Vyacheslav Kopiev joined Sistema as a Vice President in 1997. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief of the External Business Relations Group from 2000 to 2003, and has been a Director since 2001. He was elected Deputy Chairman of the Board in 2003.
He serves as Chairman of the Board of Intourist.
From 1989 until arriving at Sistema, Mr. Kopiev occupied leading positions at the Administrative Board of the Union of Engineering Societies, including Director for International Relations and Innovation from 1992 to 1997.
He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC Sputnik from 1990 to 1997.
Mr. Kopiev has degrees from the Cybernetics Department of the Moscow Institute of Engineering and Physics; from the Law Department of the Russian Academy of Management; and from the Economics Department of the International Marketing and Management Academy.
He is the author of over 70 scientific works.