Member of the Board of Directors of the L1 Holdings and L1 Investment Holdings.
Mr. Aven is a member of the Board of Directors of the Russian Economic School, a member of President’s Council on International Activities of Yale University (USA), also he is a trustee of the Board of the center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in Great Britain, Co-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society. Also, Mr. Aven is a member of the Presidium of Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), a professor at the State University Higher School of Economics and is Honorary Doctor (Dr.h.c.) of the University of Latvia.
Since April 2006, he has been a member of the Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. In 2007, Mr. Aven became Chairman of the Russia-Latvian Business Council. Currently, Mr. Aven holds various positions at Alfa Group Consortium including a member of the Supervisory Board of Alfa Group Consortium.
From 1994 to June 2011, Mr. Aven served as President of Alfa-Bank Russia. Prior to joining Alfa-Bank Russia in 1994, Mr. Aven was Minister of Foreign Economic Relations for the Russian Federation (1991-1992), serving as Russia’s representative to the Group of Seven, and conducting a number of high-level trade and economic missions to Western capitals.
An economist by training, Mr. Aven spent several years at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria (1989-1991). He graduated from the Moscow State University in 1977 and holds a PhD in Econometrics.