Xavier Rolet
Chief Executive Officer, London Stock Exchange Group

Appointed to the Board in March 2009 and appointed Chief Executive on 20 May 2009. From 2000 to 2008 he was a senior executive at Lehman Brothers and, most recently, CEO of Lehman in France. Prior to Lehman Brothers, he held senior positions at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson from 1997 to 2000, Credit Suisse First Boston from 1994 to 1996 and Goldman Sachs from 1984 to 1994. He was a Non-Executive Director of LCH.Clearnet until July 2010. 

Dmitry Lebedev
Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the United Kingdom

Russian Trade Delegation is the representation of the Russian Government established in London in 1920 to promote mutual trade, to assist the companies of two countries in doing business together, to encourage two–way investments, to provide for the activities of the Russian–British Intergovernmental Steering Committee.

Dmitry has a good record of leading British companies to the Russian market, organizing dual business missions and preparing Russian–British intergovernmental documents and memorandums.

For the past 15 years Dmitry has been involved in the international trade. Prior to joining the Russian Trade Delegation he held different positions in the Russian Ministry of Trade and the Ministry for Economic Development. Dmitry also was Senior Economic Advisor at the Russian Trade Representation in the USA and Deputy Trade Representative of The Russian Federation in UK.

Ruben Aganbegyan
Member of the Board of Directors, Otkritie Financial Corporation

Ruben Aganbegyan Appointed CEO of Otkritie Financial Corporation in October 2012. Before Otkritie, Mr. Aganbegyan headed MICEX (from September 2010), leading it through the effort of merging with RTS in 2011. The merger resulted in the establishment of a new market institution that has become an international trading centre. In 2003-2010, Mr. Aganbegyan was in charge of Renaissance Capital’s Russian business, where he was responsible for expanding and strengthening relationships with key customers and oversaw public relations and liaison with state authorities. In 2002-2003, he served as Managing Director for Project Financing and Head of Investment Banking with Troika Dialog. In 1997-2002, he was Co-head of Credit Suisse First Boston in Russia. In the 1990s, he worked for such companies as PriceWaterhouse, Clifford Chance and Credit Suisse Financial Products (Moscow). Mr. Aganbegyan graduated from Moscow State Law Academy in 1995.

Nikolay Katorzhnov
CEO Otkritie Capital

Nikolay graduated from the International Economic Relations Department of the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation. Before joining Otkritie, he was a trader with RN-Invest (2007-2008) and managed share portfolios with Leader management company (2008-2009).

Raffaele Jerusalmi
Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer of Borsa Italiana and Director of Capital Markets, London Stock Exchange Group

Appointed to the Board in June 2010. In addition to his role as Director of Capital Markets, Raffaele was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Borsa Italiana S.p.A. in April 2010. He is also Institore of the LSEGH (Italy) group of companies. Prior to joining Borsa Italiana in 1998, he was head of trading for Italian fixed income at Credit Suisse First Boston from 1993 to 1998. From 1996 he was member of the proprietary trading group in London. From 1997 to 1998 he was a Board Member of MTS S.p.A., representing Credit Suisse First Boston and from 1989 to 1993 was head of trading for the fixed income and derivatives divisions at Cimo S.p.A. in Milan. 

Nicolas Bertrand
Head of Equity and Derivatives Markets, London Stock Exchange Group

Nicolas Bertrand is Head of Equity and Derivatives Markets for London Stock Exchange Group. Appointed in 2010, Nicolas is responsible for UK and Italian equity markets and the Group’s derivatives markets.

Nicolas joined Borsa Italiana in November 1999 and has been responsible for IDEM, the Italian Derivatives Market of Borsa Italiana, since January 2004. In July 2009, Nicolas was appointed head of the newly created “Equity Markets and IDEM” division within the London Stock Exchange Group, which combined the equity cash and derivatives markets, overseeing the Italian and UK equity cash markets and IDEM. He is also a board member of FTSE and Turquoise.

Prior to joining the Exchange, Nicolas worked for Citibank and developed his expertise trading on various markets and asset classes. Nicolas graduated in econometrics and holds a postgraduate degree in finance (DESS 203) from Université Paris IX-Dauphine in Paris.

