Our Team

Sergey Generalov


Professional experience

1992–1993: Deputy Chairman of Petrol Investments and Industrial Bank.

1993: Executive Director for economics and finance, YUKOS Oil Company.

1994–1997: Vice President for finance and securities transactions, YUKOS Oil Company.

1997: Senior Vice President, YUKOS Oil Company.

1997–1998, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Menatep Bank.

1998–1999, Minister of Fuel and Energy of the Russian Federation.

1999, CEO of the «Fuel and Energy Complex Investment and Development Agency» (FECIDA).

1999–2003, Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. During his term of office served as Chairman of the Duma Investors’ Rights Commission, Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee for economic policy and private enterprise.

Since 2003, President of Industrial Investors Group (IIG).

February 2009 — April 2012: President and CEO of FESCO Transportation Group Ltd.

December 2011 — May 2012: President and CEO of FAR-EASTERN SHIPPING COMPANY PLC.

May 2012 — February 2013: Chairman of the Board of Directors of FAR-EASTERN SHIPPING COMPANY PLC.

Participation in professional/non-governmental organizations

1999–2003, member of Global Leaders for Tomorrow Forum (World Economic Forum).

Since 2001, co-chairman of Russian Public Association «Delovaya Russia» (Business Russia).

2002–2005, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Russian Investor Protection Association.

Since 2003, member of the National Council on Corporate Governance in Russia.

Since 2003, member of the Management Board of Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP). Chairman of the Competitive Environment Committee, member of the Transport & Infrastructure.

Since 2006, partner of The Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF).

Since 2006, co-chairman of the International Advisory Board of The Russia Partnership for Responsible Business Practices (established by IBLF).

Since 2008, member of the Russian Government commission for transport and telecommunications development.

Since 2010 — January 2013: Chairman of the Council of the Union of Russian Shipowners.

Andrey Burlinov

Chief Executive Officer

Graduated with distinction from Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, Illinois) and received BSc degree in Computer Science.

Earned an MBA degree from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Rotterdam, Netherlands).

Has more than 17 years of investment and corporate banking experience in the USA and Russia.

1997–2003: held various investment banking positions with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Credit Suisse First Boston in New York, the USA.

2003–2004: led Sovlink LLC advisory practice as the Head of Investment Banking Department in Moscow, Russia.

2004–2010: was responsible for developing M&A and Capital Markets business at Troika Dialog in Moscow, Russia, as Managing Director and Deputy Head of Investment Banking.

2010–2013: was a member of VTB Group's senior management as Senior Vice President and Deputy Head of Global Client Coverage Department in Moscow, Russia; led VTB's corporate and investment banking business in the Oil & Gas and Transportation & Infrastructure sectors.

2013–2014: Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Senior Vice President of Industrial Investors Group.

Since June, 2014 — Chief Executive Officer of Industrial Investors Group.

Maxim Likhachev

Senior Vice President

Graduated from the University of New Haven (USA). MBA of University of New Haven (USA).

2001–2009: Member of the Board of Directors, Industrial Investors Group (IIG).

2004–2006: Head of Office «Prominvestors Management Limited».

2004–2007: Member of the Board of Directors, Far-Eastern Shipping Plc (FESCO), member of the Board of Directors, ZAO “NPK “TOPAZ”.

2005–2008: Member of the Board of Directors, Russian Alcohol Group.

2005 till present: Chairman of the Board, Maritime Bank.

2006 till present: Senior Vice-President, Industrial Investors.

2008 till present: Member of the Board of Directors, ZAO “Avia Management Group”.

In 2009: Member of the Board of Directors, FESCO Transportation Group Ltd.

2009–2012: Member of the Board of Directors, Far-Eastern Shipping Plc (FESCO)

Joel McDonald

General Counsel

Joel graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He obtained his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served on the Editorial Board of the Virginia Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif.

Prior to joining Industrial Investors Group (IIG), Joel was in private practice in Washington D. C., New York, Moscow and London, advising clients on international taxation, investment fund creation and international JVs.

From 1994 to 1997 Joel was the main foreign advisor to the Russian Government on tax reform.

He later became a partner at the Salans law firm, where he was chairman of the Taxation Committee and a member of the firm’s Board.

Since 2006, Joel has been the General Counsel of the Industrial Investors Group and the Managing Director of Industrial Investors Capital Management Limited in London.

Philipp Otdelnov

Managing Director

Philipp joined Industrial Investors Group (IIG) in 2013. Before that he’d been working in various roles with Alfa-Bank (2011–2013) and Deutsche Bank (2010) Corporate Finance teams where he helped major corporate clients to execute mergers & acquisitions and public offerings of shares.

Philipp holds an MSc degree in Management and Strategy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, BSc degrees in Economics from the University of London and the Higher School of Economics. Philipp passed CFA level I and Level II exams.

Irina Skrobot

Vice President, Internal Audit

Irina occupies the position of Vice President, Internal Audit and Control at Industrial Investors Group (IIG) since 2013, when she re-joined IIG team after 5 years of serving as Vice-President for Control and Director for Internal Audit, Control and Risk Analysis at FESCO Plc — one of IIG's largest investment projects.

Irina first joined IIG team in 2005 as Head of Control & Analysis Section at Financial Control Department. Before that she spent 5 years working at YUKOS Oil Company as Senior Specialist of Internal Audit and Control.

Irina is a member of Internal Audit Commissions in a number of other IIG investment projects, including Maritime Bank, Avia-Taxi and Avia Management Group, AMG Invest Ltd and VTS Ltd.

She graduated from the Moscow High Shool of Construction Engineers named after V. Kuybyshev, and expanded her education background into accounting and financial analysis at the Moscow Institute of Finance.

Elena Kamerdzhieva

Head of Legal Department

Elena joined Industrial Investors Group (IIG) team in 2007, serving as a lawyer untill 2014, when she was promoted to the position of the Head of Legal Department. Prior to joining IIG, Elena worked as a paralegal/lawyer at "Russian & Vecchi" Intermational Law Firm in 2005-2007.

Elena graduated from Pyatigorsk State Linquistic University in 2003, and expanded her academic background into law by graduating the Moscow State Legal Academy in 2007.

Anton Generalov

Managing Director

Anton graduated in 2009 from the Higher School of Economics (Moscow) with a degree in Management.

He started his career in the automotive logistics business with a 2-years assignment at FESCO Transportation Group.

Later on Anton moved into the aviation business, spending four years at Dexter Airline, working in the area of VIP transportation, medevac and scheduled flights inside of Russia. He became Chairman of the Board at Dexter Airline in 2013.

Vasily Koshelev

Managing Director

Vasily graduated from the Moscow State Linguistic University, and started his carreer in diplomatic service, spending 4 years from 2003 to 2007 as attache at the Russian Embassy in Italy.

He first joined Industrial Investors Group (IIG) team in 2007, holding various positions both with IIG itself and with its largest investment - FESCO Plc.

In 2010 Vasily was invited by JSC Gazprom Neft to the position of Project Manager for a 2-year project. Upon completion of the project, he re-joined IIG team in the capacity of Managing Director.