Alexander Pukhaev is Head of the Metallurgy and Extractive Industry Analysis Unit. Dmitri Dmitriev is Head of the Finance and Fixed-Income Instrument Analysis Unit. Elena Sakhnova is Head of the Transport, Car-Making, Engineering, Chemicals and Construction Material Analysis Unit.
Vitali Buzoverya is appointed Co-Head of the Trading Department in charge of trading in fixed-income instruments. Vitali will be responsible for global capital markets in Russia and the CIS countries, including trading in foreign exchange, interest rates, bonds, and structural financing. Aleksei Ivanov is appointed Deputy of Vitali Buzoverya.
Andrey Girichev is appointed Co-Head of the Trading Department in charge of trading in equities. Oleg Achkasov is appointed Deputy of Andrey Girichev.
Svetlana Fedorenko is appointed Financial Director of VTB Investment bank.
Ekaterina Barinova is appointed HR Director of VTB Investment bank.
Nikolai Dontsov is appointed Chief Operating Director of VTB Invest.
Aleksei Emelianov is appointed IT Director of VTB Invest.
Yuri Solovyov, Head of VTB Investment bank, made comments on the appointments: "A strong team with an unprecedented record of service in the market is a backbone of investment business. Such experts are very important for the Bank. We believe, that thorough research and professionalism of our specialists will contribute to successful development of VTB Investment bank".
Alexei Yakovitsky was recognized the best analyst in telecommunications by Russian and foreign ratings. Four years running, from 2004 to 2008, Alexei ranks as one of the 3 top telecommunication analysts in Russia according to Institutional Investor. At the Financial Olympus 2007 ceremony, Alexei Yakovitsky was named the best analyst in the Russian market. Extel Survey 2005, 2006 and 2007 showed that the team of analysts headed by Alexei Yakovitsky has the lead in the developing markets of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Alexander Pukhaev ranked the second best analyst in Russian metallurgy in the rating by Institutional Investor magazine in 2004. In 2005, Extel Survey named him the best analyst in metallurgy in the markets of EMEA. In 2006, Alexander took the second place in metallurgy market analysis, according to Thomson Extel Survey and Institutional Investor. The same year Alexander was recognized as the best analyst in metallurgy according to RBC rating.
Dmitri Dmitriev ranked third among Russian analysts in financial analysis according to Institutional Investor magazine polls in 2004 and 2006. Extel Survey 2007 rated Dmitri the best analyst in the financial sector of EMEA. Dmitry was also recognized as Russia's best analyst in the sphere of financial analysis according to RBC rating 2006.
Elena Sakhnova is Head of the Transport, Car-Making, Engineering, Chemicals and Construction Material Analysis Unit. Elena is one of the most quoted analysts in her sphere. In 2004, Institutional Investor named her the best analyst in her sector. In 2007, Elena was recognized as Russia's best analyst in transportation and engineering according to RBC rating.
Vitali Buzoverya and Alexei Ivanov have more than 10 years of experience in the investment banking market, and took active part in forming the Russian stock and derivatives market from the outset.
Andrey Girichev has been working in the shares market for over 12 years and has a wealth of experience serving both for Russian and foreign companies. For many years, he is a member of RTS Trading Committee and takes an active part in the stock exchange development.
Oleg Achkasov has more than 6 years of experience in the stock market, including activities in asset management and portfolio management.
Svetlana Fedorenko has been an executive in the financial market for more than 15 years. She is a long-standing member of financial committees on taxation and accounting of the Association of Russian Banks and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council.
Ekaterina Barinova has more than 15 years of experience in HRM in the Russian and international markets. Ekaterina pioneered the introduction of international HR standards in Russia and was one of the country's first HR Directors. She supervised the implementation of many global projects in HR, among them those on job evaluation and creation of internal position rating systems in two international companies, as well as establishment of a unified HRM structure after merger of two large financial companies in 1997. She was proactively involved in the restructuring of the major investment bank after the crisis of 1998.
Nikolai Dontsov has 12 years of experience in management, business development and operations in the developing markets with the leading financial institutions of Russia. Nikolai has unique experience in building operational subdivisions from the ground up and management of operational subdivisions and broker business. He also served for the largest infrastructural organization of the Russian stock market.
Aleksei Emelianov has more than 12 years of experience in IT. Over these years he held various executive positions in Russian and international companies, as well as was Head of the IT Department at an international investment bank. Aleksei took part in the development of the internal system providing support of trading in the Russian and international markets. For 10 years he was part of the technical committee of RTS.