Ruben Vardanian is Chairman of the Investment Bank of Sberbank after its acquisition of Troika Dialog.

Previously, Vardanian worked at Troika Dialog since it was founded and was head of the company since 1992. He is an active member of many business organisations, notably the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
Vardanian has been a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of Strategy Committee of AK Bars Bank, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft and a Member of Novatek’s Board of Directors. He was appointed CEO of Rosgosstrakh and was Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors.

He is a member of the Coordination Board of the Armenia 2020 project and member of the National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia board of trustees. He is also a director of a fund established by the International Baccalaureate Organization to promote education worldwide, and a Member of the Supervisory Board of the Russian National Orchestra.

Vardanian has been named “Businessperson of the Year” by the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia for his “significant contribution to business in Russia and commitment to the highest standards of business ethics”. He was also named “Investment Banker of the Year” in RosBusinessConsulting’s annual “Person of the Year” award, while Fortune magazine, in an article on the next generation of global leaders, named him one of its “Rising Stars”.

Vardanian has been ranked as one of Russia’s top three business leaders by the National Association of Managers. He has won the Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Russia and was named “Investment Banker of the Year” by NAUFOR.

In 2005, Vardanian invited other Russian prominent businesspeople to set up the first Russian international business school – Skolkovo.