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Highlights from the Russian CFO Summit 2013

Below are just some of our 60+ expert speakers. See full list of speakers confirmed so far.

Members of the 2014 Speaker Faculty include:

Members of the 2014 Speaker Faculty include:

Dmitry Rudakov Chief Financial Officer Inversion Management Company (Timan-Pechora Gas Company)

Natalya Krasnoperova General Director OOO BearingPoint Natalia has more than 15 years of experience in consulting. She joined KPMG in 1999 and then subsequently joined BearingPoint in 2002. In March 2005 Natalia was appointed a Managing Director of BearingPoint, in April 2007 — BearingPoint Russia Practice Leader, in December 2007 — General Director of OOO “BearingPoint”. Following the MBO in August 2009, Natalia is a partner of BearingPoint and a regional leader for Russia and CIS.

Natalia is a graduate engineer with a major in Applied Mechanics and a Bachelor of Economics in the area of Finance and Audit. She is a fluent English speaker.

Sergey Rezontov CFO Lysva Metallurgical Company

Sergey Rezontov has joined Lysva Metallurgical Company as a CFO in April 2013. Before he hold a position of the Head of Corporate Finance Department in Mechel Group since August 2006 and Relationship manager in Metals and Mining Industries Group, Corporate Clients Department, Commerzbank (Eurasija) SAO since January 2004. He graduated from the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics with a first-class honors degree and holds a Specialist Diploma in Management of investments and innovations.


Evgeniy Velesevich Country Manager, Russia & CIS Anaplan

Olga Petrova First Deputy CEO, CFO NefteTransService

Elena Milinova Chief Financial Officer KAMAZ

Alexey Kornya Chief Financial Officer MTS

Victor Belyakov Chief Financial Officer Uralkali

Viktor Belyakov has been Chief Financial Officer of the combined company since its creation in 2011.

Viktor Belyakov was born in 1973. In 1995 he graduated from Tver Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Computer Engineering. In 1997 he received a degree in economics from Tver State Technical University. Mr. Belyakov also holds an MBA degree from Kingston Business School and a CMA (Certified Management Accountant) degree.

Between 2002 and 2004 Mr. Belyakov worked as a financial controller for Yukos and from 1999 to 2003 was CFO with one of ABB Group's companies. Prior to 1999 he worked in the banking sector.

In 2004 Mr. Belyakov joined Uralkali, initially as financial controller, before becoming Deputy Director of Economics and Finance and then Director of Economics and Finance and Deputy General Director. In July 2010 Mr. Belyakov was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Uralkali. He has been on the company's Management Board since 2007.

Between 2005 and 2006 Mr. Belyakov was on the board of Baltic Bulk Terminal. He currently serves on a number of boards of Uralkali’s affiliate companies.


Lyudmila Smirnova Chief Financial Officer Tele2 Russia

Nikolai Solomon Chief Financial Officer Rosatom

Andrey Ilyin Chief Financial Officer EuroChem

Marcin Piotrowski Chief Financial Officer Wimm-Bill-Dann

Evgeniya Tyurikova Chief Financial Officer Summa Group

Irina Kalinovskaya Chief Financial Officer MRTS

Evgeniy Notkin Finance Director Nissan Russia & CIS

Mikhail Lukashevich Editor-in-Chief CFO-Russia

Born in 1977. Graduated from Moscow Physical Engineering Institute with a degree in electronics in 2000.
As deputy editor-in-chief of the journal “The Art of Management” between 2000 and 2004, Mr. Lukashevich was involved in its creation and management, introducing the Russian reader for the first time to the best material from the Fast Company and Harvard Business Review – the leading worldwide publications on management.
In 2004 and 2005 Mr. Lukashevich managed the business literature department at the publishing house “Rosmen”, where he published several business bestsellers.
In 2005 at the publishers B2B Media (“Prof-Media” holding) Mikhail released the journal “Commercial Director: Sales & Marketing Management”, of which he was editor-in-chief for two years. In 2007 he created the journal “Financial Directors’ Club”, handed out to delegates of the 10th Russian Economic Forum in London. In 2008 the journal was turned into the website CFO-Russia.ru, which Mikhail is still editor-in-chief of.
Under Mr. Lukashevich’s management, in 2009-10 CFO-Russia.ru ran the feature “Lessons from the crisis: the CFO viewpoint”, culminating in the release of the book of the same name in 2011. The book, a compilation of interviews with financial directors dealing with the fight against the crisis, was presented to the audience at the CFO Summit 2011, organised by Adam Smith Conferences.


Sergey Karataev Chief Financial Officer Freight One

Herkko Soininen Chief Financial Officer Rovio

Yuri Rotmanov Managing Director, Eastern Europe, Russia & CIS Anaplan

Irina Anoshkina Financial Planning Manager, Eastern Europe Kimberly Clark

Michael Katsnelson Chief Financial Officer Burger King Russia

Oxana Panchenko Board Member Raiffeisenbank

In 2008 Oksana Panchenko officially assumed office as a member of the Raiffeisenbank Board and Head of Corporate Banking & Corporate Finance Directorate.

Oksana Panchenko was born on 15 December 1971. She obtained two degrees: in linguistics and economics. Her professional career counts 15 years of banking experience in Russia. Oksana joined ZAO Raiffeisenbank  - 100% subsidiary of Austrian Raiffeisen banking group - in 1997 right upon the start of the bank activities in Russia.  In 1998 she was appointed Head of the Corporate-Banking Department, and in 2002 she took over the position Deputy Head of Corporate Banking and Corporate Finance Division. In April 2006 she was appointed Deputy Head of Corporate Banking and Corporate Finance Directorate, Head of Corporate Banking Division.

