Dmitry Orlov was born on 2 July 1943 in Sukhumi. In 1968 he graduated from Moscow Financial Institute.
In 1968-1969 he worked as a senior loan officer for Krasnogorsk office of the USSR State Bank.
In 1969-1980 he was a senior economist and deputy head of capital financing department of the Moscow regional office of the USSR State Bank.
In 1980-1986 he was a manager of Mytishchi office of the USSR State Bank.
In 1986-1987 he was a manager of Moscow regional office of the USSR State Bank.
In 1987-1991 he worked as head of Moscow regional office of the USSR Agroprombank.
In 1991 he became director of Vozrozhdeniye bank. He also owned 36% of bank shares.
In 1996 he was a member of the Banking Committee under the Russian Government and the Association of Russian Banks.
Orlov is married and has two children, daughter Tanya and son Nikolay. Nikolay is engaged in corporate managing as a board member of Vozrozhdeniye bank.
At the beginning of 2008 Orlov's wealth was estimated at 550 million dollars.
Source: Finance, 7 June 2009
On 2 December 1997 administration of the Moscow region and ONEKSIM Bank, Vozrozhdeniye bank, Unikombank signed an agreement on establishment of United Banking Group management company. Negotiations were carried out under conditions of strict confidentiality. Three banks united to transfer assets of the Communist Party abroad. Vozrozhdeniye bank founded specially for vice-president of Russia Alexander Rutskoi, was also engaged in laundering money of the Communist Party.
Orlov himself was directly involved in financing Vozrozhdeniye foundation and Tarals International company used by Caucasian mafia to launder money.
Source: Databases of Most Group
In June 2007 famous director and actor Nikita Mikhalkov was invited to the board of directors of Vozrozhdeniye bank. Orlov expected that Mikhalkov's image would improve reputation of the bank which was important due to high proportion of individuals' deposits in the bank capital. However, judging by the fact that during the crisis 2008 Vozrozhdeniye fell in profits like no other bank, that step had an adverse effect.
Source: Kompaniya, 11 June 2007
In 2009 Orlov's bank was involved in a major scandal when Parnas-M St. Petersburg holding controlled by Sergei Udachin was accused of asset fraud. During the investigation the holding hastily detached its subsidiaries in order to save them from possible seizures. Assets that remained on balance of the main holding company could not cover its debts. Shortly before Orlov and some other bankers issued credit to Parnas-M, so they were about to lose their money. Before Udachin managed to bankrupt the parent holding company, Orlov along with other creditors filed a recovery suit for 27 million rubles.
Source: Vek.Ru, 14 May 2009
In September 2011 Alexei Kudrin resigned as minister of finance. His longtime friend Dmitry Orlov had good reason to worry about the future of Vozrozhdeniye bank. In 2000s it was Kudrin who helped Orlov to keep the bank afloat during the most critical moments in his credit history. That is why in October 2011 Orlov announced that he was going to partially sell his stake in the bank.
Sources: bankir.ru, 6 October 2011