Team

Vasily Veldyaksov

Investment Manager
Vasily Veldyaksov Vasily Veldyaksov

Olga Belousova

Tax Director
Olga Belousova Olga Belousova

Igor Samsonov

Director of Operational Finance
Igor Samsonov Igor Samsonov

Dmitry Kamensky

Partner
Dmitry Kamensky Dmitry Kamensky

Matvey Vinokurov

Analyst
Matvey Vinokurov Matvey Vinokurov

Ezra Machnikowski

General Counsel
Ezra Machnikowski Ezra Machnikowski

Ekaterina Dubrovskaya

Analyst
Ekaterina Dubrovskaya Ekaterina Dubrovskaya

Alexander Isaev

Analyst
Alexander Isaev Alexander Isaev

Ekaterina Dmitriyeva

Financial Controller
Ekaterina Dmitriyeva Ekaterina Dmitriyeva

Maxim Loginov

Investment Director
Maxim Loginov Maxim Loginov

Holly Nielsen

Director of Baring Vostok Fund Managers Limited
Holly Nielsen Holly Nielsen

Igor Gerasimov

Analyst
Igor Gerasimov Igor Gerasimov

Andrew Whittaker

Director of Baring Vostok Capital Partners Group Limited
Andrew Whittaker Andrew Whittaker

David Bernstein

Partner
David Bernstein David Bernstein

Julian Tims

Baring Vostok Manager Holding Limited (Guernsey), Director
Julian Tims Julian Tims

Vadim Uzberg

Partner
Vadim Uzberg Vadim Uzberg

Konstantin Povstyanoy

Partner
Konstantin Povstyanoy Konstantin Povstyanoy

Alexei Kalinin

Partner
Alexei Kalinin Alexei Kalinin

Elena Ivashentseva

Senior Partner
Elena Ivashentseva Elena Ivashentseva

Alexey Leonov

Alexey Leonov Alexey Leonov

Michael Calvey

Senior Partner; Director of Baring Private Equity International
Michael Calvey Michael Calvey

Andrey Costyashkin

Baring Vostok Manager Holding Limited, Director
Andrey Costyashkin Andrey Costyashkin

Ekaterina Lukyanova

Investment Director
Ekaterina Lukyanova Ekaterina Lukyanova

Gabbas Kazhimuratov

Partner and Chief Financial Officer
Gabbas Kazhimuratov Gabbas Kazhimuratov

Phillipe Delpal

Industry Partner for the financial industry sector
Phillipe Delpal Phillipe Delpal

Vagan Abgaryan

Partner
Vagan Abgaryan Vagan Abgaryan

Yana Arutyunova

Senior International Counsel
Yana Arutyunova Yana Arutyunova

Alexander German

IT Director
Alexander German Alexander German

Christopher Brotchie

Independent Director
Christopher Brotchie Christopher Brotchie

Ivan Zyuzin

Investment Director
Ivan Zyuzin Ivan Zyuzin

Oxana Samsonova

Investor Relations Manager
Oxana Samsonova Oxana Samsonova

Alexander Baumgaertner

Investment Manager
Alexander Baumgaertner Alexander Baumgaertner

Olga Chernaya

Financial Director
Olga Chernaya Olga Chernaya

Alexander Drozdkov

Investment Director
Alexander Drozdkov Alexander Drozdkov

Alexander Tyapin

Investment Director
Alexander Tyapin Alexander Tyapin

Тav Morgan

Industry Partner, Natural Resources
Тav Morgan Тav Morgan

Dmitry Baburin

Investment Manager
Dmitry Baburin Dmitry Baburin

David Huckfield

Director of Baring Vostok Fund Managers Limited
David Huckfield David Huckfield

Yulia Voytyuk

HR Director
Yulia Voytyuk Yulia Voytyuk

Yuri Didenko

Investment Director
Yuri Didenko Yuri Didenko

Grigory Naukhatsky

Analyst
Grigory Naukhatsky Grigory Naukhatsky

Galia Amirova

Investor Relations Manager
Galia Amirova Galia Amirova

Peter H. Touzeau

Baring Vostok Manager Holding Limited (Guernsey), Director
Peter H. Touzeau Peter H. Touzeau

Anastasia Osina

Operational manager
Anastasia Osina Anastasia Osina

Vasily Veldyaksov

Investment Manager

Before Baring Vostok, Vasily had internships with ING Bank Eurasia, and Halcyon Advisors hedge fund. Vasily holds BSc degree in mathematics from Novosibirsk State University (2010), and Master's degree in economics from State University - Higher School of Economics (2012).

