New appointment of SSE Russia alumni
Andrei Sokolsky, director of the department for development of retail sales, was elected as member of the Executive Board of Rosbank, press service of the bank reported.
The appointment comes into force after approval by the Bank of Russia.
Andrei has higher legal education and MBA degree in business management (International Executive MBA, General Management) of Stockholm School of Economic. Andrei also studied under Advanced Management Programme in business school INSEAD (France).
Since 1994 until 2003, Sokolsky worked for Stockmann, PHILIPS, Thomson Consumer Electronics in the field of sales, marketing and development of distribution network. In 2003, Andrei continued his career in the banking sector in Home credit and finance bank. Between 2004 and 2012, he worked for Alfa Bank on various posts occupying positions of vice president, senior vice president, deputy head of the retail section – head of the consumer crediting business and strategic partnerships of the bank. Between 2011 and 2012, Andrei was also member of the Board of Directors of Sentinel Credit Management, full-cycle collector agency 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 and since January of 2014 he had the post of advisor to CEO of MDM Bank. In December of 2014, he was appointed as director of the department for development of retail sales of Rosbank. The area of responsibility of Sokolsky includes development of retail sales of private individuals and entrepreneurs in accordance with the business strategy of Rosbank. The main duties of Sokolsky include management of the retail sales channel of the bank, improvement of efficiency of sales, quality of services and safety of operations of the retail chain and increase of the base of active clients.
Rosbank is a universal bank within international financial group Societe Generale. Rosbank serves more than 3.3 million private clients in 71 regions of Russia. The network of the bank consists of more than 550 offices and 3,000 ATMs.
Rosbank is among the most reliable banks according to the version of Forbes (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 in BrandLab and Banki.ru, 2014). Rosbank is winner of the national banking award of the Association of Russian Banks "For contribution to development of banking services for the population" (December, 2014).