development of the Chuvash Republic and the Russian Federation.

Since 1986 – lecturer at the Chuvash State University, associate professor of the Department of Economic Theory and Market Economy. 1994–1997 – Deputy Director of the Institute of Economics, Finance and Law (Cheboksary). In 1995–1997, he headed Cheboksary branches of Moscow commercial banks. He was elected a deputy of the State Council of the Chuvash Republic.

1997–2000 – Deputy Chairman of the Government Cabinet, Minister of Economy of the Chuvash Republic. Aksakov oversaw the development of the Programme for the transition of the Chuvash Republic to market economy, the Anti-Crisis Programme of 1998 and the Programme of Social and Economic Development of Chuvash Republic for 1998–2003. He developed and implemented criteria for assessing the performance of the heads of districts and cities of the Republic, was one of the originators of the introduction of mortgage lending to the people of Chuvash Republic, various incentive mechanisms for housing construction in the region, support small and medium-sized businesses and modernization of major production.

1999–2003 – Deputy of the 4th State Duma (elected from a single mandate Cheboksary district), deputy chairman of the Economic Policy and Entrepreneurship Committee.

2003–2007 – Deputy of the 4th State Duma (elected from a single mandate Cheboksary district), deputy chairman of the Credit Organizations and Financial Markets Committee.

2007–2011 – Deputy of the 5th State Duma (elected from A Just Russia party list), deputy chairman of the Credit Organizations and Financial Markets Committee.
2011–2016 – Deputy of the 6th State Duma (elected from A Just Russia party list), until April 2015, served as deputy chairman of the Financial Market Committee, in April 2015 was elected chairman of the Economic Policy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee.

From October 2016 – Depute of the 7th State Duma (elected from the Kanash electoral district of the Chuvash Republic), Chairman of the State Dume Financial Market Committee.

2002–2009 – a member of the National Banking Council of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation (under the RF State Duma quota).

Chairman of the Council of the Association of Russian Banks, member of the Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, research adviser at the Department of Financial Markets of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation.

He was awarded the Order For Service to the Fatherland, 4th Class, medals of the Order For Service to the Fatherland, 1st and 2nd Class; Honorary Diploma of the President of the Russian Federation for his services in state-building, development of budget and tax legislation and active social and political position; Honorary Diploma and a Badge of Honour of the State Duma of the Russian Federation for significant contribution to the development of legislation and parliamentarism. Honoured with Commendation of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, the Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation and the Director of the Federal Security Service.

Married, has two sons, Dmitry and Alexander.

ANDREY ALETDINOV ALETDINOV ANDREY

Managing Director, Member of the Executive Board, BCS Financial Group

Professional Experience

From 1994 to 1999, Andrey Aletdinov worked in various financial structures in the Siberian region.

From 1999 to 2012, he held different posts at FG BCS and was involved in the development of the company's brokerage business.

Since 2012, Mr Aletdinov has been Head of Brokerage Company at FG BCS.

Education

Graduated from Novosibirsk State University.

IVAN ARZHANTSEV ARZHANTSEV IVAN

Dean, Faculty of Computer Science, National Research University Higher School of Economics

Professional Experience

1995 to 2000: Assistant, Associate Professor at the Algebra Department, Mathematics Faculty, Moscow State Pedagogical University (MSPU);

Since 1999: Junior Researcher, Assistant, Associate Professor, Professor at the Department of Higher Algebra, Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, Lomonosov Moscow State University;

Since 2013: permanent-position professor at the Independent University of Moscow (IUM);

2012 to 2014: head of the Academic programmes group at Yandex;

2013 to 2014: Professor, Head of the Joint Department with Yandex at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Informatics of the National Research University Higher School of Economics;

Since 2014: Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science, National Research University Higher School of Economics

Ivan Arzhantsev authored 48 scientific papers, 4 textbooks and one monograph. He prepared 10 Candidates of Sciences. He is the recipient of the Academy of Europe Award for Young Russian Scientists (2006), grant of the President of the Russian Federation for young Candidates of Sciences (2004–2005), Pierre Deligne grant (2008–2010), grant of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (2012–2013), Dynasty Foundation grant for young Doctors of Sciences (2012–2014), Basis Foundation grant for leading scientists in the field of fundamental mathematics (2018–2020).

Education

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics (1995)
Doctor of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics (2010).

ANTON ARNAUTOV ARNAUTOV ANTON

Chief Executive Officer, Fintech Lab

Professional Experience

Founder of first fintech accelerator in Russia Fintech Lab. More than 15 years of experience in bank marketing, mass media and PR. He worked as editor-in-chief of web-portal Bankir.ru, General Director of the Reglament Publishing House, Managing Director of the Banking Review. He initiated such information projects as Rebanking and FutureBanking.ru.

Education

Peoples' Friendship University of Russia.

VYACHESLAV ARUTYUNYAN ARUTYUNYAN VYACHESLAV

Chief Executive Officer, Vostochny Bank

Professional Experience

Mr. Arutyunyan has more than 20 years of experience in the banking sector.
Since 2002, he held the position of Credit Department Head at the Moscow Credit Bank (IBC).
From 2005 to 2010, he was the Executive Director for Corporate Business in Uralsib Bank.
From 2010 to 2013 he was the Head of the Corporate Business Department of Sberbank.
Since 2015, as part of the top management of Uniastrum, supervised the development of the guarantee business, working with large corporate clients.
In 2016 he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Board of Vostochny Bank.
After Uniastrum Bank merger with Vostochny Bank, Mr. Arutyunyan headed the corporate investment and guarantee business unit as deputy chairman of the board.

Education

He graduated from MSTU N.E. Bauman, has degrees in finance and legal law, as well as an Executive Master of Administration (EMBA) degree from the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation.

EDDIE ASTANIN ASTANIN EDDIE

Chairman of the Executive Board, National Settlement Depository

Eddie Astanin has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry and achieved numerous managerial goals and actively participated in the development of Russian financial infrastructure, including creation of the first Russia’s Central Securities Depository on the basis of National Settlement Depository (NSD).

Managed by Eddie Astanin, NSD strives to transition from the outdated IT solutions to modern ones, developed by corporate specialists in conjunction with global experts and using best international practices.


Professional Experience

2010 – Present – National Settlement Depository, Chairman of the Executive Board, Member of the Supervisory Board
2015 – Present – SWIF., Member of the Board of Directors
2012 – Present – Stock company Saint Petersburg Currency Exchange, Member of the Board of Directors
2011 – 2017 – Petersburg Settlement Centre Limited, Member of the Board of Directors
2011 – 2017 – The self-regulatory organization National Securities Market Association, Member of the Board
26.06.2009 – 22.06.2010 – Depository & Clearing Company, Member of the Board of Directors
28.06.2012 – 16.12.2014 – Depository & Clearing Company, Chairman of the Board of Directors
2008 – 2010, 2013 – 2014 – Settlement Depository Company, Member of the Board of Directors
2009 – 2010 – National Depository Center, Deputy General Manager, General Manager
2005 – 2009 — Nonprofit Partnership National Depository Center, Deputy Director.
1994 – 2004 — Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange.

Education

1979 – 1984 – Mozhaysky Military Engineering Institute (St. Petersburg).

1994 – 1996 – Financial Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation (Moscow, banking economist).

PhD in Technical Sciences.

ALEXANDER AFANASIEV AFANASIEV ALEXANDER

Chairman of the Executive Board, Moscow Exchange

Alexander Afanasiev was born on 12 January 1962 in Moscow.
In 1984 he graduated from the Moscow Finance Institute with a degree in International Economic Relations and holds a PhD in Economics.
Since 2011 he has been a member of the Moscow Exchange Board of Directors and a Chairman of the Executive Board since June 2012.
He also is a member of the Exchange Supervisory Board, a member of the National Clearing Centre (NKO NKC (AO)) Supervisory Board, a member of the National Settlement Depository (NKO AO NRD) Supervisory Board, and a member of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Board.
From 1998 to 2011, he worked at Bank WestLB Vostok (ZAO), a subsidiary of the German banking group WestLB AG, as a Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board.

ANDRE ACHTSTAETTER ACHTSTAETTER ANDRE

Chief Executive Officer, Vexcash

Andre Achtstaetter is CEO of Vexcash AG, the German branch of 4finance Group.

Professional Experience

Before joining Vexchash AG, he worked as Head of Retail Division in Unicreditbank (Czech Republic and Slovakia) and then as Head of the European Branch in Kreditech.
Andre has huge experience in consumer finance and retail services including FinTech projects, traditional banking and insurance in Europe (Germany, Italy, Austria, France, Poland, Romania, and Czech Republic) and in the USA.
Mr. Achtstaetter has 20 years of professional experience.

Education

In 2005, graduated from AKAD Fachhochschule für Berufstätige-University of Applied Sciences (Germany) majoring in Business Management. In 2007, completed an MBA programme in international business from ENPC MBA School of international business (France).

ALLA BAKINA BAKINA ALLA

Director, National Payment System Department, Bank of Russia

Professional Experience

1992–2014 worked at various positions in PJSC ROSBANK (Société Générale
group), providing organisational and operational support of the bank and its regional branches.

Since 2014, Ms. Bakina is the Head of the National Payment System Department in the Bank of Russia. She supervises the National Payment Card System as well as projects on the advanced Bank of Russia payment system and the system of financial messages transmission, ISO 20022 financial messages implementation. She is responsible for analysis, development, regulation, oversight, and supervision in the national payment system, the Bank of Russia payment system, organisation of state payments, administration of budgets incomes.

Education

Graduated the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation with honours.

ALEXEY BASENKO BASENKO ALEXEY

Chief Executive Officer, SimpleFinance

Professional Experience

Alexey has worked in FinTech companies and banks for more than 10 years.
In 2015, founded SimpleFinance Ltd. Within a year of operation, SimpleFinance Ltd attracted investment portfolio worth a billion by offering an individual approach to its customers as well as an excellent choice of financial products for small and medium-sized business.
Alexey sees the main goal of SimpleFinance Ltd not only in developing as a credit finance company, but also as platform solution that provides for most of the needs of small and medium-sized businesses.

Education

In 2005, graduated from Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics, and Informatics majoring in Financial Law.

BORIS BATINE BATINE BORIS

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ID Finance

Professional Experience

2003–2006 – worked as Director of the Capital Market Division at Deutsche Bank Group (London).
2006–2010, worked as Vice President for Debt Capital Markets in Russia and CIS countries at Renaissance Capital (Moscow).
2010–2012, took the position of Vice President for Debt Capital Markets of Russia and CIS countries at Royal Bank of Scotland (Moscow).
2012 – founded MoneyMan Ltd., the first microfinance company of online credit finance in Russia, where he worked as Director till January 2018.
Currently, he heads ID Finance Holding, serves as Director General in POS Finance Microcredit Company and is the final beneficiary in MoneyMan Ltd Microfinance Company (21.3% share). ID Finance includes MoneyMan, Solva, AmmoPay, and Plazo that operate in Russia, Spain, Kazakhstan, Poland, Brazil, and Mexico.
In May 2018, Lattice80 listed him as one of most influential people in developing European FinTech companies.

Education

In 2003, graduated from the School of Economics at Cambridge University in England with honours, MA degree. Holds PhD in Economics.

GALINA BAKHMETIEVA BAKHMETIEVA GALINA

Chief Executive Officer, Brainysoft

Professional Experience

From 2015 to 2018, was CEO and founder at the company SiRus, later renamed Brainysoft.
From 2013 to 2015, was CEO and founder of software development company SiRus, which was involved in the Skolkovo Innovation Centre.
From 2011 to 2013, CEO of software development and sales company Finline.ru (Moscow) - www.establ.ru
From 2005 to 2011, worked at the software development and sales company “EFinance” LLP (Almaty) – www.establ.kz.

From 2002 to 2005, worked in the software development company Power Qube (Tashkent).

From 2002 to 2006, member of the Central Asia Micro Finance Alliance (Tashkent), working as an MIS consultant on 25 SW installation projects.
From 1995 to 2002 worked with IT company ABM WWT Ltd. (Tashkent).

ALEXEY BOGDANOV BOGDANOV ALEXEY

Director, Department of Trade Services and Applications, FINAM

Professional Experience

• manager, Aton Investment Company;
• adviser to the President, Frolov and Partners;
• head of the Securities Division of the Financial Markets Operations Department, ABSOLUT Bank;
• vice president, Financial Company Intrust;
• head of Customer Operations Department, UK INTRUST.

From 2007 to the present - Director of the Department of Trade Services and Applications of FINAM.

Education

• In 1994 graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University majoring in Law;
• In 1997 graduated from the Moscow Aviation University with a degree in Management.

ALEXEY BORODKIN BORODKIN ALEXEY

Product Lead, Rosbank

At Rosbank, Borodkin leads the team developing a new mobile application.
Borodkin graduated from the Russian State Medical University with a degree in medical cybernetics.
On separate occasions Mr. Borodkin collaborated with such companies as ABBYY, Ashmanov & Partners, Computerra Publishing House, Kommersant Publishing House, 1С-Bitrix, Notamedia, Usabilitylab, Agnitum and others.
Borodkin took part in implementation of projects for 1C, Uralsib Bank, PPF Insurance, Rostelecom, Department of Information Technologies of Moscow, the Russian Ministry of Culture, the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Roscosmos, Jaguar Land Rover, Evalar Pharmacy and others.
Borodkin regularly acts as speaker and moderator at industry conferences; he teaches at the British Higher School of Art & Design and Netology University.

SERAFIMA BOCHAROVA BOCHAROVA SERAFIMA

Director for Innovative Products, CASHOFF

Graduated with honours from the Demidov Yaroslavl State University, specializing in "Finance and Credit".
Has six years of experience in the financial sector, including the following: she led Sberbank Russia's activities in developing and adopting Lean-management projects – lean production in the bank; Provided financial monitoring and oversight over the HoReCa sector in the brewing and beverage company Baltika; took part in building up client services in the insurance company Soglasie, and in one of Russia's leading banks – VTB.
Since 2018, the company CASHOFF has been involved in promoting the newest e-commerce products on the banking sector of Russia, Europe, and Asia.

PAVEL BUTENKO BUTENKO PAVEL

Vice President and Director of the Digital Business Unit, Rosgosstrakh

Professional Experience

Butenko has over 10 years of experience working in the financial sector.

He specializes in the introduction of client-oriented innovations and digitalization, online marketing and online sales as well as creating a new user experience.

In 2004, he was in charge of launching and developing projects to create innovations and automate processes in offline retail.

At the end of 2007, he began working in the financial sector: where he specialized in analytics, preparing and introducing strategies, business development, and offline marketing.

In 2009, he started working on online sales development, digital marketing, and introducing innovations at corporations.

From late 2015 to late 2017, he served as Director of Marketing, the online sales channel, and the development of innovations at Intouch (Russia’s largest online insurer), where he turned the company into a leader in innovative insurance by reducing operational and acquisition costs.

Since the start of 2018, he has served as Vice President and Director of the Digital Business Unit at Rosgosstrakh Insurance Company PJSC, where is responsible for the following areas:
• Management and implementation of projects that aim to digitalize processes at the company
• Organization and management of online and direct sales
• Organization and management of aCRM (target marketing)

Education

In 2006, he graduated from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics at South Ural State University with a degree in Applied Mathematics (design and development of neural networks).

