Chairman of the Board and CEO, Sberbank
Herman Gref was born on 8 February, 1964 at Panfilovo, Pavlodar Region, Kazakhstan.
He graduated from the Faculty of Law of Omsk State University in 1990, with the diploma on jurisprudence. In 1990 – 1993, he took a postgraduate course at the Faculty of Law of Leningrad State University.
In 1991-1992, he served as first rank legal adviser at the Committee for Economic Development and Property, Administration of Petrodvoretz, St Petersburg. In 1992, he was appointed Head of Petrodvoretz District Agency of City Property Committee, St Petersburg Mayor’s Office. From 1992 to 1994 he served as Chairman of the Property Committee and Deputy Head of Administration of St Petersburg’s Petrodvoretz District. In 1994 he was Deputy Chairman of the Committee – Deputy Director of Real Estate Department, and First Deputy Chairman of City Property Committee of St Petersburg Mayor’s Office. Between 1997 and 1998 he was Vice Governor and Chairman of City Property Committee of St Petersburg Mayor’s Office.
In 1998, Mr Gref was appointed First Deputy Minister of the Ministry of State Property of Russia. He served as Minister for Economic Development and Trade of Russia from May 2000 to September 2007.
Since November 2007 Mr Gref is Chairman of the Board & CEO of Sberbank.
Mr Gref serves on boards and supervisory boards of several joint stock companies and corporations. He has a Citation from the Russian President and is a holder of Order for Distinguished Service of Grade IV. In 2010 Herman Gref was awarded the Medal of the L?gion d’honneur, France’s highest government award, for his contribution to the development of the relationship between Russia and France.