Russian CFO Summit

The meeting point for the leaders of Russia’s financial community

30 - 31 March 2022

Marriott Grand Hotel, Moscow, Russia

Initial Speakers & Panellists:

Shamil Kurmashov joined NLMK in November 2018 as Vice President for Finance (CFO).

He is a member of the Board of Directors at NLMK International B.V.

From 2009 to 2018, he was Deputy CEO for Commerce and Finance at Aeroflot.

From 2007 to 2009, he served as Deputy CEO for Finance & Investment at Sistema, where he was also in charge of the group’s investment activities.

He held executive positions at Norilsk Nickel and Wimm Bill Dann.

Shamil Kurmashov graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University), and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Central Economics and Mathematics Institute (CEMI RAS).

Born in 1974, Between 1996-2003 Alexey worked for Sun Interbrew, starting his career there as a cash flow economist at the Rosar plant in Omsk and ending it as Efficiency Planning and Managing Director of Sun Interbrew. Between 2003 and 2005 Alexey worked as CFO at Unimilk. From December 2005 to July 2009 he worked as CFO of CJSC Severstal Resource. In July 2009 he was appointed CFO of OAO Severstal.

Alexey graduated from the Omsk Institute of World Economy with a degree in Economics.

Sergey Anokhin was born in Moscow in 1979.

He graduated from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics with a Degree in Finance and Credit. Prior to joining Rostelecom, Mr. Anokhin had a successful career in high tech and banking sectors that spanned 17 years. His professional path started as a consultant and head of projects undertaken to implement planning and financial reporting systems in a SAS company, which culminated in a role as head of financial sector practice.

In 2007 he moved to the banking sector as a Vice-President and head of department, and later in 2011, as a Vice President and deputy CFO at VTB24 retail bank.

In 2014 Mr. Anokhin joined VTB parent bank as a Senior Vice President and CFO of the newly established unit for mid-sized business sector at VTB.

He also served as the head of economic planning at the Bank of Moscow, where he was responsible for integration of processes, systems and staff during the merger of Bank of Moscow and VTB bank in 2015-2016. Sergei Anokhin was directly involved in creating and executing both institutions’ strategies.

Sergey Anokhin has held the position Senior Vice President of Rostelecom since April 2017.

Currently he is Senior Vice President and CFO.

Currently he is a member of governing bodies of the following organizations: member of the board of directors of MOBITEL LLC, T2 RTC Holding LLC.

Vsevolod Rozanov has joined Bain & Company in 1993. In 2002 he moved on to join the leading Russian public investment company Sistema, holding CFO roles consecutively at the MTU-Inform, Comstar UTS and MTS JSC. In 2008 he became CEO of Sistema’s Indian greenfield telecom venture, SSTL (under MTS India brand).
In 2013 Vsevolod moved back to Moscow to become Sistema’s Group CFO. From 2018 to 2021 he was Managing Partner in charge of Sistema’s financial assets as well as South Asian businesses. Served as a member of the Board at the different companies of the Sistema Group (telecom, banking, pulp&paper etc.)
Vsevolod’s key competences are General Management, Finance, Capital Markets, Governance, Telecom and Digital.
He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Sistema Capital and Sistema Asia Capital, member of the Board of MAGNIT, MTS Bank and Fortenova Grupa.

Mr Ivanov joined EVRAZ in November 2016. Since 2013, he has served as an executive vice-president and CFO at VimpelCom. Previously, he held various positions at TNK-BP, including the first deputy of the executive vice president for exploration and production, having spent over 10 years with the company.

In his role as EVRAZ CFO, Mr Ivanov leads the financial unit and supervises key supporting functions, including legal, investor relations and IT.

Mr Ivanov graduated from the Financial Academy of the Government of the Russian Federation with a degree in finance and credit, as well as from Northeastern University, Missouri, USA, and Truman University, USA, with a degree in accounting.

Kirill Lykov was born on December 16, 1971 in Leningrad.

In 1994 he graduated from the St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance with a degree in Material Resources Management. Later, he completed a postgraduate study at the St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance and a postgraduate study at the St. Petersburg Engineering and Economic University.

From 1994 to 2000 he worked in the specialty in organizations of the banking and financial sectors of the economy.

