A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation – a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 2,500 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 122 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 69 countries worldwide.

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Alexander Vedyakhin

Alexander Vedyakhin

First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Biography
He is in charge of the following blocks: Retail Business, Corporate Business, CIB, Wealth Management, Regional Development, the Troubled Assets Department, and the Energy Conservation and Environmental Management Directorate.

Also he manages and coordinates the activities of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Competence Development Centre for Data Research, Administration for Control and Coordination of Operations, PSS and Processes Department and the Monitoring and Expert Group.



Between 1999 and 2008, Alexander Vedyakhin was employed at Volgograd branch No. 8621 of Sberbank of Russia, where he advanced from a senior cashier-controller to the deputy manager of the branch.

In 2008–2012, he was the First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank in Ukraine.

In 2012–2015, Alexander Vedyakhin was a member of the Executive Board and Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at DenizBank in Turkey.

In 2015–2018, he held the position of Senior Vice President of Sberbank, CRO of Sberbank Group and Head of the Risk Block, including the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Competence Development Centre for Data Research.

Since June 2018 — a member of the Executive Board, First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board.



In 1998, Alexander Vedyakhin graduated Volgograd State Technical University with an honours degree in Economics.

In 1999, he earned an honours degree in Global Economics from Volgograd State Technical University.

In 2001, he was awarded a degree of Candidate of Economic Sciences.

In 2010, Alexander Vedyakhin completed the MBA Banks programme in Bank Management at the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation.

In 2012, he completed the joint advanced training programme of Sberbank and the London Business School.

In 2016–2018, Alexander Vedyakhin completed regular training programmes at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

In 2018, he completed the Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Machine Learning programme at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.