Yaroslav Lissovolik

Head, Analytical Division, Global Markets Department (CIB), Sberbank

1990-1996 Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO), M.A. in International Economics (with Honours (red diploma))

1993-1995 Harvard University, B.A. in Economics (magna cum laude)

1997-1998 London School of Economics (LSE), MSc in Economics

1996-1999 MGIMO, PhD in economics (“Sectoral and regional implications of Russia’s accession to the WTO”)

2008-2009 Diplomatic Academy, Doctorate in International Economics (Competitive liberalization in Russia’s foreign policy)

Work experience:
1993-1995 Harvard College Economist magazine (features section)
1995-1997 Russian-European Center for Economic Policy (RECEP), senior expert, advising the government, writing chapters in monthly and quarterly publications of Russian Economic Trends (RET)
1997-1998 Center for Economic Performance, London, consultant
1998-1999 Bureau of Economic Analysis, Moscow, consultant
1999-2001 MGIMO, Assistant professor, Department of International Economics
2000-2001 Renaissance Capital, vice-president, politics, economics and fixed income analyst
2001-2004 Advisor to Executive Director (Russian Federation), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC
2004-2015 Deutsche Bank Russia, Managing Director, Chief economist (Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, other CIS economies), Chief strategist, Acting Head of Research, Co-head of research, Head of Research, Member of the Management board
2015- present Eurasian Development Bank, Chief economist, Board member, Moscow
2016 – present Program Director at the Valdai international discussion club (Programs on macroeconomic policy)
2009-2015 Member of MGIMO’s endowment investment committee
2006-present Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Professor of the International Economics department, courses on negotiations for Russia’s Railways, Vneshekonombank, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; lectures to foreign delegations and embassies
2008-present Member of the Public Advisory Council of the CBR
2009-present Member of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy (SVOP)
2010-present Member of the Bretton Woods Committee
2012-present Member of the Methodological council of Rosstat (Russia’s official statistical agency)
2012-2018 Member of the Expert council of the Russian government
2012-2018 Member of the Working group on macroeconomic and financial policy of the Presidential Economic Council
2014 – present MGIMO, lecturer at the International business school. Courses on macroeconomic policy to representatives of Russian and foreign corporations

Awards: #1 in EMEA Economics (Extel 2006), #1 in Russia Strategy (RBC, 2006), #1 EMEA Economics team (Institutional Investor, 2007), #1 in Focus Russia Survey, Economics and Macro (Extel, 2007), member of the #1 Economics team in the 2008 Euromoney fixed income EMEA survey, member of the #1 Economics team in the 2008 Alpha magazine EMEA survey of hedge funds, top-3 in Economics in Institutional Investor 2007-2015 surveys, led DB research to top-3 position (#1 international broker) for 7 years in a row in 2009-2015, top-3 in Equity strategy in Extel 2009 and 2011 Russia surveys, #1 equity research award from NAUFOR in 2013, ranked 15 times in a row in Institutional Investor surveys in economics and equity strategy in 2006-2015, #2 in Equity strategy in All-Russia Institutional Investor 2014 survey, top-3 in Emerging Europe equity strategy in EMEA Institutional Investor 2014 survey

References: Alexey Mozhin (Executive Director of the Russian Federation, IMF), Charles Ryan, Igor Lojevsky (former CEOs, Deutsche Bank Russia), Benjamin Friedman (Economics professor, Harvard University)

Publications: several books and hundreds of publications. “Topical issues in Russia’s accession to the WTO” (first comprehensive book on Russia’s WTO accession) (Ekonomika, 2002), “Competitive Russia in a world of “competitive liberalization” (Ekonomika, 2007), “Russia and the WTO: the “gravity” of outsider status” in IMF staff papers 53/1 (2006) and IMF Working paper 04/159 (2004), author of the economic segment of the “Strategy XXI” (strategy of Russia’s economic modernization for the 21st century)

Languages: Russian (mother tongue), English, Spanish, French (fluent), German (intermediate), Italian, Ukrainian (basic)

Interests: Soccer (Interkubok-1997, RTS cup in 2000, 19th Street cup in 2001), Astronomy, History, Classical music (graduated from a music school in 1989), theatre (Harvard/MGIMO), Russian folk-dancing (performed for 4 years in Loktev academy)

Other: played a leading role in the “Haunted house” (1987, Gorky film studio), a role in “Unwelcome friend” (1981, Mosfilm), Harvard University Scholarship, Chevening award, British council scholarship, torch-bearer for the 2014 Sochi Olympics (Suzdal, Russia), Golden GTO level in sports, III level in 3 km running, former member of the IMF soccer team

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