NBU head has no relation to ICU business after selling stake in 2014 - Statement
Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Valeriya Gontareva has had no relation to the company's business since selling her stake in ICU Investment Group in 2014, the press service of the central bank has reported, commenting on media reports that Gontareva allegedly had managed the company jointly with a Russian banker until the sanctions against Russia were imposed in August 2014.
"The NBU head sold her shares in the company in June 2014 and since then she has no relation to the company," the NBU's press service told Interfax-Ukraine.
Earlier media reports said that one fourth of ICU until recently belonged to a wife of Deputy Head of Russia's Vneshtorgbank Yuri Soloviev and offshore companies under management of ICU obtained loans for his offshore companies.
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The press service said that the ownership structure of ICU was disclosed early 2014 in the ownership structure of bank Avangard.
ICU Group was founded in June 2006. It is comprised of an investment company, an assets management company, the bank Avangard and Troika Dialog Ukraine (all based in Kyiv).