Chairman of the Managing Board & CEO, Moscow Exchange
Mr Afanasiev has been working in the Russian banking industry since 1991. At the Central Bank, he participated in creation of the Russian Project Finance Bank, the first investment bank with foreign capital in Russia, and then served as its Managing Director. In 1996, Mr Afanasiev joined the Executive Board of Joint Stock Bank “Imperial”. From September 1998, he worked as a Deputy CEO for Bank WestLB Vostok (ZAO), a subsidiary company of the German banking group WestLB AG.
Alexander Afanasiev was appointed Chairman of the MICEX FX Market Council in 2005-2012. He also co-chairs the National Foreign Exchange Association and National Securities Market Association.
Mr Afanasiev graduated from the Moscow Financial Institute with a degree in international economic relations, and holds a PhD in economics.