Sergei Avramov

Deputy Chairman of the Management Board and a Member of the Management Board of “BNP PARIBAS BANK” AO

Sergei Avramov is a top manager in the banking area currently working as a Deputy Chairman of the Management Board and a Member of the Management Board of “BNP PARIBAS BANK” AO, as well as the General Counsel of the BNP Paribas Group in Russia.

Mr. Avramov joined BNP Paribas as the General Counsel of the Group in Russia and the Head of Legal with its core Russian banking subsidiary “BNP PARIBAS” ZAO in March 2006. In January 2008 Sergei Avramov was appointed a Member of the Management Board of “BNP PARIBAS” ZAO, and since February 2011 he has been working as a Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of the Russian bank. Mr. Avramov is appointed the temporary Chairman of the Management Board of “BNP PARIBAS BANK” AO on a regular basis.

Prior to joining the banking sector during more than 10 years Sergei Avramov has worked as a lawyer, senior lawyer, counsel and head of banking and finance practice with the Moscow offices of several leading international law firms including Bruckhaus Westrick Stegemann (currently German part of Freshfields), Baker & McKenzie, Beiten Burkhardt, Coudert Brothers and CMS Cameron McKenna. While working there Mr. Avramov has advised a number of major international and Russian banks, financial institutions and corporates on their projects related to their banking activity, their work in the securities and derivatives markets, collective investments, inter alia, by means of investment funds and special banking funds (OFBU), as well as and in the structured, trade and project finance areas.

Mr. Avramov possesses the qualification certificates required by the CBR and allowing him to hold positions with Russian companies rendering depository, brokerage, dealership and trust management services.

Mr. Avramov is the Chairman of the Derivatives Committee at the Association of Russian Banks (ARB) and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Self-regulated Organisation National Financial Association (SRO NFA).