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    • Andrey Yakunin

      Andrey
      YakuninPartner Experience

      Andrey has more than 21 years of international experience. He co-founded VIYM in 2006 and today runs both the private equity growth capital and real estate investment arms of the company, with overall responsibility for more than USD400 million AUM. He is an internationally experienced hotel operator, and successfully manages assets in a number of Russia's leading hotel, logistics and multi-use real estate projects.

      Prior to co-founding VIYM, Andrey led the development of the largest hotel in St. Petersburg "Pribaltiyskaya" and opened the first indoor water park in the city, the largest in Russia. He also worked in various financial consultancy roles at Rocco Forte's New Hotel Group, MCD-Pannell Kerr Forster and Europe Management-Invest.

      Andrey seeks to develop the Private Equity industry in Russia, and is currently the Chairman of the Board of the National Alternative Investment Management Association (NAIMA), a non-profit partnership representing leading alternative investment firm providers committed to the growth of long-term capital in Russia. The association’s current flagship project is an industry-wide endeavour to promote private equity and venture capital as an asset class in Russia.

      Andrey has a distinguished background in academia. He was previously an Associate Professor of Economics at St. Petersburg State University, holds a PhD in Finance & Credit from St. Petersburg State University, as well as an EMBA Global from London Business School and Columbia University GSB. He is fluent in Russian, English and German.
    • Yair Ziv

      Yair
      ZivPartner Experience

      Yair has more than 23 years of cumulative international experience in mining, oil & gas, commodity trading and CRE investments. He brings to VIYM his experience in capital markets and commercial property investment management in the OECD and in emerging markets. From 1993 to 2003, Yair served as a Director of Subsidiaries for Topland Group PLC, a major investment company in UK commercial property, with a portfolio valued at over GBP 2.5 billion. He has a degree in political science from Tel Aviv University and, after some further academic study and a period in the Israeli Foreign Office, he became the General Manager of Meridian Commodities, a group trading in bulk grains and foodstuffs. During his time at Meridian Commodities, Yair acquired expertise in international finance, banking and company administration. He currently serves on the BoD and is the CFO of Target Resources, a London AIM quoted diamond & gold mining company. He is fluent in English and Hebrew.

    • Irina Svinar

      Irina
      SvinarChief Financial Officer (FCCA) Experience

      Irina joined VIYM team from Neva-Rus Private Equity Fund where she served as the Financial Controller and thereafter was promoted to the Vice CFO position responsible for M&A structuring, project management and fundraising as well as for operations of the Financial Department. Prior to her Private Equity experience, she worked as the Financial Controller for hotel "Kempinski" and as a Senior Audit Consultant at Assurance and Business Advisory Services (ABAS) for PricewaterhouseCoopers in St. Petersburg.

      Irina holds an MA degree with honors in Information Technology in Economics and Management from St. Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economy. In 2001, she was qualified as a full member of FCCA. Irina is fluent in Russian and English.

    • Dmitry Schuetzle

      Dmitry
      SchuetzleManaging Director of VIYM Experience

      Dmitry has 21 years of senior executive experience in finance, industrial production and retail. Currently, he is the Managing Director of VIYM, a private equity growth capital and real estate investment firm with offices in UK, Luxembourg and Russia. Prior to VIYM, Dmitry served as the Executive Director at the Financial Corporation URALSIB (his area of responsibility at the company included a wide range of assets with total capitalization of over USD 1 bn) and the General Director for the URALSIB Leasing company (assets – USD 500 mln; Fitch Rating – B+). He also worked in top-executive positions for some leading banks in Russia. Dmitry was the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Factoring Company, the Deshoulieres Group and other projects as well as a member of the BoDs for the Imperial Porcelain Manufactory.

      Currently, he serves on the BoDs of the Syktyvkar Tissue Group and Tristar Investment Holdings. Dmitry holds an MA in Economics and Finance from Russian State Technological University. He is fluent in Russian and English.

    • Alexander Voronkov

      Alexander
      Voronkov
      Director, Growth Capital Experience

      Alexander has more than 10 years of cumulative experience in corporate finance and M&A. He joined VIYM as the Head of Investment Department of Moscow Investment Office in October 2011. Previous to VIYM, Alexander was a part of M&A team at JSC ARMZ, one of the world leaders in the uranium mining industry. Prior to that, he worked at Arkley Capital S.a.r.l., asset management and M&A boutique with US$ 3bn in AUM covering a variety of industries in Russia and abroad, and served as the General Director for start-up companies in timber and metal industries.

