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Our team

Our people are the the most essential ingredient to our success.  Each of our four partners have at least 15 years of successful experience in his specialist area, and together our team have completed more than 100 M&A and fund-raising transactions.

Management board

Vladimir Tatarchuk, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

  • From 2013 – Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer at Proxima Capital Group
  • From 2011 to 2013 Mr Tatarchuk was First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board and Head of Corporate-Investment Banking at Alfa Bank
  • From 1998 to 2011 he held many posts at Alfa Bank including Head of Corporate Banking, Co-Head of Corporate-Investment Banking, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board , Deputy Head of Corporate Finance and Vice President
  • From 1997 to 1998 Mr Tatarchuk was Head of Legal Department at Alfa Capital Brokerage.
  • From 1995 to 1998 he was a Member of the Executive Board at Alfa Capital
  • In 1997, Vladimir Tatarchuk graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in law. He holds a diploma in Executive Management of Business School of the World INSEAD IEP (France, Singapore)

Vladimir Ermoshin, Managing Partner

  • From 2013 – Managing Partner at Proxima Capital Group
  • From 1992 – Owner and Chairman of the Board at Ermak Asset Management

Maxim Kravchenko, Managing Partner

  • From 2013 – Managing Partner at Proxima Capital Group, responsible for development of the Group's investment and banking business
  • From 2005 to 2014 Mr Kravchenko was Managing Partner at Aquila Capital Group, a company he co-founded, and completed over 30 M&A deals in the telecommunications industry, retail, the banking sector, the chemical sector and FMCG
  • From 1998 to 2005 he served as Director at Alfa-Bank Corporate Finance, where he completed more than 35 deals in the telecommunications industry, oil and gas sector, insurance and FMCG
  • From 1996 to 1998 Mr Kravchenko was an analyst at the French firm Atria Advisors, which managed a private & public equity fund with $200 million in assets
  • Maxim Kravchenko graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute and received further qualifications from Technische Universität Berlin

Zaali Tsanava, Managing Partner

  • From 2015 – Managing Partner at Proxima Capital Group
  • From 2013 – Managing Director at Proxima Capital Group
  • In 2011 Mr Tsanava was made Senior Vice President at Novikombank, responsible for the recovery of defaulted corporate debts, non-core assets and investment projects
  • From 2008 to 2011 he was responsible for collecting overdue corporate debt at Alfa Bank and served as its Senior Vice President 
  • From 2003 to 2007 he held several positions at Russian Standard Financial and Industrial Group, including Deputy CEO responsible for special issues, Head of the Intellectual Property Department and Head of the Legal Department
  • From 1997 to 2002 he worked as a lawyer at Renaissance Capital and was responsible for M&A legal support
  • Zaali Tsanava graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in law

Vladimir Rusinov, Managing Director

  • From 2015 – Managing Director at Proxima Capital Group
  • From 2014 to 2015 – Managing Partner at VNR Capital, investment banking advisory firm
  • From 2007 to 2014 – Managing Director and Head of Oil and Gas at Renaissance Capital
  • From 2003 to 2007 – Director at ABN AMRO Oil and Gas Group
  • From 2000 to 2003 – Vice President in the European Energy & Power Group at Merrill Lynch
  • From 1994 to 2000 – Associate in M&A, Corporate Finance and European Energy & Power Departments at Goldman Sachs International

Aleksey Stetsurin, Chief Legal Officer

  • From 2009 to 2013 – Head of Legal Department at Moscow Stock Exchange
  • From 2005 to 2008 – Deputy Chief / Chief of Legal Department at ATON Investment Bank
  • From 2000 to 2005 – Head of Legal Department and Vice President at National Depository Center
  • From 1997 to 2000 – Head of Legal Department at RTS (Russian Trading System) Stock Exchange
  • From 1996 to 1997 – Legal Advisor at Alfa Capital
  • 1996 – Legal Advisor at Tokobank
  • Aleksey Stetsurin graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in law

Grigoriy Baev, Chief Financial Officer

  • From 2015 – CFO at Proxima Capital Group
  • 2008 – 2015 - OJSC Alfa-Bank, Different management positions within Financial block of the bank, such as:
    • 2014–2015 – OJSC Baltiysky Bank, CFO, Deputy CEO, Member of Noard
    • 2009–2014 –  Led different units of Alfa-Bank responsible for planning, budgeting, cost control and cost cutting investments appraisal, IFRS and Management reporting.
    • 2008–2009 – OJSC Severnaya Kazna, CFO, Member of the Management Board
  • 2000–2008 – PricewaterhouseCoopers.  From entry level to Senior Manager position. Led IFRS, US GAAP and RAR audits of major Russian financial institutions