CEO of QIWI Group
Boris Kim has served as our chief executive officer since January 2020, before this he 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).
CEO of Payment Services
Mr. Andrey Protopopov has served as our head of IT and product since June 2015, before this he served as head of product management from September 2013 to June 2015. Mr. Protopopov has over 12 years of commercial and product managing experience. Before joining QIWI, Mr. Protopopov worked at Procter & Gamble for 12 years, holding numerous positions in market strategy and planning as well as business development. Mr. Protopopov graduated from Novosibirsk State University in 2004 with a Master degree in mathematics.
Head of Payment Services, Sales
Mr. Alexander Agakov has served as our Head of Payment Services, Sales since 2017. He had also been acting as our Executive Director since 2013 till 2016 before he moved to RURU company which is also a payment services provider in 2016. Alexander had joined OSMP CJSC as a vice-president of operations and development in Russia and CIS in 2007 and then held different position in OSMP CJSC and QIWI. Mr. Agakov has over 15 years of experience in commerce.
Mr. Agakov graduated from MSI (International Slavic Institute) in 2004 with a degree in Economics.
Mr. Kirill Ermakov has served as our Chief Technology Officer since 2015. Before this he had been acting as Chief Information Security Officer since 2013. Mr. Ermakov has over 10 years of experience in IT and over 7 years of practical information security. Before joining QIWI, Mr. Ermakov had worked in information security sector and was a Senior Information Security Researcher of Positive Technologies. During his security career he has founded a world known open security database Vulners (vulners.com).
Mr. Ermakov graduated from MIREA (Russian Technological University) in 2009 with a master degree in Mathematics and Information Security.
Ms. Elena Nikonova has served as our interim Chief Financial Officer since April 2021. Ms. Nikonova has over 15 years of experience in finance. She joined QIWI in 2010 as Deputy Head of IFRS Department, and was appointed Deputy CFO for Financial Reporting in 2019. Ms. Nikonova began her career at Ernst & Young, where she worked from 2005 to 2010, holding different positions in the audit department. Ms. Nikonova graduated from Novosibirsk State University in 2005 with a degree in Management.
COO, Compliance, Risks, GR
Ms. Maria Shevchenko has served as our Chief Operating Officer since January 2020. She is also currently a member of the board of directors of Qiwi Bank. Ms. Shevchenko joined us as a Government Relations Counsel in January 2019. Prior to that, she worked at Alfa-Bank JSC holding top positions in business strategy and operations. Ms. Shevchenko graduated from All-Russian Distance-Learning Institute of Finance and Economics (now part of Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation) in 1998 with a degree in banking and finance. In 2005, she received an MBA-Finance from Moscow International Higher Business School MIRBIS (Institute) – London Metropolitan University.