Petr Aven


Chairman of the Board of Directors of ABH Holdings S.A., Member of the Board of Directors of Alfa-Bank (Russia).

Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Faculty of Economics. Holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics.

Started his career as a junior, later senior researcher at the Research Institute for Systemic Research of the USSR Academy of Sciences (USSR AS). Served as counselor to the USSR Foreign Minister.

In 1991, became a member of the Reform Cabinet, placed at the head of the Russian Foreign Trade Ministry and was appointed Presidential Special Envoy for relations with the G7 group of nations.

In 1993, formed the FinPA company ("Finances by Pyotr Aven"), acting as a consultancy for equity securities trading.

From 1994 onward, President of Alfa Bank. From 2011, Chairman of the board of directors of the Alfa-Bank Banking Group.

Professor of the Higher School of Economics national research institute.

Member of the management committee of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. Member of the board of the National Organization for Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards.

Head of the Russia-Latvia Business Council.

Member of the board of trustees of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

Author of scientific papers and publications devoted to trade and economic development issues.

Recipient of state awards.

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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