Board of Directors
Vladimir Mekler was appointed as Non-Executive Director in February 2015 and became Chairman of the Board of Directors in June 2016.
Mr Mekler is the senior and managing partner of Mekler & Partners. Vladimir specializes in corporate law, including support and structuring complex and international transactions, development and optimization of corporate governance and legal systems in companies, legal support of M&A transactions, settlement of corporate disputes, as well as the organization and coordination of legal representation and defense in complex economic and property crimes.
Vladimir Mekler has been a member of the Moscow City Bar since 1980. From 2003 to 2010, he was also Vice Chairman of the Presidium of the Moscow City Bar Association. Vladimir graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Dr Mark Kurtser is the founder of MD Medical Group, CEO and member of the Board of Directors.
Dr Kurtser began his career at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, where he went from assistant to associate professor of the Department. From 1994 to 2012, he headed the Centre for Family Planning and Reproduction, the largest state hospital with focus on OBGNY in Moscow. From 2003 to 2013, Dr Kurtser was the Chief Obstetrician-gynecologist of the Moscow Healthcare Department.
Dr Kurtser continues to be actively involved in the activities of the Group as company CEO and practicing physician.
Vitaly Ustimenko was elected to the Board of Directors in February 2015.
From 2012 to 2016, Vitaly Ustimenko was the Chief Financial Officer of the Group. Vitaly has 20 years of experience in the field of finance and investment, including 8 years as a CFO. He worked in such companies as Inventure Partners fund, Solnechnye producty, Russian Helicopters and Deloitte. Vitaly is currently the CFO of Skillbox, an online education company in Russia.
Mr Ustimenko holds a bachelor’s degree from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation and a PhD in Finance from the State University of Management.
Tatiana Lukina was appointed as an independent non-executive director in December 2019, bringing to the Group 19 years of experience in finance, business restructuring and project management across a wide range of industries.
Tatiana's career began at KPMG, where she spent 10 years participating and leading projects in the areas of audit, capital market transactions (IPO, SPO, and Eurobonds), debt restructuring of the largest Russian companies, and M&A services in different countries. After that, Tatiana worked in the Portfolio Asset Management Department at ALFA Group, representing shareholders’ interests on boards and committees of ALFA bank (Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan) and Rosvodokanal. In 2015–2016, Tatiana, as a co-leader of financial function, took part in the preparation for the IPO at OZON.ru, the leading online retailer in Russia. From 2016 to 2020, Ms Lukina worked as the CFO at GAME INSIGHT, a global developer of mobile games. From 2020–2022 Tatiana worked as the CFO of Dyninno, a group of companies providing products and services in the travel, finance, entertainment, and technology sectors in 50 countries. Since November 2022, Ms Lukina has been working as the CEO of a multi-Family office in the Middle East.
Ms Lukina graduated with honours from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation with a degree in Finance, Business Valuation and Reorganisation Management and then obtained a PhD degree there. Since 2006, Tatiana has been a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) in the UK, and successfully passed exams for obtaining the Russian Audit Licence.
Sergey Kalugin was appointed as an independent director in March 2022.
Mr. Kalugin has extensive experience in organizing the digital transformation of companies. From 2017 to 2018, he was Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, where he oversaw areas related to Smart City and Digital Health. From 2013 to 2017, he was President of PJSC Rostelecom, where he upgraded the infrastructure, improved the quality of customer service and adopted a new strategy that launched the company's digital transformation.
Sergey Kalugin graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in Economics.
Yury Kudimov was appointed as an independent non-executive director in September 2023, bringing to the Group 29 years of experience in economics, finance and investment.
In 1995-2003, Yury worked for the National Reserve Bank as the First Deputy Chairman of the Board, and since 2004, he headed the bank as President-Chairman of the Board. In 2009-2014, Yury Kudimov, as CEO of Investment Company of Vnesheconombank LLC, oversaw the creation of a new investment division of the bank – VEB Capital.
Currently, Yury holds the position of President of private equity investment and advisory group Pangeo Capital, an investment advisor to capital providers with a flexible investment mandate, wide geographical scope and primarily focusing on Russia, Europe and Americas.
Mr. Kudimov graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of Lomonosov Moscow State University. Yury received a master's degree in Banking and International financial systems from Dowling College in New York.
The Board of Directors includes the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee. These committees are intended for preliminary consideration of the most important issues and preparation of recommendations for the Board of Directors to take decisions on such issues.
- Tatiana Lukina, independent Member of the Board of Directors - Chairman of the Audit Committee
- Sergey Kalugin, independent Member of the Board of Directors
- Vitaly Ustimenko, independent Member of the Board of Directors
- Sergey Kalugin, independent Member of the Board of Directors - Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
- Tatiana Lukina, independent Member of the Board of Directors
- Vladimir Mekler, independent Member of the Board of Directors
- Vladimir Mekler, independent Member of the Board of Directors - Chairman of the Nomination Committee
- Yury Kudimov, independent Member of the Board of Directors
- Sergey Kalugin, independent Member of the Board of Directors