Mr. Kravchenko graduated from Russian Foreign Trade Academy with a degree in Foreign Trade Management. Over the years of his career, Mr. Kravchenko has always been a keen scholar, undergoing several executive development programmes including Executive Master in Energy Management from ESCP, Leadership in Banking Executive programme from London Business School as well as tailor-made Executive education from INSEAD.
In 2005 Mr. Kravchenko started his career in Nomos-bank, promptly growing to a position of Head of International Markets Funding responsible for Eurobonds, Syndications and Structured Finance. After leaving Nomos-bank in 2010 he joined Trade Finance & Correspondent Banking Department of Sberbank of Russia. He’s been with the company ever since and in 7 years made a way to his current position of Global Head of Trade Finance.
Russia faces continued turbulence and unrest, yet being the largest country in the world by territory, holding the 4th largest FX reserves in the world, we wanted to get under the skin of what running a trade finance business is like in Russia.