Mr Vladimir Mekler – Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr Vladimir Mekler became Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2016. Mr Mekler was appointed as Non-Executive Director in February 2015. He is a senior and managing partner of “Mekler&Partners”. Mr Mekler specializes in corporate law, including support and structuring of complex contracts, cross-border contracts among others; systems of corporate governance and legal structuring development and optimization with regards to criminal and antitrust legislation; legal support of mergers and acquisitions; corporate disputes settlement; organization and coordination of legal representation and defence in repeat economic and property crimes. Mr Mekler has been a member of the Moscow City Bar since 1980 and is listed in the Moscow Bar’s Book of Honours. He also acted as Vice-chairman of the Presidium of the Moscow City Bar Association from 2003 to 2010. He graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University.
|Dr Mark Kurtser, PhD, Member of Russian Academy of Science - CEO and Member of the Board of Directors|
Dr Mark Kurtser is the founder of MD Medical Group, CEO and Member of the Board of Directors. Dr Kurtser began his career as a graduate assistant to the associate professor at the obstetrics and gynaecology department of the Pirogov Medical University. From 1994 to 2012, was Head of the Centre of Family Planning and Reproduction, Health Department of Moscow, the largest public obstetrics hospital in Moscow. From 2003 to 2013, Dr Kurtser was the Chief Obstetrician and Gynaecologist of the City of Moscow. He holds a degree in medicine from Pirogov Medical University in addition to a postdoctoral degree in medicine. Dr Kurtser remains actively involved in the Group’s healthcare practice and day-to-day operations.
Mr Simon Rowlands – Independent Member of the Board of Directors
Mr Simon Rowlands was appointed as an independent non-executive director in September 2012. His other current appointments include non-executive directorships at Spire Healthcare and Avio. In 2017 Mr Rowland founded a private investment company Africa Platform Capital.
Previously Mr Rowlands was a Founding Partner of European private equity firm Cinven Partners, where he established and led the healthcare team and was involved in a number of transactions including those of General Healthcare Group, Spire Healthcare and Classic Hospitals in the UK, USP in Spain and Générale de Santé in France. In July 2012, Mr Rowlands became Senior Adviser at Cinven. Prior to joining Cinven, Mr Rowlands worked with an international consulting firm on multi-disciplinary engineering projects in the UK and southern Africa. He has an MBA in Business, a BSc in engineering and is a chartered engineer.
Mr Kirill Dmitriev – Member of the Board of Directors
Mr Kirill Dmitriev was elected to the Board of Directors in October 2012. He is CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, Russia’s sovereign wealth fund with reserved capital of $10 billion under management. Working alongside the world’s foremost investors, RDIF makes direct investments in leading, as well as promising, Russian companies.
Prior to becoming CEO of RDIF in 2011, Mr Dmitriev headed a number of large private equity funds and completed a series of landmark transactions, including the sale of Delta Bank to General Electric, Delta Credit Bank to Société Générale, STS Media to Fidelity Investments, among others. Mr. Dmitriev began his career at Goldman Sachs and McKinsey & Company. He holds a BA in Economics with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University and an MBA with High Distinction (Baker Scholar) from the Harvard Business School.
Mr Vitaly Ustimenko, PhD – Member of the Board of Directors
Vitaly Ustimenko was elected to the Board in February 2015 and is currently the CFO of Skillbox. He was the Group’s Chief Financial Officer from 2012 to 2016. Vitaly has 19 years of experience in the field of finance and investment, 8 years as CFO, and has experience being on boards of directors. He has worked in companies such as the venture capital fund “Inventure Partners”, “Solnechnye producty”, “Russian Helicopters”, the international consulting company Deloitte, to include a few others. Mr. Ustimenko holds a bachelor’s degree from the Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation and a PhD in finance from the State University of Management.
Mr Tony Maher – Independent Director
Mr Tony Maher was appointed as an independent non-executive director in December 2019 and brings to the Group more than 40 years of experience in the consumer sector.
Ms Tatiana Lukina – Independent Director
Ms Tatiana Lukina was appointed as an independent non-executive director in December 2019 bringing her 18 years of experience in finance, business restructuring and project management in a wide range of industries.
There are three permanent committees within the Board of Directors: Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee. The committees’ goal is to provide preliminary review of the most significant issues and prepare recommendations to the Board of Directors on such issues.
The Audit Committee comprises:
- Tatiana Lukina - Independent non-executive director – Chairwoman
- Kirill Dmitriev, non-executive director
- Simon Rowlands, independent non-executive director
The Remuneration Committee comprises:
- Simon Rowlands, Independent Director
- Mark Kurtser, executive director
- Vladimir Mekler, non-executive director
The Nomination Committee comprises:
- Vladimir Mekler - non-executive director – Chairman
- Mark Kurtser - executive director
- Simon Rowlands, independent non-executive director