      Alexander holds MA degrees in Finance from Higher School of Economics (HSE), physics and applied mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT). He is a certified specialist in M&A structuring, modeling and valuation, and project management from Project Management College UK. He is fluent in Russian and English.  

    • Nadya Nesterova

      Nadya
      Nesterova
      Head of Investor Relations Experience

      Nadya joined VIYM in March 2009 and is responsible for Investor Relations, PR and Marketing Communications as well as industry relations and deal origination. Prior to VIYM, she served in investor relations function at Troika Capital Partners, an alternative investment team managing Special Situations, Private Equity and Venture Capital funds on behalf of third-party clients and Troika Dialog Group integrated investment bank with over USD 6 billion in AUM. From August 2003 to March 2008, Nadya was engaged in operations, back-office, investor relations, PR and marketing communication roles with Wermuth Asset Management GmbH, the exclusive investment adviser to the Greater Europe Funds with some USD 1 billion invested in diversified asset classes of Russia & CIS.

      Nadya holds an MA degree with highest honours in Linguistics & Intercultural Communication from Tver State University, with post-graduate studies in Applied Information Science in Economics at  Tver State Technical University and an MBA Certificate of Business Studies (magna cum laude) from American Institute of Business and Economics. She is fluent in Russian and English and speaks German.  

    • Ihar Katusha

      Ihar
      KatushaDeputy Head of Investor Relations Experience

      Ihar joined VIYM in June 2011 as the Deputy Head of Investor Relations and is responsible for industry relations and deal origination, investor relations, PR and marketing communications. Prior to VIYM, he served as the Deputy Head of the Alternative Market Department at the MICEX Stock Exchange, where he was in charge of fundraising for SMEs. Before that, Ihar served as a Strategic Analyst for Golden Telecom Incorporated, one of the leaders among alternative communication and data transfer network operators in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan (in 2008 Vimpelcom purchased 100% of Golden Telecom shares). 

      Ihar holds MA degrees in International Relations from Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs and in Economics and Finance from Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation. He is fluent in Russian and English, speaks Norwegian and German.  

    • Irina Eronko

      Irina
      EronkoHR Director Experience

      Irina joined VIYM team as a Senior HR Manager in 2011 and was promoted to the position of the HR Director in 2012. Prior toVIYM, Irina had 9 + years HR experience in such companies as SMC Pneumatik LLC, Beiten Burkhardt Rechtsanwälte, GK Training Institute – ARB Pro, and Tristar Investment Holdings.

      Irina graduated from State Polytechnic University with an MA degree in Hydraulic Engineering. She is fluent in Russian and English.

    • Oxana Danilova

      Oxana
      DanilovaDirector of VIYM Legal & Compliance Department Experience

      Oxana's vast legal & compliance responsibility at VIYM includes various forms of compliance and corporate governance investment structuring and investment vehicle development in VIYM growth capital and PERE funds and co-investment platforms.  Prior to VIYM, Oxana was a Legal Counsel in one of the largest St. Petersburg hotel "Pribaltiyskaya", which was successfully refurbished into a world-class MICE facility and sold to a reputable international investor for over US$100 million. From 2003 to 2005, Oxana was in charge of legal operations in a number of retail companies.

      Oxana holds an MA degree from St. Petersburg State University. She is fluent in Russian and English.

    • Dmitry Chuprikov

      Dmitry
      Chuprikov
      Head of Legal Department, Moscow Investment Office Experience

      Dmitry has more than 13 years of legal experience in a variety of different practice areas including litigation, M&A, real estate, and corporate law. Prior to VIYM, Dmitry worked as the Head of Legal Department for private equity firm investing in real estate and industrial assets in Russia and other FSU countries.

      Dmitry holds an MA degree in Economics and MA degree in Law from a branch of Moscow State University. He attained a Magistra degree in Civil Law from the Russian School of Private Law and completed PhD studying at the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law of the Government of Russian Federation. He has an MA degree in Law (LL.M) from the University of Virginia School of Law (US). Dmitry is currently in the process of obtaining an Executive Master degree in Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is fluent in Russian and English.