With Baring Vostok since 2012

Olga Belousova

Tax Director

Olga supervises taxation and tax structuring matters. Before joining Baring Vostok, Olga worked in the tax departments of various "Big Four" companies for 13 years (Arthur Andersen, Deloitte, Ernst & Young). She was also a Tax Manager for Cargill in Russia for four years. Olga has extensive experience in international taxation, tax structuring of mergers and acquisitions, attracting loans and capital in international markets, taxation of financial companies, real estate and development, production and trading companies. Olga graduated with honours from the State Management Academy and the Moscow State Law Academy. She holds a PhD in Economics.

With Baring Vostok since 2010

Igor Samsonov

Director of Operational Finance

Igor works closely with finance directors of investees to establish and improve financial and management reporting systems, budgeting and internal control procedures, risk management techniques, business modeling as well as coordinates due diligence procedures towards potential targets. Igor joined Baring Vostok fr om Ernst & Young wh ere as a director rendered business valuation, financial modeling, restructuring and transaction support services. His total experience in Big 4 exceeds 11 years. Igor holds a PhD degree from the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation, is a CFA charterholder and a member of ACCA.

With Baring Vostok since 2012 

Dmitry Kamensky

Partner

Dmitry joined Baring Vostok as an Analyst focusing on industry research, screening of new investment opportunities and portfolio valuation analysis. In 2009 he was promoted to Investment Manager. Dmitry’s previous experience includes work with Deloitte in 2003 and 2004 where he was engaged in auditing companies from various industries. In 2005 and 2006 he was a freelance journalist with a focus on financial and economic issues. Dmitry graduated with a Bachelor’s degree (with honours) from the Economics Department of Moscow State University in 2003. In 2005 he graduated from Manchester Business School (UK) with a Master’s degree in Finance.

With Baring Vostok since 2006

Matvey Vinokurov

Analyst

Matvey is responsible for researching new projects. Prior worked in Megafon as analyst (2013-2015) and Power Management (2010-2011).

Matvey graduated with honors from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and from New Economics School with MAs degree in Economics.

With Baring Vostok since 2015

Ezra Machnikowski

General Counsel

Prior to joining the Baring Vostok team, Ezra worked for the international law firm, Norton Rose (2001-2008, 2010-13), including client secondments to ExxonMobil (2002), Corus (2007) and BP Russia (2012-13). Ezra has also worked for KPMG Poland (1996-98) and a boutique investment house (2008-10). Ezra holds a LLB in Laws from University College London, a LLM in International Business Law from University of London, a postgraduate diploma in international business from University of Bristol, a KPMG executive MBA and a postgraduate diploma in law from the College of Law in Chester. He is an English law qualified lawyer.

With Baring Vostok since 2013

Ekaterina Dubrovskaya

Analyst

Ekaterina is responsible for identifying and researching new projects, as well as carrying out diligence on sectors of the economy. She is also the coordinator of the Funds’ environmental, health, safety and governance program and is in regular communications with portfolio companies. Before coming to Baring Vostok, from 1997 Ekaterina worked as the personal assistant to the CEO of Sector Capital. She joined the Baring Vostok team as Personal Assistant to the Managing Partner. In 2002 she received an MBA in finance from Moscow International Higher Business School (MIRBIS) and was promoted to the position of Analyst.Ekaterina graduated with honours from the Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography.

With Baring Vostok since 1998

Alexander Isaev

Analyst

Prior to joining Baring Vostok, Alexander worked in Basic Element, a diversified Russian holding company, where he was responsible for evaluating new investment opportunities and monitoring portfolio companies in different sectors. Previously worked in Ernst&Young.

Alexander holds BSc degree in economics from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (2012), MSc degree in Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School (2013), is a CFA charterholder.

