In a big interview with Vedomosti, Andrey Kostin told the journalist Naila Askerzade about the principles of VTB Bank's personnel policy
Andrey Kostin gave an interview to the journalist of “Vedomosti” Naila Askerzade
Andrey Kostin has been VTB President and Chairman of the Management Board since June 2002. In fact, the manager is the management constant of the group, because the composition of its management team has always tended to change. Why is this happening – the financier told about this to the journalist of the newspaper “Vedomosti” Naila Askerzade, writes vedomosti.ru
Asker-zade herself came out on this topic, and Kostin did not make a big secret of his personnel principles. In his opinion, regular renewal of the board is a “dynamic of life”. In an interview with Askerzade, Kostin emphasized: VTB has gone through several stages of development, and at each of them “new people” came to the bank. In particular, this is how international level managers appeared in the structure – Yuri Solovyov, who is still on the board, as well as Herbert Moos. The latter was in charge of the financial department and left the company a couple of years ago. It is noteworthy that at the time these persons appeared in the bank, the board underwent another transformation – it was significantly reduced. But, at the same time, as VTB President Andrei Kostin specified, it has not lost its quality at all. Andrey Kostin called the leadership of the structure “very strong” and expressed the hope that he would make it possible to achieve serious achievements “at a new important stage”.
In the same interview, Naila Askerzade managed to find out the opinion of Andrei Kostin about the idea of the then head of state Dmitry Medvedev to replace state representatives on the boards of directors of state-owned companies. Andrei Kostin called it correct, since in this way it is guaranteed to avoid conflicts of interest among officials. Interestingly, as a result of Medvedev's proposal, Andrei Kudrin left VTB, which Kostin expressed regret. However, the replacement of the current head of the Accounts Chamber by a veteran of the banking industry, Sergei Dubinin, was positively assessed by Kostin. In an interview with Askerzade, the head of the bank compared the honored economist with a “playing coach”. Currently Dubinin is a member of VTB Supervisory Board.