STEPAN VANIN VANIN STEPAN

Head of Solutions for the Insurance Sector, SAS Russia & CIS

Professional Experience

Mr. Vanin has over 10 years of experience in business consulting and implementation of projects in the data monetization and automation of decision-making processes in the insurance, banking, oil and gas and government sectors. During his career, he took part in various projects, from optimizing oilfield development projects to improving efficiency of cross-selling in the insurance sector.
He joined SAS in 2013, and he develops the practice of working with insurance companies. The key goal of his work is to help customers transform the data they collect into increasing scale, capitalization and sustainability of their businesses. He assists insurance companies in finding growth areas in business processes, formulating business cases for data monetization, bringing high-tech projects to a specific business result. During his time in SAS he took part in more than 15 projects on modernization of business processes of Russia’s largest insurance companies.

Education

Mr. Vanin graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

NIKOLAI VARMA VARMA NIKOLAI

Independent Financial Services Advisor

Professional Experience

Nikolai Varma advises businesses in the financial services sector with a focus on Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Scandinavia.

His current positions include:
Independent Non-Executive Director at Sovcombank, Independent Non-Executive Director at First Collection Bureau, Industrial Advisor to Nordic Capital, and Board Member at Balance Platform. Nikolai spent most of his 20+ year career in Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley in New York and London. He was most recently a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group responsible for the coverage of banks in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Scandinavia.

Education

Nikolai holds a Master of Arts degree in International Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University (Washington, D.C.) and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York).

IGOR VEDEKHIN VEDEKHIN IGOR

Deputy General Director, Director of IT Infrastructure Division, IBS

Igor Vedekhin has been working at IBS since 2001. He has extensive experience in the management of global projects for digital transformation, creation of modern IT infrastructure, as well as information security for financial structures.

In 2013, he headed the IT Infrastructure division which brings together company practice in operational solutions and the development of the organization's information environment.

Professional Experience

Has been working for IBS for 17 years.
2001¬¬—2010: Director of a range of large-scale projects in implementing information solutions for the company’s key corporate clients.
Following years: Director of Corporate Management Systems Department and Management Consulting Department.
Since 2013: Deputy General Director at IBS

Education

In 1998 he graduated from Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (formerly MISI) majoring Planning Engineer (Project Management Faculty).
Certified consultant in Solutions Implementation, as well as Project Management, Material Resources and Logistics Management.

ALEXANDER VEDYAKHIN VEDYAKHIN ALEXANDER

First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank

He is in charge of the following blocks: Retail Business, Corporate Business, CIB, Wealth Management, Regional Development, the Troubled Assets Department, and the Energy Conservation and Environmental Management Directorate.
Also he manages and coordinates the activities of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Competence Development Centre for Data Research, Administration for Control and Coordination of Operations, PSS and Processes Department and the Monitoring and Expert Group.

Professional Experience

Between 1999 and 2008, Alexander Vedyakhin was employed at Volgograd branch No. 8621 of Sberbank of Russia, where he advanced from a senior cashier-controller to the deputy manager of the branch.
In 2008–2012, he was the First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank in Ukraine.
In 2012–2015, Alexander Vedyakhin was a member of the Executive Board and Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at DenizBank in Turkey.
In 2015–2018, he held the position of Senior Vice President of Sberbank, CRO of Sberbank Group and Head of the Risk Block, including the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Competence Development Centre for Data Research.
Since June 2018 – a member of the Executive Board, First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board.

Education

In 1998, Alexander Vedyakhin graduated Volgograd State Technical University with an honours degree in Economics.
In 1999, he earned an honours degree in Global Economics from Volgograd State Technical University.
In 2001, he was awarded a degree of Candidate of Economic Sciences.
In 2010, Alexander Vedyakhin completed the MBA Banks programme in Bank Management at the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation.
In 2012, he completed the joint advanced training programme of Sberbank and the London Business School.
In 2016–2018, Alexander Vedyakhin completed regular training programmes at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
In 2018, he completed the Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Machine Learning programme at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

ILYA VELDER VELDER ILYA

Managing Director for Strategy, Innovation and Corporate Communications, Ak Bars Bank

Professional Experience

From 2003 Mr. Velder worked as Attorney assistant at CB Richard Ellis international consulting company.
In 2004 he started working in Investments Project Financing at AK BARS Bank.
From 2010 to 2015 Mr. Velder worked as Managing Director of Investment Business Department coordinating projects in DCM including alternative finance. He coordinated the establishment of Financial Institutes Division and Investor Relations at AK BARS Bank.
Since March 2016 Mr. Velder has been Managing Director for Strategy, Innovations and Corporate Communications.
Since 2014 he has been a member of Supervisory Board of INNOPOLIS Special Economic Zone.
Since 2017 he has been Visiting Professor at Innopolis University.

Education

In 2002 Mr. Velder graduated from Kazan State University with a diploma of Specialist in Civil and International Law; later earned his PhD in Legal mechanism of personal data protection.
In 2002–2003 Mr. Velder received scholarship in ‘Legal protection of privacy and personal data in EU’ at University of Amsterdam.
In 2005–2006 he completed the course on Investment Management at CCIM Institute.
In 2011–2013 he graduated from MBA programme at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Honours

Letter of appreciation from the Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Tatarstan for his dedicated work, high professionalism and significant personal contribution in the development of banking business (26 November 2008).
Letter of appreciation from the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Tatarstan for the his dedicated work and major contributions to development of the banking sector in the Republic of Tatarstan. (13 December 2010).
Medal for Honourable Service from AK Bars Bank.

DARYA VERESTNIKOVA VERESTNIKOVA DARYA

Director for Product Development, SafeTech

Received two graduate degrees in software development and IT consulting, which enables her to meet the needs of business, resolve applied, infrastructure, and commercial product development issues.
Has seven years of experience on the banking IT market.
Was involved in the development of remote banking services from the very beginning, working on the creation and implementation of new digital channels, products and services in leading domestic and international banks, and in the public sector.
SafeTech is involved in the development of technologies, the creation of new products, their promotion and market roll-out.

VLADIMIR VERKHOSHINSKIY VERKHOSHINSKIY VLADIMIR

Chief Executive Officer, Alfa-Bank

Professional Experience

Mr. Verkhoshinskiy was appointed Alfa-Bank CEO on 1 August 2018.
Before Mr. Verkhoshinskiy joined Alfa-Bank, he held various positions at VTB Group. He served as Vice-President and Head of Corporate Business Development and Strategy at VTB Bank from 2009 till 2011. He became Deputy President and Chairman of the Board at the Bank of Moscow in January 2012 to oversee the Retail and Small Business division, mortgage lending, and private banking service. In May 2016, Mr. Verkhoshinskiy returned to VTB Bank after its merger with the Bank of Moscow to oversee Retail Business as a member of the Board.
Prior to his employment with VTB Group, Vladimir Verkhoshinskiy worked for the Moscow offices of Citibank, the investment fund VR Capital, and the consulting company McKinsey&Co.

Education

Mr. Verkhoshinskiy is a cum-laude graduate of the Finance Academy of the Russian Government majoring in Finance and Credit and a holder of the Presidential Scholarship. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree and Public Management Program degree of Stanford University (USA).

SERGEY VESOVSHCHUK VESOVSHCHUK SERGEY

Chief Risk Officer, Eqvanta Group

Professional Experience

Before joining Eqvanta Group, Sergey Vesovshchuk worked at Credit Europe Bank as Deputy Head of Retail Risk Management, where he successfully implemented a number of projects in Russian, German, and Turkish branches of the bank.
In 2014, he joined Eqvanta Group as Head of Retail Risk Management. Under his supervision, the company created Risk Department and built a team of professionals to solve problems in various areas of risk management. In addition, he supervises the work of Scortech, an analytics agency and credit score service.
He heads the Committee on risk management in MiR Self-Regulatory Organization, actively participating in the development of the industrial basic standard on risk management.

Education

Graduated from the National Research University Higher School of Economics with honours majoring in Mathematical Methods in Economics.

RUSLAN VESTEROVSKY VESTEROVSKY RUSLAN

Deputy Governor, Bank of Russia

Professional Experience

2002–2005 – worked in the HR department of Yukos-RM (Eastern Siberia, the Far East, Mongolia)
2005–2007 – HR Director of ARNEST Group, the largest manufacturer of cosmetic products
2007–2011 – HR director of Wimm-Bill-Dann – Foods
2011–2015 – HR director of PAO Moscow Exchange
From October 2015 to August 2017 – Director of the Department of Personnel Policy and Staff Performance of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation
In September 2017 he was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia, in this current capacity he supervises the Real Estate Department of the Bank of Russia, the Procurement Department of the Bank of Russia, the Human Resources Department and the University of the Bank of Russia.

Education

In 2002, he graduated from the Social Psychology Department of the Buryat State University.
He holds an MBA from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration and the Academy of Economics and Management AFW (Germany).
He also holds a Certificate in Company Direction from the British Institute of Directors (IoD).

MARIA VOZHEGOVA VOZHEGOVA MARIA

Executive Partner and General Manager, Gartner RUS; Vice President, Gartner

Maria Vozhegova graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1995 with a degree in economics. In 2011, Maria defended her thesis on ‘Information support for the company’s innovative development’ at the Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics, and Informatics. Maria has over 20 years of professional experience, both in consulting and working in the industry. Maria worked for international companies such as PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Accenture. For more than four years, Maria was Vice President for IT and Operations at Rosgosstrakh, serving as member of the management board. Maria also worked at Sberbank of Russia; she was in charge of the IT Factory, effectively being second-in-command at Sberbank’s IT Block. Since 2014, Maria has been the General Manager of Gartner RUS and Vice President of Gartner.

EKATERINA VOLYNETS VOLYNETS EKATERINA

Head of Mobile Payment Services, SAMSUNG Electronics Russia

She has been the Head the Mobile Payment Services line of Samsung Electronics Rus Company since April 2016. She is responsible for strategic development of the service, launching of partner programmes and localization of the service in Russia and CIS countries. She supervises the development of regulatory, technical and procedural documents for the service in the region. Expert in innovative financial instruments and solutions for payment services, she possesses extensive experience in implementing solutions for risk management and fraud prevention in the banking sector.
Ekaterina led mobile payment service Samsung Pay to a successful launch in Russia and Belarus, including the innovative money transfer platform for the token (payment card in Samsung Pay application), the service has been developing throughout Russia, joint operations with more than 70 financial institutions and partners has been established.
Graduated from the State University of Management, Russian–British Programme with a degree in International Business.

OLIVER VÖLKEL VÖLKEL OLIVER

Partner, Stadler Völkel Attorneys at Law

Oliver Völkel is a partner at Stadler Völkel Attorneys at Law in Austria. His professional focus is on banking and capital markets law, and cryptocurrency law. Oliver Völkel has particular experience in structuring new types of financing, such as initial coin offerings and initial token offerings. His clients include numerous renowned domestic and foreign companies and banks. Oliver Völkel studied law at the University of Vienna and Columbia Law School in New York. He previously worked in criminal law at the University of Vienna and for renowned international law firms.

GEORGE WESTERMAN WESTERMAN GEORGE

Principal Research Scientist, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, MIT Sloan School of Management

George Westerman is a Principal Research Scientist with the MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy, where he leads research programs on digital transformation, innovation, and IT leadership. He also serves as faculty chair of the MIT Sloan course Essential IT for Non-IT Executives.

George is author of three award-winning books, including Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation (named one of the top ten books of 2014 by Business Digest and 2015 Axiom Book Awards Silver Medalist), and The Real Business of IT: How CIOs Create and Communicate Value (CIO Insight magazine’s Best Book of 2009). George contributes regularly to publications such as Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review and The Wall Street Journal. This work has won numerous awards.

George is a member of the Board of Directors of the Technology Business Management Council and Co-Chairman of the MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Awards. Prior to earning a doctorate from Harvard Business School in 2003, George gained more than thirteen years of experience in product development and technology management roles.

PHILIP GABUNIA GABUNIA PHILIP

Director, Insurance Market Department, Bank of Russia

Professional Experience

2004–2008 – held the positions of analyst, senior analyst, Head of Division for Interaction with Federal Executive Agencies, OOO Budgetary Relations Research Centre;
2008–2012 – Head of Strategic Planning (Programmes) and Budgeting Methodology Department, Deputy Director of Budget Planning and State Programmes Department, Director of Department for Integrated Economic Space Development, Director of the Department for Economic Cooperation and Integration with CIS Countries of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation;
2012–2013 – Deputy Head of the Presidential Expert Directorate;
2013 – conferred class rank of the state civil service of the Russian Federation: Full State Counsellor 2nd Class of the Russian Federation;
2013 – appointed adviser to the Chairman of the Bank of Russia;
2014–2018 – Director of the Department for Collective Investment and Trust Management at the Bank of Russia;
In May 2018 appointed Director of the Insurance Market Department.

Education

Graduated from the State University Higher School of Economics, majoring in Finance and Credit.

DAMIR GALIEV GALIEV DAMIR

Head of Project Office (Strategy, Innovation and Corporate Communications Department), AK BARS Bank

Professional Experience

From 2012 toill 2016 held different positions in Investment Banking at AK BARS Bank. He has workeda work experience as investment analyst, middle office expert, financial administrator, trader (trading operations, fixed income).

Education

Kazan Federal University, 2012, majoring in Economics and Mathematics. Economist & Mathematician
PhD in Economics.

IAN GAUSDEN GAUSDEN IAN

Managing Director for Business Development, Vocalink

Ian Gausden is Executive Vice President, Business Development, Real Time Payments for Vocalink. He is responsible for developing business opportunities and growing our innovative portfolio of ACH products globally.
Prior to this role Ian was Managing Director of Vocalink’s Cards business, and before that he served as Vocalink’s COO for 5 years. Ian has over 30 years of payments and IT experience, on both Card and ACH rails. He is passionate about turning business visions into commercial and technical reality, and making electronic payments benefit everyone.

IVAN GLAZACHEV GLAZACHEV IVAN

Chief Executive Officer, Yandex.Money

Professional Experience

Mr. Glazachev began his career path in the Ministry of Economic Development; later he worked as auditor at Duca Credit Union bank.
In 2004, Ivan got a job with Chronopay as a financial manager; 3 months later he became senior financial manager. His professional achievements did not go unnoticed: in six months he took the position of deputy CEO, and after nine months he became head of the Chronopay office in Russia.
From 2007, Mr. Glazachev worked at Russian Standard Bank; at the time of his departure from the credit organization, he served as Executive Director for acquiring and electronic payment services and held a position on the bank’s management board.
In March 2017, Ivan Glazachev became head of Yandex.Money.

Education

In 1999, Ivan graduated from the Moscow State University of Commerce, and in 2003 he completed studies at the Schulich School of Business, York University in Canada.

