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Senior Partners

Konstantin Dzhimbinov
XKonstantin is a co-founder of the 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 Lukin
XAlexander has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial and industrial sectors. Prior to joining RB Partners, he held the positions of Deputy Director in Basic Element, Financial Director in Deutsche UFG, Member of Executive Board in Gazprom Media and leading positions in the Sputnik Group and NTV Plus. Alexander worked is a member of the Board of Directors in the company Element Leasing. Alexander graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University, he is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Great Britain, and he has the professional qualification of Chartered Director in the field of corporate finance. Alexander is in charge of M&A projects.
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.
Constantin Gubin
XConstantin is a co-founder of the RB Partners Group and has more than 25 years of experience in the banking and financial advisory sectors. Prior to establishing RB Partners, Constantin worked in executive positions in the Interros Group, leading Russian banks and was President of the National Registry Company, one of the largest registration companies in Russia. Constantin graduated from the Financial Academy of the Russian Government and the Moscow State University named after Lomonosov. Constantin is in charge of pre-investment preparation projects, protection of investor/creditors’ rights and venture capital projects.

Partners and Leading Experts

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.
Galina Zhukovskaya
Chief Executive Officer
XGalina has significant experience in MIS implementation and corporate management. Before joining RB Partners Galina was a Head of Planning and Reporting at Alfa-Bank. Galina graduated from the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. Galina is in charge of the Company’s corporate management.

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).
Igor Lutts
XIgor has extensive experience in marketing, media, and venture capital projects. Igor headed the international advertising Agency BBDO for 15 years. under his leadership, the company increased its staff from 7 to 700 people and began to provide a full range of services (media promotion, strategic and brand consulting, design, PR). Igor has long been a partner of the Untitled venture Fund, which invests in technology companies around the world.
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.