New key-note speaker at the conference in Sumy

Professor Andrei V. Vernikov (Higher School of Economics, Moscow) agreed to be a key-note speaker at the 8th International conference "International Competition in Banking: Theory and Practice" in Sumy, Ukraine, May 23-24, 2013.

Professor Vernikov occupied executive positions in banking and finance since 1992, i.e.: Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, Thessaloniki (Greece); ABN AMRO Bank (Moscow); International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C. (USA); Central Bank of the Russian Federation and so on. He has been a non-executive director in banking and real estate since 2005 in 6 institutions in Russia, Lithuania and Ukraine. He is a member of the Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences.

In 2008 Professor Vernikov was awarded with “Director of the Year National Prize” in the "Independent Director" nomination. In 2012 he was included into the national rating "Top-50 non-executive Directors".
During his professional career he had numerous internships and work experiences in as in the UNO, International Monetary Fund, National Association of Corporate Directors (USA), World Bank so in Central Banks of European countries and Japan.

On the second day of the conference – 24th of May a workshop on the topic of Governance in banking institutions will be organized. Everybody who wishes to participate will have an opportunity to discuss governance issues in financial sector with Professor Vernikov.