Gref was planning to visit the office Tesla


Moscow. January 28. The head of Sberbank German Gref in 2016 is going to visit the office of Tesla Motors.

Tesla created Ilona Muscoy, in recent years has become one of the world leaders in the field of electromobility.

In an interview with Harvard Business Review Gref said that the top management of Sberbank every year for 7-8 days goes to Stanford. During visits to the USA team not only learns on a specially prepared program, but also meets with representatives of startups or large companies.

“Last year we were in the Apple, in the past – in Google, and this year will probably be in Tesla”, – said Gref. He noted the enormous speed of change in the American companies.”If earlier, when we were there, much changed, now each time the feeling passed year three,” he said.

Gref has long demonstrated its interest not only to modern management concepts, but also to the production of high-tech companies. In 2014, Sberbank President spoke at the annual meeting of shareholders in glasses Google Glass, as the example of Tesla he illustrated the imminent end of the “petroleum century”.

“When I first sat in a Tesla car, I realized that this is the future, unfortunately, it came sooner than we had expected – as always,” said Gref at the recent Gaidar forum.

Gref has repeatedly called future competitors to Sberbank Google, Apple, Amazon, Alibaba and other IT giants.