Wealth Management & Private Banking Summit - Russia & CIS

Adam Smith 9th International Summit

10 - 11 April 2019

Marriott Grand Hotel, Moscow, Russia

Speakers 2018


Katerina is responsible for Private Banking in Alfa-Bank. In this role she supervises business strategies development and implementation for HNW and UHNW clients of the Bank as well as services, approaches and solutions elaboration, development of Private Banking federal network, effective team formation and management and other related tasks.

Before joining Alfa-Bank, Katerina was responsible for business development of Raiffeisenbank Private Banking in Russia in the position of Executive Director. In the scope of her team responsibilities were included client base and sales channels development strategy, on-shore and off-shore product offering for HNW clients, structuring of complex individual solutions across units and geographies of the Raiffeisen Group. Katerina also oversaw the brand’s positioning strategy, client communications and partnerships.

Katerina is an experienced professional in the HNW client segment with additional track record in corporate and international legal business, fluent in English and Arabic.

Vice President, Head of Private Banking Head of Individuals, Expobank CZ, Prague

Doctor of Economics, MBA - Professor of Kyiv International Management Institute (MIM-Kyiv) - Senior Scientific Expert of Research INSTITUTE for System Statistical Studies (ISSS), Kiev, Ukraine - President of Private Banking Club within the Independent Association of the Banks of Ukraine (NABU) - Scientific Expert of Strategic Business Review Magazine (Ukraine) - Member of Council of CFO Club Ukraine - The Honored Friend of Mikhail Bulgakov’s Literature-Memorial Museum (Kiev, Ukraine)

Research works (more than 100) published in Ukrainian, Russian scientific editions.

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.

Tax and Legal, Global Compliance Management Services

Alexander joined Barclays Private Bank as Director /Private Banker in 2015.

He has over 20 years of experience in investment and private banking solutions to UHNWI and their Corporates in Russia and the CEE region. Prior to joining Barclays, in the early part of his career, he worked as Director for Eastern Europe for the biggest Russian steel producer, based in Germany and Austria. In 2006 Alexander moved into banking as Head of Metals and Mining (Investment Banking) at Standard Bank and later joined Unicredit Bank as Management Director and Head of Metals and Mining. In 2013 he moved to London to join Citi Private Bank as Director for Russia and CIS, working with UHNW clients.

Alexander graduated from Moscow State Lomonosov University in 1996. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment and holds CISI Diploma.

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.

Head of Business Development Russia and CIS

Artur is the Head of the Business Development team for the office in Moscow. He holds a diploma in Economics from the Moscow State University of Food Production. He graduated from the Russian Academy of Entrepreneurship with a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance, Money Circulation and Credit. Artur is also ACCA candidate and Member of Russian Tax Chamber.

Artur joined the team in 2011. His previous employment includes exposure in tax departments of Russian commercial banks and international consulting firms. He worked in China (Shanghai, Hong Kong), Cyprus (Nicosia) and UK (London). Now he specializes in international taxation, London Real Estate investments and business development in Russia & CIS markets.

Artur is a native Russian speaker and fluent in English.

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).

As Head of Pafilia Office in Moscow, Sergey Filatov represents one of the largest privately owned companies in Cyprus Pafilia Property Developers LTD since 2012. Sergey specializes in Cyprus Citizenship Through Investment Program. He runs professional consultations on investments, property acquisition, citizenship application process,  documents 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.

After 15 years of working in wealth management and luxury lifestyle fields, Inna has launched Shorex Capital - a boutique citizenship planning firm working with wealthy families from the former Soviet Union, Middle East and Asia.

Inna’s personal contacts with the world's top service providers allow her to find the best citizenship planning and tax residency solutions for her clients.

Her personal, hands on, approach and dedication to her clients’ needs enables Shorex Capital to offer HNWIs and their families qualified guidance and assistance.

Being born in the Soviet Union and having lived for more than 20 years in the UK gives Inna a good understanding of both worlds and helps her navigate the world of second citizenship.


Les Khan, PMP, MSOC, BBA, is Chief Executive Officer of the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Investment Unit. He has over 20 years of experience with large financial organizations and risk management companies globally. For the last two years, Mr. Khan has been intimately involved in the revamping of the Citizenship by Investment Unit in St. Kitts and Nevis, and has become a resident expert on citizenship programs within the Caribbean.


Familiar with instituting risk management practices in numerous organizations internationally, Les’ experience in leading teams in phases of transition brings valuable experience to corporate, financial clients and governments across the globe. Les has also led initiatives to automate the CBI programs and has been instrumental in leading regional conferences, bringing representatives from the various regional CIU’s together with representatives from the US, UK, Canada, EU and the IMF.



Prior to working with the Government of St Kitts and Nevis, Les was the Senior Director, Program Management at IPSA International. He was a Senior Vice President and Director of Operations for Northern Operating Services; a Vice President and Head of Operations for Northern Trust Company; a Managing Director for Financial Software Systems; and the Head of Global Business/Technology Services for the National Australia Bank. And other senior positions at major financial institutions within the United States.


Originally from Trinidad, Les is a member of the Project Management Institute and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) in addition to being a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). Les earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of South Australia and his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Finance from Baruch College, New York.

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.


Alexander has 15 years of extensive international business experience in Project Management, Business Development and Consulting worldwide. In 2012 he moved to the UAE and became a partner in corporate service provider company. Alexander graduated from Moscow State Law Academy. He also holds an MBA diploma from Australian University of Wollongong. 

Sergey specializes in international private law, tax law, corporate law. Working in this field since 2005.

Member of the Chamber of Tax Consultants of the Russian Federation, as well as the Russian branch of the International Tax Association (Ros-IFA).

