Luxembourg bank strengthens management board

Ridhima Sharma
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Luxembourg based private bank East-West United Bank (EWUB) has strengthened its management board with the appointment of Robert Schaus and Vladimir Travkov.

Schaus was appointed as investment director on the Board of Directors as of 28 May 2018.

With over 30 years of international business experience across European and CIS countries, Schaus started his career in engineering in Switzerland, then joined Bain & Company Germany in 1990 and became a partner and a co-founder of some of its European offices. In 2003 he set up Spector, Sachs & Company in Ukraine – a management consulting and financial advisory firm, and in 2007 re-joined Bain with the company’s team. During his time with Bain, Schaus contributed to building its presence in Russia from scratch to number two, overtaking numerous competitors.

He has worked in a broad range of retail and consumer sectors as well as in financial services, where he supported a top five European bank in its integration of a major acquisition and in the expansion of its consumer business. He also advised Governments (in particular, he led a project leading to the privatisation of over 5000 companies and 12 million jobs in Ukraine).

Since returning to Luxembourg in 2014, he has been involved in private equity and M&A projects for the private and the public sector. Schaus is currently the CEO of Presta Group (Kleinbettingen, Luxembourg), a set of companies active in the energy sector.

EWUB has appointed Vladimir Travkov as a member on the Board of Directors, effective 3 September 2018.

Since 2003 Travkov has been working in various management positions at MTS Group in Russia, and in 2016 he was promoted to director of the Functional Control Department. His responsibilities included oversight of the investment process and the activities of various departments of the company, financial planning, budgeting and control of operational costs.

Prior to this, he headed the Department of Planning, Management Accounting and Analysis and other units. Currently, he is the vice president for Finance and Investment at Sistema PJSFC, a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of MTS Bank, and a member of the boards of directors of MGTS, MTS Armenia and Nvision Group.

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