With Baring Vostok since 2016

Ekaterina Dmitriyeva

Financial Controller

Ekaterina analyses financial indicators and internal control systems of potential portfolio companies. She participates in the development and implementation of management reports and internal control procedures with portfolio companies. Prior to joining Baring Vostok, Ekaterina was the Financial Director of one of the fund’s portfolio companies, and prior to that she worked as an auditor with a “Big Four” company. Ekaterina graduated with honours from the Economics and Mathematics Department of the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. She holds an MBA in Finance from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

With Baring Vostok since 2009

Maxim Loginov

Investment Director

Prior to joining Baring Vostok, Maxim worked in Equity Research department at Goldman Sachs, where he was involved in analytical coverage of CEEMEA TMT companies. Maxim graduated with honors from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and from New Economics School with a MAs degree in Economics.

With Baring Vostok since 2013

Holly Nielsen

Director of Baring Vostok Fund Managers Limited

Mrs. Nielsen joined the team at Baring Vostok in 2006 after more than six years of joint work on various projects. She has over 25 years of experience in corporate and finance law, including more than 20 years living and working in Moscow. From 1992 to 2006 she was a partner or had senior positions in the Moscow representative office of Baker Botts (1992 to 1994), Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy (1997 to 2000) and Debevoise & Plimpton (2001 to 2006). As part of a Harvard University project, from 1995 to 1997, Holly worked as a senior advisor to the Chairman of the Russian Securities Commission. In addition, she took part in the creation of the first Russian investment fund in 1994. Holly has a doctorate in law from Kansas University and a Bachelor’s degree from Vassar College.

Igor Gerasimov

Analyst

Prior to joining Baring Vostok, Igor was an equity research analyst at Goldman Sachs, where he focused on analytical coverage of Russian and Turkish diversified financials. Before Goldman Sachs Igor worked in the infrastructure & project finance department at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Igor graduated with honors from GSOM St. Petersburg State University, and also finished exchange studies at RSM Erasmus University in The Netherlands.

With Baring Vostok since 2016

Andrew Whittaker

Director of Baring Vostok Capital Partners Group Limited
Andrew is a Non-Executive Director of Baring Vostok Capital Partners Group in Guernsey and brings 20 years’ experience in the fund industry with an extensive experience of onshore and offshore vehicles, open and closed, traditional and alternative funds and most recently AIFMD and FATCA implementations.
Не graduated from Cardiff University. Andrew is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and is a Chartered Management Accountant.

David Bernstein

Partner

David is responsible for Investor Relations. Before joining to Baring Vostok, David worked on micro-finance projects for the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Switzerland. From 1998 through 2001, he was employed as a Senior Program Associate at Business for Social Responsibility in San Francisco, wh ere he worked with US multinational companies on labour, environment and community development issues. David has a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Columbia University and a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

With Baring Vostok since 2003

Julian Tims

Baring Vostok Manager Holding Limited (Guernsey), Director

Mr Timms has over 20 years’ experience in financial services with over 10 years focused on private equity and in particular closed ended buy-out funds. Before joining Baring Vostok, Julian worked in Funds’ Administrators as Client Director managing a portfolio of Fund Structures comprising Buy-Out Funds, Fund of Funds and Listed Funds.

Julian is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”) having completed his training with an independent Guernsey based audit firm where he was an audit manager overseeing the audit of Limited Partnership structures and local retail and trading companies. Julian has been involved with the Baring Vostok Private Equity Funds since 2006.

Julian’s primary responsibility is overseeing the operation of the Baring Vostok Funds including liaising with the Funds’ Administrators, Auditors, Bankers, Lawyers and the Investment Advisor. Julian is also a Director of the General Partners and a number of holding companies in Guernsey and The Netherlands. He is a Director and Member of the advisory Committee of BVIL PCC.

Vadim Uzberg

Partner

Vadim is focused on business development and searching for new projects and also is involved with monitoring existing Fund projects in telecommunications and broadband. Before joining Baring Vostok, he served as Finance Director at Eagle Venture Partners, a venture capital fund which invested on behalf of the EBRD, GIMV, RaboBank and other European investment companies in Russia and Kazakhstan. In his five years at EVP, Vadim worked as a financial analyst, investment manager and finance director. He graduated from Voronezh State University with a degree in Finance and Credit. He has a graduate degree in Enterprise Management, and completed an internship at the Harvard Business School.

