Wealth Management & Private Banking Summit - Russia & CIS

Adam Smith 9th International Summit

10 - 11 April 2019

Marriott Grand Hotel, Moscow, Russia

Among speakers confirmed for 2019

Prior to the establishment of LEON Family Office, Roman worked as an attorney in Private Wealth Services group in PricewaterhouseCoopers.


Roman specializes in the field of set-up and ongoing coordination of personal holding vehicles, as well as in the field of management and control services. He has significant experience in developing and implementing corporate and family governance structures, shareholder agreements, and M&A support for private clients.


Roman received a higher legal education, has a TEP qualification and is a certified specialist in the field of trusts and estate planning (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).

Jacopo Zamboni is a director and client advisor at Henley & Partners Switzerland AG. He provides advice on residence and citizenship planning to private banks, family offices and lawyers, throughout Switzerland and Luxembourg. Prior to joining Henley & Partners, Mr. Zamboni worked for a Swiss insurance company where he advised multinationals on the ways to protect their mobile employees, as well as managing relationships with Swiss private banks that required tailor-made insurance solutions for high net worth individuals. Mr. Zamboni holds a Master of Science degree in Finance from Bocconi University, Italy, and is fluent in English, Italian and French.

Sergei V. Alimirzoev is an expert in Russian corporate law, real estate, international business transactions and Russian and US tax law. Prior to forming AT Lawyers, he worked as an attorney for Steptoe & Johnson Co., an international law firm based in Washington, D.C., and Moscow, and for Allen & Overy, a major UK law firm. Mr. Alimirzoev specializes in representing Internatioal and Russian corporate clients in cross-border corporate, securities and commercial transactions.


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Kirill has more than 20 years of experience in the financial markets. From 2003 to 2011, he worked at the Bank of Moscow, engaged in asset management and analytics, and in 2006–2011 headed the analytical department. From 2011 to 2014, he worked as the director of the analytical department of Nomos-Bank. From 2014 to 2017, he served as Director of the Department of Macroeconomic Forecasting at the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. In January 2018, he was appointed Director of the Analytical Department of Loko-Invest (Loko-Bank Group). He has a degree in economics. He graduated from the HSE and the Moscow State Institute of Electronic Technology. The author of the popular economic telegram channel MMI.

Marina's work experience in the luxury real estate market already exceeds 10 years.


Marina started her career at Knight Frank in 2007 at the department of strategy consulting, then joined the residential real estate department as a international real estate consultant. Because of constant interaction with global offices of the company and major developers Marina gained significant experience in foreign premium real estate sales and was appointed a Project manager.


Since 2014 Marina is Director of international real estate department at Knight Frank, since 2017 – Director of International Sales and Private Investments.

Throughout her work, Marina Shalaeva has handled a wide array of crucial deals in international premium real estate sales to famous Russian business moguls, politicians and celebrities. Under her leadership, the total net worth of the conducted business deals is over 500 million dollars.


Thanks to her profound knowledge of the international real estate market and professional skills Marina Shalaeva regularly shares her expert opinion with the country's leading media and is a guest at radio and TV programs.


Andrey heads up the Investment advisory practice at LEON Family Office.


He has over 15 years of experience in wealth management. Prior to joining LEON Family Office, Andrei was responsible for investment management in global markets at multifamily office Quinta Capital Partners and was a Managing Director at Renaissance Investment Management, in charge of portfolios with a total size of more than $1.5 billion. Andrey also acted as a member of the Management Board and the Head of Asset Management in BCS Financial Group. Andrey has considerable experience in equity research and project evaluation from companies such as Troika Dialog and PricewaterhouseCoopers.


Andrey is a recognized expert in wealth management. On several occasions, the funds under his management were rated among the best performing funds in Russia and EMEA according to Bloomberg and RBC reviews.

Andrei graduated from the Physics Faculty of Moscow State University (MSU). He has also obtained international qualifications in investment analysis and financial accounting (CFA and ACCA), as well as certificates on asset management from the Russian Federal Service for Financial Markets (FCSM) and the Cyprus Ministry of Finance.

Nikolay Vargasov, legal council of UFG Wealth Management.


Nikolay Vargasov joined the team of UFG Wealth Management in 2014. Before that, he was employed with one of the largest Russian investment banks.


Mr. Vargasov is responsible for providing complex legal support of transactions in the international market, including M&A dealings, direct and bank financing. Mr. Vargasov provides advice on family law matters, structuring of personal and business assets, in particular through the establishment of funds and trusts in different European and offshore jurisdictions.  


Mr. Vargasov graduated from the International Law Department of Nizhny Novgorod Lobachevsky State University and was awarded a LL.M degree by Lyon Catholic University (France).

