Board of Directors
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Joined FEDF in November 2015. Vasily has more than 15 years of working experience in building construction, real estate development and industrial projects realization. He began his career in one of the leading institutions of underground works, metro and tunnels engineering (OAO ‘Minskmetroproject’). After completing his Master’s Degree in Property Management in Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm he fulfilled investment consulting and real estate portfolio management in Colliers International, managed the work on construction of first-class office complexes in AIG/Lincoln (subsidiary company of American International Group), was in charge of realization of private companies’ projects in Russian regions.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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).