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Management structure

Board of Directors

Igor Shuvalov
Chairman of Vnesheconombank
Born on 4 January 1967 in Bilibino, Magadan Region.

In 1993 he graduated Lomonosov Moscow State University, degree: Lawyer; major: Jurisprudence.

1984–1985, laboratory technician, Ekos Research Institute.

1985–1987, compulsory military service in the Soviet Army.

1993, attache, Legal Department, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

1993–1995, Senior Legal Adviser, ALM Consulting; from 1995, Managing Partner, ALM.

1997, Head of the Department for the State Register of Federal Property, Russian State Committee for State Property Management.

1998, Deputy Minister of State Property.

1998–2000, Chairman of the Russian Federal Property Fund.

2000–2003, Minister of the Russian Federation as the Government Chief of Staff.

2003, Aide to the Russian President.

2003–2004, Deputy Head of the Presidential Executive Office of the Russian Federation.

2004, Aide to the Russian President.

From 2005, sherpa for the G8.

From 2008, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.

On 24 May 2018 Igor Shuvalov was appointed as Chairman of Vnesheconombank.
Nikolay Tsekhomskiy
First Deputy Chairman of Vnesheconombank — Member of the Management Board
First Deputy Chairman — Member of the Board

Born on March 21, 1974, in Leningrad.

He graduated Saint Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics; Major in Management, Major in Economics and Management in Machine Building Industry. Ph. D. in Economics.

1995 — Ernst & Young, St. Petersburg Branch; Ernst & Young, London Headquarters.

1998–2016 — Chief Accountant, Brunswick Warburg Cyprus Ltd. Representative Office; Head of Finance Department, Renaissance Capital Group of Companies; Vice-President for Finance and Investment, Mobile TeleSystems OJSC; Member of the Management Board, Senior Vice-President, VTB Bank OJSC; Chairman of the Management Board, Barclays Bank LLC; Member of the Management Board, Senior Vice-President — Director of Finance Department, Sberbank of Russia OJSC

From 2016 — First Deputy Chairman of Vnesheconombank — Member of the Management Board.

Marina Romanova
Deputy Chairman of Vnesheconombank
Born on 30 October 1962 in Tashkent, Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic.

In 1985 she graduated Lomonosov Moscow State University. Degree: Economist, Lecturer in Political Economics; Major in Political Economics.

1985 — 1989, Informelectro Research Institute, Supervising the creation and efficient use of public resources of research and development information.

1993 — 1998, Chief Economist, a commercial bank.

2000 — 2001, Aid to the Russian Government Chief of Staff — Minister of the Russian Federation Igor Shuvalov.

2001 — 2004, Russian Government Executive Office, Deputy Head, Economics and Property Management Department.

2004 — 2008, Russian Government Executive Office, Deputy Director, Economics and Finance Department of the Russian Government.

2008 -2018, Russian Government Executive Office, Deputy Head, Secretariat of First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov.

Since June 2018 — Deputy Chairman of Vnesheconombank.

Full State Counsellor of the Russian Federation, second class.

Over the years of working at the Russian Government Executive Office, Marina Romanova was supervising the preparation of Russian socio-economic development programmes and draft federal budget laws, management of government property and investment policy, including public-private partnership and concession agreements, development of SME support mechanisms, promotion of competition and update of anti-trust legislation, state support for exports of domestic products and placement of orders for state and municipal needs.
Vadim Semenov
Member of the Board of Directors of the Rostelecom Public Joint-Stock Company (Chairman of the Supervisory Board)
Born on August 21, 1965 in Leningrad.

In 1987, he received a degree in law at the Leningrad State University of the Order of Lenin and the Order of the Red Banner of Labour after A. A. Zhdanov.

After graduation, he started working in his specialty, and was responsible for legal issues in public institutions and organizations for many years, namely: in 1997, in Delta-Telecom Russian-American Joint Venture, in 1997–1999, in Delta-Telecom CJSC, from 1999 to 2002, in the “North-West GSM” (OJSC) Russian-Finnish-Swedish-Norwegian company.

In June 2002, he was elected a Member of the Auditing Committee at Telecominvest OJSC (for a year).

In 1999–2003, he rendered legal support under a number of key transactions for the consolidation of cellular operators into a single company, which included eight regional operator companies (Sonic Duo, Ural GSM, Mobicom-Kavkaz, Mobicom-Center, Mobicom-Novosibirsk, Mobicom-Khabarovsk, Volzhsky GSM, and MSS-Volga Region OJSC). 

In 2002–2008, he was the Head of the Legal Department and the Legal Director at Megafon.

In 2008, he joined the Advisory Council of the Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications Committee at the State Duma.

In 2008–2009, he worked at Elektrogaz OJSC.

In 2009, he became a Corporate Development Advisor to the CEO of Rostelecom Holding. 

From August 2010, he was the Vice President for Legal Affairs and Corporate Development of Rostelecom. He was a Member of the Company’s Management Board.