May 2015-present:  Managing Director of Phoenix Advisors, a new Ruben Vardanyan business project providing complex services to transfer wealth to clients’ successors, including family governance, legal and tax structuring, contingency planning, co-management of clients’ business and private assets, and protection of client holdings and management structures.


2009–2015: Co-Founder, Board member, COO and Head of the multi-family office Third Rome, an international investment group with offices in Switzerland, London and Moscow providing family office, asset management, and private equity services  to UHNWIs.   


2004-2009: Director and Head of Structured Solutions at Renaissance Investment Management (the largest independent asset management group in Russia before the 2008 crisis). Responsible for the development of all Group products, consulting, asset structuring and protection and M&A deal structuring and execution.


Started his career in 1997 in tax and legal department of Big 4 (Arthur Andersen/EY), in 2000-2004 worked as a Co-head of single family offices for couple of UHNWIs.


Graduated with honours  Russian Economic Academy in 1997, PhD

Evgenia Tyurikova was appointed Head of Sberbank Private Banking in March 2016. Evgenia is responsible for the Sberbank Private Banking development strategy. Her goals include enhancing the quality of customer service, developing the philosophy and annual review of Sberbank Private Banking’s investment strategy, and expanding the product suite through internal resources and by broadening partnership programmes. Evgenia reports directly to Alexander Torbakhov, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank.

Evgenia has more than two decades of financial sector experience. She joined Sberbank Private Banking from Summa Group, where she was Vice President for Finance and Economics (CFO) since 2009. Prior to that she was Director of the Treasury, Accounting and Tax Planning Department at West Siberian Resources Ltd (Alliance Oil Company). From 2005-2006 she was CFO at Kommersant publishing house. Evgenia began her career at BFG Credit Commercial Bank in 1994, and left the bank as CFO.

Evgenia graduated from Moscow State Law Academy with a major in Law, and received a certificate from the professional tax advisor of the Russian Ministry of Finance, as well as an IAS certificate from ACCA. She also holds an MBA in Financial Management. Evgenia is a member of the Russian Association of Independent Directors, and a member of the board in a number of companies.

Dasha deals with private clients from all over the world, including HNWI and UNHWI from Russia, UK, Italy and France.


She previously worked in a Private Sales team at BI Wine – a multi-award-winning London-based fine wine merchant, selling the most exceptional fine wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne and other wine regions to sophisticated private clients.

Alexander Lushnikov is a London-based entrepreneur and Partner at Liquid Icons – a production company specialising in creating first-class original content about the world's greatest fine wines and spirits. The team has recently produced 'Gerard Basset' Global Fine Wine Report 2019 which, compiled from views and predictions made by members of the global fine trade, identifies the most important trends that are likely to shape the global fine wine market over the course of the next five years.

Founder and CEO of Group 36, which creates strategies for Russian and international non-profit organizations, design project management structures, systems for evaluating their effectiveness.

Dmitry Dikman, a civil engineer by training, built up successful international organizations from scratch, led companies in the field of business education and IT, implemented major investment projects in Russia and the USA.

From 2008 to 2014, Dmitry was Executive Director of the Genesis Charitable Foundation operating in Russia, the CIS countries, Israel, Europe and the USA. Dmitry Dikman is still actively involved in the life of Genesis, he is the chairman of the grant committee and advisor to the chairman of the board of directors. In 2016, Dmitry joined the team of the Rybakov Foundation, and in 2017 he became a member of the board.

For the last 10 years Alexey has been holding top positions at the leading Russian banks. He is engaged in building and developing effective service system for local HNW clients within Russian banks and private banking/ private wealth managemеnt/ family office/ mass affluent technologies. His acedemic portfolio includes a range of works on Russian HNW clients services (including the first book in Russia on VIP-clients services), adapting and implementing private banking and family office technologies in Russia.

Sergey joined Gazprombank's Private Banking team in 2008.

Engaged in business development, sales and investment products.

In 2017, he headed the Department of Private Banking Business (Gazprombank Private Banking).

Until 2008, he headed the flagship office for working with VIP clients in Citibank.

Andrew joined Edwin Coe as a Corporate Tax Lawyer in February 2018.

Andrew is known for his experience as an international tax practitioner with detailed knowledge of the Russia/CIS market. He was one of the first practitioners to use trusts as a planning and asset protection tools for Russian and CIS clients. Andrew has over 33 years experience practising tax law in the City of London.

Andrew advises ultra-high-net-worth individuals from the above regions on trust and foundation structures and the business underlying such structures. He also provides corporate tax support for corporate transactions including M&A and banking, and VAT consultancy advice.

