Sberbank announces team changes to corporate and investment business block
December 30, 2019, Moscow — Sberbank will have a new head of GR Directorate as Sberbank Vice President Andrey Sharov is set to resign in late 2019.
Andrey Sharov joined Sberbank team in 2014. With him at the helm, the bank launched more than ten soft lending programs backed by the state, which were designed and are being implemented with the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Federal Corporation for the Development of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, and other federal agencies of Russia.
Andrey Sharov has contributed to making changes to dozens of statutes and regulations affecting the bank’s interests, including the Tax Code, federal laws covering digital economy and regulations of Bank of Russia. He has built a productive dialogue with the Federal Tax Service of Russia; The Federal Service for State Registration, Cadaster and Cartography; Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, and other government bodies. The projects he has brought to fruition include getting customer-related documents and data from state bodies, an experiment to use digital signatures remotely, an initiative to facilitate starting a business, and a simplified procedure for SME financing.
One of Andrey Sharov’s major achievements was the launch of Business Class, a training program to teach entrepreneur skills, which welcomed over 600,000 students. The program has won an IPRA Golden World Awards 2019 prize in the B2B category. Thanks to Andrey Sharov, stakeholders have reached an agreement with the government of Russia to create a nationwide business training platform, which Sberbank subsidiary Delovaya Sreda launched on February 1, 2018.
Anatoly Popov, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Head of the Corporate and Investment Business, Sberbank,
“Andrey and his team have managed to engage in a constructive dialogue with the Government of Russia, the country’s executive bodies and Bank of Russia. He participated in carrying out a vast number of strategic projects. I’d like to thank him for his contribution to the outstanding performance of Sberbank and I wish him further success.”