With Baring Vostok since 2005

Konstantin Povstyanoy

Partner

Konstantin’s industries of focus include consumer goods, retail and medical services sectors. He joined Baring Vostok after 14 years in investment banking. For the three years prior to joining Baring Vostok, he was a Managing Partner of Aquila Capital Group; before that he was Director for Acquisitions with West Siberian Resources. From 1999 to 2004 he was the Director of the Investment Banking Administration at Troika Dialog. Konstantin started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Renaissance Capital. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Economics from Graceland College (USA) and is a certified financial analyst (CFA).

With Baring Vostok since 2011

Alexei Kalinin

Partner

Alexei’s core industries of focus are natural resources, utilities, speciality manufacturing, and real estate development. Alexei came to Baring Vostok fr om Alfa Capital where he served for six years as the Director of the Department for Direct Investments. He has a doctorate from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute, wh ere for 12 years he conducted scientific research and lectured, and was the Director of the Youth Centre for Scientific and Technical Creativity.

With Baring Vostok since 1999

Elena Ivashentseva

Senior Partner

Industry focus: media, telecommunications, software and internet.

Before joining Baring Vostok, Elena was the director of Sector Capital and was in charge of investments of the Sector Capital Fund in media and telecommunications, including CTC Media. Elena graduated with honours from Novosibirsk State University with a degree in Economics and Mathematics, and has a Master’s degree in finance and accounting from the London School of Economics. Elena is a certified financial analyst (CFA).

With Baring Vostok since 1999

Alexey Leonov

Has been a member of the Russian Advisory Committee since 1999 and he works part-time for the Baring Vostok Funds. A cosmonaut and one of Russia’s most widely recognised individuals, Mr. Leonov was the first man to walk in space and the commander of the Soviet cosmonauts on the historic Apollo-Soyuz mission. Mr. Leonov, a former test pilot and Major-General in the Soviet Air Force, is a twice decorated Hero of the Soviet Union.

Michael Calvey

Senior Partner; Director of Baring Private Equity International

Michael started working in Moscow in 1994 as one of the advisers of the First NIS Regional Fund. He is the Founder and the Senior Partner of BVCP. Before joining Baring Vostok, Michael lived in London and New York, where he worked mainly on oil and gas investment projects for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Salomon Brothers. At EBRD he was responsible for investments in the energy sector in Central and Eastern Europe. At Salomon Brothers Michael worked on mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas industry. Michael has a Master's degree in finance from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in business from Oklahoma University. Michael is also on the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Council and the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association.

With Baring Vostok since 1994

Andrey Costyashkin

Baring Vostok Manager Holding Limited, Director

Andrey’s primary responsibility is management of the Baring Vostok Private Equity Funds portfolios, overseeing the operation of the Baring Vostok Funds including liaising with Target and Portfolio Companies, Investment Committees, the Funds’ Administrators, Auditors, Bankers, Lawyers and the Investment Advisor. Andrey is also a Director of a number of holding companies in Guernsey and Cyprus.

Formerly Andrey coordinated the search for and evaluation of new projects, and ensured that all operations were compliant to Baring Private Equity International standards.

Before joining Baring Vostok in 1999, Andrey worked as Director of the Research Department at Alfa Capital, fr om 1993 to 1998. Andrey has a PhD in Economics from the Moscow Institute of Transport Engineers, wh ere he also lectured for six years.

With Baring Vostok since 1999

Ekaterina Lukyanova

Investment Director

Prior to joining Baring Vostok, Ekaterina worked for United Capital Partners from 2007, where she was involved with the sourcing, valuation and structuring of new deals as well as monitoring of the fund’s portfolio companies. Ekaterina has also worked for Cushman&Wakefield and Ernst&Young. Ekaterina graduated from the Higher School of Economics with a Master’s degree in Finance and Stock Markets (2007). She is a certified financial analyst (CFA).

