ArmInfo. Andrei Belyaninov took up the post of Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB). The corresponding decision was made at regular meeting of EDB Council, which was held in Astana on November 15 this year.
As to EDB press service information shared with ArmInfo, the EDB Council work was participated by: on behalf of the Republic of Armenia - the Minister of Finance V.Aramyan; on the part of the Republic of Belarus - the Minister of Finance V.Amarin; On the part of the Republic of Kazakhstan - the Prime Minister, Chairman of the Council of the Bank - A. Sagintayev, also the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan B.Sultanov; from the Kyrgyz Republic - the Minister of Finance A. Kasymaliev; on behalf of the Russian Federation - the Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation A. Siluanov; on the part of the Republic of Tajikistan -the Minister of Finance K. Kurbonien.
During the meeting, the Bank board also discussed current and prospective directions of the EDB's activities, issues of cooperation with international financial institutions and implementation of joint integration projects.
Andrei Yuri Belyaninov was born on July 14, 1957 in Moscow, USSR. In 1978 he graduated the Moscow Institute of National Economy after Plekhanov, majoring in finance and credit, an economist. In 2005 he received a doctorate in economics, in 2015 - a doctor of political science. After the institute he was invited to work in the KGB of the USSR. He worked in a number of foreign countries, in the second half of the 1980s - an employee of the USSR Embassy in the GDR. In 1992-1994 years. - Deputy Chairman of the Board of "REA-Bank", 1994-1999. - Deputy Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Board of "Novikombank". Since 1999 - Deputy Director General of FSUE "Promexport", 2004-2006. - Director of the Federal Service for Defense Order. In 2006-2016 years. - Head of the Federal Customs Service. The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) is an international financial organization established by Russia and Kazakhstan in January 2006 to promote the development of the market economy of the participating countries, their sustainable economic growth and the expansion of mutual trade and economic relations. The Member States of the Bank are the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Tajikistan.
To recall, while occupying the post of the Federal Customs Service (FCS) head, Belyaninov in summer of 2016 was in the center of attention of FSB and Russian Defense Ministry. According to Gazeta.ru, during searches in the house of the Head of the FCS, shoe boxes filled with cash money and old pictures had been found, which he called "family savings", . Investigative actions were related to the criminal case of smuggling elite alcohol in Russia, which was investigated against the head of the Forum holding D.Mihalchenko. So Belyaninov had to resign. For the post of of EDB head Beliyaminov was proposed by the Chairman of the RF Government Medvedev.