Ex-SocGen banker hired to oversee Sberbank CIB sales to financial institutions

By Andrei Skvarsky.

Sberbank, Russia’s biggest lender, has hired ex-Societe Generale banker Alexei Poliakov to head the unit at its corporate and investment arm, Sberbank CIB, for sales of fixed-income instruments and derivatives to financial institutions in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

The unit is responsible for selling a wide range of products with a focus on complex derivatives, structured bonds and structured finance.

Poliakov’s capital markets career of more than 15 years has included jobs at Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and Russia’s Renaissance Capital as well as SocGen, where he has spent the last six years in the role of director in the unit for cross-asset solutions for Russia and the CIS, being responsible for sales to Russian financial institutions.

 

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