Andrew has experience of working with the following industries:

Transportation (shipping and aircraft)
Pharma and food distribution
Mobile telecoms
Oil and gas

Senior Consultant at CAF Russia, joined CAF team in 2004 as a program manager. Currently is responsible for research and analytical activities in CAF, donors advice and business development - strategic development of corporate philanthropy programs and foundations, evaluation of social programs and impact measurement, researches in the field of philanthropy. Participated in several international internship programs in the field of philanthropy (Summer Academy Program (EFC), SROI Training course (NEF), Inspire Philanthropy Advice Course, Philanthropic Leadership Platform –China-Europe etc.)

Vladimir Kirichenko, lawyer, venture investor.


As Head of Pafilia Office in Moscow, Vladimir Kirichenko represents one of the largest privately owned companies in Cyprus Pafilia Property Developers LTD. Having a great experience in market analysis and competitive environment evaluation and being a practising investor, Vladimir specializes in Cyprus Investment Program. He runs professional consultations on investments in real estate, property acquisition, citizenship application process, and eligibility criteria.

In March 2014 the Cyprus Government announced changes to the legislation that enables foreign investors to become Cypriot (EU) citizens. Pafilia has 100% approval rate and provides legal guarantees to its customers for returning the investment in case if citizenship is not approved.


In 2017 Cyprus citizenship program remains the fastest in Europe. Pafilia values its clients’ time and money and provides services of the highest level.

In Megafon, Olga is responsible for organizing the company's charitable activity systems within the framework of the adopted Charity Policy. As for direct interaction with charitable organizations, preparation of federal and applied projects for consideration at a charity committee, implementation monitoring and reporting. PR promotion of charitable activities of the company in the media, social. networks, internal communications.

Activity in the non-commercial publicly available beginning of 2009.


She worked in the following organizations:
- Regional public organization "Nizhny Novgorod Volunteer Service", project manager for the development of corporate volunteering.
- Private cultural institution “Cloud Innovation Laboratory“ Cloudvocher ”, project manager of the department of expertise, development and implementation of social programs.
- Center for the Development of Philanthropy "Ownership", project manager.
- The Foundation for the Development of the Social Initiative "TO THE FUTURE!", General Director.

Oskar has been investing in private and public companies for 15 years and was an Equity Analyst, Head of Research and an Equity Fund Manager at China Asset Management, Lusight Research (Goldman Sachs), Daiwa Asset Management and Elgin Family Office. In recent years Oskar has been an Angel investor and advisor for European tech companies.

Olga is English and Russian qualified tax and wealth planning expert with over 20 years of experience in major Anglo-Saxon law firms. At the end of 2016 Olga left her role as a partner of Withers LLP to launch her own boutique law firm “Boltenko Law” aiming to add greater value to her clients. Olga achieves this by devoting more of her own time to the select number of clients and by offering effective solutions to problems of wealthy families.

Olga’s firm  focus is on Russian, UK and international tax matters for wealthy entrepreneurs from the CIS region, with an emphasis on tax efficient cross-border financing structures and international corporate operations. In addition, Boltenko Law works with family offices providing solutions to complex tax, succession and private wealth management issues for wealthy families and entrepreneurs from Russia and CIS.

Olga is actively engaged in the wider profession.  She is a member of International Bar Association (Chair of Individual Tax and Private Client Committee, 2015- 2016), Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, International Academy of Trust and Estate Lawyers. 

She organizers and chairs a number of professional events on a regular basis and often is a guest speaker at major professional events.

Olga is named in Legal 500 Directory and in Chambers & Partners. She is listed in The Private Client Global Elite 2017 rating.

Kira Egorova advises private clients, families with dynastic wealth, family offices as well as their counsels. Her clients also include corporate executives, business owners (and former business owners who have experienced a liquidity event), professionals, fund managers, private foundations and others. She counsels clients in connection with the significant number of projects involving purchase of luxury items and other property.

Kira has extensive experience in advising the high net worth Russian individuals on development of ownership and succession structure for diversified private and business assets, located in different jurisdictions. Kira leads projects of negotiations and conclusion of shareholder agreements and associated matters; supports the firm’s M&A projects in respect of the completion procedure and administration of the deals. She has also gained substantive experience in Financial and accounting consulting and participates in the development of the financial business schemes.

Kira is a regular contributor of articles publications and a frequent lecturer at conferences and seminars on current legal issues within her areas of practice.

Kira Egorova is a member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the International Bar Association (the IBA).

Natalya has graduated with honors in Economy from the Moscow State University of International Relations. She practiced afterwards in HSBC Private Bank and Pictet Private Bank, Switzerland. Natalya holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

Natalya has been working in URALSIB Private Bank since 2004. She is responsible for capital markets analysis, manager selection system and financial planning. Since 2015 she has also been in charge of Succession Program from URALSIB Private Bank.