In 2010–2013, he was the CEO of Svyazinvest.

In 2013–2015, he was the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Rostelecom.

Currently, he is a Member of the Board of Directors at Rostelecom PJSC and the Head of the Supervisory Board at Avtodor Group.

In early 2019, it became known that V. V. Semenov would lead the joint venture being established by Rostelecom and MegaFon to develop the 5G communications standard in Russia.
Sergey Tyrtsev
First Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East
Born on November 2, 1975 in Khabarovsk.

In 1997, he graduated from the Khabarovsk State Academy of Economics and Law with a degree in Finance and Credit. In 2013, he graduated from the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO under the Executive MBA program.

From 1997 to 1998, he was an Economist at the Securities Department of the KONEKAGROPROM Commercial Bank.

From 1998 to 2000, he was an Economist in the Active-Passive Operations Control Team of the Financial Control Department, an Auditor at the Internal Control Department, and the Head of the Cash Operations Department of the Khabarovsk Regional Branch at SbS-AGRO JSCB.

From 2000 to 2005, he was the Head of the Treasury, the Head of the Resources and Foreign Economic Activities Department, the Director of the Territorial Department ‘North’ (Komsomolsk-on-Amur) of the KONEKAGROPROM Commercial Bank (Far Eastern Mutual Credit Society Bank).

From February to May 2005, he was the Director of the Far Eastern Branch at Joint-Stock Commercial Bank ROSBANK OJSC.

From May to June 2005, he was an Advisor to the Chairman of the Management Board at EXPOBANK Commercial Bank LLC.

From June 2005 to June 2013, he was the Chairman of the Management Board, the First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board at Amur Joint-Stock Investment and Commercial Industrial Construction Bank CJSC (Asia-Pacific Bank OJSC).

From November 2010, he was a Member of the Supervisory Board at EXPO-Leasing LLC.

From July 2013 to November 2014, he was the Chairman of the Management Board at Asia-Pacific Bank OJSC.

From October 2015 to May 2018, he was the Vice Prime Minister of the Amur Region.

On August 2, 2018 he was appointed the First Deputy Minister for the Development of Russian Far East of the Russian Federation.

Arkady Pinchevsky
Member of the Board of Directors of the NPO "Far Eastern Development Fund"
Born on January 31, 1955 in Chisinau 

In 1976, he received a higher education degree at the Ion Creanga Pedagogical State University in Chisinau.

In 2005, he received his second higher education degree at the Moscow University of International Business at the Russian Foreign Trade Academy.

His work experience has been continuously related to Russian Far East. In Soviet times, he worked at enterprises of the Khabarovsk Region for more than 15 years, in 1998–2000, he was the Deputy CEO of the Khabarovsk Oil Refining Plant, later, in different years, he filled various offices of state civil service: an Assistant Governor of the Sakhalin Region, the Vice Governor of the Sakhalin Region, the Head of the Representative Office of the Sakhalin Region at the President of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation and the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, he was an Assistant to the Minister of Regional Development of the Russian Federation D.V. Kozak, supervising the work of the Ministry in the Russian Far East.  

He took part in the work of the governing bodies of state-owned companies and corporations, i.e. he was a Member of the Board of Directors of State Corporation All-Russian Exhibition Centre OJSC (now VDNKh), a Member of the Competent State Authority for the Sakhalin-I Project and the Supervisory Board for the Sakhalin-II Project, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kristall Moscow Plant OJSC, a Member of the Board of Directors of Khabarovsk Oil Refining Plant OJSC. 

In 2015–2018, he was the Deputy CEO at TEK Mosenergo JSC supervising a group of construction companies. 

Since September 2017 till present, he has been the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at the Far Eastern Development Fund Non-Profit Organization.

Alexei Chekunkov
Chief Executive Officer, the Far East Development Fund
Mr.Chekunkov was born on October 3rd, 1980 in Minsk.

In 2001 he graduated in International Economics from MGIMO University.

Alexei has a track record in investments of over 15 years. He held senior positions at the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), A-1 (Alfa Group), Delta Private Equity (US-Russia Investment Fund), ALROSA Investment group.

In 2011-2013 Alexei served as a Director, Member of the Management Board and Investment Committee at RDIF where he was responsible for investments in healthcare, energy and commodities sectors as well as for establishing The Russia-China Investment Fund with $2 billion under management.

Since October 2014 Mr. Chekunkov is the CEO of the Far East Development Fund.

Team

Alexei Chekunkov
Chief Executive Officer, the Far East Development Fund

Mr.Chekunkov was born on October 3rd, 1980 in Minsk.

In 2001 he graduated in International Economics from MGIMO University.

Alexei has a track record in investments of over 15 years. He held senior positions at the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), A-1 (Alfa Group), Delta Private Equity (US-Russia Investment Fund), ALROSA Investment group.

In 2011-2013 Alexei served as a Director, Member of the Management Board and Investment Committee at RDIF where he was responsible for investments in healthcare, energy and commodities sectors as well as for establishing The Russia-China Investment Fund with $2 billion under management.