In 2000, he came to Power Machines, where he consistently held various managerial positions: project manager of the corporate affairs directorate (2002), deputy director for corporate affairs (2003-2004), director for corporate affairs (2004- 2006), Director of Property Management (2006-2007). In 2004, concurrently - Director for Corporate Affairs of OJSC United Machine-Building Plants (OJSC OMZ).

In 2007 he was appointed Deputy General Director for Operations of CJSC Polyus Gold (Moscow).

In 2008, he was appointed Executive Director of CJSC Holding Company INTERROS.

From 2009 to transfer to CJSC IES - member of the Management Board, Director for Economics and Finance of OJSC TGC-1.

Since September 2012, he has held the post of Deputy General Director for Economics and Finance at T Plus PJSC.

 

Natalya Orlova, chief economist at Alfa Bank, is considered one of the most cited analysts in the financial world. In addition to actively participating in the development of the banking structure, Natalya Orlova takes a special interest in Chinese culture, feng shui, qigong, breathing exercises, and also studies the history of Russia and the development of the modern economy of the Russian Federation.

Natalia Orlova, who has linked her working life with Alfa-Bank since 1998, was born in Moscow in 1974. In addition to working in the largest private banking structure, Orlova teaches at the Higher School of Economics.

Education
Natalia Orlova is a graduate of Moscow State University with a degree in economics. Bachelor's degree since 1995. Master's degree in Macroeconomics from the University of Clermont Ferrand. Ph.D. from the University of Paris 6 (France). Reference: since 2009 he has been a Doctor of Science and has been teaching at the Higher School of Economics.

Career
Before starting her career at Alfa-Bank, Natalya Orlova gained experience in analytical work at the Russian Opportunity Fund (France).

Since February 1998, Orlova has been accepted into the bank's staff as an "economist". After more than 2 years, the young specialist was appointed chief economist, in charge of macroeconomic issues and the banking sector.

Is engaged in the preparation of the Bulletin of the banking organization with quarterly reporting for clients and media representatives.

Orlova is a member of the Advisory Council on Monetary Policy under the head of the Central Bank, and has also repeatedly participated in conferences as a representative of the bank. In 2003 and 2005 she was a member of the IEF (World Economic Forum).

Achievements
The best analyst in the banking sector in the 2007 RBC rating. According to Medialogia and InvestGuru, in 2008 the chief economist of Alfa-Bank is considered the most cited analyst in the field of the stock market. Among 400 financial experts working with leading media, Natalia Orlova topped the rating of the most frequently mentioned.
Reference: in December 2017, Orlova won the title of laureate of the "Financial Olympus" award in the category "Analyst of the Year".

NATALIA ORLOVA IN THE MEDIA
The media regularly publish new reviews and analytical articles by Natalia Orlova. Since 2009, Finam alone has published more than three hundred publications under the headings “News”, “Forecasts”, and weekly reviews. According to Finam, the chief analyst of Alfa-Bank is among the leaders in the rating.

Education:

  • Higher education. Azerbaijan State Economic University, International Economic Relations (2004)
  • Russian State Social University, Law (2005)
  • St. Thomas University, Houston, USA, MBA / Finance (2007)


Work experience:

  • from 2019
    Segezha Group, Member of hte Management Board, Vice-President for Finance and Investment
  • 2008-2019
    Schlumberger for a 11-year international career with experience in a variety of senior financial positions in United States, Russia, and France. He held a role in Corporate Treasury, Finance Director roles across number of business segments covering Oilfield Service operations, Financial Controller roles for Engineering & Manufacturing, as well as Corporate Auditor.

Yulia Shkhiyants is a member of the Management Board and Head of the Department for Economics and Finance at OMK.

Julia Shkhiyants joined the company in May 2007 as Director for Economics and Finance. Appointed Vice President of OMK in February 2013. Previously, she held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Greenoke Holding Group and Zepter International LLC, as well as Senior Auditor at KPMG.

Julia Shkhiyants was born in 1975. Graduated from the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia with a degree in economics.

Ivan has 19 years of experience in leading Russian and international companies in the field of financial services, telecommunications, energy with an annual revenue of up to 3 trillion rubles. Management of divisions in groups of companies at the level of the corporate center and subsidiaries. Honorary Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

KEY COMPETENCES
• Financial policy, strategy and management of the organization
• Financial planning, budgeting and control
• Financial, management and integrated reporting
• Financial and economic assessment, analysis and modeling
• Management of company value for stakeholders
• Corporate governance, internal control and audit
• Development and implementation of information technologies and systems
• Human resources management and cross-functional interaction

Appointed 2017.