ALEXANDER GOGLENKOV GOGLENKOV ALEXANDER

Strategy Director and Head of Strategic Projects Directorate, Ingosstrakh

Professional Experience

Goglenkov has worked in the insurance business since 2006. During this time, he rose from a business analyst in process reengineering projects up to the position of strategy director. He has vast experience in business transformation projects in terms of the optimization and automation of processes, which generated more than RUB 5 billion of pure profit for the company. He handled the establishment of a system to counter insurance fraud at Ingosstrakh, including the introduction of scoring systems.
He is in charge of strategy development, implementing major transformation projects and the portfolio management of the company’s entire project map, streamlining business processes, and developing data analytics.

Education

In 2007, Alexander Goglenkov graduated from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute.

MAXIM GORBATOV GORBATOV MAXIM

Head, Centre of Financial Solutions Expertise, SAP CIS

For 17 years, he has been engaged in automation of banking business in Russia and CIS countries and has accumulated significant experience in project implementation and process optimization in financial institutions. Mr Gorbatov has a degree in Management of Innovation Implementation Processes and has repeatedly applied his knowledge at the major companies. Prior to joining SAP, he headed the department at CFT and Zolotaya Korona.

KIRILL GORYNYA GORYNYA KIRILL

Chief Executive Officer, CardsMobile

Graduated from the Economics Faculty at St. Petersburg State University. Started out in advertising. In 2001, made the change to mobile content services and became one of the founders of the i-Free group of companies.
In 2010, with Philipp Shubin, he founded CardsMobile, which developed "The Wallet" app, and focused on developing FinTech products and the creation of services supporting interaction via your smartphone with city infrastructure, identification, and communications.
"Expert of the Year" award diploma in the IT technology and telecommunications nomination. NFC-Live award diploma "For contribution to the development of mobile contactless payments in Russia".

HERMAN GREF GREF HERMAN

Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank

Herman Gref was born on February 8, 1964, in the village of Panfilovo, Irtysh District, in the Pavlodar Region of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic.
1990: graduated from the Law Faculty at Omsk State University, specializing in Jurisprudence. He also holds a PhD in Economics.
1991–1992: legal counsel, category 1, for the Committee for Economic Development and Property of the Administration for Petrodvorets and St. Petersburg.
1992: appointed head of the Petrodvorets District Agency of the Committee for the Management of Municipal Property, St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office.
1992–1994: Chairman of the Property Management Committee, Deputy Head of Petrodvorets Administration.
1994: became Vice-Chairman and then Senior Vice-Chairman of the Committee for the Management of Municipal Property, St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office.
1997–1998: Deputy Governor, Chairman of the Committee for the Management of Municipal Property, St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office.
1998–2000: Senior Deputy Minister for State Property of the Russian Federation.
2000–2007: Minister for Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
Since November 2007: CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of OAO Sberbank of Russia.
Awarded orders “For Merit to the Fatherland”, 3rd and 4th degrees, Order of Honour, order of Alexander Nevsky, the P.A. Stolypin medal, 2nd degree, the order of Faithful Saint Prince Daniil Moskovsky, 1st degree, the Certificate of Merit and Gratitude from the President of the Russian Federation.
He was awarded the highest French distinction, and was made an Officer of the Légion d'honneur.
For special achievements in the banking sector and his personal contribution to the development of Sberbank, he was awarded the Golden Sign of Sberbank of Russia.

ALEXEY GUZNOV GUZNOV ALEXEY

Director, Legal Department, Bank of Russia

Professional Experience

In 1990–1995, worked as Assistant to the Chairman of the Soviet of the Union of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, then worked for the Parliamentary Centre of the Russian Federation.
In 1995, joined the Legal Department of the Bank of Russia.
In 1998–2014, Deputy Director of the Legal Department of the Bank of Russia.
From 2014 to present, Director of the Legal Department of the Bank of Russia.

Education

In 1990, graduated from the School of Law at the Lomonosov Moscow State University. Doctoral degree in Law (2016).

Other

Honoured Lawyer of the Russian Federation (2012).
Decorated with the Medal of the Order ‘For Merit to the Fatherland’, 2nd class (2016); the Certificate of Merit from the Bank of Russia (2010); the Certificate of Merit from the Federal Financial Monitoring Service (2016); Medal ‘For cooperation’ from the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation (2017); Gratitude from the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation (2012); Gratitude of the Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation (2015); has a number of other national and public awards.
Holder of the Highest Legal Award ’Femida’ (2016).
Author and co-author of over 80 research papers on the theory of government and law and bank activity regulation.

DANIEL GUSEV GUSEV DANIEL

Managing Partner, Gauss Ventures

Professional Experience

Daniel Gusev is a Partner of a new fund for initial investment and growth stages — Gauss Ventures, where he is responsible for investments in promising global opportunities in the fintech market and smart industry, together with colleagues from Germany, the UK, and the USA. Throughout his career of a venture investor Daniel was a leader and participant of a range of transactions including Revolut, Tandem, Capitalise and others.
Daniel Gusev has more than 10 years of positive experience in the financial innovations market, he has initiated a range of commercially successful projects within leading banks and companies in Russia, Europe and the UK. Today Daniel is a mentor at leading accelerators in the UK (Startupbootcamp), Hong Kong (Supercharger), New Zealand (Lightning Lab), he gives lectures for the fintech program at Imperial College London and is an advisor for fintech market regulation and development programs (FCA, Berlin Partner) and, as an adviser, he facilitates development of various international start-ups.

Education

School of History, Moscow State University.
Banking – Financial University.

OLGA DERGUNOVA DERGUNOVA OLGA

Deputy President and Chairman of the Management Board, VTB Bank

Professional Experience

2012–2016: Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Head of the Federal Agency for State Property Management.

2007–2012: Member of the Management Board, VTB Bank.

1994–2007: President and CEO, Microsoft Russia and CIS.

Education

Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (Plekhanov Moscow Institute of the National Economy), major: Economic cybernetics

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. Course in Information Technology in Public Administration.

VIKTOR DOSTOV DOSTOV VIKTOR

Chairman of the Board, Russian Electronic Money and Remittance Association

Professional Experience

Since 2018 – Senior Researcher of the St. Petersburg State University (St. Petersburg State University).

Since 1999 Viktor held the position of the Managing partner and one of the founders of the PayCash Group, company that developed successful projects later known as Yandex.Money, iDealer, Beeline Mobile Commerce and others.



Before that he headed the department of new payment technologies in Tavrichesky Bank.

Heads the Financial Innovations Division at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).

Education

St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University LETI.

Ioffe Institute (FTI); graduate school.

Institute of Semiconductors of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing; postdoctoral.

VASANT DHAR DHAR VASANT

Professor, Stern School of Business and the Center for Data Science, New York University

Vasant Dhar is a professor at the Stern School of Business and the Centre for Data Science at New York University and the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Big Data. A pioneer in the field of data science, Dr. Dhar’s research focuses on a simple, yet critical, question: when do computers make better decisions than humans?

Through the use of artificial intelligence and advanced machine learning, he has explored this question and its real-world applications in settings as diverse as financial trading floors, hospital emergency rooms, preschool classrooms, and sports locker rooms. The first person to use machine learning for predictive modeling on Wall Street, Dr. Dhar’s research focuses on building scalable decision-making systems from large sources of data.

Dr. Dhar is the author of three books, including Seven Methods for Transforming Corporate Data Into Business Intelligence and Intelligent Decision Support Methods: The Science of Knowledge Work and his findings have been published in the Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, Wired Magazine, and Big Data, among others.

Dr. Dhar received his Bachelors of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, and his Masters of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh.

ANDREY EMELIN EMELIN ANDREY

Chairman, National Financial Market Council

Participated in the development and successful implementation of some pilot projects on the advancement of electronic interaction between financial organizations and state information systems, including:
● A pilot project to ensure access of banking organizations to the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation’s (PFR) information on pension accruals of physical entities;
● A pilot project on placing auxiliary government services widgets on Internet portals of credit organizations;
● A pilot project on banking organizations’ access to the FTS Russia data on the incomes of borrowers (information from the 2-NDFL form) using SMEV.

Andrey Emelin is involved in the following organizations:
● Expert Council with the financial market agents on the regulatory sandbox of the Bank of Russia;
● The Bank of Russia Expert Council for Protection of Financial Services Consumers and Minority Shareholders;
● Some thematic working groups on ‘Normative regulation’ of the programme ‘Digital Economy of the Russian Federation’;
● Interregional Banking Council under the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation;
● Expert group on AML/CFT, internal control and regulatory (compliance) risk of the Expert Advisory Council under the Federation Council on Budget and Financial Markets;
● Expert Council on Monetary Policy and Legal Regulation of the Financial Market under the State Duma Committee on the Financial Market;
● Advisory Board under the Interdepartmental AML/CFT Committee under Rosfinmonitoring.

ALEXANDER EMESHEV EMESHEV ALEXANDER

Vice President, New Products Development, Tinkoff Bank

Professional Experience

Alexander has been in charge of new products development at Tinkoff Bank since 2014. Prior to that, he held various positions at the Kazakhstan’s Kaspi Bank, including Executive Director and Head of Customer Loyalty. Before that, Alexander was Head of Research and an analyst at the Russian Standard Bank.

Education

He graduated from the Higher School of Economics with a degree in Business Processes and Information Systems Design and Implementation.

DMITRY EREMEEV EREMEEV DMITRY

President, FIX

Dmitry Eremeev, FIX president, is a Russian entrepreneur, a renowned expert in Search Engine Optimization, the founder of SEO Conference, and the founder and president of FIX group – an international holding company and IT incubator.


Specialization – projects in fintech, blockchain, advertising platforms, Internet traffic acquisition, and high-load systems.


ACADEMIC BACKGROUND


Kazan State University – Department of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics, 2005;
Degree with distinction; Vladimir Potanin Fellowship laureate; Awarded the ‘200 best students of Kazan State University’ medal.

MAХIM YEREMENKO YEREMENKO MAХIM

Senior ‎Managing Director, Sberbank

Maxim Yeremenko is the Senior Managing Director, Head of Department of Development of Data Research Competency of Sberbank. He is responsible for the development of model and algorithms with the use of advanced analytical instrument based on the methods of machine learning and intellectual data analysis. One of the priority projects is the AI transformation of Sberbank. He oversees R&D activities, the process of financial effect assessment for DS&AI initiatives as well as the process of collection and actualization of the bank’s model activities portfolio.

He established a professional community Sberbank Data Science & AI Community that consists of employees working in data analysis, machine learning and AI. He directs the development of the community, ensures its effectiveness and growth of its participants’ competencies. He organized the process of experience sharing of Data Science & AI experts within the bank that contributes to creation of an information space for its participants.

Professional Experience

He joined the Sberbank Group in 2005 as the Analyst for Credit Scoring and Portfolio risk models and in 2010 was promoted to the Deputy Head of Corporate Credit Risk Management. From 2013 to 2017 Maхim was the Senior Managing Director, Head of Risk Modeling Department.

As the Head of Risk Modelling Department, he managed the activities associated with implementation of Internal Rating Based approach compliant risk management system, making Sberbank the first bank in Russia that successfully passed on Basel II requirements and bearing one of the lowest risk portfolio on Russian market. In 2018, Maxim became the Head of Department of Development of Data Research Competency.

Education

He graduated from the Department of Physics and Economy of High Technologies at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute.

DMITRY YAKUBOVSKY YAKUBOVSKY DMITRY

Corporate Unit Systems Architect, AO AlfaStrakhovanie

Specializes in automation of business processes in insurance and anti-crisis management of projects.

Successfully implemented BPM class systems, including loss adjustment and contract management processes.

Executed 12 projects on implementation of ECM class systems, from the storage and processing of documents to the automation of legal documents flow.

Participated in 5 projects on automation of commercial oil accounting for the major oil and gas companies.

MIKHAIL YAKUNIN YAKUNIN MIKHAIL

Chairman of the Board of Directors, RNKB Bank

Professional Experience

Since 2005, he worked at McKinsey & Company.
In 2008, he started working at VTB, and in 2010 he became the head of the VTB-Factoring company. Since 2012, he has been overseeing the operations of finance subsidiaries and international VTB branches.
In March 2016, Mikhail Yakunin was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the RNKB Bank.

Education

Mr Yakunin graduated from the St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation and St. Petersburg State University and received an MBA degree from the Warwick Business School (UK).

TATYANA ZHARKOVA ZHARKOVA TATYANA

Managing Director, FinTech Association; Chair, Expert Council of Financial Market Participants on Evaluating Innovative Financial Services and Technologies (formed at the initiative of the Bank of Russia)

Develops the key areas of the FinTech Association and is in charge of the company’s operational management.

Professional Experience

Started career in 1994 at Stolichny Joint Stock Commercial Bank.
From 2001 to 2011, Ms. Zharkova took management positions in such banks as Menatep St. Petersburg, Russian Standard and Stolichny. Took part in the creation of Rusfinance Bank. As the Head of the Retail Business Department at KMB-Bank, Ms. Zharkova was in charge of the business model transformation (from January 2010 – Inteza Bank).
In 2011, Ms. Zharkova became the Chairwoman of the Executive Board at Volkswagen Bank RUS Ltd., where she adapted the global strategy of the Volkswagen Financial Services AG international group for the Russian market.
From 2014 to 2016,served as Senior Vice President at Globex commercial bank, where she was in charge of the transformation projects on business development (systems of remote banking services and mortgage, credit container creation, regional network reorganization).
In spring 2016, became Deputy CEO at AK BARS bank, where she was in charge of retail business development, headed the committee on retail products development, was a member of the committee on managing credit and debit and Advisor for strategic development.
In October 2017, Ms. Zharkova was appointed as Managing Director of the FinTech Association created with the participation of the Bank of Russia. She is in charge of the developing and implementing new financial and banking instruments as well as coordination of the Association members’ activity.
Since May 2018, she has been approved as Chairwoman of the Expert Council of the financial market participants on evaluating innovative services and technologies formed under the initiative of the Bank of Russia.

Education

In 1995, graduated from the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics with honours majoring in Finances and Credit.
In 2015, graduated from the ‘Independent Director’ program at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Higher School of State Management.
Holds a PhD in Economics.

MARINA ZHEGULINA ZHEGULINA MARINA

Deputy General Director, FPC; Member of the Board of Directors, Innovative Mobility (a subsidiary of Russian Railways)

An expert in strategy, marketing and business development

Professional Experience

2017 – present: Deputy General Director of FPC JSC, member of the Board of Directors of RZD-Tour LLC, member of the Board of Directors of Innovative Mobility LLC
2010–2017: Director of Marketing and GR, VEGAS LEX.
2008–2010: Client Relations at Hannes Snellman LLC for Russia and Ukraine.
2005–2008: Project Manager, White & Case LLC.
2003–2005: Coordinator of educational projects of Pepperdine University (USA) in Russia.

Education

In 2007 she graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute as an engineer-economist (Enterprise Management).
In 2013 she studied EMBA at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.
In 2013, she received a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
Since 2003, she has been taking annual professional development and advanced training courses from various educational institutions, including Oxford University, HSE, Pepperdine University (Malibu).

NIKOLAY ZHURAVLEV ZHURAVLEV NIKOLAY

Member, Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

Member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

Representative of the executive authority of Kostroma Region.

