We are pleased to announce that Natasha Sidorova has joined UniCredit as our new Head of Global Securities Services at AO UniCredit Bank in Moscow as of 29 June 2016. Natasha will report to Julia Petrova, Head of Global Transaction Banking at AO UniCredit Bank Russia and to Julia Barbara Romhanyi, Head of GSS CEE. Natasha will be responsible for the securities services business of UniCredit in Russia and the continuous development of our service capabilities and product offering in Moscow.
Natasha began her career at PwC Moscow in 1993. She joined ING in Russia in 1995, where she held various front office positions, primarily engaged in client sales and relationship activities. In 2005 she became the Head of Custody at ING Bank (Eurasia) AO in Moscow, where she was responsible for managing the custody activities on the local market, including product and business development, maintaining the bank's leading position in providing custody services in Russia.
Natasha has more than twenty years of experience in the international banking industry. As Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board at ING Bank (Eurasia) AO, in the past three years she was responsible for all operations, IT, project management and general services and operations control functions. She took responsibility for the strategic planning and development of all operational activities, leading also the execution of all decisions to final implementation.
Natasha graduated from the Moscow State Linguistic University in 1991. In 2015 she finished her five-year participation in the Advanced Management Programme at Ashridge Executive Education, part of Hult International Business School in the United Kingdom.
We strongly believe that Natasha's experience and profound understanding not only of the local market, but of the banking industry in general, will undoubtedly contribute to the success of UniCredit Global Securities Services, strengthening our service model in Russia, as well as in CEE overall.
Please join us in congratulating Natasha for her new position at UniCredit in Russia and in wishing her success in her new role.
Julia Barbara Romhányi
Head of Global Securities Services CEE