Acting Director, Financial Technology Department, Bank of Russia
Ivan Zimin is head of the Financial Technology Department at the Bank of Russia and is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of innovative technology projects for the financial market and the Bank of Russia and for the development of digital financial infrastructure. During his work at the Bank of Russia, Ivan Zimin launched a remote biometric identification mechanism for the financial market and a regulatory sandbox. Led by Ivan Zimin, the Financial Technology Department is currently working on a fast payment system, distributed ledger technology solutions, digital profile platforms, as well as other infrastructure projects. One of Zimin’s key objectives is improving legislative regulation of digital technologies and electronic interactions in the financial market.
From 2015 to the present day – Bank of Russia. Zimin previously held the position of Deputy Director of the Financial Technology Department. Since July 2018, he has been Acting Director of the Financial Technology Department. From 2012 to 2015, Zimin worked in the Department of Law at the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation. He headed the division responsible for the development of a common legally significant space for digital interaction and data protection.
In 2010, he graduated from the All-Russian State University of Justice with a specialization in jurisprudence.