Matthieu Ressencourt
VTB Capital

Matthieu joined VTB Capital in October 2008 to build the Equity Derivatives trading desk. His desk is currently market making Russian options on several exchanges including LSE Derivatives. Prior to joining VTB Capital, Matthieu worked at Credit Agricole in New York/Paris and Lehman Brothers in London as a corporate and flow Equity Derivatives trader. Matthieu holds a Msc in Quantitative Finance from ENSIMAG, Grenoble University, France.

Douglass Welch
Director, Emerging & Western European Derivatives Unicredit Bank AG

Douglass Welch is responsible for UniCredit’s Flow-trading Derivatives activity across the Western European and the key franchise markets of Poland, Russia & Turkey.

Douglass has 20 years of Derivatives Sales-Trading experience. He ran execution teams on the LIFFE Floor and in Frankfurt, on the DTB/Eurex platform. He moved “upstairs” to develop OTC Equity Derivatives markets for Salomon Brothers in 1994.

He managed specialist sales teams for Citigroup servicing Hedge Funds, German Institutional clients and built Citigroup’s CEEMEA derivatives business. He worked with Troika Dialog in Moscow prior to joining UniCredit Bank, where he responsible for developing the bank’s European and Emerging Market Derivatives business.


Atanas Bostandjiev
CEO, UK and International of VTB Capital plc

Atanas Bostandjiev Joined VTB Capital in May 2011and is responsible for the development and implementation of VTB Capital’s international operations in Europe, Asia, MENA and Americas.

July 2008-2011 – Goldman Sachs – Partner, Fixed Income Currencies and Commodities, Co-Head of Rates and FX Sales in Europe, Head of EMEA Emerging Markets Sales and Origination within the FICC Division.

1996 to 2008 Merrill Lynch International – most recent position – Managing Director, Co-Head of European and Emerging Market Sales across Credit, FX and Rates.
BA in Politics, Banking and Finance – George Washington College.

Sergey Sinkevich
Managing Director, Global Head of Electronic Trading Division

Sergey Sinkevich received a Bachelor of Economics from New York University in 2000. From 2002 to 2010, Sergey was in charge of retail loan products sales at Delta Bank/GE Capital, managing the company’s regional representative offices in Tatarstan and the Northwestern Federal District. During the financial crisis of 2008, he implemented an alternative current accounts and time deposits funding strategy for GE Money Bank, replacing a significant part of the bank’s balance sheet’s funding with ruble funds.

From November 2010 t0 January 2013, Mr. Sinkevich headed the Moscow Exchange’s Primary Market Department. On 25 January 2013 Mr. Sinkevich joined Otkritie Capital as Global Head of DMA, supervising interaction with stock exchanges and regulatory authorities, and business development.

Nizam Hamid
Consultant at FTSE

Nizam is currently an Independent Index Consultant at FTSE. Prior to this, from November 2010, he was Head of ETF Strategy and Deputy Head of Lyxor ETFs. Before joining Lyxor he was Head of Sales Strategy for the Europe and the Middle East at Blackrock/BGI in London since 2008. Prior to that, he was in Global Head of ETFs, Portfolio and Index Strategy at Deutsche Bank from 1998 to 2008. He began his career in 1987 as a company analyst at Stock Beech & Co in London. He first worked as Senior analyst, quantitative research from 1990 to 1992 at UBS Phillips & Drew in Tokyo and then in Barclays de Zoete Wedd Securities, in Japan from 1992 to 1994. Nizam Hamid became Director, Quantitative Research in 1994 at UBS Limited, and then he was Director, Quantitative Equity Research at NatWest Markets / BT Alex.Brown from 1996 to 1998. He holds a Degree in Economics from the University of Liverpool.

Evgeny Kuteev
Managing Director Exchange Traded Derivatives, Otkritie Capital

Evgeny graduated with a Master of Science, Applied Mathematics from the Moscow Aviation Institute and has over fifteen years’ experience in international exchange traded derivatives. Not only a trader, Evgeny has extensive experience in setting up front, middle and back office systems and processes giving him a detailed understanding of every aspect of derivatives trading. This has allowed him understand the most complex client requirements and given him a practical but flexible approach in meeting those needs. Prior to joining OTKRITIE Financial Corporation, Mr Kuteev worked for Guta bank and Nefteprombank in Moscow.

Lukasz Sektas
Head of CEEMEA equity derivatives trading, BNP Paribas

Mr Sektas is an experienced trader with vast expertise in options trading and market making focused but not limited to Emerging Markets.

