2011 Milken Institute Summit
Chairman and CEO, Troika Dialog
Ruben Vardanian is chairman and CEO of Troika Dialog Group. A leading figure in Russia's capital markets, he is also president of the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo. He is active in many respected business organizations, notably the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, where he sits on the Management Committee and chairs the Corporate Governance Committee. Vardanian is on the boards of numerous companies, including Joule Unlimited Inc.; AvtoVAZ and KAMAZ, Eastern Europe's largest car and truck manufacturers; Novatek, Russia's largest independent gas producer; and Standard Bank. He also serves as chairman of AmeriaBank, Armenia's leading bank. Among many honors, he was named "Businessperson of the Year" by the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, one of Fortune's "25 Rising Stars" and the Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year for Russia. Previously he was CEO and chairman of Russia's national insurance company, Rosgosstrakh. Vardanian graduated from Moscow State University with a degree in economics.