Alexander Ryazantsev joined the Board of Everton Football Club in 2016 following a successful career in the City of London spanning over a decade.
During this time, Alexander worked in debt capital markets, corporate finance and the Financial Markets Advisory at the Royal Bank of Scotland and ABN AMRO Bank. His main area of expertise has been raising capital from various sources of liquidity for UK and European corporate clients.
Alexander comes from a footballing family, with a father who was a goalkeeper at a number of Dynamo clubs across the former USSR in the 1960s and 1970s, including Dynamo Moscow, Dinamo Saratov and Dinamo Vologda. Alexander himself played at right-back for Dynamo Moscow boys until the age of 16 before turning his focus towards his studies.
Alexander holds a BsC in Economics and Business Management from the Russian Plekhanov University of Economics and a Masters in Finance degree from the London Business School.