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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016



British American Tobacco has appointed John Taylor managing director for BAT Russia. He will take over from Mark Cobben, who has held the position since January 2002.

Taylor is currently Managing Director of BAT Korea, which is one of the fastest growing companies of the group.


Sergei Ovcharenko has been named Financial Director of Motorola Russia & CIS.

Ovcharenko's previous positions include national distribution and special project manager at Cadbury Confectionery; financial analyst at A.T. Kearny, where he worked on a business development project for the Ford Motor Company Russia; and manager at Ford Financial Russia, a finance arm of the Ford Motor Company.


Inna Novikova has been appointed a financial director of UPS in Russia and the CIS. She has been working for UPS since 1994, first as an accountant and then as a senior accountant.

Sun Interbrew

Sun Interbrew Ltd., the second- largest brewer in Russia and the market leader in Ukraine, has appointed Luc Vanheel as its chief financial officer.

Since 1999, Vanheel has been finance and administration director of the Croatian brewing company, Zagrebacka Pivovara, a subsidiary of Interbrew.

Vanheel replaces Alan Hibbert, who was company's CFO since the fall of 2000 and who decided to pursue an entrepreneurial career.


Andrei Slivchenko has been appointed corporate finance and investment director for 36.6. Prior to that he worked as a corporate finance and investment director at Ilim Pulp company. From 1997-2000 he headed the financial markets department of the directorate of corporate finance and treasury at Yukos and then from 2000-2001 he was a financial director for Russia at Tate & Lyle PLC.


Mikhail Smirnov has been elected general director of Moscow City Telephone Network. His predecessor Vladimir Lagutin is now the president of ZAO Sistema-Telecom. Smirnov had been heading MTS since 1995 and prior to that he worked for ASVT. He is an expert on long-distance telephone networks.

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