Biography

Alexander Karavaev

Alexander Karavaev

Director
Alexander Karavaev served as our Chief Financial Officer from July 2013 to May 2019. In May 2019 he joined Samolet Group of Companies as Deputy General Director for Finance and Investment. Mr. Karavaev has over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting. Before becoming our Chief Financial Officer Mr. Karavaev served as the Chief Operating Officer of QIWI from August 2012 to July 2013 and led our IPO. From November 2008 until September 2011 Mr. Karavaev was a Chief Financial Officer of Mail.ru. He also previously served as a nominee director for Mail.ru on QIWI Board of Directors. Previously, Mr. Karavaev was a Chief Financial Officer of Akado Group (a subsidiary of Renova Holding) between March 2008 and October 2008 and a deputy Chief Financial Officer at Renova between May 2007 and October 2008. He was also a vice president of development of financial systems at SUAL Holding from December 2003 until May 2007. Mr. Karavaev started his career at the audit department of Arthur Andersen in July 1997 and after moving to Ernst & Young in May 2001 worked at the audit and business consulting departments until December 2003. Mr. Karavaev graduated with honors from Siberian Aerospace Academy in 1998 with a degree in economics, majoring in management and strategic planning. Concurrently, between September 1996 and October 1997, he attended the University Passau in Germany, studying strategic planning.