With Baring Vostok since 2011

Gabbas Kazhimuratov

Partner and Chief Financial Officer

Gabbas works directly with the chief financial officers of portfolio companies, with the aim of creating high-quality financial and management reporting, internal control and corporate management systems.

Previously, Gabbas was the financial controller for Coca-Cola in Russia. He graduated with honours from the St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance with a Master’s Degree in International Economics. Gabbas is a Fellow of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK).

With Baring Vostok since 2002

Phillipe Delpal

Industry Partner for the financial industry sector

Philippe has more than 17 years of experience in Banking, a major part of it in Russia. He founded Cetelem Russia (BNP Paribas Group) and served as its CEO and as well as Chairman of BNP Paribas Vostok from 2007 until 2010.

From 2004 until 2006, as a CEO, he developed Rusfinance Bank (Societe Generale Group) up to the #2 position in Russia for car lending. In addition, Mr. Delpal has over eight years of experience as an auditor at Societe Generale.

Philippe is also currently serving as a non-executive director for HMS Group (Moscow), Blackrock Emerging Europe Fund (London) and Komercijalna Banka AD (Belgrade).

He graduated from the Telecom Paris University with a degree in IT, Telecoms and Economics.

With Baring Vostok since 2012

Vagan Abgaryan

Partner

Before joining Baring Vostok, Vagan spent 12 years at Alfa Bank, during the last six of which he was in charge of the Asset Management Department. As the Chairman of Alfa Bank Investment Committee, he was in charge of a wide range of investments, including CTC Media, during which Baring Vostok closely and successfully worked with Vagan for several years. Vagan left Alfa Bank in 2008 for X5 Retail Group N.V. where he was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of X5 Development and an advisor to the CEO. Prior to Alfa Bank, Vagan was an auditor with Ernst & Young. He graduated from the Department of International Economic Relations of the State Management Academy.

With Baring Vostok since 2009

Yana Arutyunova

Senior International Counsel

Prior to joining Baring Vostok team, Yana worked at Clifford Chance in M&A department (2003-2015).

Yana graduated from Moscow State Law Academy, specialization in Civil Law.

With Baring Vostok since 2015

Alexander German

IT Director

Alexander is responsible for the development of Baring Vostok’s IT and telecommunication systems and provides consulting services to portfolio companies in the development of their IT strategy and the implementation of IT projects. Prior to joining Baring Vostok, Alexander worked with the IT departments of the Russian offices of ABB and Coca-Cola, and was the IT Director of Sladco, a Baring Vostok Fund portfolio company. Alexander graduated with honours from the People’s Friendship University of Russia and holds a PhD in Physics and Mathematics.

With Baring Vostok since 2005

Christopher Brotchie

Independent Director
Christopher’s Private Equity career began in 1986 when he joined Baring Private Equity Partners in Germany. During his tenure Baring Private Equity Partners grew into a global firm with US$2bn of funds under management and a portfolio of 200 companies across 29 countries.
He started his career as a development engineer on digital automation and computerised motion control systems with Lucas Aerospace. His international business experience includes 16 years based in Germany and 5 years in Singapore before returning to Europe in 2000. He is the author of The Merger & Acquisition Handbook: West Germany and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Ivan Zyuzin

Investment Director

Prior to joining Baring Vostok Ivan worked in London with private equity Fjord Capital Partners where he was responsible for projects in Eastern Europe and at Foresight Capital Partners in Moscow, where he worked on projects in the energy and finance sectors. Before that, Ivan had an internship with Goldman Sachs IBD in London and he also had a business development role with a Japanese corporation (Asahi Seiko). Ivan graduated from the Institute of Asian and African Studies at Lomonosov Moscow State University and from Cranfield School of Management with MSc degree in Finance and Management. He is also a CFA charter holder.

With Baring Vostok since 2012

Oxana Samsonova

Investor Relations Manager
Prior to joining Baring Vostok, Oxana was responsible for Investor Relations in iTech Capital (2011-2017), a Moscow based VC firm, and previously worked for JP Morgan Equity Research and PricewaterhouseCoopers Assurance. Oxana holds Bachelor Degree from Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University and is a member of ACCA.

