Education Andrei Sokolov holds a degree in Mathematics and Cybernetics from Moscow State University (1977). In 1981, graduated from Maurice Thorez Moscow State Institute of Foreign Languages. Professional Background Since 31 August 2011 — Chairman of the Bank’s Executive Board. Prior to joining Alfa-Bank Andrei Sokolov was Chairman of the Board at RESO-Garantia insurance company. From March to October 2002 — First Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at MDM-Bank. In 2001–2002 — First Deputy Chairman of the Board at Conversbank, and in 1995–1998 served in Alfa-Bank as Head of Corporate Customer Relations. From 1998 to 2000 and from 2003 to 2007 — Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board. From 2007 to August 2011 — First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board.