Herman Gref


President, Chairman of the Board of Sberbank of Russia

Graduated from the college of Law of Omsk State University. Holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics.

Began his professional career in St Petersburg, working his way from being a rank-and-file law consultant for the Committee of Economic Development and Property of the Petrodvorets administration (1991) to an appointment as the vice-governor of the northern capital, as well as a member of the BOD of JSC Lenenergo (1997). Went on to become the Deputy Minister of State Property, and to head the Center for Strategic Research.

From 2000 to 2007, served as the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.

During various periods of his career, was member of the BODs of several large state companies such as Gazprom, Transneft and Lukoil.

Recipient of state of awards from Russia and France.

Member Comments

9 February 2016
Herman Gref

President, Chairman of the Board of Sberbank of Russia

Interview at Davos Economic Forum to CNBC

Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
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