Top Management

Borislav Ivanov-Blankenburg

Chairman of the Management Board, Deutsche Bank Ltd., Russia

Borislav Ivanov is the Chairman of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank Ltd., Russia and the Chief Country Officer for Deutsche Bank Group in Russia. He is responsible for Deutsche Bank Group business in Russia, oversees the local business functions and coordinates all franchise activities in the country across all businesses and legal entities.

Borislav Ivanov has more than 17 years of experience working with Deutsche Bank in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2014 – 2017 he held the position of CEO and Chairman of the Board of Deutsche Bank in Ukraine. In managing the subsidiary, he focused on corporate banking for leading multinational and key local corporate. During this time, the bank significantly increased its country revenue and profitability. Prior to this, he was Head of the Deutsche Bank Representative Office in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he successfully developed and executed the bank’s market entry strategy, driving large corporate deals and establishing Deutsche Bank as the preferred transaction partner for local banks. 2000-2007 Borislav Ivanov held several managerial positions in Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt related to Central & Eastern Europe strategy.

Borislav Ivanov holds a diploma in Business Administration of the Free University of Berlin. He is fluent in Russian, English, German and Bulgarian.


Ralph Fiermann

Chief Operating Officer, Deutsche Bank in Russia


Ralph Fiermann is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Deutsche Bank in Russia. As Country COO he oversees the local infrastructure functions and coordinates the local franchise operations across business divisions, infrastructure functions and legal entities.

Ralph Fiermann has been working for Deutsche Bank for more than 15 years in various functions including Platform Director Regional Management EMEA, Program Manager for country footprint rationalization, Member of the Board of Directors of DB Consorzio, Italy and Deputy Head of Strategic Controlling. He graduated in Business Administration from the University of Nuremberg and the University of Bath.




Ekaterina Sannikova

Head, «Deutsche Bank TechCentre» LLC


Ekaterina Sannikova is the head of"Deutsche Bank Russia TechCenter" LLC (its offices are located in Moscow and St.Petersburg). It develops software applications for the Investment Banking divisions all over the world, including the Russian franchise. The key focus of the Center is on technology solutions for electronic trading, algorithmic trading, client and market connectivity, pricing, Risk and P&L, trade execution and order management.

Ekaterina has been with Deutsche Bank for ten years. She has held IT management positions in Rates IT and GF&FX IT, and also ran a major Transformation Program. Having joined the team in the early stages, Ekaterina has made a tremendous contribution to the foundation, development and specialisation of the Center, which is now a key part of the Deutsche Bank Global Technology organisation.

Prior to joining the Bank, Ekaterina held various positions in Credit Suisse (London), BSKYB (London) and Sun Microsystems (Moscow).

Ekaterina holds an MA degree in Applied Mathematics and System Programming from Moscow State University (1999).


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