Born on January 18, 1954.
Holds degrees from the Kalinin Polytechnic Institute in Leningrad in mechanical engineering (1977) and from the Palmiro Togliatti Engineering and Economic Institute (1986).
Candidate of Economic Sciences.
Vitaly Saveliev has been CEO of Aeroflot since 2009.
His previous positions include:
Deputy Head of Sevzapmetallurgmontazh (1984-1987)
Deputy Head of civil engineering at Glavleningradinzhstroi (1987-1989);
CEO of DialogInvest, a Soviet-US joint venture (1989-1993);
Chairman of the Management Board of Bank Rossiya (1993-1995);
Chairman of the Board of Bank Menatep St Petersburg (1995-2001);
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Gazprom (2001-2002);
Deputy Minister for Economic Development and Trade (2004-2007);
First Deputy President of AFK Sistema (2007-2009).