He started his career in 2004 in JPMorgan working shortly in credit before he moved to CEEMEA equity derivatives group. In 2009 he joined Citi where he ran Russian and CEE3 books. In 2012 started in BNP Paribas as a head of CEEMEA equity derivatives trading emerging.


Anthony Walker
Managing Director EMEA Execution Services, BofA Merrill Lynch

Anthony Walker is responsible for the European Electronic trading platform, including low-latency DMA, Market Access, Smart Order routing, Algorithmic trading suite and crossing services for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Anthony joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in May 2006 to deliver a market leading DMA platform – with the design aimed to be very low latency, high throughput, multi-asset and functionally rich. Prior to Bank of America Merrill Lynch Anthony was responsible for product development of the DMA platform in Europe for Lehman Brothers. Prior to the financial career Anthony was a military pilot with the Royal Air Force for 10 years.

Julian Mayo
Co-CIO of Charlemagne Capital (UK) Limited

Julian Mayo is co-CIO of Charlemagne Capital (UK) Limited, the specialist emerging markets fund manager, which he joined in 2003.  He has over 25 years’ investment experience, most of which has been focused on emerging markets and which includes 12 years working in Asia.  Julian began his investment management career in Hong Kong with Schroders, before joining Thornton Management (later Dresdner Thornton, now Allianz Global Investors) in Hong Kong in 1985 as fund manager.  He opened Thornton’s Tokyo office in 1987, where he was responsible for North Asian investments, before moving to London in 1991.  Julian joined Regent Pacific, returning to Asia in 1999 as managing director of Regent’s Hong Kong office responsible for portfolio management.  Julian has a BSc in economics from Bristol University.


Sean Callahan
Equity Sales, Wood &Co

Sean has recently joined Wood & Co after a brief spell on the buy side at Charlemagne Capital. Prior to that Sean was Head of Sales at HSBC for the CEEMEA & MENA regions.He brings to Wood transaction experience in all of the relevant emerging market sectors from agriculture to zinc mining, as well as significant client relationships from the European emerging market investor community.

Plamen Monovski
Chief Investment Officer, Renaissance Asset Managers

Plamen Monovksi joined Renaissance Asset Managers in 2010 as President and CIO. As such he leads RAM’s investment team which specializes in high-opportunity emerging markets such as Africa, Russia/CIS, Emerging Europe and Frontier Markets. Having built his reputation over 13 successful years at BlackRock and Merrill Lynch Investment Management, he is known to all the major players in the Emerging European market. Plamen co-managed the BlackRock Global Funds Emerging Europe Fund, which at its peak was twice the size of its nearest competitor with $9 billion under management, and was rated AAA by Standard & Poor‘s. Plamen has also honed his skills outside Europe, running BlackRock's Global Emerging Markets products for several years.  


Michael John
Chief Development Officer, Source

Michael John (‘MJ’) is Chief Development Officer at Source with specific responsibility for marketing and broader involvement in product creation and design. Prior to joining Source, MJ was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley in London where he was focused on the creation, marketing and distribution of multi-asset class retail structured products.

During his eighteen years at Morgan Stanley, MJ had responsibility for a variety of investment banking roles stretching across Corporate Finance, Capital Markets Origination, Trading, Sales, Equity, Fixed Income, Private Wealth and Technology Strategy. MJ has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Government from Dartmouth College.

Katya Kuznetsova
Director, Capital Markets Group, PwC

Katya is a Director in the Capital Markets Group and part of PwC's Global IPO Centre, based in London. She focuses on cross-border listings, in particular in the natural resources sector. She has over 18 years of experience in financial reporting, audit and corporate finance in Australia, UK and CIS, advising large multinational groups as well as private businesses from a broad range of industries. Since 2007, Katya has been advising companies from Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Africa, Middle East and other emerging markets, many in mining and energy sectors, on complex financial reporting, deal structuring, corporate governance and regulatory requirements of transactions on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges, as well as other leading international capital markets.

Clifford Tompsett
Head of IPO Centre, PwC

Clifford leads PwC’s global cross border IPO centre based in London. He has many years of experience of working on capital market transactions and has led the reporting accountant work on many large IPOs of both UK and overseas companies, many in energy and mining sectors. Clifford’s projects include the IPOs of ENRC, Exillon Energy, RusPetro, Justice Holdings, Vallar (and the subsequent acquisition of Bumi and Berau), and Vallares plc (and subsequent acquisition of Genel Energy). He has also been working with a number of governments and sovereign wealth funds on privatisations and IPOs of their portfolio companies.



