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Sergey Solonin
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Sergey Solonin has served as our director since December 2010 and as chairman of our Board of Directors since January 2020. Mr. Solonin has also been served as our chief executive officer from October 2012 to January 2020. Mr. Solonin is an entrepreneur and has over 15 years of experience in the payment services and banking industries. He is one of the co-founders of QIWI and held key executive roles within QIWI Group. Mr. Solonin is currently a member of the board of directors of Qiwi Bank and FLOCKTORY LTD. He is also a co-director of the FinNet working group within the framework of the National Technology Initiative since September 2016, a General Director and a member of the Supervisory Board of Association for Development of Financial Technologies since January 2017, a member of the board of directors of AlfaStrakhovanie JSC since June 2017, a member of the Investment Committee of Venture Fund of Skolkovo — IT I since June 2017 and a member of the Expert Committee of Vnesheconombank since October 2017. Mr. Solonin graduated from Distance-Learning Institute of Finance and Economics (now part of Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation) in 1996 with a degree in economics.

    Sergey Solonin
    Nadia Cherkasova
    Director
    Mrs. Nadia Cherkasova is a member of the Management Board of Otkritie FC Bank. In 1994, Mrs. Cherkasova joined the Nizhny Novgorod office of Inkombank as head of lending. In 1998, Mrs. Cherkasova became a department head with KMB Bank in Nizhny Novgorod. In 2003, she was named a member of the management board and business development director with KMB Bank in Moscow. In 2005, Mrs. Cherkasova joined Trust Bank as managing director for SME. In 2009, she was promoted to head of corporate banking and then chairman of the management board of Trust Bank. In June 2013, Mrs. Cherkasova was appointed senior vice-president and director for SME at VTB 24. In March 2014, she joined the management board of VTB 24. Mrs. Cherkasova holds several professional awards, including the National Award for Efficient Banking Management from the Association of Russian Banks. In 2007, she was named by the World Business magazine (UK) as one of world’s 35 most successful women under the age of 35. In 2010, the internet portal Banki.ru named Mrs. Cherkasova person of the year, and she was named among the top 50 most influential businesswomen in Russia. Mrs. Cherkasova earned a degree in economics from Nizhny Novgorod State University, followed by a degree from the International Moscow Finance and Banking School. Mrs. Cherkasova held internships with South Shore Bank (USA), the EBRD (Austria) and the IIMD (Germany).
    Nadia Cherkasova
    Boris Kim
    Director

    Boris Kim has served as our director since May 2013 and as our chief executive officer since January 2020. He has also been served as chairman of our Board of Directors from June 2014 to January 2020. Mr. Kim is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the payment services industry. During his career, he held top roles in Russian banks. Mr. Kim is one of the co-founders of the e-port payment system and served as its Chief Executive Officer from November 2004 until September 2007 and from September 2007 until February 2010 was an advisor to the chief executive officer of e-port. From 2007 until 2012 Mr. Kim was the head of the payment networks and banking instruments committee at the Russian E-Market Participants National Association. From 2017 until 2018 Mr. Kim was an executive director at Association for Development of Financial Technologies. Mr. Kim graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1985 with a degree in chemistry, Russian Institute of Finance and Economics in 1996 with a degree in finance, Moscow State Law Academy in 2000 with a degree in law and Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2004 and in 2007 with a degree in psychology and a degree in philosophy respectively. He holds a Candidate of Sciences Degree in Chemistry (Lomonosov Moscow State University, 1989).

      Boris Kim
      Alexey Marey
      Independent Director, Chairman of the Strategy Committee
      Alexey Marey holds several key positions in Alfa Group. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Alfa-Bank JSC, AlfaStrakhovanie JSC, Alfa Capital Management Company LLC and Rissa Investments Limited (IDS Borjomi International Group). From 1998 to 2004 Mr. Alexey Marey successively worked at DANONE, Gillette International (Moscow) and Duracell Batteries N.V. Further Mr. Alexey Marey joined Alfa-Bank JSC where he headed Retail Business, and then held a position of Chief Executive Officer of Alfa-Bank JSC from May 2012 to November 2017. Mr. Alexey Marey graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute, Economics Department in 1999.
      Alexey Marey
      Marcus Rhodes
      Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee

      Mr. Marcus Rhodes has served as our director since May 3, 2013 and is chairman of the audit committee. He is also an independent director and chairman of the audit committee for PhosAgro (since May 2011), Tethys Petroleum (since September 2009), Cherkizovo Group (since February 2009), and Rosinter Group (since July 2008). Mr. Rhodes was an independent director and chairman of the audit committee for Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods from July 2008 until June 2011, and for Rusagro Group from November 2009 until June 2011. Mr. Rhodes was an audit partner for Ernst & Young from 2002 until 2008, and prior to that, he was an audit partner for Arthur Andersen from 1998 until 2002. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1986 and is a member of the Institute of Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW). Mr. Rhodes graduated with a BA (Hons) from Loughborough University in 1982 with a degree in economics & social history. Mr. Rhodes is an independent director and Chair of the AC for Zoltav Resources where he was appointed in May of 2014.

      Marcus Rhodes
      Elena Titova
      Independent Director
      Elena Titova has over 24 years of experience in investment banking. She is currently an independent member of the Supervisory Board of the “Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation” (Public Joint-Stock Company), a member of the Supervisory Board of Bank Trust and also a partner, director and chairperson of the Board of Directors of ICONIC, a block-chain integrator. In 1990-1993 Ms. Elena Titova worked as an international markets specialist at W.R. Grace & Co. (USA). Between 1994 and 1998, Ms. Elena Titova held a number of positions in New York and London offices of Goldman Sachs. In 1998-2006 she headed Moscow office of Goldman Sachs. In 2006 Ms. Elena Titova joined Morgan Stanley in Moscow as Head of Investment Banking Division and then became a President and General Director of Morgan Stanley Bank in Russia and later a member of its Board of Directors. In 2012-2013 Ms. Elena Titova was a President and Chairperson of the Management Board of the Russian Regional Development Bank. In 2014-2018 Ms. Elena Titova was a President and Chief Executive Officer of UBS Bank, Moscow, Russia, as well as a member of its Board of Directors. Ms. Titova graduated in 1990 from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in economics. In 1994, she received an MBA from Kellogg Business School, Northwestern University, IL (USA).
      Elena Titova
      Tatiana Zharkova
      Director
      Ms. Tatiana Zharkova has over 25 years of experience in banking. She is currently an advisor to the chairman of the board of directors of QIWI Bank (JSC) and a General Director of Association for Development of Financial Technologies. During her career Ms. Tatiana Zharkova successively worked in the commercial banks Menatep Saint-Petersburg, Russian standard and Stolichny. She also participated in the launch of Rusfinance bank and held top positions in KMB-Bank, Volkswagen Bank RUS, Globex Bank and AK BARS Bank. Ms. Tatiana Zharkova graduated from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics in 1995 with a degree in finance and credit and from Graduate School of Public Administration of Lomonosov Moscow State University under the Independent Director program in 2015. She is also a candidate of economic sciences and qualified as an IoD Chartered Director.