Rus News Journal

Consolidation of bankers

heads ARB and “ Russia “ became co-chairmen in RSPP

Yesterday on board RSPP bureau there was a sign event: by the co-chairman of the commission on banks and bank activity the president of Association of the Russian banks (ARB) Garegin Tosunjan has been appointed. On this post it has replaced head VTB Andrey Kostin. As a result of the above-named commission RSPP leaders of two largest national bank associations as the ­ chairman of the council of association of regional banks " became its second co-chairman will supervise­; Russia “ Alexander Murychev.

Yesterday president RSPP Alexander Shokhin has informed daily that the board bureau has supported Andrey Kostin`s request for its clearing of duties of the chairman of the commission of the union on banks and bank activity ­“ taking into account the big loading within the limits of primary activity and the incorporated commission on corporate ethics at RSPP “ Where it also is the head. Thus Alexander Shokhin has underlined that lately the bank commission had been prepared variety of the important bills in particular connected with mortgaging maintenance of property­, by development of payment systems, and also the building concept in Russia the international financial centre and it “ certainly, big personal merit “ Andrey Kostin.

“ under the offer g - to Kostin of board RSPP bureau has appointed co-chairmen of the commission of the union on banks and bank activity of Garegina Tosunjana and Alexander Murycheva, - Alexander Shokhin has told. - I think, it is not necessary to explain possible pluses of actual association of efforts of all bank community on platform RSPP “. Alexander Murychev thus remains the first executive vice-president RSPP.

According to Garegina Tosunjana, he has approved at once this offer RSPP, as neither at ARB, nor at association “ Russia “ There is no desire to oppose each other. “ this step just testifies to mutual kind relations of two leading bank associations: at us much more overall aims and problems, - Garegin Tosunjan has underlined. - In addition, in the conditions of crisis it is necessary to consolidate all participants of bank community, those who can positively influence situation development in the financial market “. Meanwhile g - n Tosunjan has underlined that its appointment as the co-chairman of bank commission RSPP is not alternative of merge ARB and associations “ Russia “ which has been begun in the summer of 2008. “ to one another does not disturb, - Garegin Tosunjan has noted. - However, during crisis not before merges “. We will remind, the working group on merge of two bank associations into which the head of the Savings Bank Herman Gref and the president of bank VTB 24 Michael Zadornov, in particular, have entered past summer has been created.

Also according to Alexander Shokhin, changes have concerned also committee RSPP on is state - to private partnership (GCHP) and the investment policy: by the chairman of committee the chairman of the board of Bank of development Vladimir Dmitrys has been confirmed. “ as in the investment market of Russia and in sphere it is state ­ - private partnership projects of Bank of development play one of leading roles, we hope that new possibilities of platform RSPP also will be claimed business - community “ - Alexander Shokhin has added. In Bank of development comments have refused, to phone to the vice-president of board VTB Vasily Titov yesterday it was not possible.