Russian CFO Summit

Transforming the Financial Function in the Post-COVID Economy

7 - 8 December 2021

Marriott Grand Hotel, Moscow, Russia

Initial Speakers & Panellists:

CFO at Decathlon Indonesia, speaker and author of articles in specialized magazines. She has 10 years of experience in finance and has built an international career from scratch. She worked in Russia, France and Indonesia.

Key areas of expertise – investments in public companies and Private Equity, increasing the market capitalization and investment attractiveness of companies, monitoring the safety of investments.

2012 to 2020 – UCP Investment group (~$3.5bn under management), Head of investment analysis department, with focus on direct investments in public and private companies. 2020 to present – independent member of the Board of Directors of Russian Aquaculture. 2016 to present – member of the Strategy and Investment Committee of the Board of Directors of Inter RAO. 2013 to 2020 – Board member of non-government pension fund "Heritage" and management company "Fund Administrator", member of the Board of Directors of the Cryogas Group of Companies, member of the Board of Directors of Geosplit.

Andrey is a member of Agency for Strategic Initiatives’ working group that is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the action plan ("road map") "Corporate Governance Improvement". Expert of the Moscow Exchange working group on improving dividend policies of Russian companies. An active participant in round tables and discussion panels of the largest Russian forums and conferences, including round tables of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives and the Moscow Exchange. Speaker of the Russian Investment Forum "Sochi-2017".

Prior to UCP Investment Group Andrey held senior positions at Russia’s largest integrated gas processing and petrochemicals company Sibur, where he was responsible for valuation of investment projects and M&A. From 2006 to 2010 Andrey worked at investment banking departments of Alfa Bank and Renaissance Capital and at Deloitte corporate finance advisory, where he was responsible for M&A, IPO, private placements, as well as project and structured financing transactions.

Andrey earned a PhD degree at Moscow State University (2005-2009). He also taught at the Faculty of Public Administration of Moscow State University. Andrey has a qualification certificate of the Federal Service for Financial Markets Series 1.0. Author of books and scientific publications about M&A efficiency, business planning and investment efficiency. Forbes and Vedomosti contributor.

30+ years as an executive in international and Russian companies: production, retail, microfinance, fintech, services and wholesale. Successful entrepreneur, Big4 consultant, corporate top-manager (CFO).

Started caeer at 15 as a software salesman. At 18 opened an audit practice in the biggest consulting company in my hometown, Yekaterinburg. Grew it to an independent legal entity and finally sold this business to a strategic partner.

Then joined Big4 consulting. I worked for EY and KPMG performing projects for big companies from different sectors of economy.

After 4 years in consulting moved to the corporate business as a financial controller and then CFO (FMCG, retail, financial service and fintech). In 2013 I joined Bistrodengi / Eqvanta holding as a group CFO, covering not only financial and investment issues, but General management function, including new business development and market analysis, diversification and business model transformation.

Business oriented finance expert in FMCG industry (Inmarko, Alcohol Siberian Group and etc.)

The key range of professional interests and expertise:

-financial business support aimed at profitable business growth;

-transformation projects, including projects on systems’ implementation, creation of business

 support service centres;

-design, development and implementation of operational processes;

-M&A and integrations.

EDUCATION:

Ural State University of Economics (former Sverdlovsk Institute of Economics) – Diploma in Economics

Various leadership development courses

MISCELLANEOUS:

Certified Director (IoD), Member of the Russian Association of Independent Directors.

Speakers at diverse events, including CFO Russia and SAP CIS Digital Leadership center.

Ivan has 19 years of experience in leading Russian and international companies in the field of financial services, telecommunications, energy with an annual revenue of up to 3 trillion rubles. Management of divisions in groups of companies at the level of the corporate center and subsidiaries. Honorary Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

KEY COMPETENCES
• Financial policy, strategy and management of the organization
• Financial planning, budgeting and control
• Financial, management and integrated reporting
• Financial and economic assessment, analysis and modeling
• Management of company value for stakeholders
• Corporate governance, internal control and audit
• Development and implementation of information technologies and systems
• Human resources management and cross-functional interaction