VTB Member of the Management Board Olga Dergunova joined the Board of Directors of Systematica Group as its first outside director.
Her terms of reference will comprise involvement in processes such as working out the corporate strategy, evaluating compliance by executive bodies with the elected strategy, and adopting the best corporate governance models.
The decision to invite outside directors to join Systematica Group’s Board of Directors was intended to improve the corporate governance and to achieve its better transparency and efficiency. Systematica Group expects to bring in top managers from a variety of sectors having recognised professional reputation and great experience in building the corporate governance system.
For VTB Bank, such event means an important stage in exchange of experience and management methodology with major Russian partners, in development of a positive and solid relationship with key Russian companies.
«I am glad to be offered an opportunity to take part in evolvement of Systematica as one of the dynamic Russian IT companies and to apply my professional expertise to seek new vectors of its business growth. For me, as a banking executive, it is vital to encourage application by Russian companies the best world practices in corporate governance. It is an appreciable contribution to growing investment attraction of a variety of sectors in Russian business and domestic economy,” said Ms Dergunova commenting her appointment.
«Ms Dergunova’s contribution to IT industry development in Russia is impressive. She has a unique management experience and we are sure her involvement will help the company achieve new corporate governance standards,” said Leonid Boguslavsky, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Systematica Group.
Systematica Group is one of the leading Russian IT companies providing a wide spectrum of services in information technologies. The Group was established in 2007 to bring together Systematica (www.systematic.ru), TopS Business Integrator (www.topsbi.ru), AND Project (www.andproject.ru), Landata (www.landata.ru), Ensys Technologies (www.ensyst.ru). Total staff of the Group tops 1,200 in number.
Systematica Group strategy is aimed at delivering full array of IT services in system integration, consulting, automatic process control systems, solutions based on radiofrequency identification technology, customised software development and IT implementation for State-owned entities, major companies and holdings, medium-sized and small businesses of a variety of sectors.
Systematica Group’s strengths are a wide spectrum of sector-wide competencies and a wealth of experience in creating and supporting large-scale and geographically distributed federal systems.
Systematica Group holds leading positions in the Russian IT market, which is evidenced by rating from magazines such as Expert, Finance, Money, Business (Top 10). Systematica Holdings (Cyprus) Limited is the only shareholder of Systematica Group.
Olga Dergunova’s background:
After having graduated from the cybernetics faculty, Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics, Ms. Dergunova served for the joint section of the Computation Centre at the USSR Academy of Sciences, Voskhod Research Institute, the National Economy Academy under the USSR Council of Ministers.
From 1990 through 1992, Ms Dergunova was employed by Paragraph Joint Venture; from 1992 through 1994, served for Microinform Joint Venture; from 1994 through 2007 was Microsoft’s key client manager, general manager, head of its representative office and regional chair of Microsoft Russia and CIS.
From 2007 up to now Ms Dergunova has been serving for VTB Bank as a member of the Management Board and head of the Second Corporate Segment, the Customer Committee Chairperson, a member of the Asset and Liability Committee, a member of VTB Insurance Board of Directors, and a member of VTB24 Supervisory Council.