    • Ekaterina Mishina

      Ekaterina
      Mishina
      Senior Financial Controller Experience

      Ekaterina joined VIYM in 2011 after 5 years with Deloitte & Touche CIS in a Senior Auditor position where she was resposible for the management of audit projects and budgeting, risk analysis, audit of RAS, IFRS and GAAP financial statements; management, evaluation and training of audit teams; analytical audit modeling and reporting; development and analysis of entity performance and financial position indicators; SOX compliance audit and assessment of internal control environment and efficiency of controls as well as accounting consulting on FS transformation and consolidation. She started her career in 2004 with Oskirko & Partners legal advisory firm as an Accountant.

      Ekaterina holds an MA degree in Accounting, Analysis and Audit from St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance. In 2011, she qualified for AICPA fellowship. She is fluent in Russian and English and speaks German.

    • Dmitry Semenov

      Dmitry
      Semenov
      Financial Controller ● ACCA Experience

      Dmitry joined VIYM team as the Financial Controller in 2012. Prior to VIYM, he gained an audit experience with Ernst & Young in a Senior Auditor position, where he was resposible for the following activities: audit of RAS, IFRS and US GAAP financial statements, risk analysis, evaluation and training of audit teams; analysis of entity performance and financial position indicators, assessment of internal control systems, SOX compliance audit, accounting consulting on FS transformation and consolidation. Prior to that, Dmitry gained a 2 year experience in KPMG as a Auditor Assistant. He started his career in 2005 as a sales staff with Diana (representative of KATEPAL OY in Russia) and was responsible for the distribution of products in the North-West region. In 2014, Dmitry was qualified as a member of ACCA.

      Dmitry graduated from St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance with an MA degree in International Management. He is fluent in Russian and English.

    • Victoria Sobolevskaya

      Victoria
      Sobolevskaya
      Executive Director, Hospitality Real Estate Experience

      Victoria has more than 23 years of hospitality sector experience in senior management and financial controlling positions in the leading international hotel chains of Corinthia and Sheraton in St. Petersburg as well as CEO for Tristar Investment Holdings, the development company which was engaged in renovating a 19th-century private mansion in St. Petersburg’s historic centre into one of the most prestigious hotels in Russia – Four Seasons Lion Palace. She represented the jury for the leading hospitality sector contests in St. Petersburg for 5 years in a row and led the pre-opening teams for Corinthia Hotels in Lisbon and Budapest. She is also Maitre Hotelier of the Chaine des Rotisseurs and its annual Gala Dinner Project Manager in St. Petersburg.

      Victoria holds an MA in Philology Sciences from the St. Petersburg State University, with a range of international hotel management and leadership program certificates from the Cornell University and the Institute of Maritime Hotel Management. She is fluent in Russian, English and French, with a working knowledge of Romanian and Italian.
    • Vera Krysanova

      Vera
      KrysanovaSenior HR Manager Experience

      Vera joined the VIYM team as a Senior HR Manager in 2012. Prior to joining VIYM, Vera had 6+ years of professional experience in the HR field. She was responsible for a variety of human resources areas, including operations, compensation and benefits, talent acquisition, learning and development in such companies as Motorola Saint-Petersburg Software Development Center and EMC Saint-Petersburg Development Center.

      Vera has an MA degree in Geography from St. Petersburg State University and has also completed the Human Resource Management professional development program at the International Management Institute of Saint-Petersburg. She is fluent in Russian and English.
    • Andrey Yakunin

      Andrey
      YakuninPartner Experience

      Andrey has more than 21 years of international experience. He co-founded VIYM in 2006 and today runs both the private equity growth capital and real estate investment arms of the company, with overall responsibility for more than USD400 million AUM. He is an internationally experienced hotel operator, and successfully manages assets in a number of Russia's leading hotel, logistics and multi-use real estate projects.

      Prior to co-founding VIYM, Andrey led the development of the largest hotel in St. Petersburg "Pribaltiyskaya" and opened the first indoor water park in the city, the largest in Russia. He also worked in various financial consultancy roles at Rocco Forte's New Hotel Group, MCD-Pannell Kerr Forster and Europe Management-Invest.

