Category Archives: Hires & Fires

Russia’s Sberbank puts Alexander Belokopytov in charge of CIB ecosystem’s non-banking services

By Andrei Skvarsky. Sberbank has promoted Alexander Belokopytov, head of the largest Russian lender’s small and micro enterprises department, by putting him in charge of non-banking services in the ecosystem of the Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) division. Belokopytov will hold the rank of Sberbank vice-president in his new role, according to a statement from… Continue Reading

RenCap hires ex-central banker Sofya Donets to oversee Russia & CIS research

By Andrei Skvarsky. Renaissance Capital, one of Russia’s principal investment banks, has hired Sofya Donets, a former senior Russian central bank officer, as chief economist for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. In her role at RenCap, a bank focusing on emerging and frontier markets worldwide, Donets replaces Oleg Kouzmin, who “moved to a… Continue Reading

Sberbank carries through top management moves

By Andrei Skvarsky. Sberbank, Russia’s biggest lender, has announced senior staff moves this month. Andrey Vanin, vice-president for the corporate client ecosystem, has been put at the head of SberX, a unit overseeing non-banking services in Sberbank Group, which brings together about 20 companies. In this capacity, he replaced Mark Zavadsky, who stayed on at… Continue Reading

Sberbank parting company with head of retail

Andrei Skvarsky. Sberbank deputy CEO Alexander Torbakhov, who oversees the retail business of Russia’s largest banking group, is stepping down and will be replaced by Svetlana Kirsanova, who today heads the lender’s acquiring and bank cards division, the bank has announced. Continue Reading