National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia’s central securities depository, has appointed Viktor Zhidkov as Chairman of the Executive Board. Mr. Zhidkov's candidacy has been approved by the Bank of Russia and by NSD’s Supervisory Board.
NSD headed by the new Executive Board Chairman will continue to implement its development strategy until 2024: developing its core depository business and additional innovative products for Moscow Exchange Group clients focusing on reliability, effectiveness, and business growth.
The Chairman of the Executive Board will also tackle strengthening NSD's role as the most important element of Russian financial market infrastructure, ensuring the high quality of post-trade services, and diversifying the Company’s business by developing new services and new client segments while maintaining a high level of profitability and customer satisfaction.
Viktor Zhidkov has worked in financial markets for more than 25 years. Between 2009 and 2021, he was Head of Vesta Investment Bank. From 2006 to 2009, he was First Vice President and Management Board member of Petrokommerts Bank, and from 1994 to 2006, he headed the Treasury and Financial Markets Division at MDM-Bank.
Victor Zhidkov has been a member of the Board of Directors of the self-regulatory organization National Financial Association for 13 years. He has also been a member of the Exchange Council in recent years.
Victor Zhidkov graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Aviation Instrumentation and also holds an MBA from the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation.