Oleg Teplov is a Russian economist, banker, and financier. He is Chief Executive Officer of VEB Ventures, a subsidiary of VEB.RF Group. He is among the creators of the National Technology Initiative government programme.
Oleg Teplov has been working in finance and public sector for about 20 years, specializing in technological development of the Russian economy. Before joining VEB Ventures, Oleg held the position of referent at the Expert Directorate with the President of the Russian Federation, where he was involved in the development and implementation of the National Technology Initiative (NTI) and the drafting of the Digital Economy of Russia government programme. As a referent, he created the system of NTI governance and expansion, and developed the National Investment Climate Ranking for Russian regions.
Oleg also leads the Strategic Planning Unit of the Economy and Finance Department at the Executive Office of the Russian Government, as well as the Strategic Planning Department at the Ministry of Economic Development, where he coordinated the activities of the Strategic Initiatives Agency, Industrial Development Fund, Eximbank of Russia, MSP Bank, and the Russian Direct Investment Fund. He also held executive positions in major Russian banks and the global Big Four accounting firms.
At present, VEB Ventures under Oleg Teplov’s management makes high-risk direct investments in technology-related projects, creates venture funds jointly with major Russian corporations and global partners, as well as fosters investment and technology cooperation with R&D centres, major businesses, and development institutions.