Victor Orlovski – has more then 20 years of experience in financial technology space. Started his career in ABN AMRO serving in different managerial positions in Uzbekistan, Russia and Head Quarters in Amsterdam.
In 2001 Victor joined Alfa Bank (www.alfabank.ru – one of the leading Russian financial institutions) as the Chief Transformation Officer and oversaw the largest banking transformation project in Russia of early 2000s. It resulted in the state-of-the-art business model and technological solution and made Alfa Bank a leader in innovative banking and most efficient financial company in Russia and CIS for more than a decade.
In 2006 Victor became a partner at IBM Global Business Services. Victor oversaw FI and Insurance practices in Russia and CIS.
From 2008 to 2015 Victor continued his career in Sberbank (www.sberbank.ru). He started as Chief Technology Officer (2008-2013) and executive board member and then continued as Chief Digital Officer (20014-15).
Several times Victor was nominated as the best CTO of the year in Russia, Best CTO of the year in Europe (Oracle award), was selected among top 1000 most efficient managers in Russia (www.kommersant.ru). Victor was the member of supervisory boards of more than 10 Sberbank subsidiaries and banks; he was a founder and chairman of Supervisory board of Sberbank Technology (largest tech company in Russia) and Sberbank Services.
In Sberbank Victor took part in one of the largest banking transformation projects in the world changing Sberbank from old-fashion inefficient traditional bank to the truly digital and mobile customer centric modern technology firm and platform-based business.
Overseeing the digital business unit in Sberbank, Victor managed to start a new line of businesses that resumed in total valuation of digital assets of more than US 1 bln and is exponentially growing now.
Victor is a founder of number of startups in Fin Tech space, social networking, crowd funding and sharing economy.
Starting august 2015 Victor is the general partner of the Venture fund FortRoss Ventures (www.fortross.vc), he is an angel investor and entrepreneur.
FortRoss Ventures is investing in the growth stage startups in AI, IOT, Market places, Fintech and Cloud space. The focus countries are: US, Israel and Russia.
FortRoss Ventures is a true door-opener to Russian, CIS, CEE and Turkish markets leveraging their industry knowledge and strong partnership with largest corporations in these regions.
Victor lives and works in Menlo Park, CA