Home Credit Group B.V. (the Group), an international financial holding company operating in nine countries across Europe and Asia, announces Friday changes at the helm of its Home Credit Bank in Russia.
The Group has appointed Dmitry Peshnev-Podolskiy as the Chief Executive Officer of Home Credit & Finance Bank in Russia. Pending approval by the Central Bank of Russia, Mr. Peshnev-Podolskiy will also take over as the Chairman of the bank’s management board on top of his CEO responsibilities.
Under Dmitry Peshnev-Podolskiy, the new CEO, the bank will continue implementing its digital transformation to strengthen its leadership in consumer lending. He will also carry out the Home Credit & Finance Bank’s business diversification and scaling as well as the development of strategic partnerships.
Throughout his career, Dmitry Peshnev-Podolskiy has held senior management positions at leading Russian financial institutions. He comes to Home Credit & Finance Bank from BCS Bank, where he served as both CEO and Chairman of the Management Board. Before that, he was the First Vice President overseeing private banking business at Gazprombank and served at senior positions at Alfa-Bank and Uralsib Financial Corporation. Dmitry Peshnev-Podolskiy graduated with honors from the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation. He has a Master of Business Administration degree from the joint Executive MBA program by the London School Economics, the New York University Stern School of Business, and HEC Paris business school. He also studied the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Yuri Andresov will move from the CEO post of Chairman of Home Credit & Finance Bank’s Advisory Board. He will also retain the chairmanship of the bank’s management board during the transition period. Yuri and Dmitry have already worked together for several weeks to ensure seamless business continuity.
Yuri Andresov has worked at Home Credit & Finance Bank since 2003, serving for the last five years as the bank’s Chairman of the Management Board.
“Yuri has been an excellent leader of Home Credit, and I am grateful to him for the achievements the bank has made under his leadership. Home Credit has been one of Russia’s most successful banks in terms of return on assets and equity. In 2019 and 2020, the Russian Home Credit & Finance Bank was named among the world’s best banks by the U.S. Forbes magazine. In addition to maintaining its leadership in consumer lending and cash lending both off and online, Home Credit Group has successfully launched the fintech broker “Always Yes” and “Forward leasing service” and made successful inroads in retail banking and credit cards,” said Jean-Pascal Duvieusart, the Group’s CEO. “I would like to welcome Dmitry to the Home Credit team. I am sure that his experience and knowledge with the rapid business growth and diversification will allow Home Credit & Finance Bank to reach new development levels in Russia. I would like to wish both Yuri and Dmitry many successes going forward.”
“Home Credit has always been known for its leadership in the field of consumer lending. Our ambition now extends to the e-commerce industry leadership. We are ready for new strategic partnerships as well as for business diversification, which extends far beyond consumer lending and digital transformation,” said Dmitry Peshnev-Podolskiy.
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About Home Credit
Founded in 1997, Home Credit is a global consumer finance provider with operations in nine countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Southeast, as well as India and China. The company headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, offers non-collateralized, purpose-driven loans, cash loans and revolving lending products both online and in partnering retail shops. It drives and broadens financial inclusion for unbanked populations and encourages economic development through supporting domestic consumption.
More information about HCGBV is available at https://www.homecredit.net/