Experience Previous roles in Polymetal: Chief Financial Controller, 2011-2015, and Finance Director of Polymetal, 2015-2016. Deputy Chief Financial Officer at Nomos Bank in 2011-2012, Director of Business Planning and Analysis since 2009. Head of Management and IFRS Reporting at MDM Bank, 2008-2009. Various financial positions at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, 2003-2008.

Qualifications BA in Economics from St. Petersburg State University; graduated with distinction from the Executive MBA-Global Programme at London Business School and Columbia Business School. Fellow member of ACCA.

Tatiana is the CFO of Merlion, the largest distributor in the Russian market. At the end of 2011 - 11th place in the rating of the 50 most influential women in domestic retail, prepared by the Publishing House "Retailer".

Professional experience: 1995-2004 - Agrisovgaz LLC (industrial complex for the production of steel and aluminum structures, industrial greenhouses), has gone from the position of an accountant-financier to the head of the financial department, and then deputy financial director. 2004-2006 - Head of the Corporate Finance Department of Unicor Management Company. Control and analysis of financial activities of industrial and commercial enterprises included in the group: Ural plant RTI, Moscow plant RTI-Kauchuk, CJSC Erkafarm (pharmacy chain Doctor Stoletov, Chekhov furniture plant, CJSC Tyazhmekhpress, etc.). 2006-2007 - Deputy General Director for Economics and Finance. 2007-2008 - General Director of CJSC Erkafarm. The network of pharmacies "Doctor Stoletov". Chairman of the Management Board of CJSC Erkafarm. Member of the Board of Directors. 2009-2014 - Financial Director of the federal retail chain selling household appliances and electronics "Technosila". Since August 2014 - Chief Financial Officer of Merlion Company.

Business oriented finance expert in FMCG industry (Inmarko, Alcohol Siberian Group and etc.)

The key range of professional interests and expertise:

-financial business support aimed at profitable business growth;

-transformation projects, including projects on systems’ implementation, creation of business

 support service centres;

-design, development and implementation of operational processes;

-M&A and integrations.

EDUCATION:

Ural State University of Economics (former Sverdlovsk Institute of Economics) – Diploma in Economics

Various leadership development courses

MISCELLANEOUS:

Certified Director (IoD), Member of the Russian Association of Independent Directors.

Speakers at diverse events, including CFO Russia and SAP CIS Digital Leadership center.

Andrey was born in 1982.

In 2004 he graduated from the Academy of Budget and Treasury of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation. PhD in Economics.

From 2003 to 2008, he held a number of positions related to finance and economic planning at enterprises and organizations in various sectors of the economy.

From 2008 to 2009 - Project Manager at the State Corporation "Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs".

From 2009 to 2018 - Deputy Director of the Department, Director of the Corporate Finance Department of PJSC Aeroflot.

Since September 2018 - Deputy CEO for Commerce and Finance at PJSC Aeroflot.

Has a gratitude from the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.

Mr.Bulantsev was born on July 9, 1969. He graduated from Bauman Moscow State Technical University, the Department of Special Mechanical Engineering, Automatic Control Systems. In 2000, Igor graduated from Finance Academy affiliated to the Government of the Russian Federation with a degree in Banking and Finance. In 2006, he received an MBA degree from IESE Business School (University of Navarra), Spain. From 1995 to 1998, he worked at Russian Credit Bank as the Head of the Foreign Exchange Operations Department. In 1998-2003, Igor served as Senior Vice President of Guta Bank. In 2003-2009, he occupied the position of the First Deputy Chairman of the Board of OrgresBank (renamed to Nordea Bank in 2009). From 2009 to 2016, he was Chairman of the Board of Nordea Bank. From 2016 to 2018, Igor served as Senior Vice President of Sberbank, Head of Sberbank CIB (Sberbank's corporate investment business). Since 2019, he has been Deputy CEO – Chief Financial Officer of URALCHEM JSC.