      Andrey seeks to develop the Private Equity industry in Russia, and is currently the Chairman of the Board of the National Alternative Investment Management Association (NAIMA), a non-profit partnership representing leading alternative investment firm providers committed to the growth of long-term capital in Russia. The association’s current flagship project is an industry-wide endeavour to promote private equity and venture capital as an asset class in Russia.

      Andrey has a distinguished background in academia. He was previously an Associate Professor of Economics at St. Petersburg State University, holds a PhD in Finance & Credit from St. Petersburg State University, as well as an EMBA Global from London Business School and Columbia University GSB. He is fluent in Russian, English and German.
    • Yair Ziv

      Yair
      ZivPartner Experience

      Yair has more than 23 years of cumulative international experience in mining, oil & gas, commodity trading and CRE investments. He brings to VIYM his experience in capital markets and commercial property investment management in the OECD and in emerging markets. From 1993 to 2003, Yair served as a Director of Subsidiaries for Topland Group PLC, a major investment company in UK commercial property, with a portfolio valued at over GBP 2.5 billion. He has a degree in political science from Tel Aviv University and, after some further academic study and a period in the Israeli Foreign Office, he became the General Manager of Meridian Commodities, a group trading in bulk grains and foodstuffs. During his time at Meridian Commodities, Yair acquired expertise in international finance, banking and company administration. He currently serves on the BoD and is the CFO of Target Resources, a London AIM quoted diamond & gold mining company. He is fluent in English and Hebrew.

    • Dmitry Schuetzle

      Dmitry
      SchuetzleManaging Director of VIYM Experience

      Dmitry has 21 years of senior executive experience in finance, industrial production and retail. Currently, he is the Managing Director of VIYM, a private equity growth capital and real estate investment firm with offices in UK, Luxembourg and Russia. Prior to VIYM, Dmitry served as the Executive Director at the Financial Corporation URALSIB (his area of responsibility at the company included a wide range of assets with total capitalization of over USD 1 bn) and the General Director for the URALSIB Leasing company (assets – USD 500 mln; Fitch Rating – B+). He also worked in top-executive positions for some leading banks in Russia. Dmitry was the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Factoring Company, the Deshoulieres Group and other projects as well as a member of the BoDs for the Imperial Porcelain Manufactory.

      Currently, he serves on the BoDs of the Syktyvkar Tissue Group and Tristar Investment Holdings. Dmitry holds an MA in Economics and Finance from Russian State Technological University. He is fluent in Russian and English.

    • Alexander Voronkov

      Alexander
      Voronkov
      Director, Growth Capital Experience

      Alexander has more than 10 years of cumulative experience in corporate finance and M&A. He joined VIYM as the Head of Investment Department of Moscow Investment Office in October 2011. Previous to VIYM, Alexander was a part of M&A team at JSC ARMZ, one of the world leaders in the uranium mining industry. Prior to that, he worked at Arkley Capital S.a.r.l., asset management and M&A boutique with US$ 3bn in AUM covering a variety of industries in Russia and abroad, and served as the General Director for start-up companies in timber and metal industries.

      Alexander holds MA degrees in Finance from Higher School of Economics (HSE), physics and applied mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT). He is a certified specialist in M&A structuring, modeling and valuation, and project management from Project Management College UK. He is fluent in Russian and English.  

    • Victoria Sobolevskaya

      Victoria
      Sobolevskaya
      Executive Director, Hospitality Real Estate Experience

      Victoria has more than 23 years of hospitality sector experience in senior management and financial controlling positions in the leading international hotel chains of Corinthia and Sheraton in St. Petersburg as well as CEO for Tristar Investment Holdings, the development company which was engaged in renovating a 19th-century private mansion in St. Petersburg’s historic centre into one of the most prestigious hotels in Russia – Four Seasons Lion Palace. She represented the jury for the leading hospitality sector contests in St. Petersburg for 5 years in a row and led the pre-opening teams for Corinthia Hotels in Lisbon and Budapest. She is also Maitre Hotelier of the Chaine des Rotisseurs and its annual Gala Dinner Project Manager in St. Petersburg.