First Deputy Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Budget and Financial Markets.

Professional Experience

September 2016–present – First Deputy Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Budget and Financial Markets.

July 2013–September 2016 – Deputy Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Budget and Financial Markets.

July 2013–present – Member of the National Financial Board.

May 2011–Present – Representative of the executive authority of Kostroma Region in Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

January 2010–May 2011 – First Deputy Chair of Kostroma Region Duma.

January 2005–May 2011 – Deputy of Kostroma Region Duma.

Education

Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation. Major: Finance and Credit. Qualification: economist.

ILYA ZALESSKY ZALESSKY ILYA

Head of Educational Services, Yandex

Professional Experience

From 2011 to 2016, Zalessky worked as partner at the largest consulting company in personnel management, ECOPSY Consulting.

From 2016 to 2017, he was Vice President on strategy at Prosveshcheniye Education Holding.

Since 2018, Ilya has headed the Educational Services at Yandex.

Education

In 2010, Zalessky graduated with honours from the Kursk State University with a degree in World Economy.

In 2016, he graduated from the British Higher School of Design with a degree in Product Design Management.

ROMAN ZILBER ZILBER ROMAN

Head of Retail Private Individuals and Small Enterprises Directorate, Raiffeisenbank

Professional Experience

Roman Zilber has served as Head of Retail Private Individuals and Small Enterprises Directorate, Member of the Board of Raiffeisenbank sinse 2018.

From 2000 to 2006, Roman Zilber worked in Raiffeisenbank as Head of the Corporate finance and investment banking department. Then from 2006 to 2010 he headed the Corporate business of Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, and then for three years he was the Head of Corporate banking at the Russian office of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In 2013, Roman returned to Raiffeisenbank and headed the Small Enterprises and Affluent Banking Division.

Education

Roman graduated from the Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty of Novosibirsk State University.

IVAN ZIMIN ZIMIN IVAN

Acting Director, Financial Technology Department, Bank of Russia

Ivan Zimin is head of the Financial Technology Department at the Bank of Russia and is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of innovative technology projects for the financial market and the Bank of Russia and for the development of digital financial infrastructure.
During his work at the Bank of Russia, Ivan Zimin launched a remote biometric identification mechanism for the financial market and a regulatory sandbox. Led by Ivan Zimin, the Financial Technology Department is currently working on a fast payment system, distributed ledger technology solutions, digital profile platforms, as well as other infrastructure projects.
One of Zimin’s key objectives is improving legislative regulation of digital technologies and electronic interactions in the financial market.

Professional Experience

From 2015 to the present day – Bank of Russia. Zimin previously held the position of Deputy Director of the Financial Technology Department. Since July 2018, he has been Acting Director of the Financial Technology Department.
From 2012 to 2015, Zimin worked in the Department of Law at the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation. He headed the division responsible for the development of a common legally significant space for digital interaction and data protection.

Education

In 2010, he graduated from the All-Russian State University of Justice with a specialization in jurisprudence.

ILYA ZOLIN ZOLIN ILYA

Managing Director, Accenture Moscow

Heads IT Strategy Development line for Russia and CIS.

Professional Experience

Ilya Zolin started with Accenture in 2004 and promoted from Financial Practices analyst to Managing Director. He led many projects for the development of IT strategies, selection and implementation of information systems, primarily for companies in the financial sector, major banks and insurance companies.
Currently, Ilya and a team of specialists in IT Strategy are researching the application and technological innovations for building digital business models, specifically:
• BizTech
• Analytics, big data, data monetization, data quality management
• Artificial intelligence and machine learning
• Modern interfaces: mobile technologies, multi-channel platforms, chat-bots, user experience, etc.
• Platforms and ecosystems, openAPI, etc.
• And others.

Ilya also worked in the SOGAZ insurance company and was responsible for launching the project-based operations and organizing the work of the project office.

TINA KANDELAKI KANDELAKI TINA

General Producer, Match TV

Tina Kandelaki is the General Producer at Match TV federal sports TV channel, journalist and public figure.

Professional Experience

From 2002 to 2015, she hosted and produced the iconic shows on radio and TV: she hosted Detali on STS TV channel, Razvorot and Osoboe Mnenie on Echo of Moscow radio station, Unreal Politics on REN TV and NTV; she produced Infomania project on STS, along with the television game show The Smartest.
In July 2015, Tina Kandelaki took the position of the General Producer at Match TV federal sports TV channel.

Education

Tina graduated from the journalism department of Tbilisi State University and from the department of international relations of the Russian State University for the Humanities.

Accolades

Two TEFI awards for The Smartest, including Best Talk Show Host, Runet Prize 2011 for the Smart School project, and others.
Match TV channel was awarded with more than 20 accolades, including five TEFI national television awards and six of the Mediabrand awards.

ANDREY KARYAKIN KARYAKIN ANDREY

Chairman of the Management Board, SBI Bank LLC

Mr. Karyakin has more than 20 years of experience in the financial sector.
He joined SBS Bank LLC in January 2018. Since March 2018, he holds the position of the Chairman of the Management Board.
Mr. Karyakin has two degrees.
He graduated from the Moscow State Linguistic University in 1993, and the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation in 2006.

ANATOLY KOZLACHKOV KOZLACHKOV ANATOLY

Vice President, Association of Russian Banks

Anatoly Kozlachkov is currently involved in creating the legislative framework for the digital economy and developing ethical standards for activities and standards to protect the rights and interests of recipients of services when credit institutions sell financial services to non-credit financial organizations that will apply to members of the Association of Russian Banks.

Professional Experience

In 1990–1993 – worked in the Office of the USSR Supreme Soviet and in the Office the RSFSR Parliament.
In 1994–2000 – employed at the Bank of Russia, working his way up from Head of the Department for the Comparative Studies of Foreign Banking Law to the Deputy Director of the Legal Department.
2000 – became a private practicing lawyer and took part in the establishment of Legal Centre: Law and Consulting LLC.
November 2017 – Vice President of the Association of Russian Banks.
Kozlachkov has more than 20 years of experience developing various models and concepts of legal regulation for the Russian economy, including various types of regulatory acts, including codes, fundamental principles of legislation, laws, decrees of the President of the Russian Federation, resolutions of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR and the RSFSR, the State Duma and the Government of the Russian Federation, and regulatory acts of the Bank of Russia. He took part in the development of the current laws on the Bank of Russia, banks and banking activities, countering the legalization (laundering) of proceeds from crime, mortgage lending, the protection of competition on the financial services market, the insolvency (bankruptcy) of credit institutions, the deposit insurance system, the taxation of credit institutions, the national payment system, the development bank, and public-law companies.

Education

Kozlachkov graduated from the Faculty of Law of Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1990 and completed graduate school at the philosophy department of the Faculties of the Humanities of Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1998. He is the author of scientific publications on banking, civil law, history and theory of law, philosophy, and theology.

KONSTANTIN KOZLOV KOZLOV KONSTANTIN

General Director, National Center for Electronic Education, Head of the Electronic Education Project of the Directors Executive Office for Special Commissions, GK ROSTEC

Member of the Expert Group of the national project ‘Education’ (appointed by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova on 22 August 2018), developer of the Concept of the ‘Unified Electronic Educational Environment’ (UEEE) (designed and approved by GK ROSTEC in 2016 under Sergey Kulikov, Industrial Director of the Corporation).
In 2017–2018 Mr Kozlov tested the UEEE Concept in several regions of Russia, the total number of participants: over 10 000 students, about 100 schools, over 600 classes and over 500 teachers.
Mr Kozlov worked in the Priority Project of the Government of the Russian Federation ‘Modern Digital Educational Environment’ (‘one-stop-shop’ system, proctoring) in close cooperation with universities of the Russian Federation (ITMO, HSE, FEFU and several others).
He graduated from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration with a degree in State and Municipal Administration.

VLADIMIR KOMLEV KOMLEV VLADIMIR

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, National Payment Card System (NPCS), the operator of the Mir payment system

Professional Experience

Since August 2014: Director General, Chairman of the Management Board at JSC NPCS.
2000–2014: Director General at CJSC United Card Services.
1995–2000: Vice-President, Deputy Director General at CJSC United Card Services.
1991–1995: Deputy Director General, then, Director General at Profit-FORMS Ltd.
1989–1991: Head of the International business department at Intersectoral State Association Prominform.
Expert in the area of payment infrastructure and payment systems.

Education

In 1989, graduated Bauman Moscow State Technical University with honours specializing in engineering and electro-mechanics (automatic systems and robot technology).
In 1989, studied in International Space University in Strasburg, France, Department of Business and Management.
In 1995, graduated Moscow School of Economics specializing in Bank Accounting.
In 2000, graduated Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation with honours specializing in Finances and Credit.
In 2011, studied at Harvard Business School.

ANTON KRASNENKOV KRASNENKOV ANTON

Senior Director, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships, Visa Russia

Professional Experience

Anton Krasnenkov is Senior Director of Innovation & Strategic Partnerships and is responsible for introducing new Visa’s products in Russia. He is also in charge of the regional competition of the global innovation programme Visa’s Everywhere Initiative in Russia and for developing a Visa Innovation Studio where he supervises immersion of customers in the world of Visa’s new technologies and products. Besides, he develops new instruments that enable payment service providers and public organizations identify and solve problems at the Russian market and Russian customers.
Anton Krasnenkov has been working for Visa since 2012. Before joining the Company he was Director of Products at the VTB24 bank. Anton Krasnenkov has vast experience in finance, he was engaged in development and introduction of new products to the market and in development of card business at Alfa Bank and Citibank.

Education

He graduated from the School of Economics of Moscow State University, after that he worked at one of the leading systems integrator where he was involved in development and introduction of management systems for large corporate customers.

DMITRY KRASYUKOV KRASYUKOV DMITRY

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, SAP CIS

Professional Experience

From 1999 to 2001 Dmitry was employed as Assistant to the State Duma, where he worked on issues related to the development of small business in Russia. His Doctorate thesis was dedicated to the same topic.
From 2001 to 2002, he held the post of Deputy CEO of the Mobitel retail company, where he was responsible for business development and optimization of business processes. In 2002, he became a consultant for introducing solutions for financial directors at SAS Institute Inc. In 2003, he joined the SAP team as manager for business development in the area of business analytics, planning, and strategic management. Then he worked as Account Executive with customers from the retail and wholesale trade, and as a result he held the position of Sales Director. In 2009 and 2010, he was in charge of SAP CIS Premier Customer Network Department. In 2010, he was appointed CEO of SAP CIS and from 2010 to 2013, he was in charge of promoting Main Lines of Business. From 2014 till 2017 years Dmitry as Deputy Manager Director was responsible for a number of industrial areas: banks and insurance companies, telecommunications, trade and transportation enterprises.
Starting from 2018-year Dmitry was appointed to the position Chief Operating Officer, since October of 2018th acting as a Chief Executive Officer of SAP CIS.

Education

In 2002, Dmitriy Krasyukov graduated from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics with the major in Financial Management, and in 2005 he received the Doctorate Degree in Economic Sciences. In 2001, he studied in Satakunta University of Applied Sciences in Pori, Finland. In 2008, he continued his management education in the IMD business school in Switzerland, and in 2014, he attended the INSEAD business school in France and the United States.

VLADIMIR KREMER KREMER VLADIMIR

Financial Lines Manager, AIG Russia

Vladimir manages the complex financial risks portfolio of the enterprises and financial institutions. His main area of expertise is Directors & Officers’ Liability, Cyber, Professional Indemnity, as well as Crime & Fraud insurance.

Professional Experience

Vladimir has over 20 years of experience in insurance. Before 1997 Vladimir worked in the Russian office of the insurance broker Willis. Since 1997 and to date Vladimir has been working for the Russian office of one of the leading global insurers AIG.

Education

Vladimir graduated the Russian University of Transport in 1993.

VADIM KULIK KULIK VADIM

Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Management Board, Gazprombank; Member of the Supervisory Board, Russian National Reinsurance Company

Professional Experience

2004–2008 – Senior Vice-President, VTB 24.

2008–2017 – held senior positions in Sberbank and its affiliates: Director of Retail Risk Division, Vice President – Director of Risk Department of Sberbank of Russia.

2012–2017 – member of the Board of Directors, DenizBank A.Ş.

Since 2013 – member of the Executive Board, Sberbank of Russia.

2013–2017 – member of the Board of Directors, JSC Sberbank-Technology, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, member of the Executive Board of Sberbank of Russia.

2017 – Advisor to the Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprombank (Joint Stock Company).

Starting from 2018 – Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Gazprombank (Joint Stock Company).

Education

1995 – graduated from Dmitry Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia.

YURIY KUPRIYANOV KUPRIYANOV YURIY

Country Manager of SAP Next-Gen and SAP University Alliance for Russia and CIS academic programmes, SAP CIS

For over six years, he has been responsible for the programme of cooperation with universities and research institutions in Russia and CIS countries in promoting innovative solutions, technologies and SAP methodologies in the academic environment. The focus is on supporting the use of SAP solutions in the educational process, organizing and holding training seminars and developing teaching aids for teachers, workshops, hackathons and student contests using SAP technologies. Holds a PhD and has more than five years of teaching experience in Russian universities (HSE) and Germany (guest lecturer at the University of Münster).

GLEB KHARITONOV KHARITONOV GLEB

Founder and Developer, Briskly Technological Platform

Professional Experience

Developer of Briskly technological platform and founder of a company of the same name (OOO Briskly, LLC). He started a self-service shop: it takes three steps to make any purchase and the customer only interacts with goods without wasting time in queues. In July 2018, he opened the first innovative shop at IQ-Park, new shops are going to be opened in the near future.

In 2018, thanks to the Briskly project, he was the main winner of the global innovation programme Visa’s Everywhere Initiative in Russia.

2015 he founded and developed a freight traffic aggregator UZEL.ME, successfully went through the traction and IIDF accelerator with UZEL.ME, and launched the UZEL.ME platform.

2015–2017: one of the founders of the VEZDE technological platform for public transport payments, was in charge of transport pre-processing;

2012: founded an IT company LiteKOT, supervised development and promotion of various web sites both for governmental agencies and for small and medium-size entrepreneurs.

Education

Graduated from the Russian International Academy for Tourism, majored in organizational management (2012)

LEV KHASIS KHASIS LEV

First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank

Professional Experience

In 1993–1995, he held the post of Managing Director of the Samara branch of AvtoVazBank and Vice-President of AvtoVazBank.

In 1994–1999, he was Arbitration Manager and President of Aviakor OJSC.

In 1997–1998, he was Vice-President of Alfa-Bank.

In 1999–2002, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Perekrestok Trading House CJSC.

In 2002–2006, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Perekrestok Trading House CJSC.

In 2006–2011, he was Chief Executive Officer of X5 Retail Group N.V.

In 2011–2013, he was Senior Vice-President of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

2015 – present – Deputy Chairman of the Board, Jet.com, Inc (USA).

September 2013 – present – member of the Executive Board, First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank. He supervises and coordinates the work of the International Operations Unit, the Technologies Unit, the Services Unit, and several other areas of the Bank's activity.
He is a shareholder of Sberbank: stake in the authorized share capital – 0.0012%, share of the ordinary shares held – 0.0013%.

