Co-head, Sberbank CIB
Ruben Vardanian is the Co-head of Sberbank CIB and Head of Wealth Management and Private Banking of Sberbank of Russia. Prior to its merger with Sberbank in January 2012, he served as CEO, Chairman of the Board of Directors and largest stakeholder of Troika Dialog, where he had worked since the company’s founding. Mr Vardanian sits on the board of directors of AvtoVAZ, KAMAZ, NOVATEK, SIBUR Holding, Joule Unlimited, Inc. (U.S.) and several other funds and companies. He is also chairman of the board of directors of Rosgosstrakh and AmeriaBank. Mr Vardanian is a founding partner and member of the Coordination Council of the SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management and served as the school’s president from 2006-2011. He currently oversees the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at SKOLKOVO. Mr Vardanian serves on a number of councils under the President and Government of the Russian Federation and is on the international advisory boards of several business schools in Japan, China, and Brazil. He is the founder of the Russian chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization and has initiated and participated in a number of charity and educational projects, including internationally.