Sberbank Russia OJSC provides commercial banking and financial services in Russia. Sberbank is engaged in international activities through direct settlement agreements, correspondent accounts, trade finance operations and membership in a number of international financial organizations. Its banking services include retail banking, corporate banking and financial markets. The retail banking activities involves in retail current accounts, term deposits from individuals, consumer loans and mortgages and debit and credit cards. The corporate banking comprises corporate accounts, corporate deposits, overdrafts, loans and other credit facilities and trade finance. The financial markets involves in operations with securities, operations on money markets, long term funding received on capital markets and foreign currency and derivate. The bank operates through the following business segments: Moscow, Central and Northern Regions of European Part of Russia, Volga Region and South of European Part of Russia, Ural, Siberia and Far East of Russia and Other Countries. The company was founded on October 30, 1874 and is headquartered in Moscow, 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 the diploma on jurisprudence. In 1990-1993, he took a postgraduate course at the Faculty of Law of 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 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 in the development of cooperation between Russia and France.
Alexander Morozov, Vice President — Director of Finance
While studying at the Moscow State University (major in Economic Theory) Alexander Morozov began his career at Rodina Bank where he rose to the position of leading economist and acting Deputy Head of the Foreign Exchange Department. From 1994 to 2007 he worked with ZAO International Moscow Bank and eventually became CEO there. In 2007-2008 he held the position of Executive Vice-President and CFO at Renaissance Capital Bank. He joined Sberbank in 2008, rising to Vice-President in 2009.
Alexander Bazarov, Vice President — Director of the Corporate Clients Department
Alexander Bazarov holds a PhD in Economics from Kiev State University, and he also holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. Before 1988 he lectured at a number of higher education institutions and then embarked on a career in banking. During 1995-1996 he worked in London at the Bankers Trust office and then headed the Ukrainian office of Credit Suisse First Boston. With effect from 2001 he headed CEE Customers Group at the Credit Suisse London office. In 2004 he joined Deutsche Bank as Managing Director, Head of Customer Relations for CIS Countries. He joined Sberbank in 2008.