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Aidar Kaliev
Managing Director, Global Head of Venture Capital, VTB Capital

Aidar Kaliev is the Head of Venture Capital at VTB Capital Investment Management and a board member in a number of portfolio companies such as RNT, Mobi.Money and AiHit. Prior to joining VTB Capital in 2010, he was the Chairman of the board at Summa Telecom, a broadband internet provider in Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. From 2006-2008 he was CEO at Eventis Telecom, a GSM and fixed-line telecommunication start-up in Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Moldova, and Georgia. Part of his vast experience in the Central Asia region was gained during 2001 – 2005 as Deputy CEO of Finance & Economics with Kyrgyzstan based JSC Electric Power Plants and as First Deputy CEO of JSC Kyrgyzgas. Aidar Kaliev is currently

Aidar graduated with honors from St. Petersburg State University, where he specialized in Operations Research in Economics.

Alexandra Johnson
Managing Director, DFJ VTB Capital Aurora

Alexandra is a Silicon Valley-based partner of DFJ VTB Capital Aurora and a board member in several technology companies including Grid Dynamics, Light Engines Corporation, and Combarco. Alexandra Johnson was a founder and managing director of Landbridge Capital LLC, an investment firm targeting US-based companies commercializing Russian technologies. Prior to forming Landbridge Capital, Ms. Johnson was CEO of Libritas, Inc. (acquired by Next Web), a venture-backed provider of IT products and managed telecom services for small, medium, and Fortune 500 corporations. Alexandra is also the President of the Global Technology Symposium held annually at Stanford University. The Symposium is the West Coast's premier investor conference on global emerging technologies.

Alexandra received an M.A. with honors from the Far Eastern State University, Vladivostok and a Ph.D. from University of St. Petersburg. She also holds an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Pavel Morozov
Associate Director, Venture Capital, VTB Capital

Pavel has more than 9 years of experience in working with hi-tech companies. Prior to joining VTB Capital Venture Capital he worked for the Troika Dialog Venture Capital and contributed to deals between Troika Dialog and Evernote, iiko and other start-ups. Before Troika Dialog Pavel worked for A4Vision Inc., a Russian-American start-up in biometrics, where he was responsible for core algorithms development and technology standardization. Pavel holds a Ph.D. degree in math from The Moscow State University. He has also worked as a representative in INCITS M1 and ISO SC37 biometrics standardization committees.

Vladimir Sakovich
Associate, Venture Capital, VTB Capital

Vladimir has more than 5 years of experience in working with hi-tech companies. He founded and headed a start-up in the field of internet advertising and was a co-founder and partner of a consulting firm for hi-tech investment projects. Prior to joining VTB Capital VC Team he worked for Troika Dialog and contributed to creating and management of the venture fund of nanotechnology companies. Vladimir  holds a BSc degree in applied physics and mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, he was also awarded with a bronze medal from The International Physics Olympiad.


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