Viktor Dostov

President, Russian Electronic Money Association

Viktor’s background includes the position of the Managing partner and one of the founders of the PayCash Group – company that developed successful projects later known as Yandex.Money, iDealer, Beeline Mobile Commerce, Mobi.Dengi and others. He also worked as the Director for new technologies of the Tavrichesky Bank, and is currently a Head of Financial Innovations Division at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).
Dr. Dostov is a member of core national consultative and expert bodies on retail finance. These include Consultative Council on AML/CFT with the Russian Financial Intelligence Unit, Expert Council on non-bank financial institutions in the Russian Parliament. Since 2013 he contributes to the workings of the Expert Council attached to the Government of Russia as well. In 2014 Dr. Dostov was appointed a head of the AML/Identification Taskforce under the aegis of the Russian Central Bank Working Group.
Viktor is sharing his expertise with the other industrial associations in the market. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of the National Payment Council and chairs the Committee on Electronic Money and Mobile Payments of the ‘National Payment Council’. He also takes part in consulting and educational programs for the Russian Central Bank, FIU and other government authorities and private companies.
As a part of his international work and
commitment to the innovative financial inclusion as well as implementation of global AML/CFT standards Dr. Dostov contributes to the projects by CGAP, FATF, Eurasian Group and others. He also represents Russia at the AFI Digital Financial Services Working group and takes part in annual FATF Consultative Forums.