With Baring Vostok since 2017

Alexander Baumgaertner

Investment Manager
Prior to joining Baring Vostok, Alex worked in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt and Moscow. He holds a business degree from the Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt.

With Baring Vostok since 2015

Olga Chernaya

Financial Director
Olga joined Baring Vostok as a Chief Accountant, but after having various degrees in finance, took a position of Financial Controller. Olga graduated from Economical Informatics faculty of Moscow University of Statistics and Information, holds an MBA in Finance from Moscow International business school “MIRBIS”, she is certified internal auditor (CIA), and has a qualification of professional accountant-financial director based on the standards of Institute of professional accountants of Russia.
With Baring Vostok since 1997

Alexander Drozdkov

Investment Director

Alexander has been with the company since the founding of the First NIS fund in 1994, and has worked on a number of investment projects in natural resources, forestry, and real estate sectors. From 1992 to 1994 Alexander was an investment specialist with the Russian Project Finance Bank (a subsidiary of the EBRD), and from 1986 to 1992, he worked at Vnesheconombank as a specialist for investment financing. In 1991 Alexander had a year-long internship with Morgan Grenfell (UK). He graduated from the Finance and Credit Department of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation.

With Baring Vostok since 1994

Alexander Tyapin

Investment Director

Industry focus includes real estate and building materials. Before joining Baring Vostok, Alexander worked for Alfa Capital, where from 1995 to 2000 he served as Director of the Project Management Department, and was involved with projects in the tobacco, glass, food and electronics industries. Alexander graduated from the Moscow Energy Institute in 1980 and received his doctorate in Technical Sciences in 1995.

With Baring Vostok since 2000

Тav Morgan

Industry Partner, Natural Resources

Tav is responsible for identifying potential natural resource investments in Russia, the CIS, and Mongolia.

Prior to BVCP he worked as a managing director at Goldman Sachs in the Global Natural Resources Group in 2009 and was responsible for the investment banking division's advisory work with natural resource clients in Russia and the CIS. Prior to working at Goldman Sachs, Tav was a member of the Board of Directors and Chief Operating Officer from 2004 to 2008 at Norilsk Nickel, where he was responsible for mining and metal production and strategy & business development. While at Norilsk he served as the chairman of the Board of Directors for the Nickel Institute from 2006 to 2008. From 1995 to 2004, he worked at McKinsey & Company, where he was a partner and served as Moscow office manager and co-head of the European Basic Materials Practice. Earlier in his career, Tav worked as a consultant at Ernst & Young, where he advised the State Property Committees of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on privatization programs.

Tav earned a BA in Political Science from Yale University in 1990 and an MPhil in Russian and East European Studies from St. Antony's College, Oxford University.

Dmitry Baburin

Investment Manager

Prior to joining Baring Vostok, Dmitry worked in Equity Research department at Goldman Sachs, where he was primarily involved in analytical coverage of CEEMEA Transportation companies with a focus on airlines, ports and railroads. Before that, Dmitry had internships with Severstal, Standard & Poor's, and Ernst & Young. Dmitry holds MSc degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (2010), and MAs degree in Economics from New Economic School (2012).

With Baring Vostok since 2014

David Huckfield

Director of Baring Vostok Fund Managers Limited

Mr. Huckfield has more than 50 years’ experience in the banking and investment management industries including more than 25 years at board level in the management of private equity funds during which he has been actively involved in the design, documentation and execution of the business processes in various private equity funds. Fr om 1988 until 2004 he was Group Chief Operations Officer and main board Director of Baring Private Equity Partners, based in London and responsible for operations and compliance worldwide. During his tenure funds under management grew fr om $100 million to $2 billion as the Group expanded from a pan-European partnership with four offices to a worldwide network comprising a central management team, eight regional investment teams and 14 joint ventures. In 2004, as acting Group Managing Partner, he played a leading role in coordinating and structuring the 8-way management buyout of the Group from ING Bank and acquired 50% ownership of the Western European operations and the remaining joint ventures. He is now a non-executive Director of BPEP International, the brand umbrella vehicle, with a focus on corporate governance standards. In this capacity he continues to chair the boards of a number of the Group’s 16 managed funds that operate in Asia, India, Russia and Latin America with aggregate committed capital in excess of $15 billion. From its inception in 1998 until 2006, during which period Baring Private Equity was a significant shareholder, he was a Director and the first Chairman of International Private Equity Services Lim ited (IPES) now a leading provider in Europe of administration and depositary oversight to $138 billion of assets in over 300 funds.

