Chairman of the Board, CEO, Sberbank of Russia
Herman Gref was born on February 8, 1964 at Panfilovo, Pavlodar Region, Kazakhstan.
In 1982–1984, he served in the Soviet Army.
In 1990, he graduated from the Faculty of Law of Omsk State University, with a degree in jurisprudence. In 1990–1993, he took a postgraduate course at the Faculty of Law at Leningrad State University.
In 1991–1992, he was first rank legal adviser at the Committee for Economic Development and Property, Administration of Petrodvoretz, St. Petersburg.
From 1992 to 1994, he served as Chairman of the Property Committee and Deputy Head, Administration of Petrodvoretz, St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office.
In 1994–1997, he was Deputy Chairman, First Deputy Chairman of City Property Committee of St Petersburg Mayor’s Office.
Between 1997 and 1998, he was Vice Governor and Chairman of City Property Committee of St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office.
In 1998–2000, Mr. Gref held the post of First Deputy Minister of the Ministry of State Property of Russia.
In 2000–2007, he was Minister for Economic Development and Trade of Russia.
Since November 2007, Mr. Gref is Chairman of the Board, CEO of Sberbank.
Mr. Gref serves on boards and supervisory boards of several joint stock corporations and companies.
He has a Citation from the Russian President and is a holder of the Order for Distinguished Service of Grade IV.
In 2010, Mr. Gref was awarded the level of Officer of the Legion d’Honneur, the highest decoration in France, for his contribution to the development of cooperation between Russia and France.