Education

In 1989, he graduated from the Academician S.P. Korolev Kuybyshev Aviation Institute (Aircraft Engineering); in 1995 – from the Institute of Retraining and Advanced Training in Finance and Banking of the Financial Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation (Banking); in 2001 – from the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation (Law). PhD in Economics.

ELIE LASKER LASKER ELIE

Senior Market Manager, SWIFT

Elie Lasker is Senior Market Manager at SWIFT, responsible for defining SWIFT’s offering and value proposition for real-time payments market infrastructures. From 2012 to 2014, he held a position of Programme Manager for SWIFT’s Go Local India initiative, aimed at delivering a local SWIFT messaging infrastructure in India to serve the domestic payments market infrastructures (RTGS and ACH). From 2005 to 2012, he was head of the corporate market, responsible for defining and developing the value proposition for corporates joining the SWIFT network. Previously he held a position of senior product manager in charge of the SWIFTNet messaging platform.

Prior to joining SWIFT, Elie worked at Banksys, the Belgian debit card processing company. He is Belgian, and holds Civil Engineering degree.

ANDREY LEUSHEV LEUSHEV ANDREY

President, Farzoom

Started out in Sberbank, where he spent 10 years and rose from the position of economist to Managing Director for Corporate Innovation and CEO of the subsidiary Business Environment.
Spent several years as Independent Director at Infrafond RVK before taking a position as Deputy Chairman of the Board at Promsvyazbank, where he was responsible for development, leading the Development and IT sections as well as the operations section.
He left Promsvyazbank in 2016 to develop the company Farzoom, which was declared the winner of the fintech startup contest at StartupVillage, Skolkovo Foundation, and won the Finopolis 2016 startup contest. The company's platform has been adopted by 10 banks to date.
He has two graduate degrees, and an MBA.

GAVIN LITTLEJOHN LITTLEJOHN GAVIN

Chairman, Financial Data and Technology Association

Gavin Littlejohn serves as Chairman of the Financial Data and Technology Association www.fdata.org.uk, the global open banking trade association, where he successfully led the campaign to have account aggregation added to the EU’s Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) in 2013. Through FDATA, he is a leader of the open banking movement and campaigns for common technical standards and consistent liability models across the globe.

Gavin was appointed as Convenor of the Fintech Stakeholder Group of the UK Open Banking Implementation Entity in 2016 but is now working with a number of other markets engaged in the same mission.

Gavin is a fintech entrepreneur with experience of developing innovative solutions to mass market problems and is renowned as the founder of Money Dashboard, of which he was CEO until 2015.

MIKHAIL LOGINOV LOGINOV MIKHAIL

Director of Business Development Programmes for the Financial Industry, SAP CIS

Leading expert in modern financial technologies at SAP CIS. He represented the company as a chief architect of information systems working with Sberbank, the Central Bank of Russia, and Promsvyazbank. Mr Loginov has a degree in technology and finance. More than 25 years of experience in the financial industry, including with the banks. Before SAP, he spent over eight years working at the Bank of Russia.

IGOR LYAPUNOV LYAPUNOV IGOR

Vice President for Information Security, Rostelecom

Professional experience

Igor has worked in IT since 1997, rising from the position of systems engineer to CEO. Igor joined LANIT in 1997 as a systems administrator and, in 1999, was appointed Head of the Information Security Department, where he supervised the evolution of the company’s network security, antivirus, and communication channel protection services.

In 2005, Igor left LANIT to join Integrated Services Group as Director of the Security Systems Department.
In 2008, Igor became Head of the Information Security Center at Jet Infosystems, where he contributed to the creation, promotion and sales of information security systems, developed channels for service sales, launched and drove proprietary production operations, and managed human resources.

Since March 2015, Igor has been CEO at Solared Cyber Security being part of PAO Rostelecom Group, a nationwide provider of services and technologies for information asset protection, targeted monitoring, and cybersecurity management.

With 19 years of experience in information security, Igor has supervised over a hundred large-scale geographically distributed projects for businesses and federal authorities.

Education

Moscow Institute of Electronic Engineering, Radio Engineering Department, Diploma with honors in Automated Design Systems.

VITALIY MAZUREVICH MAZUREVICH VITALIY

Product Designer, Rosbank

Mazurevich leads the project to create the new website for Rosbank.
He graduated from the Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Master of Biochemistry.
At various times Mazurevich collaborated with such companies as qb-digital, Notamedia, AGIMA.
He took part in the implementation of projects for the GC MIT, Rostec, the Russian Ministry of Culture, AlfaStrakhovanie, Evalar, A&T Trade, Tele2, VTB Capital, Ingosstrakh, X5 Retail Group, Russian Export Centre and others.
Mazurevich regularly acts as speaker and moderator at industry conferences; he teaches at Netology Online University.

CHRIS MICHAEL MICHAEL CHRIS

Chief Technology Officer, Open Banking Limited

Chris has over 30 years’ experience building high performing technology teams. He has helped global blue-chip brands across many sectors generate millions of pounds of incremental revenue by building innovative technology solutions. Chris is CTO/Head of Technology for Open Banking Limited, where he chairs both the API Forum and Technical Design Authority, and leads the team developing the global Open Banking standard, including a conformance and self-certification framework. He also sits on the Fintech Delivery Panel's Identity Steering Group and is CEO and Co-Founder of Ozone, a fintech developing API technology solutions to help payment service providers deliver Open Banking services.

MIKHAIL MAMUTA MAMUTA MIKHAIL

Head, Service for Consumer Protection and Financial Inclusion, Bank of Russia

Professional Experience

Since 1997: worked in the sphere of finance and credit technologies for small business and micro-financing.
1997–2000: worked for the Administration of the Voronezh Region supporting small businesses. As an expert, participated in the development of guidelines for the Federal Financial Recovery Service of Russia on crisis management.

2000–2002: General Director of the Voronezh Regional Fund for small business support. Engaged in creating and developing a microfinance programme, building a regional microfinance network in the districts of the region.

December 2002–November 2012: Head of the Russian Microfinance Centre.
November 2012–February 2014: President of the Russian Microfinance Centre.

April 2006–February 2014: President of the National Partnership of Microfinance Market Stakeholders (NAUMIR).
Since February 2014: Chairman of the Board of Trustees of NAUMIR.
February 2011–February 2014: Chairman of the Board, NP Microfinance and Development (NP MiR)

Since 2011: Adviser to the Head of the Federal Service for Financial Markets (FSFM).

Since February 2014: Head of the Main Office of Microfinance Market and Financial Inclusion Methodology, Bank of Russia.

Since April 2016: Head of the Service for Protection of Financial Services Consumers and Minority Shareholders, Bank of Russia.

Education

Graduated from the Voronezh State University specializing in Nano-Electronics and Nanotechnology. After graduating from the Physics Department, obtained a second degree in Finance and Banking. Master’s in physics (1997) and Candidate of Sciences in Economics (2010).

KONSTANTIN MARKELOV MARKELOV KONSTANTIN

Vice President for Business Technologies, Tinkoff Bank

Konstantin Markelov is responsible for the introduction of new technologies, business intelligence, the partnership with technical universities, hiring talents and educational programmes at Tinkoff.
He has been with the company since 2007. He began his career as an analyst, took an active part in the development of the company: he launched several key projects and organized an institute of business analysts (technologists).
In 2012 he was appointed Vice President of the company.
In 2007 he graduated with honours from the Moscow State University, Department of Mathematics.

IVAN MERINOV MERINOV IVAN

Chief Executive Officer, SMSFINANCE Group

Professional Experience

Since 2009, he has taken various management positions in large holding companies including branches of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development and Mars Capital.
Between 2016 and 2018, Ivan supervised Russian business in Finstar Holding, where he transferred from Quadriga Capital, a large investment fund. During that time, he also managed the Department of Financial Products and Services in SUN LION SDN BHD (Malaysia).
In 2018, Ivan took the position of CEO in SMSFINANCE Group.
Ivan Merinov takes part in the development of a new Master’s Programme in the School of Economics at Novosibirsk State University.

Education

In 2006, Mr. Merinov graduated from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute. In 2016, he graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology majoring in Financial Technologies.

JOHN MASON MASON JOHN

Global Head, Regulatory & Market Structure Propositions, Financial & Risk Division, Thomson Reuters

John Mason is the Global Head of Regulatory and Market Structure Propositions at Thomson Reuters.

In this role, John and his team are responsible for ensuring that Thomson Reuters is effectively addressing the industry’s regulatory challenges – of which MiFID is a particular focus area – and developing solutions across the entire product range to meet the evolving requirements of the financial market participants.

Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Mason ran the European Enterprise Solutions for Bloomberg and was also their Global Head of Regulatory Reporting. Before joining Bloomberg Mason was the Chief Operating Officer for Core One Technologies prior to its sale to Markit.

SERGEY MYASOEDOV MYASOEDOV SERGEY

RANEPA Vice-Rector, Dean, IBS-Moscow School of Management

Myasoedov has been with the Academy since 1997. Currently, he organizes and manages business education at the Academy, its development, including international accreditation of business education programmes.

Professional Experience

1980–1996 – MGIMO, lecturer, assistant professor, associate professor of the Department of Economics.
1984–1989 – MGIMO, International Office – Associate Dean; Department of Economics – Deputy Head of the Department.
1988–1995 – Co-founder of the International Business School of MGIMO (IBS-M). Dean of IBS-M MGIMO.
1996 – present – Dean of the Institute of Business Studies at RANEPA.

Education

In 1977, Myasoedov graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR with a degree in International Economics.
In 1981, postgraduate course at Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR, Candidate of Economic Science.
In 2001, doctoral course of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Sociology and defended his thesis. Doctor of Sociological Sciences.
In 2003, he was awarded the title of professor.

ELVIRA NABIULLINA NABIULLINA ELVIRA

Governor, Bank of Russia

Professional experience

1991–1992: Chief specialist in the Directorate on Economic Reform of the Standing Committee of the USSR Scientific and Industrial Union Board, Moscow.
1992–1994: Chief specialist, consultant for the Directorate of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs on Economic Policy Issues.
1994–1994: Adviser at the Expert Institute of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
1994–1995: Deputy Head of the Economic Reform Department – Head of the Division for State Regulation of Economy of the Russian Federation Ministry of Economy.
1995–1996: Deputy Head of the Economic Reform Department of the Russian Federation Ministry of Economy.
1996–1997: Head of the Economic Reform Department of the Russian Federation Ministry of Economy, member of the Ministry's Board.
1997–1998: Deputy Minister of Economy.
1998–1999: Deputy Chairperson of the Promtorgbank Board.
1999–1999: Executive Director of the Eurasian Ratings Service.
1999–2000: Vice President of the Centre for Strategic Research Foundation.
2000–2003: First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
2003–2005: President of the Centre for Strategic Research Foundation.
2005–2007: Head of the Expert Council of the Organizing Committee for Russia's Presidency of the G8 in 2006, Head of Research at the Centre for Strategic Research.
On 24 September 2007, appointed Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
Since 12 May 2008: Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
May 2012 – June 2013: Aide to the President of the Russian Federation.
Since June 2013: Governor of the Bank of Russia.
Member of the Bank of Russia Board of Directors pursuant to Article 15 of the Federal Law “On the Central Bank of the Russian Federation (Bank of Russia)”.

Education:

● Economics Faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University.

ALEXEY NATEKIN NATEKIN ALEXEY

CEO, Data Souls; Founder and Benevolent Dictator, Open Data Science Community; Data Fest Project Organizer

Open Data Science is the largest Russian-speaking community of Data Science experts with more than 14,000 members. Organizer of the Data Fest, the largest Data Science conference in CIS and Eastern Europe. Founder of Machine Learning platform company Data Souls.

Professional Experience

Over 20 practical projects with DM Labs, Deloitte, Diginetica and Siemens. Organizer and lecturer at a series of educational Data Science programmes for researchers, engineers, managers and school students alike. Author of 13 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Education

St. Petersburg State University, Department of Mathematics and Mechanics. Technical University of Munich.

PAVEL NOVIKOV NOVIKOV PAVEL

Director of Fintech & Blockchain Centre, Skolkovo Foundation

In 2017-2018, as Director of the Fintech & Blockchain Centre, Pavel has been leading the commercialization of innovative startup development for the financial sector, and also helps corporations and venture funds identify and invest in unique Russian projects. In 2017, Pavel was responsible for the signing of an agreement with Tinkoff Bank and the opening of an R&D laboratory focused on blockchain in Skolkovo. In 2017, the Centre had 33 Fintech projects with an annual turnover of 3.5 billion roubles, and 22 blockchain projects which attracted more than 15 million dollars. In 2018, the Skolkovo Foundation was given an award for the "Best Blockchain Technology Centre of Excellence" by the Russian Association of Cryptoindustry and Blockchain (RACIB).
In 2015-2016, as head of Cloud, Fintech & Edtech, he led initiatives to commercialise innovative developments produced by the Foundation's startups, created the Education Club involving 20 EdTech startups, organized Vitalik Buterin's visit to Russia, and launched the Blockchain Centre and a joint fintech accelerator with the Internet Initiatives Development Fund and Sberbank, which was recognized as the best Fintech accelerator of 2016 by Banking Review.
In 2013-2014, Pavel worked as Cloud & Mobility Business Development Director at Softline International in LATAM. In 2014, Softline was named one of the top five partners of VMware in Argentina, and became the fastest growing partner in LATAM, opening offices in Brazil, Chili, Colombia, and Peru.
In 2010, Pavel built up an affiliate sales channel for the leading cloud providers in Russia and the CIS from scratch, using VMware and Citrix rental models, for the leading cloud providers in Russia and the CIS. Softline was recognized as VMWare and Citrix's best partner for six years running.
In 2006-2013, he led the virtualization and cloud business at Softline Russia, in close collaboration with sector leaders such as Microsoft, VMware, Citrix, Parallels, Dell, Netapp, EMC, Veam, with annual revenues of 50 million dollars.

ALEXEY PANFEROV PANFEROV ALEXEY

Vice chairman of the board, PJSC Sovcombank

Was born on September 30, 1970. Started a career in the Zenit Bank where from 1995 to 2002 have passed the way from the trader to the board member and the Head of investment department. In the first half of 2002 entered the MDM Bank team on a position of the vice chairman of the board and head of the corporate and investment department. In 2006 founded the New Russia Growth asset management company managing Volga River funds of direct and mezzanine investments with a total amount of $370 mln. Since 2015 - member of the Supervisory board of PJSC Sovcombank. Since August, 2017 – the Vice chairman of the board and Head of GR in PJSC Sovcombank.
Got two higher degrees (Moscow Technological University (MIREA) and Moscow Institute of International Business (MIMB) and Master in banking degree in IBSS, San Diego US.