Ayuna is Head of Europe, Primary Markets and Co-Chair of LSEG’s Women Inspired Network UK Chapter. She was appointed to the role in 2018 having previously held a number of positions in Primary Markets, including Head of Russia & CIS.

Ayuna has brought many high-profile IPOs and listings to London Stock Exchange to help build a portfolio of over 200 listed issuers worth c. $1 trillion.

In her capacity as Co-Chair of LSEG’s Women Inspired Network UK Chapter, Ayuna champions gender equality and plays an active part in LSEG’s Diversity & Inclusion work.

Outside LSEG, she serves as Chair of TheCityUK’s Eurasia Market Advisory Group and Member of TheCityUK’s International Trade & Investment Group.

Ayuna was featured in Management Today’s 35 under 35 Women in Management in 2017.

In 2018, she was shortlisted for the Asian Women of Achievement Award in Business category.

                                  

Ayuna holds a Master’s in International Business from Grenoble Graduate School of Business and MA in Linguistics & Intercultural Communications from the Moscow State University.

Education:

1998 — Graduated with distinction in international economic relations from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).

 

Since May 2020
Deputy CEO, CFO at Management Company METALLOINVEST LLC
 
Since Oct. 2016
Finance Director at Management Company METALLOINVEST LLC.
 
2015 — 2016
Director of Treasury at Management Company METALLOINVEST LLC.
 
2007 — 2014
Vice President for Corporate Finance and Treasury at LLC Integra Management (Management Company of INTEGRA GROUP).
 
2001 — 2007
Held various executive positions at NOVIKOMBANK, including Deputy CEO, Member of the Executive Board in 2006-2007.
 
1997 — 2001
Worked in various positions at JSCB Evrofinance (subsequently EVROFINANCE MOSNARBANK).

Education: Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance, MBA at London Business School

1995–1999 – worked for the international auditing firm Arthur Andersen. 1999–2002 – Financial Controller and Chief Accountant of the Russian representative office of Brunswick UBS investment bank. 2002–2004 – trader in the New York office of UBS Bank. 2006–2012 – held senior positions in derivatives trading and asset management at Morgan Stanley investment bank (London), 2012–2013 – at Barclays Bank (London). 2013–2016 – worked in Southeast Asia (Myanmar) where he managed the Sale Company. 2016–2019 – Deputy CEO of JSC Kalashnikov Group, also Member of the Management Board and Board of Directors of several subsidiaries. In 2019 – Deputy CEO, Advisor to the CEO of JSC TransKomplektHolding.

Since 2020 – Vice President of Economics and Finance, Member of the Management Board of TransContainer. Also in 2020 – Deputy CEO of TransContainer.

Artem Tarakanov – Global CFO, responsible for the strategic and operational management of finance at Softline.

Artem graduated with honours from Moscow State University (named after M.V. Lomonosov) Faculty of Economics in 1997 with a Bachelor of Economics degree, major: financial management. In 1999, he achieved a Master of Science in Economics, major: accounting and financial analysis from Moscow State University, Faculty of Economics. He has been a member of ACCA since 2003. In 2009 he gained an MBA degree from Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business.

Artem has more than 20 years of professional experience, managing finance for large companies (Daimler, Cadbury, EuroChem, Walgreens Boots Alliance) in the Russian and international markets. Artem has a number of publications on the strategy of value creation for the company.

Hobbies: astronomy, history, windsurfing, skiing.

Nastassia is the Moscow and Central Asia reporter at the Financial Times. She covers commodities in the CIS as well as Central Asian politics and economics. She has been an international journalist in Moscow for more than 11 years, previously as an oil and gas reporter at S&P Global Platts, and a correspondent at Reuters. Nastassia graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US.

Mikhail Katsnelson was born in 1974 in Moscow.

Mikhail has 3 higher educations from the USA, including an MBA, and is a holder of the international CPA (Certified Public Accountant) certificate, issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the national association of professional accountants, and a certificate in financial analysis. and investments CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst).

For over 15 years, he has worked in Russia and abroad in leading positions in corporate finance in various industries and companies - from start-ups to global conglomerates (such as General Electric).

Prior to attracting Mikhail to the VTB Capital team as a portfolio CFO, he worked for 3.5 years in one of the portfolio companies of the private investment fund Alfa Capital Partners as a portfolio CFO and CEO, where in March last year he closed a deal to sell a restaurant chain "Tree sticks".

