Oksana Lifar was appointed Chairperson of the IFC Executive Board

15 February

On February 14 a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of IFC Bank decided to appoint Oksana Lifar as Chairperson of the Bank’s Executive Board. Previously, she served as First Deputy Chairperson of the Executive Board in charge of IFC’s client business development.

“The Bank’s general strategy remains unchanged. IFC will continue to pursue its key areas, such as banking services to corporate clients with an emphasis on specialized business development, services to VIP clients, as well as operations in financial markets. My main task in the new position is to further the positive development of the bank in these areas and to provide an increased growth rate of yield to capital,” noted Oksana Lifar.

In 1991 Oksana Lifar graduated from the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys majoring in Economics and Organization of the Metallurgical Industry. Her professional career began in 1990 in the Soviet-American Joint Venture, Sovamtest, where she worked as an interneconomist, and later, Chief Accountant. Between 1993 and 1995 she worked with CB Russian Credit in various positions: Head of the Economic Department, Deputy Head of the Department for Servicing VIP Clients, Manager of Private Banking Office, Head of the Department for Development of Banking Services. In 1995 Ms.Lifar joined ONEXIM Bank, where she worked as a Deputy and later Head of the Client Relations Department.

In 2000 she was appointed Deputy Chairperson of the Board of Rosbank. In this position, she supervised the department that serviced VIP clients. Oksana Lifar pioneered the establishment of Private Banking in Russia, she managed to create an effective business unit, which managed funds of over $1.5 billion belonging to private individuals.

From 2009 to February 2011 she was First Deputy Chairperson of the Board of IFC Bank. Her responsibilities covered development and coordination of the Bank’s operations with major corporate and VIP clients.

In 2008 Mrs. Lifar was awarded the Order of Catherine the Great of the II degree. She is married, she has four children.