KONSTANTIN PARSHIN PARSHIN KONSTANTIN

Vice President and IT cluster CEO, Skolkovo Foundation

Professional Experience

Before his tenure at Skolkovo, Parshin worked as the Deputy General Director and Director of New Business Development at ITAR-TASS News Agency, where he was responsible for the agency’s development strategy with respect to government agencies, social organizations, and large businesses. He also organized the ground-up development and successful launch of the startup TASS-Business, an information and analysis product.
Earlier, in 2012–2014 Parshin worked at ITAR-TASS as a manager of key projects related to comprehensive reforms and the ‘re-launch’ of TASS, which allowed the agency to grow and become a market leader.
Before working at TASS, from 1996 to 2012, Parshin occupied various positions in the Xerox corporation, including: head of Xerox Eurasia in Moscow, Vice-President of Industry Marketing in Developing Markets (Great Britain), and General Director of Xerox Isreal.

Education

Parshin graduated from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics at Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1994 and received an MBA from the American Institute of Business and Economics in 2002.

EKATERINA PETELINA PETELINA EKATERINA

Country Manager, Visa Russia

Professional Experience

Ekaterina Petelina has more that 15 years of experience in Russian and international companies. Throughout her career, she was engaged in strategy development, management of large-scale progects, was in charge of large business divisions. Upon finishing the business school, she worked as a consultant at the Moscow Representative Office of McKinsey & Company, Inc. in 2003–2006. In January 2006, Ekaterina joined the VTB bank as Vice President, Head of Corporate Development Division. From July 2007 — Senior Vice President of VTB, from 2010 —Board Member, VTB. In 2012 Ekaterina Petelina was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of the VTB 24 (PAO) Bank. At this position, Ekaterina supervised various directions of work, including development of retail products, auto loans, small business; she was responsible for development and implementation of growth strategy for retail business in the countries of VTB Group’s presence. Since 18 April 2016 Ekaterina Petelina has been in charge of Visa’s Russian Office. Ekaterina is also a member of Management Board in CEMEA (Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa).

Education

In 1996, she graduated with honours from Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod. In July 2003, she completed with honours the MBA course at Emory Univesity, Atlanta, USA.

ANDREY PETROV PETROV ANDREY

Russian Banker, Entrepreneur, Investor, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board, Modulbank

Mr. Petrov has been working in the banking sector since 2000. He managed corporate lending, project and investment financing.
In 2008–2010, he developed small business financing programmes at Uralsib Bank.
From 2011 to 2014, he headed the small business division at Sberbank and developed the bank’s new strategy for the small business segment.
In 2014, together with his partners, Mr. Petrov launched his own project: Modulbank, the first Russian bank for business. In addition to the bank, the Modul platform includes the online cash register ModulKassa, accounting department ModulBuhgalteria, P2P platform ModulDengi and other projects.

OLGA POGORELOVA POGORELOVA OLGA

Head of Client Database Management Service, VTB Bank

Professional Experience

Since 2011, she has been heading the Department of Client Analytics and Development of Corporate Relationship Management Systems at VTB Bank. She manages the launch of the VTB Group strategic project on establishing a unified corporate business infosphere.
2005–2011 OOO IBS, Chief Consultant of the Government Relations Department.
She was an external consultant in developing the concept of creating a unified integrated environment for managing public finances (e-budget), building a national official procurement website, information and analytical systems for monitoring adherence to the budgets of the Russian Federation and the Federal Treasury, which provides cashier services for the execution of the budget system of the Russian Federation and of the federal budget.
Until 2005, she worked in Russian and foreign IT companies specialising in developing software for financial market participants.

Education

She graduated with honours from the State University Higher School of Economics with a degree in Finance and Credit.

VASILY POZDYSHEV POZDYSHEV VASILY

Deputy Governor, Bank of Russia

Professional Experience

1988–1989 – Metering and automatics technician, grade 2 computer engineer at Sergo Ordzhonikidze Gorky Aircraft Production Association, Gorky.
1989–1994: Student at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow.
1994–1999: Postgraduate student at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow.
1995–1997: Planning and control specialist at Compagnie Bancaire (Groupe Paribas), Paris.
1997–1998: Head of credit and insurance development mission in Russia, development board specialist at Groupe Paribas SFS, Paris, Moscow.
1999–2000: Vice-president, head of the International Development Department at Cetelem SA, Groupe Paribas, Levallois, France.
2000–2003: Senior vice-president, a general director and chief executive officer at Cetelem, Groupe BNP Paribas, Athens.
2003–2005: Board member, deputy director, principal partnership supervisor at Cetelem SA, Groupe BNP Paribas, Levallois, France.
2005: Head of the expert group for TACIS Banking Supervision and Reporting at the Delegation of the European Union to Russia, Moscow.
2006–2009: Executive officer, member of the board of directors at the investment fund EcoLive SA, general director at the management company EcoLive Ltd, Luxembourg, London.
2008–2009: Board member, deputy director at Cetelem SA, Groupe BNP Paribas, Levallois, France.
2010–2012: Deputy Chairman, finance and risk supervisor at Moscow Bank of OAO Sberbank Russia.
2012–2014: Director of the Banking Regulation Department at the Bank of Russia, Moscow.
Since 2014: Deputy Governor of Bank of Russia, Moscow.
Member of the Bank of Russia Board of Directors (since 16 June 2015).

Education

1994: Graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow.
1995: Graduated from the Paris Dauphine University (Paris IX), Paris.
2010: Graduated from the Ecole Nationale d`Administration, Strasbourg.

ILYA POLYAKOV POLYAKOV ILYA

Chairman of the Management Board, Rosbank

Professional Experience

Ilya Polyakov joined the Paris team of Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking in 2001 and since then he took different positions in the department of natural resources. In October 2010, Mr. Polyakov was appointed a senior banker. In 2011, he was appointed a global co-director for the mining and smelting industry in the department of natural resources and energy development in addition to his duties as a senior banker that included global client relations and strategic consulting of clients in metal and mining industry in Russia and CIS countries.

In February 2013, Mr. Polyakov was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Rosbank on corporate business. He headed the block of client relations and investment banking in Russia and CIS countries of Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking. In September 2016, Mr. Polyakov took the position of the First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Rosbank. In addition to the existing duties, he headed the division of investment and banking services as well as operations in the capital market and securities servicing.

In May 2018, Mr. Polyakov was appointed Chairman of the Management Board of Rosbank.

Education

Graduated Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)

OLGA POLYAKOVA POLYAKOVA OLGA

Deputy Governor, Bank of Russia

Professional Experience

1988–2000: held various positions at state and commercial banks.
From 2000 has been working at the Bank of Russia.
2005–2009: Adviser to the Bank of Russia Chief Auditor.
In 2009 was appointed deputy director of the Internal Auditing Department of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.
2011–2014: Director of the Internal Auditing Department of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.
From December 2014 till 15 December 2016: Head of the Bank of Russia Main Branch for the Central Federal District.
From 16 December 2016: Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia.
In the banking system: 28 years, of which 17 years at the Bank of Russia.
Member of the Bank of Russia Board of Directors (appointed on 2 December 2016).
Awarded with honorary diplomas of the Russian Federation Government and Bank of Russia, decoration ‘For Honourable Service at the Bank of Russia’, and other official awards.

Education

1995: Graduated from Ordzhonikidze State Academy of Management, economist.

ANDREY POPOV POPOV ANDREY

Member of the Management Board, Head of the IT Directorate, Raiffeisenbank

Manages work of information technology (IT) services of the bank, determines the strategy of IT development, plans and budgets IT operations of the bank.

Professional Experience

Mr. Popov joined Raiffeisenbank team in June 2011.
In 2012 became the Head of the IT Directorate.
In February 2013 he was appointed a member of the Management Board of AO Raiffeisenbank.
Prior to that – for nearly 16 years – he successfully built his career at Citibank, where he headed the banking IT department for Russia and the CIS.

Education

Andrei Popov graduated the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, majoring in Finance and Credit in 1996.

ANATOLY POPOV POPOV ANATOLY

Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank

Professional Experience

In 1994–1996, worked his way up from Key Accounts Manager to Branch Director in Septima Trade House, the leading distributor of Mars, Cadbury in the region.

In 1997–2001, received a position of Sales Representative in Wrigley (Tumen, Novosibirsk), then, took the position of Regional Sales Manager in the West Siberian Region. Appointed Sales Department Head in a distributor company in the Omsk branch.

In 2002–2009, worked as Regional Director of Sales at SunInBev in the Novosibirsk office. Moved to Moscow and took the position of Senior Vice-President of Sales. Then, he was invited as General Manager to Bulgaria, where he worked till March 2009. Then, he returned to Russia and took the position of Chief Operations and Commercial Officer.

In 2010, appointed Chief Executive Officer of VimpelCom in Kazakhstan.

In 2018, appointed Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board in Sberbank.

Education

Graduated from the School of Applied Informatics and Mathematics at the Novosibirsk State University. In 1995–1997, continued his education at the School of Economics and Management at the Novosibirsk State University. Received Wharton InBev Degree of the International development programme in INSEAD on Corporate Finance and LEAP, Leadership Excellence through Awareness and Practice programme (Singapore and Paris).

MIKHAIL POPOV POPOV MIKHAIL

Founder and CEO, TalkBank.io

The founder of EasyFinance.ru, the best FinTech startup according to the FinTech Russia conference, winner of the InvestHK Fintech Award (Hong Kong), one of the Top-20 FinTech companies according to SPC FinTech London.
Independent director of a number of Russian companies, Mikhail held management positions in finance and operations in leading Russian companies including Magnit, Transasia, Bork, Pik, Amtel Vredestein, and Facilicom.
Co-author of the book "Personal Finance and Family Budget", author of a series of publications in leading Russian publications on finance and management.
Institute for Independent Financial Advisors (IFIC) certified.

VLADIMIR POTAPOV POTAPOV VLADIMIR

Chief Executive Officer, VTB Capital Investment Management; Senior Vice President, VTB Bank

Professional Experience

Vladimir Potapov heads a single platform of VTB Group investment products. The business unit VTB Capital Investments was established on 1 January 2018 to combine the largest Russian asset management arm serving local and international investors – VTB Capital Investment Management; VTB brokerage department, which services retail investors, VTB Capital Brokerage – provider of brokerage services to institutional clients; and VTB Forex – provider of retail FX services. Total assets under management in VTB Capital Investments exceeded RUB 1,2 trillion. Vladimir is responsible for strategic and operational development.

In July 2010 Vladimir joined VTB Capital Investment Management as the Global Head of Portfolio Management business. He assumed his role of Chief Executive Officer, VTB Capital Investment Management in 2013. Under his guidance total assets under management have risen to more than RUB 709 billion as of August 2018. His efforts have enabled VTB Capital Investment Management to take a lead in largest Russian asset managers in Expert RA’s 2017 rating.

Before joining the firm, he worked for more than seven years at Troika Dialog as a partner and lead portfolio manager. There he participated in the active development of the asset management business, pushing it to become a leader on the Russian market.

Education

Vladimir received his MBA with honors from the Chicago Booth School of Business. Prior to this, he graduated with honors from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and the Peoples’ University of China in Beijing. He is a CFA charter holder and is FFMS 1.0, 5.0 certified. Vladimir is a certified coach of the International NeuroLeadership Institute.

ANDREY PROTOPOPOV PROTOPOPOV ANDREY

Deputy Director for IT and Product Development, QIWI

Professional Experience

Protopopov served as the Head of the Product Management at QIWI since September 2013. In 2014, he was promoted to the position of the Head of the Product office, and in 2015 – to the post of Deputy Director for IT and Product Development at QIWI. He has many years of commercial and managing experience. Before joining QIWI, he worked at Procter&Gamble holding positions in market strategy and planning as well as business development.

Education

Protopopov graduated from the Novosibirsk State University Department of Mathematics in 2004.

NATALIA PUZYRNIKOVA PUZYRNIKOVA NATALIA

Executive Vice President, Gazprombank

Professional Experience

From 2002 to 2005, Puzyrnikova headed the Department of Software Products Testing at Intit-Energo JSC, and from 2005 to 2007 she headed the Department of Bank Cards at AO Quorum JSC.

From 2007, she worked at Unicredit Securities as sales manager for derivatives and structured products.

In 2009, Puzyrnikova started her work at Sberbank from the position of Chief Economist at the Market Risks Division of the Finance Department; by 2016 she held the position of Managing Director (later Senior Managing Director), and until 2017 she headed the Division of Credit Risk of Sberbank CIB Risk Management Department.

In 2017, Natalia took the position of Managing Director for Investment Risk at Otkritie FC Bank.

Since the end of 2017, Puzyrnikova has held the position of Executive Vice President at Gazprombank (Joint-Stock Company), where she is responsible for organizing the bank’s risk management process, developing, centralizing and coordinating all risk management systems, policies and procedures in this area.

Education

In 2002, Natalia Puzyrnikova graduated from the Faculty of Physics at the Lomonosov Moscow State University; in 2009 she completed the Master of Finance programme at the New Economic School.

YANA PURESKINA PURESKINA YANA

Director, Financial Policy Department, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation

RON RAFFENSPERGER RAFFENSPERGER RON

Chief Technical Officer, Enterprise Data Center Marketing and Solution Sales Department, Huawei

Ron brings over 30 years of experience in the IT, software and telecom industries to his role providing technical leadership for Huawei’s Data Center sales organization. He has a broad background in high-performance computing, databases and big data. Prior to joining Huawei in 2007, Mr. Raffensperger was Senior Vice President of Marketing for Sylantro Systems, a U.S.-based provider of advanced voice applications. Ron has held senior positions at Siemens, IBM and ROLM Telecommunications, along with startup companies in the database and SaaS industries.

VICTORIA RICHARDSON RICHARDSON VICTORIA

Chief Strategy Officer, Australian Payments Network

Victoria has been working with payment and identity technologies for over 20 years. She has advised a range of organisations, from start-ups to major banks, on the business implications of emerging payment and identity technologies. She is currently the Chief Strategy Officer at Australian Payments Network Limited.

Australian Payments Network (AusPayNet) is the self-regulatory body set up by the payments industry to improve the safety, reliability, equity, convenience and efficiency of the Australian payments system. A key part of Victoria’s role involves shaping the future direction of the payments industry through her work with the Australian Payments Council, for which AusPayNet provides subject matter expertise and secretariat support.

The Australian Payments Council is the strategic coordination body for the Australian payments industry. It engages directly with the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Payments Systems Board.

SUBAS ROY ROY SUBAS

Partner, Digital Risk and Compliance, Oliver Wyman; Chairman, International RegTech Association (IRTA)

Subas is a Partner in Oliver Wyman with over twenty years of strategic digital consulting experience including combinations of advanced analytics, machine learning and automation tools.
Prior to Oliver Wyman, Subas was a senior Partner at a Big 4 Accounting Firm responsible for developing global advisory practice for Financial Services Risk, Controls and Regulatory Technology. Currently, Subas is also the non-executive Chairman of the International RegTech Association (IRTA) which is a not-for-profit association representing individuals and organizations with a shared vision to innovate, advance, and influence the future of Regulatory Technology (RegTech).

