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Evgeny Kravchenko
Evgeny Kravchenko, Chairman
Global Head of Trade Finance, Sberbank of Russia

Evgeny Kravchenko was elected to the Board in March 2019.

Mr. Kravchenko graduated from Russian Foreign Trade Academy with a degree in Foreign Trade Management. Over the years of his career, Mr. Kravchenko has always been a keen scholar, undergoing several executive development programmes including Executive Master in Energy Management from ESCP, Leadership in Banking Executive programme from London Business School as well as tailor-made Executive education from INSEAD.

In 2005 Mr. Kravchenko started his career in Nomos-bank, promptly growing to a position of Head of International Markets Funding responsible for Eurobonds, Syndications and Structured Finance. After leaving Nomos-bank in 2010 he joined Trade Finance & Correspondent Banking Department of Sberbank of Russia. He’s been with the company ever since and in 7 years made a way to his current position of Global Head of Trade Finance.

Alexandra Buriko
Alexandra Buriko, Member
Senior Vice-President, CFO of Sberbank

Alexandra Buriko has been the Senior Vice-President, CFO of Sberbank since January 2020. On the 13th of October 2020 Alexandra was appointed as the Executive Board Member of Sberbank.
From October 2013 till December 2019 she was CFO of United Company RUSAL also being CEO of this company from March 2018 till May 2018.
From November 2012 till September 2013 she was Deputy CEO of En+ Group.
She spent 16 years with KPMG in Russia and Canada; since 2005 she held the position of KPMG Partner leading its Metals and Mining Practice in Russia and CIS.
Alexandra graduated from the economic faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University. She is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Dr. Thomas Frick, Deputy Chairman
Independent Director

Dr. Thomas Frick was elected to the Board in 2004 (Initially, the Board of SLB Commercial Bank and subsequently Sberbank (Switzerland) AG). 

Dr. Frick studied Law at the University of Zurich and University of Heidelberg and received his LL.M at the London School of Economics.

Dr. Frick has been a Partner at Niederer Kraft & Frey since 2001 and specialises in counselling Swiss and foreign banks and other financial institutions on a wide range of legal and regulatory issues. He is a lecturer in Banking and Finance Law for the LL.M. programme at the University of Zurich.

Roland Müller-Ineichen, Member
Independent Director

Independent Director

Roland Müller-Ineichen joined the Board in October 2012 and has served as the Chairman of the Audit Committee since then.

Mr. Müller-Ineichen is a Swiss Certified Public Accountant and holds several directorships.

Mr. Müller-Ineichen held a number of senior roles at KPMG Switzerland and KPMG Europe LLP, acting as the lead partner on audits of local and international banks, security dealers and fund management companies. Prior to KPMG, Mr. Müller-Ineichen progressed through various auditing and managerial roles with Swiss-based financial institutions. In all, he has 20 years of audit experience with banks, security dealers and fund management companies.

Silvio Kofmel
Silvio Kofmel, Member
Independent Director

Mr. Silvio Kofmel joined the Board in March 2020.

Mr. Silvio Kofmel holds a Swiss Master degree in banking and is a financial advisor and board member to a selective number of international Commmoditiy Traders.

Mr. Silvio Kofmel has more than 40 years of banking experience. He held a number of senior roles at Banque Scandinave (Suisse) S.A., Geneva, Banque COMPAFINA, Geneva and Banque Bruxelles Lambert (Suisse) SA, Geneva. At his last assignment at ING Belgium S.A., Brussels – Geneva Branch, he was a member of the Executive Committee, responsible for the global TCF activity of the bank.