Chairman of the Executive Board of National Settlement Depository, Moscow, the Russian Federation
Eddie Astanin has more than 20 years in the financial industry and achieved numerous managerial goals and actively participated in the development of Russian financial infrastructure, including creation of the first Russia’s central securities depository on the basis of National Settlement Depository (NSD). In 2012, NSD was granted central securities depository status, and in 2014, the Bank of Russia recognized it as a systemically important financial market organization. Under Eddie Astanin’s leadership NSD has run a number of key innovative projects, such as corporate actions reform launched in 2014, e-proxy voting introduced in the same year, Corporate Information Center (CIC) setup in 2016. Eddie Astanin personally took part in the development and implementation of business continuity procedures in NSD, he also made a considerable contribution to the widespread implementation of the ISO 20022 formats by Russian and international financial institutions. NSD, together with DSX Technologies, developed the first e-proxy voting prototype based on the blockchain technology. NSD, as part of the Moscow Exchange Group, became a member of Hyperledger, an international consortium, and organized a global CSD consortium focused on researching and developing FinTech solutions for central securities depositories. NSD’s goal is to become the Russian market utility offering IT outsourcing to infrastructural organizations. Managed by Eddie Astanin, NSD strives to transition from the outdated IT solutions to modern ones, developed by corporate specialists in conjunction with global experts and using best international practices.