Russia's Otkritie names Sergey Rozov CTO

Source: Otkritie Financial Corporation

Otkritie Financial Corporation, one of the largest financial groups in Russia, has appointed Sergey Rozov as its new Chief Technology Officer for the Investment and Banking business.

Mr Rozov will be responsible for technology and IT strategy, ensuring the optimisation of client relationships, the acceleration of data transfers and the efficient completion of orders.

Between 2006 and 2011, Mr Rozov headed the IT department at UBS. Prior to that, he worked as an IT Director for UBS during 2000 and 2006. Mr Rozov qualified as an engineer and radiophysicist, graduating with honors from the Moscow Energy Institute in 1990 having majored in Radiophysics and Electronics.

Roman Lokhov, Managing Director and Head of OTKRITIE's Global Markets and Investment Banking business, commented:

"It is crucial for us to be very strong technologically, delivering all projects on time and letting our business sustain the highest possible performance. Mr Rozov brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the management of projects, business processes and IT, from several local and international houses."

"His core role will be to design, establish and implement effective, flexible and robust technology solutions that will satisfy the growing business needs of the Global Markets and Investment Banking business at OTKRITIE."

"By attracting the most qualified professionals, we are striving to achieve our ultimate goal - namely to become one of the top three players in the market."

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