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Alexander Potemkin, Senior Vice-President

Potemkin Alexander IvanovichAlexander I. Potеmkin, Vice-president

Alexander I. Potеmkin was born in 1956. Graduated from the Moscow State University, the Faculty of Economics.

In 1982–1991 worked at Vnesheconombank of the USSR and Gosbank of the USSR. As the head of the department for currency auctions of Vnesheconombank of the USSR and, later, director of the Currency Exchange of Gosbank of the USSR (later — MICEX) A. Potyomkin took an active part in the formation of the currency market in Russia. From December, 1991, till November, 1998, A.Potemkin worked at Central Bank of the Russian Federation. From 1996 till 1998 he held the position of Deputy Chairman and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Russia. In 1993–1999 A.Potemkin held the position of Chairman of the MICEX Exchange Council. From 1999 till 2000 he worked as advisor to the Board of Vnesheconombank. Since 2000 he has been First Deputy Chairman of the Board of MFK Bank. After the consolidation of the business of ROSBANK and MFK Bank, A.Potemkin was appointed, in July 2002, Deputy Chairman of the Board of ROSBANK. In this capacity he dealt with the issues of corporate financing, interaction with financial institutions and trust management.

Alexander Potеmkin is one of the leading founders of the Russian financial market. He took part in forming the system of circulation of government securities and creating the legal base for the placement of government securities on the organized market.

Jointly with the Finance Ministry of Russian Federation, A.Potеmkin developed and launched operations in GKO and OFZ. He has a number of theoretical publications as well as some publications on organizing and performing operations on the stock market. He took part in the preparation of some laws and was involved as expert in drafting international agreements.

In April 2003, A.Potеmkin was elected President of MICEX, which organizes trades in currency, government and corporate securities, stocks, bonds and derivative instruments. Today, e MICEX is the largest exchange in Eastern Europe and the CIS in trading volume.