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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016



The American Chamber of Commerce in Russia's board of directors has elected Richard Brody as its new chairman. Brody has been actively involved in AmCham activities, previously serving as vice chairman of the AmCham board and chair of its Aerospace Committee.

The 26-member board of directors elects its chairman on an annual basis. Brody succeeds Richard Weden, general director of American Express International Services, who has completed a successful two-year tenure as AmCham board chairman.

For the past four years, Brody has served as president of United Technologies international operations, Russia. United Technologies Corp. is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the building systems and aerospace industries.

UTC is broadly invested in Russia, with 4,000 employees in 25 projects and $400 million of investment.

Prior to moving to Moscow, Brody served as adviser on Russia to Vice President Al Gore in Washington. Before working with the White House, he worked on Russia-related investment issues at the U.S. Commerce Department and a congressional agency.

He holds a Ph.D. in Russian history and a M.A. in Russian studies from the University of Michigan.

Jones Lang LaSalle

 Philippe Beurtheret and Olga Kaimakchi have joined Jones Lang LaSalle's Moscow team as the deputy head of the retail department and an analyst with the capital markets group, respectively.

Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Beurtheret worked for Steelcase Inc. in Moscow.

His past experience also includes business development and management of sales teams in the CIS.

Before joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Kaimakchi worked for KPMG's corporate finance practice in Moscow. Her experience also includes structured finance and asset management with WestLB and Goldman Sachs in New York.


 Garry Black has been appointed a partner with KPMG in Russia and the CIS. He will work in the risk advisory services unit based in Moscow, with a primary emphasis on financial services.

Before joining KPMG in Russia in January 2004, Black was a financial services advisory partner for Arthur Andersen, based in Britain. In this capacity, he most recently advised financial services regulatory authorities in several countries on the design and implementation of risk-based supervisory systems.

He has worked in Ukraine, Korea, Finland, Sweden, Brazil, Hong Kong and Macedonia, in addition to his British responsibilities.

Black graduated in theoretical physics from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and is a qualified chartered accountant.