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Senior Partners and Members of the Board of Directors

Konstantin Dzhimbinov
XKonstantin is a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of RB Partners Group and has more than 25 years of experience in the banking and financial advisory sectors. Prior to establishing RB Partners, Konstantin was Vice President of VTB Bank and Head of MIS in Alfa-Bank. From 1996 to 2000, as a Manager at PwC (Moscow), he headed projects providing financial advisory services to large Russian and international banks and companies (Central Bank of Russia, Sberbank, MDM Bank, Chase Manhattan International, Moscow Exchange and others). Konstatin is a member of the Expert Board of the Moscow Exchange. Konstantin graduated with honours from the Financial Academy of the Russian Government. He is a Ph.D (Economics) and a visiting lecturer of the Skolkovo Moscow School of Management. Konstantin is in charge of the general coordination of the Group’s activity.
Alexander Idrisov
XAlexander is a non executive director, Chairman of the Board of Directors of RB Partners Group and one of the leading experts on Strategy and corporate finance in Russia. In the early 2000s, he was elected President of the National Guild of Investment and Financial Analysts (GIFA) and represented the Russian Federation in the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS) and the Global Association of Certified International Investment Analysts (ACIIA). Alexander is the founder of Strategy Partners Group, a Russian leading Strategy Advisory Firm, providing consulting service for the benefit of corporate and public clients in various sectors of the economy. Alexander is a co-founder of Think Tank — Eurasia Competitiveness Institute (Belgium) that is a coordinator of WEF programs in Russia and represents Russia in the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils (GFCC), which unites more than 35 countries from the USA to Japan. Currently, Alexander is a member of the Boards of Directors of several leading companies in the following sectors of the economy: Construction and Engineering, FMCG, Digital and AI Solutions, Fishing Industry and Forestry. As an angel investor, Alexander has been investing in startups for many years. Alexander teaches at the Skolkovo Business School as a Visiting Professor. He has graduated from the post-graduate studies under the Moscow State Technical University named after Bauman. Further education: General Management (Deutsche Management Akademie), Banking & Finance (Deutsches Institute fur Betriebswirschift), Management Professional Service Firm (HBS), Board management (IMD).
Alexey Goryachev
XAlexey has more than 25 years of experience in investments and financial advisory services. Prior to joining RB Partners as a Senior Partner, he was a Co-Founder and a Managing Partner of RMG Partners (2014-2016). He began his career as an economist in the State Statistical Committee of the Russian Federation in 1989. Between 1990-1991 he was the chief expert of the stock department of the first Russian stock exchange, in 1991-1992 a co-founder and director of one of the first Russian investment companies «Shares of Russia», in 1992-1994 a manager of the National Investment Fund, 1994 -2014 a Co-founder, President, Chairman of the Board of Directors in RMG Partners. Education: Financial Academy of the Russian Government, MBA Kennedy Western University, Executive MBA Skolkovo, Berkeley HAAS, Harvard Business School. YPO (Young Presidents Organization) Moscow Chapter Chair, Master of Business, EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015. Alex is in charge of M&A transactions support.

Senior Partners and Partners

Maxim Seltzer
XMaxim is a banker with over 20 years of experience in direct investments, M&A, capital markets and financing transactions. Over the years Maxim focused on cross-border transactions and clients in Emerging Markets in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Israel, Singapore, Japan and China. Maxim has held executive positions at Haitong Securities, STJ Advisors, Nomura and Daiwa-SMBC. Maxim has started his banking career at the treasury of the Bank of Montreal in Toronto and later moved to EBRD in London working with clients in the Financial Institutions Group. Maxim is a CFA Charter Holder and has an MBA degree from the Schulich Business School (Toronto, Canada).
Arseniy Dabbakh
XArseniy has more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and finance. Prior to joining RB Partners as a Partner, a Co-Founder and a Managing Partner of RMG Partners (2014-2016). He began his career in IT sector in 3M Co. in 1995. 1997-2003 worked in sales & marketing in various tech companies Duracell, Digitex Europe, etc. In 2005-2010, a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of invest boutique Gurus Capital, focused on M&A cross border transactions in MidCap. 2010-2014 worked in investment bank RMG, Corporate Finance Director and Head of investments. Education: RUDN University, MBA California State University, Skolkovo PE/VC. Investor & board member of several tech startups. Board member and Head of VC Committee of National Alternative Investments Managers Association (www.naima-russia.org). Arseniy is in charge of transaction support with hi-tech companies and VC market analysis.
Doniyor Islamov
XDoniyor has more than 10 years of experience in finance and M&A. Doniyor began his career in PwC, was CFO in several international companies. Doniyor is currently in charge of M&A and corporate finance projects in Uzbekistan and Kazahstan.

Advisory board

Stephen Price
XStephen has more than 40 years of experience in the financial advisory sector. His career includes projects for the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Prior to establishing the RB Partners Group, Stephen was a Senior Partner at EY (UK). In the mid 90s, while at EY, he organized an international group providing corporate finance services to financial institutions operating in the emerging markets. Stephen graduated with honours from Leeds University (UK).
Kong Chee Keong
XKong is an investment banker with over 30 years of M&A advisory, capital markets and fundraising experience in Asia. Based in Singapore Kong has held senior roles in Japanese industrial companies, Temasek linked companies and Nomura where he was Head of IB South East Asia. At present Kong is the Managing Partner at Athena Advisors Ltd. advising large multinational Chinese, Korean and Japanese clients on M&A, ECM and DCM Kong is fluent in Japanese and Mandarin.
Michael Ward
XCareer investment banker with over 30 years experience at the Royal Bank of Scotland plc (Global Sector Lead for Automotive) and Nomura Group (Head of European Automotive Sector Advisory). Advised governments and corporations throughout the emerging and mature economies of Europe, Asia and the US. Most recently provides independent corporate finance, M&A and strategic advisory services to top European clients through Ward Corporate Finance Ltd. focusing on the automotive sector. Non-executive director at Piech Automotive AG, WheelRight Ltd and Open Energy Market Ltd.