Oleg Viyugin Joins Morgan Stanley as Senior Adviser in Russia and CIS

Moscow —

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) announced today that Oleg Viyugin has joined the Firm as a Senior Adviser covering Russia and CIS, based in Moscow. 

Mr Viyugin has over 25 years of experience across the banking, finance and economics sectors in Russia and currently serves as Chairman of Board of MDM Bank. Before joining MDM Bank in 2007, Mr Viyugin headed the Federal Financial Markets Service of the Russian Federation, a position he had held since 2004. Previously, he also held a variety of senior positions within the Russian government, including First Deputy Finance Minister and First Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank.  Mr Viyugin will continue to hold his current position at MDM Bank.

Commenting on the appointment, Franck Petitgas, Global Co-Head of Investment Banking said: “Oleg brings a wealth of experience in banking and financial regulation to Morgan Stanley.  I am confident that the Firm and our clients will greatly benefit from his exceptional market knowledge and insights as we continue to grow our investment banking and capital markets business in Russia.”

Oleg Viyugin said: “I am very pleased to be joining Morgan Stanley, the market leading international investment bank in Russia, and look forward to working with a team which has built an outstanding reputation in our market in IPOs, M&A and other areas of capital markets.  Activity in Russian capital markets continues to intensify, driven both by private companies and the privatization programme and Morgan Stanley is well positioned for this future activity.”

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Morgan Stanley in Russia

Since 1994, Morgan Stanley has served as the preeminent financial advisor to the Russian government and corporates across a range of sectors.  The Firm’s uninterrupted presence in the Russian market has helped to build relationships and consistently grow the local franchise. Morgan Stanley has advised on some of the highest profile transactions in equity and debt capital markets and M&A in Russia, including the IPOs of Gazprom, Sistema, Evraz Group, Novatek, Rosneft, MMK, Mail.ru, Yandex and most recently Megafon, as well as the ongoing acquisition of TNK-BP by Rosneft.

Oleg Viyugin

Oleg Viyugin has extensive experience in the Russian financial sector and has had a number of senior government roles, in addition to leadership functions in Russian banks:

2007 – present: Chairman of the Board, MDM Bank

2004 – 2007: Head, Federal Financial Markets Service of the Russian Federation

2002 – 2004: First Deputy Chairman, Central Bank of the Russian Federation

1999 – 2002: Chief Economist, Executive Vice President, Troika Dialog

1993 – 1999: First Deputy Minister, Head of the Macroeconomic Policy Department, member of the Board of the Ministry of Finance

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