German Gref

President, the Chairman of the Board of Sberbank of Russia

Citation

“In my opinion, the first thing we need to do is to turn power saving in business: I believe not in the administrative, but the incentive measures. Improving energy efficiency is the cheapest way to increase the competitiveness of Russian goods”.

 

 

 

Biography

Born on 8 February 1964 in the village of Panfilovo, Pavlodar region.

Has a degree in law; Candidate of Economics sciences.

In 1982 – 1984 - service in the Soviet Army.

In 1990 graduated from the Omsk State University majoring in Jurisprudence.

In 1990-1993 – the postgraduate student of the law department at the Leningrad State University.

In 1991-1992 – 1st Category Counsel at the Committee for Economic Development and Property Administration in Petrodvorets and St. Petersburg.

In 1992 was appointed as the Head of Petrodvorets District Agency under the Committee for City Property Administration of St. Petersburg.

In 1992-1994 – the Chairman of the State Property Administration Committee, the Deputy Head of the Petrodvorets City Administration.

In 1994 became the Deputy Chairman and then - the First Deputy Chairman of the Committee for City Property Administration of St. Petersburg.

In 1997-1998 – the Deputy Governor and the Chairman of the Committee for City Property Administration of St. Petersburg.

In 1998-2000 – the First Deputy Minister of State Property of the Russian Federation.

From May 2000 to September 2007 – the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.

Since November 2007 – the President, CEO of OJSC “Sberbank of Russia”.

A member of the Boards of Directors and the supervisory boards of a number of corporations and companies. Was awarded with the Letter of Acknowledgment and the Honorary Diploma of the President of the Russian Federation, the IV Category Order For Merits To Fatherland and the Medal of P.A. Stolypin.

Was awarded with the highest state award of France - the Order of the Legion of Honor Officer - for the contribution to the development of relations between the two countries.
Speaks German and English.