Igor Komarov has been President of AvtoVAZ since August 2009. He joined AvtoVAZ in May 2009 as Executive Vice President of Strategy, Finance, Economic and Corporate Governance.
He began his career as an Engineer at the Russian Academy of Sciences in the Institute of Economic Studies of Scientific and Technological Development. Mr Komarov then held several senior positions in the banking sphere from 1992 to 2002: he was First Vice President of Inkombank, First Vice President of the National Reserve Bank and Deputy Chairman of the BoD at Sberbank. From 2002 to 2008, he was Deputy General Director of Economics and Finance at Norilsk Nickel. In 2008, he took a position as Advisor to the General Director of Rostechnologies.
He graduated from Moscow State University with a degree in Economics.