Maria Krasnikova has more than 15 years of work experience providing financing and investment banking services to metals and mining companies. She has been working at Sberbank CIB since the beginning of 2015 analyzing precious metals, base metals and coal sectors. Prior to that, she served at hedge fund BTG Pactual in London, and from 2007 to 2010 she worked at investment banks RBS and UBS. She was actively involved into bond placements of metals & mining companies as well as into debt restructurings. Maria also was deputy head of the credit department for metals companies at UniCredit’s Moscow office, where she participated in project financing and syndicated loan deals. She graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Lomonosov Moscow State University’s faculty of economics and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.