CEO of VimpelCom
Alexander Torbakhov was appointed CEO of VimpelCom on 6 April 2020.
Mr. Torbakhov has more than 25 years’ experience at senior management positions in major corporations, including most recently at X5 Retail Group and Sberbank.
From 2019 to July 2020, he was a Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Innovation and Technology Committee of X5 Retail Group.
Alexander Torbakhov joined Sberbank in September 2010 as Advisor to the President and in October 2010 he became a member of the Executive board, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank. From 2010 to 2018, Alexander was managing the Retail Business Unit of Sberbank and expanded digital products and services to more than 80 million customers.
Prior to Sberbank, Mr. Torbakhov held General Director positions in Vimpel Communications and Rosgosstrakh-Life Insurance Company.
Alexander started his career in 1995 as bank service management expert at the Moscow office of the international audit company Deloitte & Touche. He held senior management positions in investment company Rinako Plus, brokerage company NIKoil and in NIKoil Investment and Banking Group.
Mr. Torbakhov holds an engineer degree from the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI), an economist degree from Moscow State Institute of International Relations and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, USA.