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Zarenkov Vyacheslav

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Founding shareholder and President, Etalon Group
Prof. Viacheslav Adamovich Zarenkov founded Etalon Group Limited in 1987 and serves as its President and has been its Chairman since 2007. Prof. Zarenkov serves as the Chairman and President of LenSpecSMU Construction Holding.
He started work in the Trust-39 of Glavzapstroy (the Main Construction Administration of the Western Region) and served as its Chief Executive Officer.
In 1987, he founded the construction company. From 1978 to 1987, he occupied the positions of chief engineer and Department Head of SU-336 Trust No. 72 of Glavzapstroy and then chief technologist of Construction Trust No. 72 of Glavzapstroy. From 1987 to 1996, he was Department Head in Industrial and Commercial Enterprise LenSpetsSMU. From 1996 to 2002, he served as General Director of SSMO LenSpetsSMU, and from 2002 to 2007, as General Director (President) of Management Company Etalon. Prof. Zarenkov serves as Director of LenSpecSMU Construction Holding.
He has been a Director of Etalon Group Limited since 2007. He served as a Member of Supervisory Board of OJSC Bank Saint Petersburg since April 2008 and serves as its Independent Director.
He served as Director of TRUST National Bank (also known as National Bank TRUST) and its Member of the Supervisory Board since May 2008.
He serves as Professor of Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. He serves as the President of International Fund for Reconstruction of Historical and Architectural Monuments.
He is the author of 9 inventions, 6 monographs, 20 books, and more than 70 scientific articles. In 1998, he was awarded a title of Honoured Builder of the Russian Federation for the achievements in the field of construction.
He is a Candidate of Technical Science, Candidate of Architecture, Doctor of Economics, Honorary Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, a Member of several Russian and foreign academies.
Prof. Zarenkov graduated from the Leningrad Engineering Construction Institute in 1977 with a Degree in engineering construction and from the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Interior in 1999 with a degree in law.