Born 6 January 1935, the son of Dmitry I. Lobanov-Rostovsky and Irina V. Wyrouboff. Nikita D. Lobanov, a U.S. citizen, attended Christ Church, Oxford University, England, earning BA and MA degrees in geology in 1958. At Columbia University in New York City, he earned an MS in economic geology in 1960, and at the University of New York, he earned an MBA in accounting in 1962.
     During 1960 and 1961 Mr. Lobanov worked as exploration geologist in Patagonia for Union Oil Texas Natural Gas. From 1962 to 1967, he was assistant manager of the International Division of the Chemical Bank (now Morgan Chase Bank) in New York City; from 1967 to 1970 he was a vice president of Prudential, also in New York City, and from 1970 to 1979 he was vice president of the Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco, California, for which he also served as division head for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. During 1980-83 he was senior vice president, International Resources and Finance Bank, London, and until 1997, for 10 years, an advisor to the Central Selling Organisation (De Beers) based in London. From 1991 he was a consultant to Christie's auction house and subsequently, from 1992 to 1997, a consultant to Sotheby's.
     He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers. In a civic capacity, he is a fellow in perpetuity of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City), a member of the board of directors of the Foundation for International Arts and Education (Washington, DC), a regent of the Institute of Modern Russian Culture (Los Angeles, California), a member of the Association of Russian American Scholars in the USA, and a patron of the Russian Chamber Orchestra in London. He is a member of the Society of Collectors (Moscow) a board member of the St. Cyril and St. Methodius Foundation (Sofia) and an honorary doctor of the Academy of Arts, St.Petersburg.
     Mr. Lobanov has written several professional works, including Russian Painters and the Stage (1969), Trade Financing (1980) and Banking (1982). He is a collector of costume and stage designs by Russian-born artists and has organised numerous exhibitions. He is listed in Who's Who in the World (1982-1983), Who's Who in the Middle East Banking and Finance (1982) and in a Biographical Dictionary of the Soviet Union 1917-1988 (1992).
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