His recent projects include:Review and refit the AML and KYC automation programme of a universal bank with reductions of false positives. Design and validation of Group Compliance operating model for a UK head-quartered G-SIFI, working closely with the group CEO, the group CRO and the group Chief Compliance Officer.Design and delivery of a Regulatory Compliance Digitalisation programme for a universal Investment Bank.Design an automated client on-boarding and KYC testing digital platform for an European bank including streamlining and shortening the process by 60% generating over 100m euros savings in year 1 of deployment. Design a Risk Aggregation and Reporting framework for a global investment bank, later help selecting and deploying advanced data analytics.Conceptualise, design and implement a new data analytics platform for credit analyses and straight-through approvals. Help reduce operational cycle and testing time by 55%.Design and implement a controls testing automation platform for the Investment Banking division of a universal bank by using a combination of RPAs and an open-source design analytics. Design of an automated client on-boarding and KYC testing digital platform for an European bank to streamline process by 60% generating well over 100m euros cost savings. Develop the digital innovation strategy and pipeline review process for a global bank. Validate the data governance model for a global Investment Bank and redefine the data architecture for the MiFID II compliance programme.Design the compliance operating model for a digital (FinTech) bank including automated policies and procedures testing.Subas currently advises the UNCDF on financial inclusion and RegTech adoption. Subas has led several RegTech initiatives including helping the FCA to design and deliver their RegTech strategy and programmes.He was a member of the UK Government’s Open Banking working group for design and creation of data-sharing APIs between financial institutions.

He has a Masters and PhD on AI and Computational Mathematics, and also is a Chartered Accountant.

DMITRY ROMANOV ROMANOV DMITRY

Chief Executive Officer, Heedbook cloud

Over 15 years of experience in retail banking and international FMCG companies: VTB24, Citibank, BSGV, Mobil, L'Oreal.

DMITRY RUDENKO RUDENKO DMITRY

President, Chairman of the Management Board, Post Bank

Dmitry Rudenko was born in 1969. He completed higher education and in 1993 graduated from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University majoring in “Radio-electronic systems and mobile units control systems”. He has had a successful career from a specialist in the Department of Calculations to the head of Promradtehbank HR department. He then worked as head of Retail Business Department, Deputy and First Deputy Chairman of Russian Standard Bank, and First Deputy President-Chairman of the Board of VTB24 Bank. From 2012 to 2016 he was the President and Chairman of the Board of Leto Bank and became President and Chairman of the Board of Post Bank in March 2016.

ARKADY SANDLER SANDLER ARKADY

Head of Artificial Intelligence, MTS

Professional Experience

Since 2017 – Head of Artificial Intelligence in PJSC MTS.
2013–2017 – Head of the Laboratory of Nanosemantics.
2010–2013 – Head of Essential Commerce.
2008–2010 – Portfolio Manager, then Senior Advisor to DST Advisors (managing assets of Digital Sky Technology).
2004–2008 – the founder of KeyStaff Solutions, then director of development of HeadHunter Group.
1998–2000 – the founder of Simpo, then the IT director in Contact Agency.
He is a member of the Gerson Lehrman consultancy group.

Education

Graduated Moscow State University of Communications in 2000 with a master's degree in software.

ILYA SACHKOV SACHKOV ILYA

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Group-IB

In 2003 founded Group-IB, the company preventing and investigating high-tech crimes.

Professional Experience

Member of expert committees on cybercrime at the State Duma of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, the Council of Europe and the OSCE. Co-chair of the RAEC Cybercrime Committee and is a Council member at the Coordination Centre for TLD RU/RF.

In 2010, Ilya Sachkov became the first Russian to win the Digital Crimes Consortium award for his contribution to international exchange of experience in computer forensics.

Three times – in 2015, 2016 and 2017 – he received EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Award in IT nominations.

In 2016 was ranked in Forbes 30 under 30 in the Enterprise Tech category.

In 2017 joined the Department of Information Security as associate professor at Bauman Moscow State Technical University.

Education

Graduated Department of Informatics and Control Systems of Bauman Moscow State University with honours, majoring in information security.

SERGEY SEDOV SEDOV SERGEY

Director and Founder, RobotZaymer

Professional Experience

In 2010, co-founded ProstoDENGI Ltd, a microfinance organization operating under FinTerra trade mark (offline network with over 200 offices in Siberian Federal District).
In 2013, founded RobotZaymer, an online credit financing service functioning all over Russia. In September 2017, the service started accepting investments from physical persons and entrepreneurs.
Since 2015, Mr. Sedov has been developing an international group of companies operating in the segment of short-term loans in Spain, Philippines, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

Co-owner of the following companies:
• ProstoDENGI Ltd. Microfinance Organization (Russia) – 50%;
• Zaymer Microfinance Company (Russia) – 100%;
• Zaymer Limited Liability Partnership (Kazakhstan) – 50%;
• PRÉSTAMER, S.L.U. (Spain) - 100%;
• Robocash Philippines Financing Corp. (the Philippines) - 55%;
• PT ROBOT ANDALAN BARU RUPIAH (Indonesia) - 100%;
• SIA ROBOCASH (Latvia) - 100%;
• TNHH Robocash Viet Nam (Vietnam) – 100%.

Education

PhD in Economics, Institute of Economics at the Russian Academy of Sciences.

ANNA SEREBRYANIKOVA SEREBRYANIKOVA ANNA

Chief Operating Officer, MegaFon; Head, Working Group on Information Infrastructure, ’Digital Economy’ Autonomous Nonprofit Organization

As Operations Director at MegaFon, Anna is in charge of developing the company infrastructure, fostering innovation-driven growth, implementing digital economy programme, and testing latest technologies.

Professional Experience

Anna joined MegaFon in 2006 as Advisor to Director General.
During the years of working for the company, she headed the legal unit, supervised communication and relations with the legislative and executive authorities, became Member of the Board of Directors in MegaFon. In addition, she held the position of Deputy Director General on corporate development in CJSC Synterra being Member of the Board of Directors and Supervisory Board at Euroset Holding N.V., Board Member at GLONASS Non-Commercial Partnership.

Anna is а Member of the Board of Directors at the Russian Media-Communication Union, JSC Peter-Service, Mail.ru Group. She also heads the working group on Information Infrastructure at Autonomous Non-profit Organization ’Digital Economy’.

Since 2018, she has worked as Co-Chairperson on Digital Economy at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

From 1998 to 2004, she worked for the Non-Commercial Foundation for Corporate Restructuring at the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation and in J.P. Galmond & Co international law firm.

Education

Graduated from the School of Law of the Lomonosov Moscow State University with honours, MA in Law from the University of Manchester (UK).

ELINA SIDORENKO SIDORENKO ELINA

Doctor of Law, Professor, Director of the Digital Economics Centre, MGIMO

In 2001 she graduated from Stavropol State University (now North-Caucasus Federal University). In 2002 she successfully defended her thesis, in 2013 – doctoral dissertation.
Since 2013, she is a professor at MGIMO MID, and since 2017 she heads the Digital Economy Centre at MGIMO.
Academic interests: financial security, digital economy, anti-corruption policy, and legalisation of illegally obtained proceeds and financing of terrorism.
She authored 150 scientific papers.
Elina Sidorenko is a practising expert. She is a member of the advisory council of the Presidential Administration on anti-corruption issues, head of the working group on cryptocurrency risk assessment at the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the head of the Expert Council on new digital technologies of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. She also participates in the development of Russian legislation on regulation of cryptocurrency turnover.

OLGA SKOROBOGATOVA SKOROBOGATOVA OLGA

First Deputy Governor, Bank of Russia

Professional Experience

1990–1992: Engineer, senior specialist at the firm Customs Terminal in the system of the USSR Customs Committee of the All-Union Foreign Economic Association Vneshterminalcomplex.
1992–1993: Chief specialist, acting Head of the Marketing, Lending and Exchange Operations Section of the Foreign Exchange Division of AKB Intersectoral Integration.
1993–1998: Deputy Head of the Foreign Economic Section, Director of the Foreign Exchange Division, Deputy Director of the Customer Operations Department of Regional AKB Moskva.
1998–2003: Director of the Settlements Department of OAO AKB Avtobank.
2003–2007: Director of the Retail Sales Development Department, Director of the Operations and Cash Services Directorate, Director of the Remote Service and Bank Card Operations Directorate, Director of the Retail Service Directorate, Director of the IT Directorate of OAO AKB Rosbank.
2007–2014: Deputy Chairperson of the Management Board, member of the Management Board, Chairperson of the Banking and Information Technology Committee of OAO AKB Rosbank of Société Générale Group.
2009–2014: Chairperson of the Board of Directors of United Settlement System NCO.
2014–2017: Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.
Since 1 September 2017: First Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.
Member of the Bank of Russia Board of Directors (appointed on 2 December 2016)

Education

1990: Moscow Plekhanov Institute of National Economy.
1995: California State University, Hayward (USA); МВА.

DMITRY SKULANOV SKULANOV DMITRY

Senior Business Solutions Architect, SAP CIS

Sixteen years of IT experience, three years as a Design Thinking coach. Total of more than 80 projects with Sberbank, AlfaBank, Rosbank, Bank Sankt-Petersburg, NSPK, as well as major Russian manufacturing and service companies.

DENIS SOTIN SOTIN DENIS

Member of the Management Board, Director of Information Technologies, Rosbank

Denis Sotin began his career in banking in 1995 at Belinvestbank, where he worked as the Deputy Head of the Card Department.
In 2007–2010, Mr Sotin was the Deputy Director of the Banking Technologies Department of Russian Standard Bank (Moscow).
From 2010 to 2013, he worked at TransCreditBank as the Director of the Department of Banking Technologies and Business Architecture, Director of Technology Directorate, member of the Board, and then Vice-President, Deputy CIO of VTB24.
In September 2014, he headed the Directorate of Information Technologies in Rosbank, since March 2015 – Chief Information Officer of Rosbank. In March 2016, Denis Sotin was appointed as the member of Rosbank Management Board. Mr Sotin's responsibilities include development and support of the bank's information technologies, formation and coordination of architectural, organisational and other operational decisions in the field of IT.

NIKOLAY STORONSKY STORONSKY NIKOLAY

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Revolut

Organization’s general management, decision maker on strategy and other key policy issues.

Professional Experience

2006–2008: Lehman Brothers, derivatives trader.
2008–2013: Credit Suisse, derivatives trader.
2014–present: Revolut, CEO and Founder.


Education

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Department of General and Applied Physics; New Economic School, Master of Arts in Economics

ARTEM SYCHEV SYCHEV ARTEM

First Deputy Director, Information Security Department, Bank of Russia

Professional experience

Worked in the sphere of information security since 1995. Worked in the Bank of Russia and in JSC Rosselkhozbank. Took part in the development of normative documents on information security in the Bank of Russia (BR IBBS) and GOST on information security in the sphere of credit and finance. Since 2012 has acted as Deputy Head of the Directorate General for Security and Information Protection of the Bank of Russia. Recipient of professional prizes of Silver Dagger, ZUBR, and Bank Information Security.

Education

Moscow State Pedagogical University, The All-Russian State University of Justice (RLA of the Ministry of Justice of Russia). PhD in Technical Sciences (“Justification of requirements to network firewalls and information security management systems in distributed information systems”), Associate Professor.

SERGEY SHVETSOV SHVETSOV SERGEY

First Deputy Governor, Bank of Russia

Professional experience

1988–1993: student of the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University.
1993–1996: economist of the 2nd category, senior economist, chief of the section with the International Finance Division of the Bank of Russia Foreign Operations Department.
1996–2001: deputy head, head of the Ost-West Handelsbank AG representative office, Moscow.
2001–2003: director of the Bank of Russia Open Market Operations Department.
2003–2011: director of the Bank of Russia Market Operations Department.
2011–2013: Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia.
From September 1, 2013 to March 2, 2014: First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia — Head of the Bank of Russia Financial Markets Service.
From March 3, 2014: First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia.
Member of the Bank of Russia Board of Directors (since 18 October 2013).

Education

1993: Graduated from the M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University (economics-mathematics).

ROMAN SHELEKHOV SHELEKHOV ROMAN

Product Designer, Rosbank

Shelekhov leads the team developing remote services for small businesses at Rosbank.
Shelekhov graduated from the National Research University of Electronic Technology in 2004; he has higher technical and economic education.
From 2003 to 2013, he was involved in various professions, from designer to corporate credit inspector at the country’s largest bank. Design was one of his most favorite fields throughout this time. He even attempted to start a media company together with his colleagues.
In 2013, he joined the division of Otkritie Bank, which was engaged in the development of corporate electronic solutions, where he could combine his skills in design with aspiration for project management and knowledge of customer needs. At Otkritie Bank, Shelekhov took a career path from Chief Specialist to Head of the Department for Development of Remote Banking Service Channels for Businesses.
In 2016 and 2017, he was engaged in the development of electronic solutions for small businesses at VTB Bank.
In August 2017, Mr. Shelekhov joined Rosbank in retail digital banking; he heads the department for electronic solutions for small businesses (PRO). His main task is establishing an effective full-cycle product development team: concept creation, budgeting, team selection, research, strategic planning, design, development, testing, post-release support.
Shelekhov is a speaker and moderator at industry conferences; he teaches at Netology Online University.

FRANK SHIKHALIEV SHIKHALIEV FRANK

independent expert on insurance data monetization

Professional Experience

For over nine years Shikhaliev has been improving the efficiency of business processes at Renaissance Insurance (including underwriting, pricing, risk management, HR, loss management) through automating and improving the accuracy of solutions based on machine learning technologies.
Since 2015, he has overseen the development of in-depth analysis in the company, being directly involved in the solution of such complicated issues as internal case sales, the establishment of innovative culture, organizational restructuring for early activation of analytical products.
From the ground up Shikhaliev built a team of highly qualified analysts at the Renaissance Insurance, which became a talent pool for the company’s internal divisions: Underwriting, Risks, CRM, IT and others.

Education

Shikhaliev graduated from MIPT and NRU HSE.

OLEG SHKINEV SHKINEV OLEG

Vice President, ITG Holding

Holds the position of Vice President of ITG Holding (INLINE Technologies Group), which is one of the 10 largest IT companies in Russia, according to Cnews.

His is responsible for strategic management of leading payment technologies companies: INPAS, TRANSACTION SYSTEMS (TRSYS), Alioth. With his help, the companies have achieved significant success, constantly expanding their presence in the markets. They are developing successfully and show dynamic growth not only in Russian, but also in foreign markets.

He is the ideologist and mentor of introduction of Payment service providers (PSP) international business model in Russia.

He is a recognized expert of the financial sector market and takes an active part in the business community life.

Professional Experience

1992–1996 – executive positions in RRC company, distributor of corporate data storage and transmission systems, as well as solutions in the field of information security.
1996–2001 – Head of Transactional Equipment Department, RRC company
2005–2010 – Managing Director of INPAS Company
2010–present – Vice President of ITG Holding (INLINE Technologies Group).

Education

1989 – graduated from the Mozhaysky Military Space Academy, majoring in Radio Engineering of Satellite Communication Systems

2005 – received an MBA degree in Strategic Management at the Higher School of Economics.

FLORIAN SCHUSTER SCHUSTER FLORIAN

Senior Expert for Data Modelling and Cooperation, Statistics Department, Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Professional Experience

Florian has over 10 years of experience in the area of statistical and regulatory reporting at the Austrian Central Bank. As senior expert for data modelling and communication, he is one of the key players who pioneered the fundamental shift in Austria’s reporting landscape towards an integrated approach. His responsibilities include further developing the integrated data model as well as facilitating its practical application in close cooperation with the banking sector. In recent years, 90% of Austrian banks have joined forces with the Austrian Central Bank to build a single reporting platform that will eventually cover most reporting requirements.

