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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


MDM Bank

MDM Bank is completing the formation of its analytical department and has announced several appointments.

Kim Iskyan, who was already with the bank, has become head of the analytical department. Thomas Gochenour has been appointed senior analyst for oil and gas, Peter Westin is now chief economist, and Philip Townsend became a senior analyst for the telecommunications sector.

Tigran Hovhannisyan and Andrei Goncharov have also joined the bank's analytical team.

Nathan Gardener has joined MDM as an editor, having previously worked at The Moscow Times.


Patrice Layrac has been appointed general manager for Russia at Group Sanofi-Aventis, the pharmaceutical company has announced. He replaces Arnaud Ponsin, who is expected to take over other functions within the group.

Layrac joined Group Sanofi-Aventis in 1988 and has occupied various positions in sales, marketing and general management in several countries.

Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy Legal Services has announced the appointment of Vyacheslav Khorovsky as consultant to the banking department.

He previously worked at Lovells law firm and at the Russian subsidiary bank of Moscow Narodny Bank (Britain).