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).