Ernst & Young’s Stuart Lawson appointed Deputy Chair of TheCityUK Russia, CIS & Mongolia Market Advisory Group
Moscow, 21 November 2012 – TheCityUK has announced the appointment of Ernst & Young’s UK Business Centre Leader in Russia, Stuart Lawson, as the new Deputy Chairman of TheCityUK Russia, CIS & Mongolia Market Advisory Group.
Stuart, whose Deputy Chairmanship began on 1 November 2012, has 36 years of banking experience, including 16 as CEO/Chairman of four banks in Russia and 25 years at Citibank, with experience in 11 countries spanning both Western and Emerging Markets.
TheCityUK Russia, CIS & Mongolia Market Advisory Group is tasked with improving the trading environment for UK financial services in the region, specifically within the natural resources, infrastructure and legal services sectors.
Stuart Lawson will also be a member of the Moscow International Financial Centre (MIFC) Liaison Group, which is bringing together practitioners from both Russia and the UK to help develop Moscow into an international financial centre. There is a particular focus on how the industry can play a greater role in offering diverse and innovative ways to put Russia’s natural resource wealth to work to drive growth and development across all sectors of the economy.
Stuart is based in Moscow and has strong links with a host of Russian businesses. He was awarded “Russian Banker of the Year” by the Russian Ministry of Finance from 2005 to 2009.
“We are pleased that Stuart has agreed to join TheCityUK Russia Group and MIFC initiative,” said Chris Cummings, Chief Executive of TheCityUK. “Stuart is based in Moscow and his extensive local experience will be invaluable in bringing together UK expertise with the Russian desire to see Moscow as a thriving financial centre for the benefit of all.”
“I’m delighted to have been asked to take on this new role at such an important time for the development of the sector in Russia,” said Stuart. “I look forward to working with the Group to help the UK-Russia relationship realise its full potential.”
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