Chairman of the Management Board, CEO, Sberbank of Russia
Herman Gref was born on 8 February, 1964 in 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 a degree 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 – 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 the City Property Committee of the St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office.
Between 1997 and 1998, he was Vice Governor and Chairman of the City Property Committee of the 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.
From 2000 – 2007, he was Minister for Economic Development and Trade of Russia.
Since November 2007, Mr. Gref has been 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 the Russian decoration “For Services to the Fatherland”, 4th class and the Stolypin Medal.
In 2010, Mr Gref was awarded the rank of Officer of the Legion d’Honneur, the highest decoration in France, for his contribution in the development of cooperation between Russia and France.