Dr. Herman O. Gref is a Chairman at Denizbank AS and Sberbank JSC, a Chief Executive Officer & Director at Sberbank Russia OJSC, a Chief Executive Officer & Chairman at Sberbank Russia OJSC and a Member-Management Board of Russia Ministry of Economic Development & Trade. Since November 2007, he has been the CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank.
In 1991-1992, Dr. Gref was a category 1 legal adviser for the Economic Development and Property Committee of the Administration of Petrodvorets and St. Petersburg. In 1992, he was appointed the Head of the Petrodvorets District Agency of the Committee for City Property Management, St. Petersburg Mayor's Office. In 1992-1994, he was Chairman of the Property Management Committee and Deputy Head of the Administration of Petrodvorets. In 1994, he was appointed Deputy Chairman and, later, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee for City Property Management, St Petersburg Mayor’s Office. In 1997-1998, he was Vice Governor and Chairman of the Committee for City Property Management, St. Petersburg Mayor's Office. In 1998–2000, he held the post of the First Deputy Minister of State Property of the Russian Federation. In 2000-2007, he was Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
In 1990, he graduated from F. M. Dostoyevsky Omsk State University with a degree in Law, and in 1993 he completed his postgraduate studies in the Law department at St. Petersburg State University. PhD in Economics.