Yulia Voytyuk

HR Director

Prior to joining Baring Vostok, Yulia worked at Evolution, a company of diversified Russian holdings (including FK Uralsib and Kopeika Trade House), where she was head of the HR department. Prior to that Yulia was Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of OAO Uralsib on strategic development of Human Capital. Before joining Uralsib, she worked for 10 years at ABN AMRO Bank A.O. as HR Director, and was a member of the Managing Board. Yulia holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from University of Twente (Netherlands) and from Moscow Institute of Statistics and Information.

With Baring Vostok since 2007

Yuri Didenko

Investment Director

Yuri is currently working in Kaspi Bank. Before assuming his role at Kaspi Bank, Yuri worked in BVCP’s Moscow and Kiev offices on a number of projects in consumer goods, internet, and financial services. Prior to joining Baring Vostok, he was in charge of the security trading department at ING Bank Ukraine and was a securities dealer with ING Bank Eurasia in Moscow. Yuri graduated from the Kiev State University with an MBA and he is a certified financial analyst (CFA).

With Baring Vostok since 1999

Grigory Naukhatsky

Analyst

Prior to joining Baring Vostok, Grigory worked at global management consulting firm McKinsey on strategy, operational improvement and organizational transformations projects. Before that Grigory worked as a trader / PM at VTB Bank’s proprietary trading desk managing equities portfolio.

Grigory has MSc degree from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Applied Mathematics and Physics, 2010) and cum laude MA diploma from New Economic School (Economics, 2010).

With Baring Vostok since 2016

Galia Amirova

Investor Relations Manager

Galia Amirova joined Baring Vostok to focus on Investor Relations. Prior to joining the Baring Vostok team, Galia worked for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (2006 – 2013), Equity Funds team. Galia holds Bachelor Degree in Telecommunications from Tashkent University of Information Technologies.

With Baring Vostok since 2013

Peter H. Touzeau

Baring Vostok Manager Holding Limited (Guernsey), Director

Mr. Touzeau has been involved with the Baring Vostok Private Equity Funds since 2001, for the 12 years prior to this, Peter was an accountant manager and accountant for a number of Captive Insurance Companies in Guernsey. Before joining Baring Vostok, Peter worked in Funds’ Administrators as Client Director to a Team of administrators and accountants responsible for a number of Fund groups including Buy-out, Fund of Funds, Mezzanine and Venture Capital with operation in Asia, Russia and Europe and managing the General Partner of a number of Guernsey closed-ended private equity Funds.

Peter’s primary responsibility is overseeing the operation of the Baring Vostok Funds including liaising with the Funds’ Investment Adviser, Administrators and other fund service providers. Peter is also a Director of the General Partners and a number of holding companies in Guernsey, Cyprus and The Netherlands.

Anastasia Osina

Operational manager

Anastasia is responsible for coordinating the information flow within the company, documentation, internal compliance procedures and communications with the administrators.

Anastasia has completed a number of training programs in Financial Accounting, IFRS and Compliance in American Institute of Business and Economics, PWC Academy and Jersey International Business School. Anastasia has graduated from Moscow State Pedagogical University with a degree in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication.

With Baring Vostok since 2005

40+ professionals

Baring Vostok’s team is made up of 40 experienced investment professionals all with the relevant expertise and skills. The team has awareness about key industries, successful experience with portfolio companies, extensive connections in various professional communities and a well-deserved reputation for excellence.

The broad scope

Our partners and investment directors actively participate in the development of portfolio companies. Baring Vostok’s team also includes experts in finance, taxation, information technology, HR management and other areas which companies have to deal with regularly.

World experience

Cooperation with Baring Private Equity International, which specialises in direct investments in developing countries, allows us access to the expertise in other markets that are facing similar challenges.The key members of Baring Vostok’s team have been working together for more than a decade and have successfully worked through several financial crises in the Russian market.