Maria Minayeva, who heads Raiffeisenbank Risk Management Directorate, is joining the Bank’s management board. The appointment is to take effect once approved by the Central Bank of Russia, with Ms. Minayeva responsible for developing and implementing the Bank’s risk management strategy. Her work will include managing loan, operational and market risks, as well as coordinating information security issues. Ms. Minayeva’s appointment is intended to maintain and enhance the high quality of the Bank’s portfolio of retail and corporate loans.
«Maria Minayeva took charge of Russian Raiffeisenbank’s Risk Management Directorate at the end of 2008 — a very difficult time for all lending organizations. Thanks to her professionalism and our team’s coordinated efforts, the Bank came through the crisis successfully, maintaining the high quality of its loan portfolio and improving the efficiency of its work with overdue loans. I have no doubt that Maria Minayeva will handle her new responsibilities smoothly and deal effectively with fresh and even more important challenges,» emphasized Pavel Gurin the Chairmen of the Board of Raiffeisenbank.
Maria Minayeva was born in Moscow. In 1996 she graduated from the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Moscow State Institute of International Relations with a major in International Economic Relations. In 2003 she graduated from the ministry’s Diplomatic Academy with a degree in International Relations. Since 2009 she has served as head Risk Management Directorate of ZAO Raiffeisenbank. Previously (from 2007) she served as head of the Corporate Risk Management Division and then as deputy head of the Corporate Risk Management Directorate.
ZAO Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International AG. Raiffeisenbank ranks 9th among the Russian banks in terms of assets, based on 2010 results (Interfax-CEA). According to the same Interfax-CEA data, ZAO Raiffeisenbank ranked 6th in terms of private deposits and 8th with regard to consumer lending.
Raiffeisen Bank International AG regards both Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. In CEE, RBI operates an extensive network of subsidiary banks, leasing companies and a range of other specialised financial service providers in 17 markets. Around 60,000 employees service about 14 million customers through around 3,000 business outlets, the great majority of which are located in CEE. RBI is the only Austrian bank with a presence in both the world’s financial centres and in Asia, the group’s further geographical area of focus. Raiffeisen Bank International is a fully-consolidated subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterreich AG (RZB). RZB indirectly owns around 78.5 per cent of the common stock, which is listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange; the remainder is in free float. RZB is the central institution of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, the country’s largest banking group, and serves as the group head office of the entire RZB Group, including RBI.