The 16th Financial Elite of Russia 2020 award ceremony took place on March 30 at GlavUpDK’s Cultural Center. More than 30 awards were given in categories such as Grand Prix, Reliability, Dynamics of Development as well as in several individual, specific and personal categories for excellent performance and successful projects of financial industry leaders.
The Financial Elite of Russia Award has been given annually since 2005 and is a coveted industry award given to acknowledge professional expertise in banking, insurance, investment business, asset management, public retirement system, leasing, factoring, microfinancing, auditing and consulting services. The award celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2019.
In ten subsections covering various industry segments, the award winners were the most successful, strategically effective and modern enterprises of the Russian financial market. These are banks and companies that showed outstanding performance amidst the global financial crisis, despite the challenging and controversial environment. The awards particularly honored the social responsibility of the awardees and their extensive customer support during the pandemic as well as the prompt and quality transfer of their key business operations to online platforms.
The ceremony was attended by top figures and executives of major banking units, insurance companies, management, investment, brokerage, leasing companies, the National Pension Fund (NPF), microfinance organizations, members of the Prize Organizing Committee and the media.
The awards were handed out by respected figures of the Russian business community, including A.A. Voylukov, Vice-President of the Association of Russian Banks, V. V. Dubrovin, Vice-President of the All-Russian Union of Insurers, Ya.A. Art, Assistant to the Chairman of the State Duma Financial Market Committee, Editor-in-Chief of Finversia.ru, A.V. Rozentsvet, CEO of the National Rating Agency (NRA), P.A. Samiev, CEO of BusinessDrom Analytical Center, Chairman of the Financial Markets Committee, OPORA RUSSIA, and others.