Stephan Pouyat
Director, Global Head of International Markets, Euroclear

Stephan Pouyat, Director, is Global Head of International Markets at Euroclear. In this capacity, he is the main contact person for dialogue and consultation with industry practitioners and market authorities worldwide on a variety of capital market issues. He is responsible for identifying areas of market cooperation, product innovation and growth for the Euroclear group. In 2013, Mr Pouyat and his team were highly influential in implementing a successful post-trade service for Russian government securities, making these assets eligible to Euroclear’s 1,400 clients located in 90 countries around the world.

Before taking on his current position, Mr. Pouyat held a number of senior positions within the Euroclear Group, including Network Management, Corporate Restructuring and Corporate Strategy for Euroclear Bank.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Pouyat worked for Federated Investors Inc, where amongst other tasks, he invented web-based settlement engine.

Mr Pouyat holds a Master degree from Polytechnique Lausanne (Switzerland) and followed an Executive Program on Management Development at Harvard Business School Executive Programme. He is an active Alumni President of HBS, and an advisor to the French Senate on financial and securities settlement-related matters.

Anastasia Bloom
MD ECM, JP Morgan

Anastasia has over 15 years of experience in investment banking. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Anastasia worked at Morgan Stanley as Head of CIS ECM. Anastasia has been at the forefront of Russian capital markets since 2004 and oversaw the vast majority of Russian IPOs over the years.

Roman Lokhov
Deputy CEO BCS Financial Group, Head of global markets and IB

Mr. Lokhov graduated from Novosibirsk State University and holds degrees of Ph.D. in Economics Carl v. Ossietzky University of Oldenburg and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA program.

Prior to BCS, Roman was Head of Investment Banking for Otkritie FC. Prior to Otkritie, Roman was Managing Director of GL Moscow, where he had with responsibility for developing the firm’s eastern Europe business.

Roman was a Member of the board OJSC RTS 2009 -2011.

Tim Bevan
Managing Director and Head of International Sales, BCS Prime Brokerage Limited

Managing Director and Head of International Sales in Prime Brokerage of BCS Prime Brokerage Limited, Tim’s primary role is to develop the international Prime Brokerage platform and manage the international sales team. Tim began his career at Tilney Investment Management and then spent over 5 years at the London Stock Exchange, where he managed the ETF and structured products platform and latterly was involved in the launch of Russian derivatives that trade on London Stock Exchange Derivatives (then EDX).  Tim moved to the sell side joining Renaissance Capital to develop structured products, later equity sales. Prior to joining BCS, Tim was at Otkritie Securities Limited where he developed and built up the DMA/prime brokerage platform.

Marcus Svedberg
Chief Economist, East Capital

Marcus Svedberg is chief economist at East Capital, an independent asset manager specializing in emerging markets. Marcus is responsible for the macro economic and political analysis as well as risk assessments with a special focus on Eastern Europe. He travels extensively in the region, interacts with policymakers, analysts and market participants. Marcus is also a regular commentator in international media, such as FT, Bloomberg, Reuters and CNBC. Before joining East Capital in 2007, Marcus was chief analyst at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, a think tank focusing on the economic and political development in Eastern Europe. He has written extensively on these subjects for governments, international organizations and the private sector. Marcus has also worked for the Swedish Trade Council and Kreab as well as for a number of research institutes. He has a master’s degree in political economy from the London School of Economics.

Ghadir Abu Leil-Cooper
Head of EMEA & Global Frontier Markets Equity Team, Barings Asset Management

Ghadir is Head of the EMEA & Global Frontier Markets Equity Team. She is the lead manager on the Baring Eastern Europe Fund and Baring MENA Fund and is the

back-up manager for the Baring Frontier Markets Fund. Ghadir joined Baring Asset Management as part of the Global Emerging Equity Team in 1997 and was

appointed a Director in 2001. While at Barings, Ghadir has been a member of various sector teams including materials, telecoms and utilities. Prior to joining our

Emerging Equity Team, Ghadir worked at BZW Asset Management, where she was an investment analyst focusing on the Middle East, North Africa and Latin America

regions. Ghadir has a BSc and a Ph.D in Theoretical Physics from Durham University and is fluent in Arabic.

Michel Danechi
Emerging Market Hedge Fund Manager, Armajaro Asset Management

Michel joined Armajaro Asset Management (“AAM”) to launch the Armajaro Emerging Markets Fund in August 2009.

