The Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA) today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Maxim Bogdashkin CEO, General Director effective November 6, 2019. Igor Zelezetskii and Maria Mukhina, currently acting CEO and Operating Director, will work with Maxim to ensure a seamless transition.
"After a thorough search process including stakeholder consultations, the Board is pleased to have found Maxim Bogdashkin to provide leadership of Russia’s leading credit rating agency," said Karl Johansson, Chairman of ACRA’s Board of Directors. "Maxim has a track record of strong leadership and experience of working with the regions’ public policy bodies and financial organizations. This combined with his deep credit ratings and research industry knowledge makes Maxim uniquely qualified to lead ACRA successfully into the future."
"I'm honored and grateful to the Board for the opportunity to lead this exceptional team of dedicated and talented professionals," said Maxim Bogdashkin. "ACRA produces well thought through, in-depth, relevant and insightful analytics every day. ACRA’s role as an independent source of credit risk information aiding the development of Russia’s financial sector infrastructure is paramount. ACRA’s footprint includes strong positions in markets where competition is growing. In this environment our focus will remain on serving the needs of investors, issuers and our other multiple stakeholders, to deliver strong credit analytics and long-term value creation.”
“I’d also like to extend my gratitude to Igor, Maria and ACRA’s team for their remarkable journey so far and look forward to working closely with them during the transition and going forward.” added Maxim Bogdashkin.
Maxim has over 16 years of experience in the financial sector. Before joining ACRA, Maxim held senior positions at the Boston Consulting Group and before that at Oliver Wyman – leading strategy consulting firms, where he led several large business transformations for financial institutions and public policy bodies in Russia, the CIS and the wider EMEA region. Earlier in his career, Maxim Bogdashkin also worked as an Assistant Vice President - Analyst at Moody’s Investors Service where he was responsible for a number of credit ratings and research for issuers in Russia and EMEA.
Karl Johansson added, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, we thank Igor Zelezetskii and Maria Mukhina for their support in leading ACRA and further strengthening the team since January 2019,” added Johansson.
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