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The Team

Corporation

Roustam Tariko

Roustam Tariko

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Russian Standard Corporation

Roustam has built one of Russia’s largest and most-profitable private consumer finance banks, Russian Standard Bank, as well as Russian Standard Vodka, Russia’s number-one premium vodka, and Roust Inc., a leading distributor of premium spirits. Roustam has led the expansion of the Russian Standard brand to include a majority share in Gancia, the legendary Italian sparkling wine producer, and in CEDC, one of the largest vodka producers in the world.

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Nelia Nuriakhmetova

Nelia Nuriakhmetova

CEO, Russian Standard Corporation

President, Russian Standard Foundation

Nelia has served in a number of executive positions at Russian Standard since its founding in 1992. In 2008, she was appointed CEO of Russian Standard Corporation. She also leads Russian Standard’s philanthropic initiatives as president of the Russian Standard Foundation. A graduate of Leningrad Hydrometeorological Institute, Nelia supplemented her education with a degree in international trade from Rackow Schule, Hamburg.

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Igor Kosarev

Igor Kosarev

Vice President

Russian Standard Corporation

One of the company’s longest-serving executives, Igor has worked at all Russian Standard’s businesses – in spirits distribution, premium vodka production, consumer banking and insurance – as an adviser and executive. In addition to managing Russian Standard’s investment projects in Russia, Igor oversees government relations for all Russian Standard companies.

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Pavel Merkul

Pavel Merkul

Managing Director

Russian Standard Corporation

Pavel joined Russian Standard Corporation as Chief of Staff in 2009, and was appointed Managing Director in 2013. He is responsible for the key corporate projects of Russian Standard, including mergers and acquisitions and integration, as well as Russian Standard’s finances. He began his career in 2001 working on mergers and acquisitions projects in Russia, and then worked with Boston Consulting Group from 2004 through 2009, focusing on strategy development and corporate restructuring projects for leading banking and telecom companies throughout Russia and Ukraine.

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Dmitri Gultsev

Dmitri Gultsev

Finance director

Russian Standard Corporation

Dmitri’s professional background includes more than 15 successful years with a number of large domestic and international companies. Between 2004 and 2013, he played a key role on Heineken’s team, where he was responsible for several large-scale projects including reorganizations of the company’s commercial and operational functions. Since 2013, Dmitri has been serving as the Finance Director of the leading alcohol manufacturer Russian Standard Vodka. Dmitri is a graduate of the St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance.

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Financial Services

Alexander Samokhvalov

Alexander Samokhvalov

Chairman of the Board

Russian Standard Bank

Alexander was born in 1979 in Moscow. He graduated in 2001 from the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation with a degree in Accounting, Auditing and Analysis. From 2005 to 2011 he was in charge of financial units in large Russian and international companies, including IKANO Finance (IKANO Group) and Loyalty Programs Center JSC (Program "Spasibo" from Sberbank). In June 2012 he was appointed Chief Financial Officer in Leto Bank JSC. In October 2013 he joined the Management Board of Leto Bank JSC. Between 2014 and 2016 he held a position of Deputy President – CEO of Post Bank PJSC. In October 2016, Alexander joined Russian Standard Bank as First Deputy Chairman of the Board, becoming Chairman of the Board in May 2017.

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Mikhail Kopitayko

Mikhail Kopitayko

CEO

Russian Standard Insurance

Mikhail joined Russian Standard Insurance as Deputy CEO in 2011, leading the development of medical insurance and was appointed CEO in 2016. He holds a PhD in Economics, an MBA

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Spirits

Monzer Elabrashy

Monzer Elabrashy

Global CEO

CEO, Poland

Monzer, a seasoned FMCG professional with broad international expertise across Europe, the CIS and Asia, is responsible for CEDC’s overall business in Poland. He brings to CEDC nearly 20 years of commercial and management experience. Previously, he worked in senior positions at Coca-Cola Company, Coca-Cola Hellenic, Red Bull and Henkel. Monzer has lived and worked in Poland since 2008, and previously in 2000-2002.

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Ilya Blinov

Ilya Blinov

CEO, Global Operations

CEO, Russia

Ilya joined Russian Standard Vodka in 2007, working first as Chief Operating Officer, then Chief Executive Officer, responsible for strategic planning and daily operations at Russian Standard Vodka in Russia. In 2013 he was appointed CEO of Global Operations, responsible for production at all Roust distilleries across Russia, Poland and Italy. In 2016 Ilya was appointed CEO of Roust Russia, responsible for all aspects of the consolidated Roust business in Russia. A graduate of the Technological Institute of Refrigeration Industry in his native St. Petersburg, Ilya supplemented his education with management courses in Austria, Hungary and the UK.

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