In 2012, he was awarded the CFO magazine award as the best CFO in 2011 in the Best Financial Management in Difficult Circumstances category, and in 2013 the Adam Smith CFO of the Year prize in the Small and Medium Business category.

Higher education
1997, Volga State Academy of Water Transport, specialty "Accounting and Audit", qualification - economist.
2009, Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University named after V.I. R.E. Alekseeva, diploma of additional qualification "Master of Business Administration".
2008, Diploma ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) in International Financial Reporting.

Professional experience
From 2004 to 2007, he held the position of financial director of CJSC TIKO-PLASTIC.
From 2007 to 2009, he was a financial controller at the Nizhegorodskiy Dairy Plant, a branch of Wimm-Bill-Dann OJSC.
From 2009 to 2012, he held the position of Deputy General Director for Economics and Finance at TransWoodService OJSC.
In June 2012, he was appointed Deputy Executive Director of NPF BLAGOSOSTOYANIE for Economics and Finance. Since December 24, 2018, he has been the Deputy General Director of JSC NPF BLAGOSOSTOYANIE for Economics and Finance.

Education: Kazan Institute of Finance and Economics. V.V. Kuibyshev. In 2007 - 2008 he completed training under the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program ESIDEC (France) - KGFEI (Russia). He also holds professional accountant and auditor certificates.

Principle employment: Deputy General Director of KAMAZ PTC - Financial Director
First elected to the Management Board of KAMAZ PTC by the decision of the Board of Directors dated May 22, 2015.

In 2012 he was awarded the title "Honored Economist of the Republic of Tatarstan".

Key areas of expertise – investments in public companies and Private Equity, increasing the market capitalization and investment attractiveness of companies, monitoring the safety of investments.

2012 to 2020 – UCP Investment group (~$3.5bn under management), Head of investment analysis department, with focus on direct investments in public and private companies. 2020 to present – independent member of the Board of Directors of Russian Aquaculture. 2016 to present – member of the Strategy and Investment Committee of the Board of Directors of Inter RAO. 2013 to 2020 – Board member of non-government pension fund "Heritage" and management company "Fund Administrator", member of the Board of Directors of the Cryogas Group of Companies, member of the Board of Directors of Geosplit.

Andrey is a member of Agency for Strategic Initiatives’ working group that is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the action plan ("road map") "Corporate Governance Improvement". Expert of the Moscow Exchange working group on improving dividend policies of Russian companies. An active participant in round tables and discussion panels of the largest Russian forums and conferences, including round tables of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives and the Moscow Exchange. Speaker of the Russian Investment Forum "Sochi-2017".

Prior to UCP Investment Group Andrey held senior positions at Russia’s largest integrated gas processing and petrochemicals company Sibur, where he was responsible for valuation of investment projects and M&A. From 2006 to 2010 Andrey worked at investment banking departments of Alfa Bank and Renaissance Capital and at Deloitte corporate finance advisory, where he was responsible for M&A, IPO, private placements, as well as project and structured financing transactions.

Andrey earned a PhD degree at Moscow State University (2005-2009). He also taught at the Faculty of Public Administration of Moscow State University. Andrey has a qualification certificate of the Federal Service for Financial Markets Series 1.0. Author of books and scientific publications about M&A efficiency, business planning and investment efficiency. Forbes and Vedomosti contributor.

In 2006, Igor Nikolaev was awarded with an honorary distinction “in recognition for strengthened cooperation with the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation” due to his efforts to develop state financial control. He was also awarded with a diploma of the Eurasia Foundation for “the unique economic study of Russia’s potential” (2009). Igor is an author of over 350 publications in scientific and professional journals. He edited such books as “How Much Does Russia Cost” (2004) and “Strategic Analysis. Book of Reports Prepared by FBK” (2006). He has extensive experience in strategic advisory (macroeconomics, budgetary and investment policy, structural reforms) and teaching (Higher School of Economics since 1997). He was awarded with an honorary distinction of the Russian Risk Management Society “for contribution to the development of risk management in Russia” (2013).

Study “How Much Does Russia Cost: 10 Years Later” (2014)

Study “How Much Does Russia Cost” (2004)


Responsibilities
Igor Nikolaev is responsible for strategic and macroeconomic analysis and preparation of related studies.


