Chairman of the Executive Board, National Settlement Depository
1984 – Mozhaisky Military Engineering Institute (Leningrad), 1992 – Candidate of Technical Sciences. 1996 – Institute for Further Training and Qualification Upgrade in Finance and Banking at the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation (Moscow).
Experience and achievements:
Mr. Astanin has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. As head of NSD he took part in creating Russia’s central securities depository, providing ICSDs (Euroclear and Clearstream) access to the local market and implementing large-scale reform of the corporate actions system. Under his leadership, NSD was recognized by the Bank of Russia as a systemically important central securities depository, a systemically important settlement depository, and a systemically important repository. In addition, the NSD Payment System was assigned the status of a systemically and nationally important system. Mr. Astanin is actively involved in building global financial infrastructure on behalf of Russia, as its first representative on SWIFT’s Board of Directors.