The Supervisory Board
The Supervisory Board is responsible for the general management of the Bank’s activities, except for issues that fall under the competency of the General Shareholders’ Meeting. The Supervisory Board determines strategic priorities for the Bank’s activity and controls the functioning of executive management bodies. According to a resolution from the 2015 General Shareholders’ Meeting, the Supervisory Board is made up of 9 members.
Elena V. Ivannikova has been the Chairperson of the Supervisory Board since July 2016 and has worked in the Bank since 2001. Previously, she worked as the Chief Accountant at the Petrovsky Commercial Bank and Baltoneximbank. Mrs. Ivannikova was born in 1965. She is a graduate of the Kiev Institute of Peoples’ Economy.
Vladislav S. Guz has been Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board since July 2016. Previously, Mr. Guz has acted as Chairman of the Management Board since 2014, First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board since 2009 and Deputy Chairman of the Management Board since 2004. His previous experience includes working in the St. Petersburg branch of Alfa-Bank as First Deputy Director of the branch and Executive Director (from 1996 till 2003). Mr. Guz was born in 1967. He is a graduate of the Leningrad State University. Mr. Guz holds a PhD in economics.
Susan Gail Buyske joined the Bank's Supervisory Board in April 2012. Mrs. Buyske has served as a non-executive director and chair of the risk and audit committee for a number of banks, as well as consulting on financial sector development issues for the World Bank, IFC, and others. She has also been Vice President at JPMorgan Chase. Mrs. Buyske was born in 1954. She is a graduate of Middlebury College, Princeton University and Columbia University, and holds a PhD in political science.
Andrey P. Bychkov has been a member of the Supervisory Board since April 2010. At present, Mr. Bychkov is the Deputy Director of the Financial Institutions Department at the Bank of Development and Foreign Trade (Vneshekonombank) State Corporation. Mr. Bychkov was born in 1961. He is a graduate of Moscow State University and the Russian Academy of Economics.
Alexey A. Germanovich has been a member of the Supervisory Board since June 2014. Currently acts as Advisor to the CEO of Upravleniye Investitsiyami CJSC and member of the Management Board of the St. Petersburg State University Development Endowment Fund and the Board of Directors of E.ON Russia OJSС. Mr. Germanovich was born in 1977. He is a graduate of Moscow State University and Cranfield University (UK).
Andrey T. Ibragimov has been a member of the Bank’s Supervisory Board since December 2005. He has also been a member of the Audit Committee since September 2007. From July 2002 to April 2004, Mr. Ibragimov worked in the capacity of the Bank’s Deputy Management Board Chairman and was the Director of the Legal Department. Currently, Mr. Ibragimov is the General Director of Musin, Ibragimov and Partners LLC law firm. Mr. Ibragimov was born in 1954. He is a graduate of the KGB Higher School.
Alexander I. Polukeyev was a member of the Bank’s Supervisory Board from December 2005 to April 2008. He has held this position again since June 2014. From May 2006 to February 2009, he held the position of Vice Governor of Saint Petersburg. Mr. Polukeyev was born in 1948. He is a graduate of Riga Civil Aviation Engineering Institute and North-West Academy of Public Administration. Mr. Polukeyev holds a PhD in economics.
Alexander V. Pustovalov joined the Bank's Supervisory Board in April 2012. In 1992 – 2005, Mr. Pustovalov worked for the Industry and Construction Bank (which later became VTB North-West), successively serving as Head of Department, Director, and the Chairman of Management Board. Starting in 2005, he has held the position of Vice President at OJSC Bank of Moscow. Between 2007 and 2012, Mr. Pustovalov was Deputy Chairman of the Management Board at the Northwest Bank of the Savings Bank of the Russian Federation (Sberbank). Current positions include CEO of Evolyutsiya Investment Group LLC and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Malaya Okhta Management Company LLC. Mr. Pustovalov was born in 1967. He is a graduate of St. Petersburg State University.
Alexander V. Savelyev is the Chairman of the Management Board (from January 2001 to August 2014 and has held this position again since July 2016). Mr. Savelyev has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 2001 and from August 2014 to July 2016 also acted as Chairman of the Bank's Supervisory Board. His previous experience includes Deputy Chairman of the Management Boards of Petrovsky Commercial Bank and Baltoneximbank. Mr. Savelyev was born in 1954. He is a graduate of the Kazan Aviation Institute.