The Corporate-Banking Directorate is responsible for:
- Commercial lending
- Project finance
- Midmarket lending
- Liquidity management
- Documentary Business

ZAO Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen International Bank-Holding AG. The Bank has been operating in Russia since 1996 and offers a full range of services to retail and corporate customers, both resident and non-resident, in roubles and foreign currencies.


Tom Blackwell Chief Executive Officer EM Communications

Tom is the CEO and one of the founders of EM Communications, the leading international IR and financial PR advisory business in Russia.

He has more Russian IPO experience than any other practicing communications advisor in the market, having personally led the communications for IPOs including MD Medical Group, Ruspetro, OKEY Group, Pharmsynthez, Exillon Energy, Human Stem Cell Institute, M.video, Bank St Petersburg, MMK and Raspadskaya. 

In addition, he has considerable M&A experience in the region, having advised on high-profile transactions such as Pepsi – Lebedyansky and Enel - OGK-5. 

Tom has also worked with a number of privately held Russian companies to raise their public profile and to create the necessary communications infrastructure in preparation for future capital markets activity. 

Based in Russia for most of the last ten years, Tom is a fluent Russian speaker.


Chris Weafer Senior Partner Macro Advisory

Sergey Piven Chief Financial Officer X5 Retail Group

Nikolay Garanin Chief Financial Officer A5 Pharmacy Chain

Vyacheslav Sotnik First Vice President, Economics & Finance TransTeleCom

Gennady Zhuzhlev Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Managing Director Eurasian Development Bank

Graduated from Moscow State Technological University named after Tsiolkovsky and Moscow International Business School Mirbis. In 1996-2003 he occupied various positions in “MDM-Bank”. In 2003-2008 he was Executive Director of Financial Corporation “URALSIB” and managed departments of project finance and direct investments of the Central Regional Direction of Financial Corporation “URALSIB”. Starting from July 2008, he has been working in EDB as Director of Project Finance Group. On June 3, 2010 he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Management Board.
Mr Zhuzhlev manages and coordinates the Bank's project activities.


Shogik Avakian Finance Director RD Construction Management

Kirill Polyakov Chief Financial Officer Transstroy

Sergey Berezovka Finance Director Sika Russia

Bjarte Bogsnes Vice President, CFO Performance Management & Risk Statoil

Vladimir Kremer Head of Financial Lines AIG

Anton Musatov Chief Executive Officer VTB Factoring

In 2002, Anton graduated from the State University of Management with a degree in financial management. Professional activity was started in 2002 in the Insurance Company «ROSNO», in the Center of complex insurance of financial risks. In 2003 Anton started his activity in factoring sphere. During 2003-2004 Anton was Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of serving the developing companies of AB «IBG NIKoil». From March 2004 to April 2011 Anton worked  at the National Factoring Company, from March to September 2004 as the head of the Office of the financial risks underwriting, from September 2004 to August 2007 as the Directory of client relationships development, in September 2007 as  Deputy Chairman of the Board and  a member of the Board of NFK (JSC). During 2004-2008 Anton was also responsible for the development and implementation of new factoring products of NFK. In April 2011 Anton joined VTB Factoring Ltd. as Director of the Directorate of the methodologies and technologies, from September 2011 – he became a Member of the Management Board, Director of Risk Department. In August 2012 Anton was appointed as  CEO of VTB Factoring Ltd. From April 2013 he became the Chairman of the Board of Association of factoring companies.


Geoffrey Townsend Chairman of the Audit Committee OAO Raspadskaya

Grigory Fedorishin Chief Financial Officer NLMK Group

Grigory Fedorishin has been NLMK Group CFO since January 2013.
From 2011 to 2013 he served as NLMK Group Director of Strategy and Business Development, managing strategy development projects for the Group and its business units as well as business processes optimization and KPI system implementation projects. 
He has been Secretary of the NLMK Board of Directors’ Strategy Committee since 2010, and member of the NLMK Management Board since 2012.
From 2009 to 2011 he served as an Investment Manager at Libra Capital, a Moscow-based investment management company.
From 2001 to 2009 he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers consulting company (Moscow) in audit, financial consulting and management consulting divisions, where he held positions up to a Director of Business Restructuring Practice.
Grigory graduated from of Academy of Finance (Moscow). He holds a master degree in Business Administration (MBA) with distinction from INSEAD business school (France & Singapore) and is CFA (Certified Financial Analyst) charter holder. 


Elena Verman Chief Financial Officer Gazprom-Media Holding

Andrey Demin 1st Deputy CEO, CFO Russian Grids

Anders Olesen Managing Director Beyond Budgeting Roundtable

Sergey Sulimov Chief Financial Officer MMK

Rene Lek Chief Financial Officer Coca-Cola Hellenic Russia

Alexei Kulichenko Chief Financial Officer Severstal

Alexey Ievlev Head of Clients / Lending Products ING

Alexey joined ING in 2003 and has undertaken a number of leading roles in Russia and the UK. From 2009 he acted as Deputy Head of Clients/Lending department at ING Moscow before moving to ING London in 2011 as a Senior Director leading the Corporate Finance / Natural Resources team.
Mr. Ievlev holds a Ph.D degree in International Economics from the Plekhanov Russian Economic Academy. He also holds an Executive MBA from the IE Business School of Instituto de Empresa.


Tamara Braun Chief Financial Officer SAP CIS



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"Best forum for CFOs in Russia. A must-attend event!"
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(updated 22 July 2014)

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