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The banking market in Russia at present is experiencing spectacular growth.  In order to compete on equal terms with the leading western players, Russian banks have to impose increasingly rigorous demands on their staff, which in turn leads to a reduction in the numbers of potential candidates for vacancies, particularly at senior level.  This can only exacerbate the shortage of professionals, which first arose because of the recent emergence in Russia of western methods of doing business, accounting systems, and the ever-increasing demand for market transparency.

The department now has 22 staff who specialise in particular selection areas.  The team is divided into personnel selection for investment and commercial banks, and also for particular areas within such financial institutions.  All our consultants have more than five years’ experience of working in banks or personnel selection.  Last year saw the completion of more than 200 projects for the selection of managers at varying levels.
Among the department’s strengths are a finely-tuned market knowledge, long-standing relations with leading managers at all levels, and also work with the major financial institutions both in Russia and abroad.


Elena Petrosian,
Head of Practice, Banking and Investments

Elean graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, specializing in Psychology and Foreign Languages.
Her work career began with the Renaissance Capital bank and the Sputnik investment group.
She joined Cornerstone in 2003 as a consultant and specialized in search for managers in such fields as securities trading, customer sales, currency market and securities markets.
In 2005 Elena became the head of the Department of Banking and Investments. It is mainly due to Elena's professionalism that Cornerstone today is one of the leading companies in Russia working in the area of executive search in the field of banking.


Ekaterina Daineko,
Head of Practice, Commercial Banking
Ekaterina graduated from Moscow State Linguistics University. She started to work in the field of personnel consulting since 1998. Before 2004 Ekaterina worked in large international companies like Kloeckner INA GmBH, TESSAG, 4Media Group.
She joined Cornerstone in 2004 as the consultant of Banking and Investments department. From 2007 – head of practice, Commercial Banking.
At the present time Ekaterina is the key account manager for the number of Cornerstone’s most important clients.

Main directions of selection:

- Corporate Banking
- Trade and Project Finance
- Credit Risk Management
- Leasing
- Financial Institutions
- Cash Management
- Small and Medium Business

Successful projects:

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- Chief Executive Officer for an International bank
- Head of Credit Risk for an International bank
- Head of Leasing Department for a huge Russian bank
- Deputy Head of Trade&Structured Finance for large Russian bank
- Head of Cash Management for a large western bank
- Head of Collection for a large western bank
- Head of Industrial Desk/Deputy Head of corporate banking for large Russian bank

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