Chairman of the Board of Directors of ABH Holdings S.A., Member of the Board of Directors of Alfa-Bank (Russia)
From 1994 to June 2011, Mr. Aven served as President of Alfa-Bank (Russia). Mr. Aven was responsible for the Bank's overall strategy and relations with business and government leaders in Russia and abroad. Prior to joining Alfa-Bank (Russia) in 1994, Mr. Aven was Minister of Foreign Economic Relations for the Russian Federation (1991-1992), serving as Russia's representative to the Group of Seven, and conducting a number of high-level trade and economic missions to Western capitals. Mr. Aven worked at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria (1989-1991). Currently, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of ABH Holdings S.A., Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Alfa-Bank (Ukraine), a member of the Board of Directors of Alfa-Bank (Russia) and Chairman of the Board of Directors at AlfaStrakhovanie Group. Mr. Aven is a member of the Board of Directors of the Russian Economic School, a member of President’s Council on International Activities of Yale University (USA), also he is a member of the Boards of Trustees of: the Moscow State University named after Lomonosov, the center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in Great Britain, the Russian Geographical Society, and Co-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. Also, Mr. Aven is a member of the Presidium of Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), a professor at the State University Higher School of Economics and is Honorary Doctor (Dr.h.c.) of the University of Latvia. Since April 2006, he has been a member of the Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. In 2007 Mr. Aven became Chairman of the Russia-Latvian Business Council. He graduated from the Moscow State University in 1977 and holds a PhD in Econometrics. Mr. Aven was born in Moscow, Russia in 1955.