Experience
2000–present FBK Grant Thornton, Director of the Strategic Analysis Department. Head of FBK Strategic Analysis Institute since June 2013
1998–2000 Ministry of Railways of the Russian Federation, Deputy Head of the Department of Economics
1997–1998 Central Office of the Government of the Russian Federation, Counsellor
1992–1996 Ministry of Science of the Russian Federation, Head of the Department for Analysis, Projecting and Priorities of Scientific Development, Deputy Head of the Scientific Progress Economic and Legal Regulation Department
1990–1992 State Committee for Science and Higher Education, Head of the Economics and Methodology Department
1986–1990 Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Economics, Department of Industrial Economics, Research Fellow

Education
1996 PhD in Economics
1984 Lomonosov Moscow State University, Economist and Political Economy Teacher

Memberships
Member of the Commission on Healthcare of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

Responsible for business planning, controlling and group finance. Graduated from the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation and the global Executive MBA program at IE University. Certified by ACCA (Association of Certified Chartered Accountants). Has 20 years of experience in audit, transformation of financial services and M&A projects in large industrial, trade and logistics companies. Has been working at Invitro since 2020.

25+ years as an executive leader in international companies: operational and strategic management, taxation of holding structures, development and support of investment projects, corporate restructuring programs (M&A transactions, Post Merging Integration support), crisis management, digitalization of geographically distributed business processes.

She serves as Finance and Administrative Director, Russia & CIS, LifeScan (the world leader in the production of blood glucose monitoring equipment, OneTouch brand), strategic and operational financial business partner.

She graduated from Lomonosov Institute of Fine Chemical Technologies, specializing in Chemistry and Polymer Processing and Marketing in the Chemical Industry. She also holds a degree in Finance and Credit from the Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics. Nadezhda is certified in Prosci® Change Management.

Nadezhda focuses on partnerships with international companies: Johnson & Johnson, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Bacardi, OTIS, Direct Group, as well as the businesses spin-off processes in Russia.

Business trainer and author of different training programs in finance and taxation, including "Finance for non-financiers", "Taxes for business", "Taxation in the Russian Federation" to prepare specialists for the ACCA exam.

Mentor for small and medium-sized enterprises.

CFO at Decathlon Indonesia, speaker and author of articles in specialized magazines. She has 10 years of experience in finance and has built an international career from scratch. She worked in Russia, France and Indonesia.

Education:

  • Bashkir State University, Faculty of Mathematics, specialties "Applied Mathematics" and "Programming Theory"
  • American Institute of Business and Economics (2010-2011), MBA

Professional experience:

  • SRO SG-trading (November 2014-August 2016), Russia
  • SRO, head of treasury, head of financial control and procurement service chain stores
    "Detskiy mir", (November 2007-October 2014)
  • Head of the Treasury Methodology Department of FC Uralsib (April 2004 - November 2007), previously worked in the Risk Management Division, Head of the Assets and Liabilities Management Division.

30+ years as an executive in international and Russian companies: production, retail, microfinance, fintech, services and wholesale. Successful entrepreneur, Big4 consultant, corporate top-manager (CFO).

Started caeer at 15 as a software salesman. At 18 opened an audit practice in the biggest consulting company in my hometown, Yekaterinburg. Grew it to an independent legal entity and finally sold this business to a strategic partner.

Then joined Big4 consulting. I worked for EY and KPMG performing projects for big companies from different sectors of economy.

After 4 years in consulting moved to the corporate business as a financial controller and then CFO (FMCG, retail, financial service and fintech). In 2013 I joined Bistrodengi / Eqvanta holding as a group CFO, covering not only financial and investment issues, but General management function, including new business development and market analysis, diversification and business model transformation.

Boris Chernicher has been the Chief Financial Officer of LLC Rusagro Group of Companies since January 2021.

Mr Chernicher started his work in Rusagro on position of Head of Controlling, Investments and Reporting Department in 2019 and has been Acting Financial Director of Oil and Fat Division since July 2020.

Before joining the Company Mr Chernicher worked for more than 10 years in economy and finance area, including senior budgeting and reporting positions in Home Credit and Finance Bank and Beeline.

He graduated with honor from the Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics with a degree in Economics and Mathematics.

He has been a member of the ACCA since 2015.