On May 23 there was held the first meeting of Aeroflot newly elected Board of Directors. Alexander Zurabov was elected the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Zurabov Alexander Yuryevich is Aeroflot First Deputy General Director for Financial, Economic and Commercial Activities. He was born in 1956 in Leningrad. In 1977 he graduated from Ordzhonekidze Moscow Institute of Management, his specialty was Economic cybernetics; in 1989 he graduated from the Foreign Trade Academy with the specialty “foreign economic affairs”. He has Ph.D. in Economy. He speaks English and French fluently. In 1977-1986 he was a junior research assistant and later a senior research assistant, an academic secretary of SOYUZMORNIIPROEKT Institute of the Ministry of Sea Fleet of the USSR. In 1986-1991 he was a junior research assistant and a lecturer of the Foreign Trade Academy. In 1991-1994 he was the head of Conversbank Department for foreign exchange currency and financial operations, in 1994-1995 he was the Chairman of the Board of Trust and Investment Bank and in 1996-1999 he was MENATEP Bank President and Chairman of the Board of Directors; he was also the head of the working group for reorganization, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Agroopttorgbank.