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Petr Aven

Petr Aven

Member, Board of Directors, Alfa-Bank JSC; Chairman, Board of Directors, ABH Holdings S.A.

Biography

Since 2015 - Chairman, the Board of Directors of ABH Holdings S.A.

Member of the Board of Directors, Alfa-Bank JSC.

1994 to 2011 - President, Alfa-Bank JSC.

1993 to 1994 - Director General, Petr Aven Finance company.

1991 to 1992 - Minister of Foreign Economic Relations of the Russian Federation, Representative of the Russian President on Relations with Industrialized Nations (G7).

From 1989 to 1991, he worked at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Laxenburg, Austria).

Until 1989 - Senior Research Fellow, the All Union System Research Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences.

In 1977, he graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of AlfaStrakhovanie OJSC, Member of the Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, of the Presidium of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), of the Board of Directors of the Russian Economic School, of the Board of Trustees of Lomonosov Moscow State University, of the Presidential International Affairs Council at Yale (United States), of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society, Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Trustee of the Royal Academy of Arts (United Kingdom). Head, the Latvia-Russia Business Council.

Professor, State University Higher School of Economics. Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Latvia.

Candidate of Economics.

Author of numerous scientific papers and publications dealing with trade and economic development. He frequently delivers lectures on economic development of the country both in Russia and abroad.

He actively supports the arts and theatre in Russia, is the largest collector of works of Russian art of the early 20th century.

He was awarded the Medal of Honor, the Order of Friendship, the Latvian Order of the Three Stars.