      Victoria holds an MA in Philology Sciences from the St. Petersburg State University, with a range of international hotel management and leadership program certificates from the Cornell University and the Institute of Maritime Hotel Management. She is fluent in Russian, English and French, with a working knowledge of Romanian and Italian.
    • Nadya Nesterova

      Nadya
      Nesterova
      Head of Investor Relations Experience

      Nadya joined VIYM in March 2009 and is responsible for Investor Relations, PR and Marketing Communications as well as industry relations and deal origination. Prior to VIYM, she served in investor relations function at Troika Capital Partners, an alternative investment team managing Special Situations, Private Equity and Venture Capital funds on behalf of third-party clients and Troika Dialog Group integrated investment bank with over USD 6 billion in AUM. From August 2003 to March 2008, Nadya was engaged in operations, back-office, investor relations, PR and marketing communication roles with Wermuth Asset Management GmbH, the exclusive investment adviser to the Greater Europe Funds with some USD 1 billion invested in diversified asset classes of Russia & CIS.

      Nadya holds an MA degree with highest honours in Linguistics & Intercultural Communication from Tver State University, with post-graduate studies in Applied Information Science in Economics at  Tver State Technical University and an MBA Certificate of Business Studies (magna cum laude) from American Institute of Business and Economics. She is fluent in Russian and English and speaks German.  

    • Ihar Katusha

      Ihar
      KatushaDeputy Head of Investor Relations Experience

      Ihar joined VIYM in June 2011 as the Deputy Head of Investor Relations and is responsible for industry relations and deal origination, investor relations, PR and marketing communications. Prior to VIYM, he served as the Deputy Head of the Alternative Market Department at the MICEX Stock Exchange, where he was in charge of fundraising for SMEs. Before that, Ihar served as a Strategic Analyst for Golden Telecom Incorporated, one of the leaders among alternative communication and data transfer network operators in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan (in 2008 Vimpelcom purchased 100% of Golden Telecom shares). 

      Ihar holds MA degrees in International Relations from Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs and in Economics and Finance from Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation. He is fluent in Russian and English, speaks Norwegian and German.  

    • Irina Svinar

      Irina
      SvinarChief Financial Officer (FCCA) Experience

      Irina joined VIYM team from Neva-Rus Private Equity Fund where she served as the Financial Controller and thereafter was promoted to the Vice CFO position responsible for M&A structuring, project management and fundraising as well as for operations of the Financial Department. Prior to her Private Equity experience, she worked as the Financial Controller for hotel "Kempinski" and as a Senior Audit Consultant at Assurance and Business Advisory Services (ABAS) for PricewaterhouseCoopers in St. Petersburg.

      Irina holds an MA degree with honors in Information Technology in Economics and Management from St. Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economy. In 2001, she was qualified as a full member of FCCA. Irina is fluent in Russian and English.

    • Ekaterina Mishina

      Ekaterina
      Mishina
      Senior Financial Controller Experience

      Ekaterina joined VIYM in 2011 after 5 years with Deloitte & Touche CIS in a Senior Auditor position where she was resposible for the management of audit projects and budgeting, risk analysis, audit of RAS, IFRS and GAAP financial statements; management, evaluation and training of audit teams; analytical audit modeling and reporting; development and analysis of entity performance and financial position indicators; SOX compliance audit and assessment of internal control environment and efficiency of controls as well as accounting consulting on FS transformation and consolidation. She started her career in 2004 with Oskirko & Partners legal advisory firm as an Accountant.

      Ekaterina holds an MA degree in Accounting, Analysis and Audit from St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance. In 2011, she qualified for AICPA fellowship. She is fluent in Russian and English and speaks German.

    • Dmitry Semenov

      Dmitry
      Semenov
      Financial Controller ● ACCA Experience

      Dmitry joined VIYM team as the Financial Controller in 2012. Prior to VIYM, he gained an audit experience with Ernst & Young in a Senior Auditor position, where he was resposible for the following activities: audit of RAS, IFRS and US GAAP financial statements, risk analysis, evaluation and training of audit teams; analysis of entity performance and financial position indicators, assessment of internal control systems, SOX compliance audit, accounting consulting on FS transformation and consolidation. Prior to that, Dmitry gained a 2 year experience in KPMG as a Auditor Assistant. He started his career in 2005 as a sales staff with Diana (representative of KATEPAL OY in Russia) and was responsible for the distribution of products in the North-West region. In 2014, Dmitry was qualified as a member of ACCA.

