A fighter, with boundless curiosity, Anastasiya Zhidova was only 16 when she left her home town of Togliatti, in Russia. Her destination was Moscow, where she earned a Master’s degree in Management and Public Administration. But her passion for the French language took her much further, first to France and then on to Switzerland. Enamoured of maths, she came to realise that the banking sector brought together all her interests: figures, the economy, relations with others and an outward-looking approach. Bingo! GS Banque opened its doors to her. She found the family structure she was expecting.