Michel has traded emerging markets for over 18 years, having navigated the trading environment in European emerging markets since 1994. Michel began his career in 1986 trading Japanese warrants and convertibles.

He has established a comprehensive network of relationships throughout the region.

Prior to joining Armajaro, Michel was hired by Lehman Brothers International (Europe) in London to build and head up the Emerging Markets equities team. The team managed the bank’s equity derivatives and cash portfolio, mainly in Russia, Greece, South Africa, Israel, Middle East, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Turkey. Under his leadership, Lehman emerged with a strong presence in emerging markets.

Prior to joining Lehman Brothers International (Europe), Michel was Head of the London Office and Head of EMEA Equity Trading at CA-IB International Markets Ltd (part of Unicredit), responsible for pricing and structuring EMEA equity derivative products. In addition, Michel successfully managed and traded the firm’s proprietary book. Michel managed the European Emerging Markets Equity Derivatives desk at Citibank before joining CA-IB.

Michel has a tangible track record of positive returns.

He has a Masters in Business Administration from the London Business School and a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Mike O'Hara
CEO, HFT Review

Mike O'Hara started his career as a junior trader on the LIFFE floor with UBS in the mid-1980's. He spent most of the 1990's working for SunGard, before leaving to set up the UK operations of Iris Investment Support Systems and Alysis Technologies. He founded Voices in Business, his social media and business development consultancy firm, in 2006.

Mike created the High Frequency Trading Review in early 2010, to discuss the players, the technology, the news stories, the controversy and everything else that makes HFT such a fascinating topic. Since then, the HFT Review has gone on to become one of the top-ranked websites worldwide for information related to HFT and algo trading.

A keen musician in his spare time, Mike works out of an office and studio in the Kent countryside

Anton Malkov
Managing Director Equity Capital Markets, Sberbank CIB

Anton Malkov is a Managing Director at Sberbank CIB, Equity Capital Markets. Having started with legal aspects at Cleary Gottlieb in 2005, he transitioned to investment banking in 2007 and worked for Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan. Anton holds Ph.D. in economics and a degree in law. He is an author of treatise on structuring and pricing of Russian equity offerings and actively participates in Russia's financial market regulatory and infrastructure reform.

David E. Smart
Global Head of Sovereign’ Funds and Supranationals, Franklin Templeton Investment Management Limited

David E. Smart joined the Group in 1988 as Senior Vice President and Head of Fixed Income with Fiduciary Trust in London, subsequently taking on responsibility for all fund management and institutional marketing initiatives in Europe, Middle East & Africa and was a member of the Global Investment Committee for 15 years.

In August 2008, Mr. Smart was appointed to his current position spearheading the Group’s global efforts in the sovereign fund and supranational area using his strong investment background and experience of providing strategic asset allocation advice to institutional clients.  Mr. Smart also sits on a number of the Group’s subsidiary Boards, including the Luxembourg SICAV.

In November 2008, Mr. Smart was appointed Chairman of the National Trust Investment Committee, which oversees the $1.6Billon endowment fund of the charity which preserves many of Britain’s historic buildings and in March 2010 Mr. Smart was appointed External Advisor to Beazley plc, a publicly quoted Lloyds of London specialist insurer.

Prior to joining, Mr. Smart had six years experience as an international bond manager with Baring Brothers & Company Ltd and County NatWest Investment Management.

Mr. Smart holds an M.A. in classics from St. John’s College, Cambridge.

Christopher Palmer
Director of Global Emerging Markets, Henderson Global Investors

Chris joined Henderson in 2011 as Director of Global Emerging Markets. Prior to that, Chris was Head of Global Emerging Markets at Gartmore, responsible for the strategy and management of Gartmore's extensive range of emerging market funds. Before joining Gartmore in 1995, his background included on the ground investment experience in Asia and Latin America as an investment advisor to a private family investment group. Prior to that, he worked in investment banking in New   York where he specialised in capital markets counterparty risk management.

Chris graduated from the Colgate University, New York in 1986 with an Honours degree in History. In 1988 he completed an MBA in Finance at New York University, and was awarded the CFA designation in 1993 by the CFA Institute.

Roland Chai
Head of Cash Equities, LCH Clearnet

Roland Chai is Head of Cash Equities, LCH.Clearnet Ltd’s clearing service for cash equities covering UK, Swiss and Pan-European interoperable markets. Established in 2001, LCH.Clearnet has been at the forefront of European Cash Equities clearing and clearing house interoperability.

