Elvira Nabiullina approved as Chairperson of Russian Bank
The economist, Elvira Sakiphzadovna Nabiullina, has been approved by the Russian State Duma as Chairperson of the Russian Bank and will take office on the 24th of June 2013.
She was born in Ufa, Bashkortostan, on the 29th of October 1963, of Tatar descent. After graduating from the Lomonosov State University in Moscow, she gained a PhD in Economics, in 1990. Stations of her career were the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, the Russian Ministry for Economic Development and Trade, and Sberbank. In 2008, Elvira Nabiullina was appointed as Minister for Economic Development and Trade. When Vladimir Putin was re-elected for his third term as President of the Russian Federation, in 2012, she joined his advisory committee as presidential aide.
Elvira Nabiullina speaks fluent English and French. She received the medal of honour "For Services to the Fatherland", 2nd degree, in 2003, and 1st degree, in 2006.
(re-written by Olivia Kroth; source: Itar Tass)