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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


MDM Bank

Slava Rabinovich and Brian Steere have been appointed co-heads of the newly created asset management arm of MDM Bank.

Both Rabinovich and Steere previously worked at Hermitage Capital Management, an investment firm that runs The Hermitage Fund.

Rabinovich joined Hermitage in 1996 and served as assistant portfolio manager. In 2000 he moved to Renaissance Capital, where until June 2001 he was the head of domestic asset management. He received his master of business admininstration from the Stern Graduate School of Business at New York University and a master of science in engineering at Leningrad University of Telecommunications.

Steere was chief operating officer and general counsel of Hermitage from 1997 until August 2001. Before joining Hermitage, he was an employee of Republic National Bank of New York. He obtained his master of law degree from Cambridge University in England and his bachelor of law degree from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey

Ivan Trifonov has been appointed managing partner at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey's Moscow office.

Trifonov's focus is on corporate, natural resources and international law.

From 1992 to 2001, Trifonov worked with the law firm Macleod Dixon LLP and was admitted as a partner in 1998. From 1994 to 1996, he was in charge of Macleod Dixon's office in Kazakhstan.

Trifonov graduated from the law department of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1992.

David Wack, formerly a senior associate with the Washington office of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, has been transferred to the firm's Moscow office as office deputy director.

Wack focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions.


Konstantin Anashkin has been appointed business development manager of Bovis Lend Lease's CIS branch in Moscow.

He will concentrate on construction project management and consulting opportunities in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.

Anashkin has extensive experience in construction business development working for Moscow-based designers.

Ernst & Young

Stephen Moosbrugger has been appointed managing partner at Ernst & Young's CIS practice, replacing Karl Johansson, who has been named regional executive partner for Europe.

Prior to joining Ernst & Young in the CIS, Moosbrugger was the area leader of the Ernst & Young Midwest entrepreneurial services group in the United States.

Moosbrugger graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 1978 with a bachelor of science in accounting and he has a master's degree in business taxation from the University of Minnesota.

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