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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Appointments

Ernst & Young

John Buttle has joined Ernst & Young's Moscow office as leader of the firm's global financial services group in the CIS, the company announced.

Buttle was born in 1953 in Sydney, Australia. He started his career at KPMG in 1973 and was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia in 1976.

Buttle joined Arthur Andersen in 1999.

He continued at Ernst & Young after its merger with Andersen in 2002 as partner in charge of its financial risk management group in Sydney as well as head of the firm's environment and sustainability practice.

FIM Securities

Michael Boboshko, a 12-year veteran of the Russian market, has been named head of equities at FIM Securities, the company announced.

Prior to his appointment, Boboshko spent eight years at Sovlink Securities as an investment banker and, most recently, as head of research.

FIM's research team will be led by Alexander Trazanov and Lev Snykov, both formerly of Sovlink, FIM announced.

Prior to Sovlink, Trazanov worked at HSBC and CentreInvest, while Snykov worked at NIKoil and Troika Dialog.

Barry Schumaker and Sergei Kanin have also been named to the research team, FIM announced.

Haarmann Hemmelrath

Anna Lesova and Svetlana Turbanova have been appointed national partners at Haarmann Hemmelrath & Partner, the company announced.

Lesova began her career in the Moscow office of Haarmann Hemmelrath in 2000. Before joining the firm, she worked in Germany and Moscow for another international law firm, and received her master of laws degree in Cologne.

Turbanova joined the Moscow office of Haarmann Hemmelrath in 2002. From 1989 to 1990, she worked at the Sverdlovsk court, and from 1991 to 1995 she worked in a regional law firm. From 1996 to 2002, she was a lawyer at Clifford Chance Punder.

Patent attorney Anton Syrov is moving to Haarmann Hemmelrath from the Moscow office of CMS Hasche Sigle, Haarmann Hemmelrath announced. Syrov has over six years of experience in IP and IT.

Informzashchita

Igor Mezhakov has become vice president of the information security company Informzashchita, the company announced.

Mezhakov was born in 1947 in Tartu, Estonia. He graduated from the Kazakh Polytechnic Institute in 1971, and he served in the Kazakh and Soviet KGB.

For more than eight years, Mezhakov was deputy chairman of the State Customs Committee. He has also served as deputy director of the Federal Counterintelligence Service, first deputy chief of the main administration of the Security Ministry, and the head of the KGB in the Chechen-Ingush A.S.S.R.

McDonald's

Khamzat Khasbulatov, the president of McDonald's in Russia, has been appointed the president of McDonald's in Eastern Europe, the company announced.

In 1988, Khasbulatov was hired by McDonald's and was later appointed the company's first Russian restaurant manager, responsible for the Pushkin Square branch.

In April 1990, Khasbulatov was promoted to deputy general director of McDonald's in Moscow, in 1997 to general director, and in January 1999, he was named president of McDonald's in Russia. He is also chairman of Ronald McDonald House Charities in Russia.

Marshall Capital Partners

Mikhail Leshchenko has been appointed managing director of Marshall Capital Partners, the company announced.

Leshchenko was born in 1975 in Naberezhniye Chelny, Tatarstan. In 1997, he graduated from the St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance. From 1997 to 1999, he was a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. From 1999 to 2000, he worked as an analyst at AIG Brunswick Capital Management.

From 2000 to 2002, Leshchenko was vice president of the investment bank Gamma Group. Until his appointment at Marshall, he was vice president and director of the department of corporate finance at MDM-Bank.

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Alexei Bourlatsky has been appointed partner for the performance improvement department of PricewaterhouseCoopers, the company announced.

Bourlatsky holds an MBA and an MM from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago, and an MA from Moscow State University.

Since 1996, Bourlatsky has worked for Arthur D. Little, Moscow, and KPMG. In June 2004, he started at PwC as a director.

Richard Gregson has been appointed partner for the financial services assurance and advisory practice at PwC, the company announced.

Gregson received a bachelor's of commerce from the University of Western Australia in 1989, and in 1991 was admitted as an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Gregson joined PwC Russia in 1994 as an assistant manager in the audit department. He was promoted to senior manager in 1997 and director in 2003.

Artyom Petrukhin has been appointed tax partner in PwC's Russian M&A tax practice, the company announced.

Petrukhin was born in Moscow in 1972. He graduated from Moscow State University's department of mathematics and cybernetics in 1994 and joined PwC the same year as a tax specialist.

In 1998, Petrukhin was promoted to the position of tax manager and, in 2004, to tax director.

Catherine Stalker has been appointed partner at PwC with responsibility for the human resources services practice. She holds a master's degree from the London School of Economics.

Stalker began her career in 1991 as a research analyst with the Bank of England. In 1995, she joined PwC as assistant manager. In 1997, she was promoted to manager and, in 2004, to director.

Staffwell

Iya Novikova has been appointed director of recruitment for Staffwell Search and head of human resources for the Staffwell Group of Companies.

Before joining Staffwell, Novikova worked as deputy general director of Salans, Hertzfeld & Heilbronn, finance and administration manager for Latham & Watkins, and held finance positions at the World Bank and the George Soros Foundation.

Novikova holds a bachelor's degree in international management from Pace University in New York.

Trust National Bank

Roland Tsitayev has been elected to the board of directors at Trust, the company announced. He is currently vice president and CIO at Trust.

Born in 1969 in Aizkraukle, Latvia, Tsitayev graduated from the economics faculty at the University of Latvia in 1993. He came to Trust following almost 13 years at Latvia's Parex Bank.

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