      Dmitry graduated from St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance with an MA degree in International Management. He is fluent in Russian and English.

    • Oxana Danilova

      Oxana
      DanilovaDirector of VIYM Legal & Compliance Department Experience

      Oxana's vast legal & compliance responsibility at VIYM includes various forms of compliance and corporate governance investment structuring and investment vehicle development in VIYM growth capital and PERE funds and co-investment platforms.  Prior to VIYM, Oxana was a Legal Counsel in one of the largest St. Petersburg hotel "Pribaltiyskaya", which was successfully refurbished into a world-class MICE facility and sold to a reputable international investor for over US$100 million. From 2003 to 2005, Oxana was in charge of legal operations in a number of retail companies.

      Oxana holds an MA degree from St. Petersburg State University. She is fluent in Russian and English.

    • Dmitry Chuprikov

      Dmitry
      Chuprikov
      Head of Legal Department, Moscow Investment Office Experience

      Dmitry has more than 13 years of legal experience in a variety of different practice areas including litigation, M&A, real estate, and corporate law. Prior to VIYM, Dmitry worked as the Head of Legal Department for private equity firm investing in real estate and industrial assets in Russia and other FSU countries.

      Dmitry holds an MA degree in Economics and MA degree in Law from a branch of Moscow State University. He attained a Magistra degree in Civil Law from the Russian School of Private Law and completed PhD studying at the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law of the Government of Russian Federation. He has an MA degree in Law (LL.M) from the University of Virginia School of Law (US). Dmitry is currently in the process of obtaining an Executive Master degree in Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is fluent in Russian and English.

    • Irina Eronko

      Irina
      EronkoHR Director Experience

      Irina joined VIYM team as a Senior HR Manager in 2011 and was promoted to the position of the HR Director in 2012. Prior toVIYM, Irina had 9 + years HR experience in such companies as SMC Pneumatik LLC, Beiten Burkhardt Rechtsanwälte, GK Training Institute – ARB Pro, and Tristar Investment Holdings.

      Irina graduated from State Polytechnic University with an MA degree in Hydraulic Engineering. She is fluent in Russian and English.

    • Vera Krysanova

      Vera
      KrysanovaSenior HR Manager Experience

      Vera joined the VIYM team as a Senior HR Manager in 2012. Prior to joining VIYM, Vera had 6+ years of professional experience in the HR field. She was responsible for a variety of human resources areas, including operations, compensation and benefits, talent acquisition, learning and development in such companies as Motorola Saint-Petersburg Software Development Center and EMC Saint-Petersburg Development Center.

      Vera has an MA degree in Geography from St. Petersburg State University and has also completed the Human Resource Management professional development program at the International Management Institute of Saint-Petersburg. She is fluent in Russian and English.
Andrey Yakunin

Andrey
Yakunin Partner

Andrey has more than 21 years of international experience. He co-founded VIYM in 2006 and today runs both the private equity growth capital and real estate investment arms of the company, with overall responsibility for more than USD400 million AUM. He is an internationally experienced hotel operator, and successfully manages assets in a number of Russia's leading hotel, logistics and multi-use real estate projects.

Prior to co-founding VIYM, Andrey led the development of the largest hotel in St. Petersburg "Pribaltiyskaya" and opened the first indoor water park in the city, the largest in Russia. He also worked in various financial consultancy roles at Rocco Forte's New Hotel Group, MCD-Pannell Kerr Forster and Europe Management-Invest.

Andrey seeks to develop the Private Equity industry in Russia, and is currently the Chairman of the Board of the National Alternative Investment Management Association (NAIMA), a non-profit partnership representing leading alternative investment firm providers committed to the growth of long-term capital in Russia. The association’s current flagship project is an industry-wide endeavour to promote private equity and venture capital as an asset class in Russia.

Andrey has a distinguished background in academia. He was previously an Associate Professor of Economics at St. Petersburg State University, holds a PhD in Finance & Credit from St. Petersburg State University, as well as an EMBA Global from London Business School and Columbia University GSB. He is fluent in Russian, English and German.