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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

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Afisha



Entertainment and travel guide publisher Afisha has appointed Marat Dev-let-Kildeyev as chief operating officer in charge of finance, accounting, information technology, legal issues, distribution and marketing, the company said in a statement.

Devlet-Kildeyev formerly worked for Renaissance Insurance as chief operating officer, where he restructured the back office and raised the company’s financial reporting sector to U.S. GAAP accounting standards.

Devlet-Kildeyev graduated in the language and literature faculty of Leningrad State University in 1987. In 1993, he received an MBA in finance and management from the University of Toronto and after that worked in managerial positions in Toronto banks. He also worked as chief financial officer and director of risk management for Renaissance Capital brokerage.

Afisha also has appointed Oleg Ryazhenov to the new position of marketing director. His responsibilities will be the development of new markets, the launching of new publications and promotion of the brand name Afisha.

Ryazhenov previously worked at the advertising company United Campaigns Publicis, where he held the post of director for new business development. From 1993 to 1996, he served as regional marketing and sales manager at British Airways, coordinating the development of regional markets and relations and the development of new areas of interest.

In 1997, he graduated from the business school at Oxford Brookes University in Britain with a specialization in marketing and management. For the past four years, Ryazhenov worked in advertising, holding the posts of new business development director and account director for such brands as Coca-Cola, Schweppes and Nike.

Yukos



Yukos, the nation’s No. 2 oil firm, has appointed Bruce Misamore chief financial officer, the company said in a statement.

He will replace Michel Soublin, who will return to oil services company Schlumberger after a two-year assignment at Yukos.

Misamore, 50, of Houston, is a former senior vice president — finance and treasurer — of U.S. independent energy firm Pennzenergy and has extensive experience working with large international integrated companies and independents, Yukos said.

Before that he worked as a financial officer for Pennzoil and Marathon Oil Co., the statement said.

Shell



British-Dutch oil major Shell has appointed Rein Tamboezer its new country chairman for Russia, replacing Grant Bowie, who will retain his position as vice president of Shell Exploration and Production Services, the company said in a statement.

Tamboezer has been president of Shell Exploration and Production Services since 1998.

"Usually, the head of the largest local Shell business keeps the position of a country chairman," said Maxim Shoob, spokesman for Shell in Russia.

Shell has four businesses in Russia, including Shell Exploration and Production Services, Shell East Europe Co./Shell Neft, Shell Chemicals Northeast Europe and Shell AZS.

Tamboezer, 53, moved to Russia last year after Shell strengthened its presence in Sakhalin-2.

The Moscow Times welcomes news and photographs of recent appointees. Please e-mail such information to appointments@imedia.ru.