Roland joined LCH.Clearnet in 2009 from ASX the Australian Securities Exchange where he was Product Development Manager.

He began his career as a consultant working for various investment banks and IT firms in the UK and Australia including Credit Suisse, Velocity Systems, NM Rothschild & Sons and Skandia Australia.

Roland has a Bachelor of Laws from Sydney University

Robert Barnes
Chief Executive of Turquoise

Robert Barnes is Chief Executive of Turquoise, the pan European multilateral trading facility majority owned by London Stock Exchange Group.  As a senior executive of Capital Markets, Robert also is involved with the Exchange’s strategy across products and asset classes. Prior to his joining in August 2013, he worked at UBS from February 1994, most recently as CEO of UBS MTF and Managing Director, Equities. His industry roles include serving as Chairman, 2004-2009, of the Securities Trading Committee of the London Investment Banking Association and participating on key advisory and policy groups within the financial services sector. Robert holds a BA from Harvard, a PhD from Cambridge, and is a Chartered Fellow and Board Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Alex Krunic
Investor Services, J.P. Morgan

Alex Krunic is Executive Director and Head of Product Sales for Direct Custody and Clearing (DCC) for J.P. Morgan. Based in London, he is responsible for defining and delivering the product sales strategy for DCC globally.

Krunic rejoined J.P. Morgan in 2011 following 3 years at Citi where he worked within Global Transaction Services running the EMEA sub-custody sales team. Prior to joining Citi in 2008, he spent 4 years at J.P. Morgan working within the Clearance and Collateral Management business as a sales executive responsible for Central East Europe/CIS and the Nordics.

Krunic has more than 15 years of experience in the securities services industry and has worked for a number of leading firms in a variety of client facing roles, including KAS Bank, Pershing/Bank of New York and Citi. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Economics from Thames Valley University and a Masters (MSc) in Business Finance from Brunel University.

Krunic is a member of the International Client Consulting (ICC) committee of the National Settlement Depository (Russian CSD). ICC is a working group tasked with helping with the development of the post trade infrastructure in Russia and has been officially recognized by The Presidential Council for Development of the Financial Market of the Russian Federation.

Pavel Ilichev
Head of Financial Institutions, Capital Markets, Risk management and IR, Russian Railways

Pavel Ilichev is the Deputy Head of Corporate finance Department of Russian Railways since 2009.

From 2003 to 2009 he worked for “Evrosib” private company as the Head of Treasury Department and Director for Corporate finance. From 2002 to 2003 he was the Head of Asset Management Division at Ilim Pulp Enterprise. From 1995 to 2002 he worked at St Petersburg branch of IncomBank and BaltUneximBank.

He graduated from St Petersburg State Academy of Aerospace Instruments Making in 1997. He got his second degree at the High Economic School of St Petersburg University of Economics and Finance in 1997.

He is a Member of the Board of Directors of TransContainer, TransCreditBank, KIT Finance Investment bank, SKB Bank and a Member of the Supervisory Board of GEFCO S.A.

Pavel Ilichev is the Deputy Head of Corporate finance Department of Russian Railways since 2009.

From 2003 to 2009 he worked for “Evrosib” private company as the Head of Treasury Department and Director for Corporate finance. From 2002 to 2003 he was the Head of Asset Management Division at Ilim Pulp Enterprise. From 1995 to 2002 he worked at St Petersburg branch of IncomBank and BaltUneximBank.

He graduated from St Petersburg State Academy of Aerospace Instruments Making in 1997. He got his second degree at the High Economic School of St Petersburg University of Economics and Finance in 1997.

He is a Member of the Board of Directors of TransContainer, TransCreditBank, KIT Finance Investment bank, SKB Bank and a Member of the Supervisory Board of GEFCO S.A.

Marcin Petrykowski
Head of Coverage for Russia, CIS, CEE and Israel, J.P. Morgan

Marcin Petrykowski is Head of Coverage for Russia, CIS, CEE and Israel representing the Investor Services business line at J.P. Morgan. Marcin drives the Investor Services strategic, business and coverage agenda in the supervised region partnering with clients, prospects and market stakeholders.

