Alexander Kuznetsov

Managing Partner, CEO of Russian Friends Capital

The founder of the fund, investor.He graduated from the State University of Management with a degree in investment Management. He has more than 17 years of experience in corporate finance. For 12 years, he headed the corporate finance and investment unit of the European Bearing Corporation (EPK), one of the most successful companies in the mechanical engineering segment in Russia, as well as the direct investment direction. He has successfully completed a number of projects totaling more than $ 900 million. He has extensive experience in financial expertise of projects in the field of M&A, evaluation of capital investments, as well as in attracting financing: Russian bonds, Eurobonds, syndicated loans, Equity, hybrid financing.

Dmitry Perman

Partner, structure finance

He received a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Jerusalem in Israel, an MBA from the American Duke University.An international financial expert and consultant with 15 years of experience in the London and Moscow offices of Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. He supported mergers and acquisitions, organized the attraction of equity, credit and structural capital totaling over $ 2 billion.

Fyodor Simonov

Partner, legal practice

He graduated from the Moscow State Law Academy (MSLA) with a degree in international law.He has more than 20 years of experience in legal matters, corporate governance ,mergers and acquisitions .He held senior positions in the companies of EPK,  KES-Energoservice (RENOVA Group),  New Light Technologies (ROSTEKH Group),  Inter RAO LED Systems (ROSTEKH Group).

Pavel Nikachev

Partner, M&A

Pavel has more than 16 years of experience in the field of finance. Prior to founding the RFC, he was the head of the Corporate Finance division of Promsvyazbank, where he was engaged in organizing mergers and acquisitions, raising equity capital, as well as mezzanine financing. Previously, Pavel worked in the corporate finance department, and before that in the audit division of the international company Deloitte. Pavel has successfully completed more than 20 transactions in the FMCG, agriculture, industrial production, infrastructure, etc. industries worth more than $ 800 million. Pavel completed a master's degree at MGIMO, received a specialist degree at MGIET and has an ACCA qualification.

Alexander Zubkov

Partner, Manufacturing

He graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Management (MGAU) with a degree in production management organization in the machine-building industry.He has more than 25 years of experience in production management. A professional in the field of production development and construction of enterprises. He held senior positions in the Entrepreneurship Support Fund of the Russian Federation, Fed.FPMP, GC EPO.

Elena Satinina

Partner, Managing Director of RFC Asset Management (

Graduated from the Faculty of Economics of Moscow State University (MSU) for more than 15 years, she worked with corporate clients of such banks as City Bank, Raiffeisenbank, BNP Paribas, Avtotorgbank (Major-Auto Group), VTB, providing them with current and investment financing, including the implementation of mergers and acquisitions.