EWUB: new appointments to the Board of Directors

East-West United Bank S.A. Published 18.09.2018

On 28th May 2018, the shareholders of East-West United Bank S.A. have appointed Mr Robert Schaus as an independent director on the Board of Directors.

Mr Schaus holds a Master in Business Administration from the HSG in St.Gall and a Master in Mechanical Engineering from the ETH in Zurich. He has over 30 years of international business experience in leadership positions and top-tier management consulting roles across European and CIS countries. Mr Schaus started his career in engineering in Switzerland, then joined Bain & Company Germany in 1990 and became a partner and a co-founder of some of its European offices. In 2003 Mr Schaus set up Spector, Sachs & Company in Ukraine – a management consulting and financial advisory firm, and in 2007 rejoined Bain with the company’s team. During his time with Bain, Mr Schaus contributed to building its presence in Russia from scratch to number two, overtaking numerous competitors.

Mr Schaus is an expert on strategy and organisation topics, and has led projects for multinationals and private equity portfolio companies. He has worked in a broad range of retail and consumer sectors as well as in financial services, where he supported a top five European bank in its integration of a major acquisition and in the expansion of its consumer business. He also advised Governments (in particular, he led a project leading to the privatisation of over 5000 companies and 12 million jobs in Ukraine). Since returning to Luxembourg in 2014, he has been involved in private equity and M&A projects for the private and the public sector. Mr Schaus is currently the CEO of Presta Group (Kleinbettingen, Luxembourg), a set of companies active in the energy sector.

On 3rd September 2018, the shareholders of East-West United Bank S.A. have appointed Mr Vladimir Travkov as a member on the Board of Directors.

Vladimir Travkov graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with degrees in Economics and Management.

From 2003 he has been working in various management positions at MTS Group in Russia, in 2016 he was promoted to Director of the Functional Control Department. His responsibilities included oversight of the investment process and the activities of various departments of the company, financial planning, budgeting and control of operational costs.

Prior to this, he headed the Department of Planning, Management Accounting and Analysis and other units. Currently, Mr Travkov is the Vice President for Finance and Investment at Sistema PJSFC, a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of MTS Bank, and a member of the boards of directors of MGTS, MTS Armenia and Nvision Group.

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