Andrei Sokolsky has higher legal education and degree of master of business administration in the field of business management (International Executive MBA, General Management) of Stockholm School of Economics. Andrei also studied under Advanced Management Programme in business school INSEAD. Andrei started his career in the banking industry in 2003 in Home Credit and Finance Bank where he was responsible for development of business with retail chains including determination of strategic lines of development of distribution, management of the agent sales chain, trade marketing, product range and pricing. Between 2004 and 2012, he worked for Alfa Bank on various posts having positions of vice president, senior vice president and deputy head of the retail section - head of the business of consumer crediting and strategic partnerships of the bank. Between 2011 and 2012, he was also member of the Board of Directors of Sentinel Credit Management, the leading Russian full-cycle collector agency, a part of Alfa Group. Between 2012 and 2014, Sokolsky worked for MDM Bank as senior vice president - head of the section of development of the bank. Since January of 2014, he had the post of advisor to the CEO of MDM Bank.
Rosbank is a universal bank within international financial group Societe Generale. Strategy of the group aimed at improvement of quality of client services and coming to leadership potions in the field of innovations, provision of growth on account of business development, increase of interaction among the divisions and achievement of steady profitability.
Rosbank serves more than 3 million private clients in 71 regions of Russia. Chain of the bank consists of more than 600 offices, 1,200 points of sale and 3,000 ATMs.
Rosbank has investment credit ratings of international rating agencies Fitch Ratings (BBB) and Moody's Investor Services (Baa3). Rosbank is one of the most reliable banks according to Forbes magazine (Forbes, 2014). The bank has the first place in Russia in the list of the most expensive brands among financial institutions with participation of foreign capital (Brand Finance together with BrandLab and, 2014).
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Societe Generale
Societe Generale is one of the biggest financial groups in Europe. The group follows a diversified universal banking model that allows combining of financial stability and steady development. The bank is a recognized leader on the markets of presence and values relations with the clients that choose it for quality of services and interest of employees in results of their work.
Societe Generale has played an important role in global economy for 150 years. The group has more than 148,000 employees in 76 countries and serves 32 million clients all over the world daily. Societe Generale provides services to private and corporate clients, as well as business structures in three main areas:
Retail banking services in offices of Societe Generale in France, in Credit du Nord and Boursorama banks. The group offers a full range of financial services using many modern channels of interaction with clients on a hi-tech level;
International retail banking services, financial services and insurance including presence in countries with developing economies and strong positions on the market of specialized financial services;
Corporate and investment banking services, private banking services, asset management and custodian services. The group offers comprehensive financial solutions, recognized high-quality level of expertise confirmed by international ratings.
Societe Generale was given the main indices of socially responsible investment: Dow Jones Sustainability Index (Europe), FSTE4Good (global and European), Euronext Vigeo (global, European, countries of euro zone and France), ESI Excellence (Europe) from Ethibel and five leading indices of steady development STOXX ESG.
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150 years of Societe Generale
In 2014, Societe Generale celebrates its 150th jubilee focusing on ideas of enterprise, innovations and team spirit. The name of the bank outlined in the decree of Napoleon III of March 4 of 1864. "Societe Generale pour favoriser le d?veloppement du commerce et de l'industrie en France," contains the goal for which the group of industrialists and financiers that established it strived.
Societe Generale was always oriented at economic development and financed infrastructure projects that symbolized modern world and leading French groups. Societe Generale was among the first French banks that opened offices in London in 1871 and in Russia and broadened its presence to Maghreb, New York, Latin America, Senegal and C?te d'Ivoire and started its operations in countries of Central Europe.
Societe Generale has always had leading positions in the world of finance. Now the bank turns to its roots to make vision of its future clearer and to rebuild its business lines taking into account needs of the clients. All this will enable Societe Generale to become a paragon of a bank of the 21st century.


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