Президент АРБ

Garegin Ashotovich Tosunian

Date of birth: May 14, 1955, Yerevan

Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Honored Worker of Science of the Russian Federation, Professor, Doctor in Law, PhD in Physics and Mathematics.

Background:

1971-1976 — Study at the Faculty of Physics of Lomonosov Moscow State University

1977-1988 — Researcher at the All-Union Electro-Technical Institute after V.I. Lenin

1988-1990 — Employee of the Main Directorate for Science and Technology of the Moscow City Executive Committee

1989 — Graduated from the All-Union Extra-Mural Law Institute in Moscow

1991-2002 — Vice-President, since 1994 First Vice-President of the Association of Russian Banks on a voluntary basis

1997- to date — Head of the Financial and Banking Law Sector of the Institute of State and Law of the RAS

1997- to date — Chair of the Department of Banking Law and Financial and Legal Disciplines of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

1998-1999 — worked in the Office of the Government of the Russian Federation as an Adviser to the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation E.M. Primakov

2002 - to date — President of the Association of Russian Banks (ARB)

2004 - to date — Adviser to the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

2010 — was awarded with the title “Honored Worker of Science of the Russian Federation” by RF Presidential Decree

2010 — one of the initiators of the Institute of the Financial Ombudsman, created in Russia for the first time

2011 — was elected Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Chairman of the Council of the Moscow Banking Union (since 2002)

Chairman of the All-Russian Council of Regional Banking Associations (since 2002)

Vice-President of the Free Economic Society of Russia (since 2010)

Vice-President of the International Management Academy (since 2011)

Mr. Tosunyan holds the memberships of:

  • Scientific Council of the Institute of State and Law of the RAS
  • Doctorate Council of the Institute State and Law of the RAS
  • Editorial Board of the journal “Banking Law”
  • Deputy Chair of the Supervisory Board of “National Banking Journal”

Mr. Tosunyan is the author of more than 270 articles, 50 books and monographs, for example:

  • “A Bank for a Client” M., Zlatotsvet, 1993
  • “Experience of Building and Legal Regulation of Banking Systems: Russia, Germany, France, USA” M., Delo LTD, 1994
  • “Banking Business and Banking Legislation in Russia: Experience, Challenges and Opportunities” M., Delo LTD, 1995
  • “Government Control in Finances and Credit Sector” M., Delo LTD, 1997
  • “Money and Power. The Theory of Division of Power and Problems of Banking System” 3-rd edition, revised and amended, M., Delo LTD, 2000
  • “Banking Legislation of the Russian Federation. General part” M., Yurist, 1999
  • “Paragraph-by-paragraph comments on Federal Law “About Insolvency (bankruptcy) of credit organizations” Tutorial-Practical Course. M., BEK, 1999
  • “General and Paragraph-by-paragraph comments on Federal Law “On restructuring credit organizations” Tutorial-Practical Course. M. Delo, 2000
  • “Banking Legislation of the Russian Federation. Special part” volume 1. Manual. M., Yurist, 2001
  • “Banking Legislation of the Russian Federation. Special part” volume 2. Manual. M., Yurist, 2002
  • “Financial Law: Synopses of Lectures and schemes” Tutorial. Series “Banking and Financial Law” M., Delo, 2001
  • “Paragraph-by-paragraph comments on Federal Law “On Protection of Competition in the Market of Financial Services” Tutorial-Practical Course. M., Delo, 2001
  • “Anti-Money Laundering in Finance-Credit System. Experience, Challenges and Opportunities” Tutorial-Practical Course. M., Delo, 2001
  • “Monetary Law of the Russian Federation” M., Delo, 2002
  • “Paragraph-by-paragraph comments on Federal Law dated 10.07.2002 No. 86-FZ “On Central Bank of the Russian Federation” 2003
  • “Banking and Adjacent Legislation of the Russian Federation” (as co-author), 2003
  • “Theory of Banking Law” (in 3 volumes), 2004
  • “The Year of Great Breakthrough. The Idea of Bankization in Russia – from planning towards implementation” M., Bank Press, 2007
  • “Bankization in Russia: Law, Economics, Politics” M., Olymp-Business, 2008
  • “Banking self-regulation” M., “Spets-Address” publication, 2009
  • “Anti-crisis Measures and Anti-crisis Legislation of Russia. General Comments” Tutorial-Practical Course. M., CJSC “Olymp-Business”, 2010
  • “Actual Problems of Banking and Adjacent Legislation: 1-st Edition” M., CJSC “Olymp-Business”, 2011
  • “Evolution of the Principles of Credit Histories Legislation. General Comments to new Credit Histories Legislation” (as co-author with A. Yu. Vikulin), M.: CJSC “New Printing Technologies”, 2014

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