Vladimir Potanin, "Vedomosti", 2013
Vladimir Potanin, the founder and president of Interros, was born in Moscow on January 3, 1961. He graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1983 with a degree in International Economics. Shortly after graduation, Mr. Potanin began his career at the USSR's Ministry of Foreign Trade, where he worked until 1990. That year, he became President of the Interros Foreign Trade Association. From 1992 to 1993, he served as the Vice-President, and then as President of the International Company for Finance and Investments (MFK), a banking institution. In 1993 he became President of UNEXIM Bank and Chairman of MFK's Board of Directors.
He graduated from Krasnoznamenny Military Institute of the USSR Ministry of Defence with a degree in linguistics. He also holds a degree in Finance and Credit from the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics, and an MBA from the Moscow International Higher Business School (MIRBIS).
Mr. Svanidze has been with Interros since November 2009, when he became Deputy Director of the Financial Department and the Head of the Office of Accounting Methodology and Reporting. In January 2013 he was promoted to Director of the Financial Department. His prior experience includes working as Deputy Financial Director at Integrated Financial Systems from December 2007 to November 2009, and Chief Accountant and Deputy Financial Director at National Cable Networks from March 2006 to November 2007. He holds a degree from