In his CEE capacity, Marcin serves as the Deputy General Manager for the J.P. Morgan branch office in Poland. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Marcin spent over 5 years with Citi within Corporate and Investment banking, managing corporate and financial institutions coverage for CEE. He is a graduate of Citi’s global Management Associate program; with a master and post-graduate education from Poland and Sweden.

Richard Ogdon
Senior Advisor,RDIF

Prior to joining RDIF Richard Ogdon was Chief Risk and Capital Officer for Troika Dialog, a leading investment bank in Russia, and a member of the Troika Dialog Management Board and Board of Directors. Mr. Ogdon joined Troika Dialog in 2003 as Head of Investment Banking. He then held two positions at Uralsib Financial Corporation, as head of Corporate Finance and Co-Head of Private Equity, 2005-2006, before returning to Troika Dialog in 2006. During these years he has led several Pre-IPO and IPO financings including the pre-IPO placement of Novatek, the pre-IPO placement of Amtel, participation in the IPOs of Kalina, Mechel, Novatek and Severstal-auto, participation in the retail tranche of Rosneft's IPO, and the sale of 25% of Avtovaz to Renault. Mr. Ogdon has also organized Troika's debut syndicated loan financing in the international capital markets, the sale of approximately 36% of Troika to Standard Bank and the sale of 100% of Troika to Sberbank.

Mr. Ogdon has spent over 17 years working in Russia as an investment banker. From 1992-1998, he worked for what became known as UBS Warburg, founding the bank's Moscow office and leading its local investment banking business. He then returned to Moscow in 2003 to work for Troika Dialog.

Mr. Ogdon was educated at Eton College and Oxford University and speaks Russian. Additional to his role at RDIF, Mr. Ogdon is a non executive director of Otkritie Securities Limited.

Christopher Granville
Managing Director and Director, Russia/FSU Research - London/Moscow

Christopher is a co-founder of Trusted Sources. He is a highly experienced commentator on Russian political and economic affairs and leads our Russia/FSU team, concentrating on macro policy, governance and institutions, infrastructure, consumer product markets (especially food-related, from upstream production to retail), the energy and financial services sectors. Previously, Christopher spent six years as chief strategist and political analyst at United Financial Group (UFG), a Moscow-based investment bank now owned by Deutsche Bank. In several surveys of fund managers conducted during this period by Institutional Investor and Thomson Extel, he was ranked No. 1 EMEA Strategist and/or Analyst on Russia. Christopher joined UFG from Fleming-UCB, where since 1995 he had held the position of managing director and head of research. Prior to that, he was a UK diplomat, and served for four years in the Political Section of the British Embassy in Moscow.

Christopher has a Master’s degree in modern history and modern languages from Oxford University and was a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He contributed a long essay on the political and societal background to economic reform in Russia in Granville & Oppenheimer (eds), Russia’s Post-Communist Economy (Oxford University Press, 2001).

Yuri Yartsev
Chief Technology Officer, Otkritie

Yuri’s responsibility covers the Information Technology areas of Otkritie Capital, including the connection to Russian and International exchanges, providing expert advising to Otkritie’s clients on Direct Market Access setup, and implementing and supporting IT facilities for the company. As a member of the Moscow Exchange Technological Committee since 2010, Yuri takes active part in discussions about technology related topics, and the IT challenges that the Moscow exchanges are currently facing. Prior to Otkritie Yuri worked at Aton and BCS where he led the implementation of electronic trading platforms covering all asset classes and ensured the transaction life cycle front-to-back.

Boris Krasnyansky
Chief Executive Officer, Group DF

Boris Krasnyansky was appointed CEO of Group DF in September 2012.

Before joining Group DF, Mr Krasnyansky worked for more than 15 years at PwC. For the last 7 years he held the position of a Managing Partner of PwC Ukraine as well as the Chairman of Partner Council of PwC in the CEE and CIS region, which includes 29 countries.

During 2003-2005, Mr Krasnyansky was the Chairman of the Executive Board of IFD Kapital, one of the largest investment and financial groups in Russia.

In 2006-2012, Mr Krasnyansky was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, including two years as the Chairman of ACC Board of Directors.

Earlier, Mr Krasnyansky was the Leader of Management Consulting Services of PwC in Russia and Ukraine. In that role he also was the Head of Strategic Consulting for PwC in the CEE region, and a member of the Global Advisory Board of PwC Consulting.

Mr Krasnyansky received degrees in Economics and Information Technology from the Kyiv Institute of National Economy as well as a postgraduate degree in Industrial Economics.