team has a substantial track record of sourcing and executing
sizable deals for the accounts of major global and Western
investment banks as well as international corporations. The team has
close ties to the Western investment community including strong
relationships with Swiss private banks and European Private Equity
have developed working relationships with a large number of leading
Western European and international corporations. Our in-depth
knowledge of business practice in Russia is complemented by our
extensive network of local Russian contacts amongst the senior
management of blue chip companies and top-level financial
founders are experienced and successful entrepreneurs. They are
backed by a strong team of professionals combining Russian and
Western experience in building businesses, managing industrial
companies, investments and providing financial services.
Irina TCHOUMATCHENKO Ph.D. - Managing
joining Next Russia, Irina served for two years as Managing Director
of Xelector plc, a 200m Euros financial services company, part of
the Dublin-based investment company ENBA Holding plc which raised
500m Euros in capital from Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Apax, Capital
Z, Intel and other blue-chip investors. Prior to that, she worked as
Financial Engineer with BCEN-Eurobank, a French bank fully owned by
the Russian Central Bank with major involvement in debt, equity and
corporate finance transactions in Russian and other emerging
markets. She also founded two software companies in quantitative
arbitrage for capital markets and in data mining (spin-off from
Siemens Nixdorf Advanced Technologies).
Irina holds a Ph.D. in
Computer Science from the University of Paris-VI, an MBA from INSEAD
and an MSc in Applied Maths (Honours) from Moscow
Engineering-Physics Institute. She was an assistant professor at the
University of Paris VI and guest lecturer at MIT and National
Science Foundation. She is the author of more than 30 international
publications. Irina is a Russian national and speaks fluent English,
Russian, French and German.
Alexis HERMANN - Managing
Alexis served as
Chief Operational Officer of the European subsidiary of Intuit, a
NASDAQ-listed Californian services technology company for two years.
Before that, he was a Senior Partner with a London-based M&A
consulting firm, specialising in fund raising for high-tech
start-ups and industrial companies in the USA and the UK.
co-founded and managed Misys Asset Management Systems, a European
software company, specialised in portfolio management. Prior to that
he was Head of Economic Studies for Diagram-Reuters, a European IT
and financial news firm. Alexis began his career with a major
consulting group, before joining Paribas.
national, Alexis has over 12 years of experience in finance covering
a wide variety of sectors and countries. He holds an MBA in
Finance from the Reims Business School. He is a consultant professor
at EDHEC, and author of more than 20 international publications.
Alexis is fluent in English and French.
Mazen COURY - Managing
Mazen has a
strong track record in both strategic consulting and corporate
finance. Prior to joining Next Russia, Mazen was a managing
consultant with Cap Gemini Group in London and Diamond Cluster in
Paris, for four years, focussing on business planning, securing
funding and launching new ventures, in the fields of media,
telecommunications, technology and financial services. Previously
Mazen worked with the Société Générale Group in Paris and
Shanghai for over four years, specialising in originating and
executing trade and project finance transactions on behalf of large
European industrialists, in the fields of contracting, health,
defence and aerospace.
national, Mazen holds MBA degrees in finance from Cornell
University in New York and from London Business School. He is also a
consulting researcher in technology at INSEAD. Mazen is fluent in
French, English and Arabic.