Alexander Ponamarev


Studies at:
Manchester Business School
Location in:
Manchester, United Kingdom


Innovations and technologies focused financial analyst with track record of project management success, team management, and broad experience in investment projects valuation. Experienced in retail banking and credit worthiness analysis in banking sector. Interested in startups as well as mature companies in online, automotive, and hi-tech industries, renewable energy, and extreme sports.

Alexander has worked/studied in

  • Russian Federation
  • United Kingdom

Alexander speaks

  • English
  • Russian

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2010 – 2011
(May – Jun)

Business Development Analyst

GE Energy , Russian Federation
  • Managed a cross-department team of five analysts, delivering a programme of internal projects with a cumulative NPV of $5M.
  • Responsible for building of business case and financial development of projects. Engaged IT, Risk, Operations and Sales & Marketing to validate assumptions and scenarios.
  • Created and delivered project presentations and status reports to the Senior Management team and key stakeholders.
  • Undertook regular peer analysis, researching macro-statistics and trends impacting the Retail Banking Sector. Presented findings and recommendations reports to the CFO and Credit Committee on a monthly basis.
  • Analysed variations in the Personal Loans Portfolio, improving the accuracy of budgeting and profit targets.
  • Built a profitability analysis model that facilitated the identification and closure of four loss-making branches.
  • Reviewed the sales process, identifying a redundant customer screening criteria (client cancellation of a land-line contract), the removal of which improved sales by 14%.
2008 – 2010

Financial Analyst

RusRating, Moscow , Russian Federation
  • Monitored the financial, regulatory and commercial status of 14 banking organisations - providing monthly reports and professional opinion on their financial stability and credit rating.
  • Developed a Banking Sector Review methodology, organising the process framework, managing data collection and setting the review goals and deadlines.
  • Researched macroeconomic data to develop Banking Sector market scenarios. Analysed the inter - dependencies of factors including balance sheet structure, changes in interest rates, growth of the system and the influence of local stock markets.
2006 – 2008

Financial Analyst

Alfa-Bank, Moscow , Russian Federation
  • Analysed debit and credit product portfolio profitability, providing recommendations on price setting.
  • Built product models, designed management reports and optimised the report preparation processes to support operational teams across Treasury, Risk and Sales departments.
  • Liaised with the Product Development Team to ensure consistency of product design and recommended pricing limits.


2011 – 2013

Manchester Business School

Full Time MBA 2013 (MBA)
2001 – 2006

MEFI (Moscow Economics-Financial Institute), Moscow, Russia

Diploma in Economics (Diploma)


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Additional Info

  • Russian