Russia debate: Participants

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Alexey Yakovitsky is global head of research and co-head of equities at VTB Capital. Alexey Yakovitsky is global head of research and co-head of equities at VTB Capital. Institutional Investor rated him one of the top three Russian telecom analysts for four years in a row (2004 to 2008). He joined VTB Capital from Deutsche Bank where he was head of research.
Ivan Ivanchenko joined VTB Capital as global head of investment strategy in April. Ivan Ivanchenko joined VTB Capital as global head of investment strategy in April. He joined VTB Group from Deutsche Bank Moscow where he worked in sales/trading, equities and derivatives. He holds an MBA with distinction from the London Business School.
Dmitry Dmitriev is global head of financial institutions, consumer goods and services at VTB Capital.Dmitry Dmitriev is global head of financial institutions, consumer goods and services at VTB Capital. He is one of Russia’s leading analysts, focusing on the domestic consumer goods and services market as well as financial services and fixed income. He joined VTB from Deutsche Bank, where he was a director of research.
Wiktor Bielski is global head of commodities research at VTB Capital and has 22 years’ experience as a mining and commodities analyst.Wiktor Bielski is global head of commodities research at VTB Capital and has 22 years’ experience as a mining and commodities analyst. In the 2008 Reuters Extel Survey, he was rated as the top EMEA metals and mining analyst. He joined VTB Capital from Morgan Stanley.
Elina Ribakova is the chief economist for Russia and CIS at Citibank. Elina Ribakova is the chief economist for Russia and CIS at Citibank. Before this, she was an economist at the IMF, specializing in Russia and other transitional eastern European economies. Her research has been published in the Journal of Comparative Economics and in the IMF working paper series.
Karl Johansson is a managing partner of Ernst & Young CIS, based in Moscow. Karl Johansson is a managing partner of Ernst & Young CIS, based in Moscow. He has worked extensively in the CIS region for more than 10 years, coordinating the foreign investment advisory council to the Russian government and advising members of government on issues affecting foreign investment.
Oleg Youshenkov is a partner of assurance and advisory business services and head of the banking sector group for Ernst & Young Moscow. Oleg Youshenkov is a partner of assurance and advisory business services and head of the banking sector group for Ernst & Young Moscow. His focus is on IFRS, Russian GAAP, capital markets and various transactional services including securitization.
Elena Loginova has been chief executive of Pioneer Investments Russia since the company launch in 2007.Elena Loginova has been chief executive of Pioneer Investments Russia since the company launch in 2007. In August 2007 she was named among the 25 most successful chief executives of Russian asset management companies. Previously, she was chief executive of DWS Investments Russia, where she launched four mutual funds with total AUM of $120 million.
Simon de Cruz is ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Republic of Singapore to the Russian Federation.Simon de Cruz is ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Republic of Singapore to the Russian Federation.
Johannes Boerner is a senior partner at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. Johannes Boerner is a senior partner at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. With 13 years’ experience in top-level strategy and managerial consulting, he has held senior positions at the Moscow and Munich office of Boston Consulting Group, and in 2007 was chief executive of a Kazakh retail bank.