Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
Ruben Vardanian is Co-Head of Sberbank. Prior to the merger with Sberbank in January 2012, he served as Chief Executive Officer of the Troika Dialog Group. He was also Chairman of the Board of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft from 2005 to 2009. Vardanian is a Board Member of a number of entities, including OJSC AvtoVAZ, the largest truck manufacturer in Eastern Europe, CJSC SIBUR, the leader of petrochemistry in Russia and Eastern Europe, and Joule Unlimited, a pioneer in the production of liquid fuel from solar energy. He is also a Member of the Supervisory Board of the venture investment fund Skolkovo-Nanotech, the Investment Committee of Avica Property Investors International and the Board of America Bank. He is a Founding Partner of the Skolkovo Moscow School of Management and is a Member of the Presidential Council for National Priority Projects. Vardanian is a graduate of Moscow State University, earning a degree (with honours) in economics. His post-graduate resume includes training courses at INSEAD, Harvard Business School and Stanford.