Since October 2014 Mr. Chekunkov is the CEO of the Far East Development Fund.

Mikhail Polkovov
First Deputy to CEO

Prior to joining the Fund in February, 2015, Mikhail led the largest foreign trade association "Scan-Neva" (the main branches of businesses: export of round timber, wood products, cereals, imports of food and ingredients for the food and pharmaceutical industries, transportation). Mikhail has over 25 years of management experience and has held various executive positions in major Russian companies, was responsible for their financial, economic, foreign economic activity.

Alexander Grigoryev
Chief Financial Officer

Prior joining the Fund in May, 2015. Alexander was a CFO at y Quantum Capital, where he was responsible for the managing of the financial operations of the company, participated in the analysis of new investment projects and executed financial control over the activities of portfolio companies. Previously, as CFO of the investment fund United Capital Partners was behind the construction of the structure of investment funds. Alexander has also worked at the investment bank United Financial Group, where he was responsible for the preparation of management reporting, internal audit and external audit of the group companies in accordance with IFRS. Alexander started his professional career in international consulting company Ernst & Young, and participated in the audit and comprehensive audit of the banking, investment and industrial sector.

Anatoly Bobrakov
Deputy to CEO, Сorporate affairs

Anatoly joined the Fund in March 2012. Anatoly is responsible for corporate and legal issues, private-piblic partnership, and legislative activities, manages the cooperation with regional and federal authorities, and also works as a Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Fund. Anatoly has over 12 years’ experience in legal and support of investment projects and corporate management.

Denis Askinadze
Deputy to CEO

Prior to joining the Fund in November, 2014, Denis has held a number of senior management positions at energy and infrastructure companies ("TGC-1", "Lenenergo", "RusHydro", "E4 Group", Inter RAO). In 2006-2008 Denis headed the Department of Tariffs and Infrastructural Reforms, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.

Petr Shelakhaev
Deputy to CEO

Petr Shelakhaev joined FEDF in February 2013. Previously as a Director of Investment Department he was responsible for the projects in the base material sector, infrastructure and agricultural sector of the Far East. In January 2017 he was appointed Deputy to CEO of the Far East Development Fund.

Petr has experience of many years in international investment banks as J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch, specializing in equity financing, M&As in different sectors.

In 2016 Petr served as CEO of the Far East Investment and Export Agency.

Dmitry Chernyshev
Deputy to CEO

Joined FEDF in May 2016. He (Dmitry) graduated from Military University of the Ministry of Defence with a degree in international-legal sphere, Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in law, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation with a degree in financial management.. Prior to joining the Fund, Dmitry worked in state-owned, industrial and consulting companies, such as Ministry of Fuel and Power of the Russian Federation, Central Office of the Government of the Russian Federation, Rosneft, Business Support Center ‘Uniservice’.

Kirill Kamenev
Managing Director, Investment department

Kirill joined FEDF in May 2013. Prior to this, since 2007, he was a Head of Investment department in URALCHEM, one of the leading producers of mineral fertilizers. He was responsible for the M&As, bank financing and internal investment projects. Till 2007 had been working in investment departments of Mechel, Finam.

Has a degree of Candidate of Economic Sciences.

Alexey Davidov

Alexey joined the Fund in 2013. He has long experience in the infrastructure and project financing. Till 2013 Alexey had been working in infrastructure organizations of Sberbank CIB and Raiffeisen Investment AG. In 2018 he was appointed Managing Director.


Anna Venediktova
Transactional legal support

Anna joined the Fund in 2013 and since then she’s been overseeing the legal team supporting the Fund’s investment projects. Prior to joining the Fund, Anna had worked, for over 15 years, at top-ranked UK, European and US lawfirms and consulting companies, including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (2008-2013). Her focus was the support of foreign investments in various sectors in Russia and abroad, primarily structured as M&A transactions. Anna is a graduate of the Moscow State University of International Relations. She is fluent in English and has a working knowledge of Italian and French.

Leonid Balanovskiy
Risk Management

Prior joining the Fund in April 2013 Leonid worked in Corporate deals support department at KPMG. As a partner, Leonid managed projects (Financial Due Diligence) for Russian and international investors. In 1996-2003 he worked in the audit department at KPMG.

Maria Romanova
HR

Prior to joining the Fund in November 2014, Maria was an HR director at the Russian Direct Investment Fund. Maria has over 15years of experience in HR and personnel management in Standard Bank, Barclays Capital, consulting company RosExpert.

Ilya Stupin
Public relations

Prior to joining the Fund from 2002 to 2013 he worked in the "Expert" (weekly business magazine) as correspondent, special correspondent, columnist, special project editor. Industry specialization - the construction sector, development, infrastructure. Winner of several professional awards and competitions. In 2014, he worked as Head of PR in the "Lider-Invest" (AFK "Sistema" affiliated company).