Before joining the Austrian Central Bank, Florian held various positions, mostly in the field of IT.

Education

Florian holds master’s degrees in business and in political science.

OLEG TINKOV TINKOV OLEG

Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tinkoff Bank

Professional Experience

Oleg Tinkov, one of Russia’s best-known entrepreneurs, founded Tinkoff Bank in 2006. In less than 12 years, Tinkoff became the world’s largest independent digital bank, specializing in providing its own and partners’ services online and via its mobile application, named Russia’s best mobile app in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 by Deloitte. In October 2013, the IPO of TCS Group Holding PLC, which includes Tinkoff Bank, on the London Stock Exchange raised a total of USD 1.09 bn. The bank has grown into a leader in the Russian credit card market and is rapidly expanding a wide spectrum of other products and services, including financial, telecommunications and investment offerings. In 2016, The Banker named Tinkoff Russia’s Bank of the Year and most profitable bank in the CEE.

Previously, Oleg Tinkov built a number of successful businesses. As early as in 1997 he founded frozen food producer “Daria”. In 2003, two years after successfully selling the company, he launched “Tinkoff Beer” and “Tinkoff Restaurants” chain. In 2005, he sold the brewery to the Belgian company InBev.

Education

Oleg Tinkov has studied at the Leningrad Mining Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia and the University of California, Berkeley, USA (Diploma Marketing Program).

ARTEM TOLKACHEV TOLKACHEV ARTEM

Chief Executive Officer, Sputnik DLT Blockchain Integrator

Artem is the CEO of Sputnik DLT Blockchain Integrator, Member of the Board of the Tokenization Standards Association, and Head of Blockchain Community Russia.
His areas of focus include developing scenarios for applying blockchain technology in the business processes of large organizations and government bodies, providing technology introduction support, and assisting on legislative matters concerning digital financial assets and blockchain technology in a number of countries in Europe and the CIS.

Professional Experience

Artem is an expert in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Since 2013 he has completed a large number of projects involving the provision of legal support for crypto-related projects.

In 2016 Artem founded and assumed leadership of Deloitte Blockchain Lab in the CIS. As part of this initiative, Artem led a number of innovative projects involving the implementation of blockchain technology in large companies, tokenization of real assets, ICO support, and developing legislation on cryptocurrencies and blockchain.

Artem sits on expert boards at a number of development institutions and legislative bodies across the CIS.

Education

Artem graduated from the Higher School of Economics National Research University with a degree in law.

BOGDAN UZBEKOV UZBEKOV BOGDAN

Country Manager, Russia, Revolut

Professional Experience

Country Manager of the Russian branch of the Revolut Fintech Service, which was initially available exclusively to UK and EU customers. It’s the most rapidly growing fintech start-up in Europe — over 2 million people, 30 thousand companies, and 10 thousand new bills a day.
2016–2017, Aerostate Inc, Director of Business Development. Aerostate is a machine-learning and Earth remote probing start-up. The team includes 12 people; venture investment support is USD 500,000. The best innovation project in critical technologies in Russia as of 2016. 2014–2016: Product Manager, Tion Group. Tion is a group of research, production and trade companies providing a whole cycle of building modern high-tech products in smart and energy efficient air ventilation, purification, and disinfection.

Education

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology;
London Imperial College;
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

IGOR FATYANOV FATYANOV IGOR

Chief Executive Officer, Zetta Insurance

Professional Experience

Fatyanov has spent his entire professional life in the insurance business, starting his career in 1993 as a specialist in the Claims and Recourse Department at Rossiya Insurance Company. From 2002 to 2011, he was a senior executive at the insurance companies Rossiya and Uralsib.
In 2011, he started serving as Deputy General Director and Operations Director at Zurich Insurance Company LLC.
Since May 2014, he has been the General Director of Zetta Insurance LLC.
In June 2016, he was elected to the Presidium of the Russian Union of Motor Insurers and in October of the same year he was elected to the Presidium of the All-Russian Union of Insurers. Since April 2017, he has served as Chairman of the Anti-Fraud Committee of the All-Russian Union of Insurers. In July 2017, he became a member of the executive board of the Russian Union of Motor Insurers.

Education

Fatyanov graduated from the Financial Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation with a degree in Finance and Credit in 1997.

ALBERT FAKHRUTDINOV FAKHRUTDINOV ALBERT

Project Manager, Center-Invest Bank

Professional Experience

Began his career at Centre-Invest Bank in 2013 while still being a student.
From 2013 to 2015, he worked at the Processing Centre.
From 2016 to present, he has worked at the IT Development Department.

Education

2015 – Southern Federal University, Department of Physics (Rostov-on-Don).
2018 – participant of the ‘Ostrov 10–21’ project of the University of the National Technology Initiative (Russky Island, Vladivostok).

ARTEM FEOKTISTOV FEOKTISTOV ARTEM

Chief Executive Officer, Beelme

Professional Experience

In 2016 he launched Beelme, a fintech start-up, to develop it from scratch to a fully functional service. Today, Beelme is a unique service that provides business with a contactless payment and targeted marketing solution that is easy and quick to connect. The users of the service don’t need to waste time on payments — Beelme will do everything automatically.
In 2012 he started his career in information security at the position of junior engineer and in less than 4 years rose to TeamLead and project manager, while having vast experience in building and developing corporate IT and information security infrastructure. He was a key specialist in complex customized projects for a wide range of customers (telecom, banks, investment banks, retail business, energy industry, e-commerce, etc.), had vast experience of working with international companies.
2005–2006: founder and coordinator of the LunixCenter.uz project, the first association of Linux professionals in Central Asia

Education

In 2013 graduated with honours from the School of Information Security of the Russian State University for the Humanities, Specialist in Information Security.

EKATERINA FROLOVICHEVA FROLOVICHEVA EKATERINA

Vice President, Director of IT Innovation Department, Gazprombank

Ms. Frolovicheva is in charge of adapting new technologies, models and tools to the bank’s customers, as well as automation of internal processes and systems upgrade with the use of best IT practices.

Prior to this position, she held the post of Managing Director of the Technology Innovation Centre at Sberbank. For over 5 years, she headed the department of software development for corporate systems and computing complexes at IBM. In that capacity, Ekaterina Frolovicheva lead a team that developed software for managing large servers, IBM System z and IBM POWER Enterprise.

ANDREI FURSENKO FURSENKO ANDREI

Aide to the President of the Russian Federation

Professional Experience

1971–1991 – junior researcher, head of laboratory, deputy director for research, leading researcher at Ioffe Physical Technical Institute of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, Leningrad.
1991–1993 – Vice President at Advanced Technology Centre JSC, St. Petersburg.
1994–2001 – Director of Regional Foundation for Scientific and Technological Development, St. Petersburg.
From 2000 – Chairman of the Academic Council of the Centre for Strategic Research North-West Foundation.
2001–2002 – Deputy Minister of Industry, Science and Technology of the Russian Federation.
From June 2002 – First Deputy Minister of Industry, Science and Technology of the Russian Federation.
From December 2003 – Acting Minister of Industry, Science and Technology of the Russian Federation.
9 March 2004 – appointed Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
Since 21 May 2012 – Aide to the President of the Russian Federation.
Awarded with the Honorary Diploma of the Government of the Russian Federation.

Education

1971 – graduated from Zhdanov Leningrad State University; Doctor of Physics and Mathematics

ALLAN HARPER HARPER ALLAN

Cognitive Banking Leader, IBM Global Business Services

Allan leads IBM’s Financial Services AI consulting practice globally. He has lead on AI at IBM since the commercialisation of IBM Watson in 2015. He works with banks and insurers globally to apply Artificial Intelligence across front, middle and back office.

Career Summary

Allan has spent 28 years in the Financial Services industry.

Scope of work:
 Large-scale IT banking transformation
 Business process outsourcing
 Banking business and operating model consulting
 AI-enabled strategy and transformation

Employment History
 Accenture 1990–2002
 IBM 2002–present

Professional Qualifications
 1984–1989 at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Qualifications:
 Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering, Honours degree)
 Bachelor of Economics (Business Finance, Honours degree)

GEORGE HELD HELD GEORGE

Chief Digital Officer, Beeline Russia

Responsible for the development and implementation of digital strategy for existing and new customers from concept development, implementation, regulatory/compliance approvals, commercialization, rollout and on-going product performance enhancement and management within Beeline Russia operation including, but not limited to, Data Products portfolio, Fintech, Artificial Intelligence, TV/Media, Digital Advertising, Content and Business Partnerships.

George Held is a Telco and Consumer Finance executive with broad International experience. He has been publicly recognized and awarded for driving and implementing several market leading initiatives in the International Telco sector including Etisalat in the UAE and across the Middle East, Airtel in Africa, Celtel in the Netherlands and MIT LABs in the USA. He is driven by a commitment and desire to add significant value through the introduction of sustainable, market relevant, transformational services that impact people’s lives, while simultaneously delivering high commercial impact for all stakeholders.

Education

Postgraduate Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, USA.
MBA from the Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA.

OLIVER HUGHES HUGHES OLIVER

Chairman of the Management Board, Tinkoff Bank

Professional Experience

At Tinkoff, Oliver Hughes is heading the team that is building Russia's leading financial ecosystem.
He joined Tinkoff as CEO in 2007 right at the start of the project and has been at the helm every step of the way, helping Tinkoff grow into the world's largest independent digital bank with 7m customers. Before joining Tinkoff, Oliver worked for Visa International for a decade, including as Head of Visa in Russia from 2005 until 2007. Prior to Visa, he held various positions including at Reebok, Shell UK and the British Library.

Education

Oliver holds a Master of Arts degree in International Politics from Leeds University and a Master of Science degree in Information Management and Technology from City University in London. He also has a Bachelor of Arts (First Class) degree in Russian and French from the University of Sussex.

ALEXEY CHALENKO CHALENKO ALEXEY

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, 7 SECONDS

Up to 2016 Alexey spent over 2 years as Deputy Chairman of the Board at MDM Bank. He was responsible for the Commercial Investment Bank, which included the section that works with corporate clients, the investment section, and the section for operations involving problem assets, the private bank and managing company.
In 2013, Alexey worked as Advisor to the CEO of Rosatom Overseas, where he supported the company's expansion in Turkey and Finland.
He spent over eight years working at Uralsib financial corporation as CEO and Member of the Board. He was responsible for developing asset management, direct investment, the private bank, and the non- state sector pension fund.

LEIMING CHEN CHEN LEIMING

Senior Vice President, Member of Globalization Steering Committee and General Counsel, Ant Financial Services Group

Leiming plays an important strategic role in Ant Financial’s globalization initiatives. He is also in charge of the Group’s legal and compliance functions, including its AML/Sanctions compliance function, supervising a team of over 250 legal and compliance professionals. In his day-to-day responsibilities, Leiming undertakes a broad range of regulatory engagement in China and outside China with respect to the Group’s business activities and participates actively in the Group’s strategic decision-making process.

Prior to joining Ant Financial in March 2016, Leiming was a Partner in Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and was Head of the firm’s China Practice.

ALEXANDER CHERNOSCHEKIN CHERNOSCHEKIN ALEXANDER

Senior Vice President – Director of Direction of the Small and Middle Enterprises, Promsvyazbank

Professional Experience

Previously Mr. Alexander Chernoschekin worked in Raiffeisenbank as counselor to the director of the Belgorod branch. In May 2008 he became the head of this branch.
He started his work in Promsvyazbank in 2009 as the director of Corporate Sales department. In 2013 he was appointed Vice President – Leading Director of the development of medium and regional corporate business. In 2015 he became the Vice-President – Deputy Head of the SME Unit, becoming its head in August 2016.

Education

Alexander Vladimirovich Chernoschekin graduated with honors from Belgorod State Technological Academy of Construction Materials with major in Economics and management at the enterprises of the construction materials industry.

MAXIM CHERNUSCHENKO CHERNUSCHENKO MAXIM

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cashwagon

Professional Experience

He currently lives and works in Singapore,
having previously lived and worked in the banking and financial services industries in the USA, France, Russia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and other countries.

Education

He holds a PhD from Dartmouth College (USA).

RYAN CHILCOTE CHILCOTE RYAN

TV Host, PBS NewsHour Special Correspondent

Ryan Chilcote is an award-winning international correspondent, broadcaster, film maker, moderator and speaker with more than two decades of experience in journalism and a broad and diverse background in business and general news.

Chilcote has delivered thousands of reports from around the world, hundreds of interviews and over twenty television documentaries, including the "Ryan's Russia" series of twelve documentaries. In his 23 years as a journalist, Chilcote has also covered some of the world’s biggest business, economic and political stories. Based in London, Chilcote works as a moderator and independent broadcaster and collaborates with some of the United States’ leading news organisations, including PBS NewsHour.

Previously, Chilcote spent 9 years as a Correspondent and Presenter at Bloomberg TV and 12 years at CNN where he worked as an International Correspondent based in Moscow. Ryan Chilcote has worked as a moderator and host in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, the United States, Russia, Kazakhstan, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. Chilcote has moderated at the World Economic Forums in Davos and Cape Town, the New York Stock Exchange, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, as well at numerous banking conferences and universities.

Ryan is a fluent Russian speaker and presents in English and Russian. Ryan has moderated discussions on topics as diverse as Brexit, a country or region’s investment climate, the economy, monetary policy, the banking sector, fintech, the oil and gas market and industry, collaboration between governments and multilateral organizations and how media organizations make editorial decisions.

VLADIMIR CHISTYUKHIN CHISTYUKHIN VLADIMIR

Deputy Governor, Bank of Russia

Professional Experience

1995–1996 – economist of the 2nd category, economist of the 1st category, leading economist with the Foreign Exchange Regulation Division of the Main Division for Foreign Exchange Regulation and Foreign Exchange Control Department of the Bank of Russia.
1996–1997 – leading economist of the Foreign Exchange Regulation Division, chief economist of the Foreign Exchange Control of Capital Operations Division of the Bank of Russia Foreign Exchange Regulation and Foreign Exchange Control Department.
1997–1999 – Deputy Head of the Foreign Exchange Control of Capital Operations Division – Section Head of the Foreign Exchange Regulation and Control Department of the Bank of Russia.
1999–2000 – Head of the Foreign Exchange Operations Analysis Division of the Foreign Exchange Regulation Department of the Bank of Russia.
2000–2002 – Deputy Director of Foreign Exchange Regulation Department of the Bank of Russia
2002–2004 – Deputy Director of Foreign Exchange Regulation and Control Department of the Bank of Russia.
2004–2011 – Deputy Director of Banking Regulation and Supervision Department of the Bank of Russia.
2011–2013 – Director of the Financial Stability Department of the Bank of Russia.
Since September 2013 to 2 March 2014 – First Deputy Head of the Financial Markets Service of the Bank of Russia.
Since 28 February 2014 – Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia.
Member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Russia (since 18 October 2013).

Education

In 1995, graduated from the Department of Law of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, major in law.

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