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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


Golden Telecom

Alfa Bank president Pyotr Aven has been elected chairman of the board of directors at Golden Telecom.

Alfa Group purchased a 43.6 percent stake in the company May 11 and received three of nine seats on Golden Telecom's board.

Aven joined Alfa Bank in 1994. His responsibilities include strategic planning as well as business and government relations in Russia and abroad. Aven formerly served as an economic minister. Prior to this, he worked at the International Institute of Applied System Analysis in Austria.

He is currently board chairman at STS Television and a member of the Russian Business Round Table.

International SOS

International SOS Clinic has added Dr. Lynn Stadnyk to its staff of resident physicians.

Stadnyk, originally from Winnipeg, Canada, is a licensed physician with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Her experience includes prenatal, pediatric and general care.

She graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1985 and completed her surgical internship in 1986. She has worked in hospitals and clinics in Winnipeg.

Actis Systems

The Actis Systems board of directors has appointed Anya Sverdlov managing director of the group.

Sverdlov will continue heading and developing Actis' strategic consulting practice, which is part of the company's growing management consulting division.

Sverdlov holds a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from Yale University and an MBA degree in finance and multinational management from Wharton Business School. She started her professional career with Kemper Securities Inc.'s brokerage operations in New York.

In 1996, she joined the New York office of A. T. Kearney, where she managed strategy consulting projects for clients in the financial services and consumer goods sectors in the United States, Sweden, Hungary, Denmark, Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic and Russia.

In 1999, Sverdlov moved to Andersen Consulting, where she headed the strategy competency as a senior manager. Sverdlov joined Actis Systems in 2000.

Aurobindo Pharma

Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. has appointed Basava Bhaaskara manager of bulk drug marketing to Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Bhaaskara has been working with this market more than 15 years, and has been based in Moscow most of that time.

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