Ruben Vardanian has been an employee at Troika Dialog since the company’s founding and has since solidified his role as a key figure in Russia’s capital markets. He sits on the Management Committee of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and also serves as Chairman of the organization’s Corporate Governance Committee, as well as Arbitrator of its United Committee on Corporate Ethics. Mr Vardanian is Board Chairman at Sukhoi Civil Aircraft and AmeriaBank, and is a Board member at RusSpetsStal, Zhaso Insurance Company, International Airport Sheremetyevo, AvtoVAZ, URSA Bank, AK Bars Bank, NOVATEK, United Car Components Technologies and the New Economic School in Russia. He is President of the SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management and is also a member of its Coordination Council. Mr Vardanian chairs the Russia-Kuwait Business Council under the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is a member of the Council of the National Committee for Economic Affairs with Japan, the Expert Council of the Presidential Council for National Priority Projects and Federal Population Policies, the State Council for Competitiveness and Entrepreneurial Business under the Government of the Russian Federation, the Presidential education advisory body in South Korea, the Marsh & McLennan Companies International Advisory Board, the Coordination Board of the Armenia 2020 project and the Guanghua School of Management International Advisory Council.
Mr Vardanian is a graduate of Moscow State University, where he earned a degree in economics, graduating with Honors. His post-graduate resume includes coursework at INSEAD and the Harvard Business School.