Date of Birth: February 8, 1964
Position: Chairman of the Board & CEO of Sberbank
Awarded for achievements in the development of ways of reforming Russia’s economy
German Gref was born at Panfilovo, Pavlodar Region, Kazakhstan.
In 1982-1984, he served in the Soviet Army.
In 1990 he graduated from the Faculty of Law of Omsk State University, with the diploma in jurisprudence. In 1990-1993, he took a postgraduate course at the Faculty of Law of Leningrad State University.
In 1991-1992, he was first rank legal adviser at the Committee for Economic Development and Property, Administration of Petrodvoretz, St Petersburg.
From 1992 to 1994 he served as Chairman of the Property Committee and Deputy Head, Administration of Petrodvoretz, St Petersburg Mayor’s Office.
In 1994-1997 he was Deputy Chairman, 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 1998-2000, Mr Gref held the post of First Deputy Minister of the Ministry of State Property of Russia.
In 2000-2007 he was Minister for Economic Development and Trade of Russia.
Since November 2007 Mr Gref is a Chairman of the Board & CEO of Sberbank.
Mr Gref serves on boards and supervisory boards of several joint stock corporations and companies.
He has a Citation from the Russian President and is a holder of Order for Distinguished Service of Grade IV