Actively participating in the development and implementation of tax planning projects involving non-resident companies (real estate transactions, holding companies, trading companies, etc.).

Engaged in advising clients on tax planning issues with the use of foreign jurisdictions, conducting legal due diligence of constituent documents of foreign companies, developing projects and introducing changes into constituent documents.

Experienced in cooperation with leading legal, consulting and audit companies. Graduated from the Moscow State Law Academy (MSAL). Fluent in English.



Mr Ryabov joined UniCredit Bank as Head of Private Banking Russia in 2011 from the position of the Head of Business Development at Allianz ROSNO Asset Management. He started his career in finance at CitiBank in 2002, where he gained a wide experience of operating with private equity. In 2005 from the position of Senior Citi Gold Executive Mr Ryabov assumed his new responsibilities as Mutual Funds Sales Director at UFG Asset Management where in 2008 he was transferred to the position of Director at Deutsche UFG Capital Management.

Mrs. Sakharova has more than ten years of experience in private banking and wealth management industry, building up and managing Swiss offices for Russian-based investment companies, banks and private clients. Mrs. Sakharova has been working as a Vice President at Renaissance Group, overseeing private banking and wealth management business processes in Zurich, Moscow, London, Guernsey and Luxembourg, and prior to Renaissance, - in Citigroup Moscow.

Mrs. Sakharova holds a banking degree from the Financial Academy under the Government of the RF and a law degree from Moscow State Law Academy. She also graduated from BPP Law School in London, GDL. Mrs. Sakharova is a Member of the Association of the Independent Directors.

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

FP Wealth Solutions
A Swiss Multi-Family Office specialized in a wide range of services for High Net Worth Individuals and companies from Eastern Europe including asset management, private equity, trading, financial advisory & engineering and asset structuring.

Company serves more than 100 active clients and has more than 2000 direct contacts. An average asset management account exceeds USD 2 mln. FPWS was founded in 2012 by a team of ex-top managers of Renaissance Investment Management (the leader of asset management industry in Eastern Europe at that time). FPWS management team members have long track records in the fields of investments, asset and wealth management, financial engineering and law.

Ekaterina Zammit has received a law degree at Perm State University in Russia with specialisation in International Law. After graduating as a lawyer, she continued to study for the Masters degree in Mediterranean Academy for Diplomatic Studies in Malta. She has also graduated from Malta Institute of Taxation. From 2011 to 2014, Ekaterina was practicing law in multinational companies in Vienna, Moscow and Malta. In 2014, Ekaterina was invited to Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates for the post of Head of Russia and CIS desk. Ms Zammit is a key advisor on the Malta Citizenship by Investment, Cyprus Citizenship by Investment, the Malta Global Residence Programme and buying property in Malta and Cyprus. Within her tax planning and wealth structuring function, she specialises in the use Malta holding companies, Malta participation Exemption regimes, Malta royalty companies, Malta trusts and foundations and Professional Investor Funds.

Elena Andrianova is a Managing Director and Head of Rothschild Trust Russia, Ukraine & CIS. Her focus is on business strategy development and key client relationships in this region.

She joined Rothschild Trust in 2012 from a leading Swiss bank, UBS (Zurich office), where she was a Client Advisor for Ultra High Net Worth clients from the Russia/CIS region. Before joining UBS in 2008, Elena was a Senior Attorney at PricewaterhouseCoopers Moscow for five years.

Elena has over 10 years’ experience of advising wealthy families on private and corporate asset ownership structuring, complex matrimonial and succession planning, protection of assets and preservation of wealth for the next generations.

Elena has a PhD in international private law (Russian School of Private law, Leiden University). She is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and holds a Diploma in International Trust Management (London).

Elena is a native Russian speaker and fluent in English.

Ayshat is a Russian qualified tax lawyer and a UK qualified tax technician. She is a key member of the Russia & CIS team at Withers and has over seven years of experience in international tax consulting for UHNW. Is and wealthy families from Russia and the CIS. Ayshat focuses on international cross border complex tax and succession issues. She has particular expertise in UK pre-immigration tax planning, structuring inbound UK real estate investments and international family wealth and governance planning. Advised a number of prominent Russian and Ukrainian families on international private wealth structuring matters.Advised Russian and CIS HNWIs on UK tax relocation matters and UK residential and commercial property complex ownership structures.Advised a large Ukrainian consumer products and retail group on an international holding and financing corporate structure.Advised a number of Swiss banks, multi-family offices and international fiduciaries on Russian tax, wealth planning solutions and succession issues for Russian clients.Advised a large investment fund on the Russian tax implications of investing in Russian financial instruments.Coordinated international multi-function teams on complex international corporate restructuring projects and real estate acquisitions in the EU and the United States.

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.

Described as very professional and with a strong personality and an uncanny ability to understand client needs, Josef brings a wealth of knowledge and over a decade of experience to the company. This includes asset management, private banking, portfolio management, and export and trade finance to name a few. His knowledge of the Russian market extends to the language, culture and mentality of the people. This was gained while reading Eastern European history and literature at the University of Zurich and from his career start in Yekaterinburg in the Ural in the early 1990s. His network of contacts in Switzerland extends to banks, financial institutions and beyond. He is a recognized private banking expert and pioneer in introducing the asset manager-client-bank idea to the Russian and Eastern European market. Prior to his chairmanship at AXIOMA, Josef was Director for Regional Development at Renaissance Investment Management. He also worked at UBS AG in Zurich as a client advisor. Josef is a member of the Swiss Association of Asset Managers. He is married and has a daughter. Apart from Russian, Josef is also fluent in German, English and French.