London - BCS Financial Group (BCS), the largest broker of equities and derivatives on the Moscow exchange, has appointed Dr. Vladimir Tikhomirov as its new Chief Economist. The new chief economist role will help drive strategic decisions in the BCS Financial Group and will lend his economic weight to helping to grow the business.
Dr. Tikhomirov joins BCS from Otkritie Financial Corporation where he has worked as Chief Economist since 2010, other positions include the same role at URALSIB Financial Corporation and NIKOIL Brokerage which he joined in 2001. Dr. Tikhomirov moved in to the finance sector after a successful career in academia where he held a number of prestigious posts in a career spanning over 20 years.
Dr Tikhomirov has been continuously ranked as one of the top macro economists on Russia/CIS in Thomson Extel and Institutional Investor surveys
Joseph Dayan, Executive Director and Head of Markets at BCS Financial Group, commented: "As BCS continues to expand we have made a number of strategic hires that will help develop our offering and provide direction for the business. Dr Tikhomirov is one of these who brings a huge wealth of knowledge about Russian and CIS markets, he will be a great asset to the team and lend his weight to helping BCS grow and mature its research capabilities."
Most recently the doctor was appointed director of the Centre for Russian and Euro-Asian Studies and Senior Lecturer at the University Of Melbourne, Australia. He was also a member of the Executive Committee of Australia-Russia Business Council and Viceo President of the Australia association of Post-Communist Studies. Dr Tikhomirov has also held senior positions at the International University in Moscow, Russian Academy of Sciences and Wiwatersrand University.
He holds a Ph.D in Political Economy from the Russian Academy of Sciences and an MA in International Relations from Kiev State University as well as having authored five books and published over 100 articles.