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KPMG proudly presents our new partners in Russia and the CIS 2012

KPMG proudly presents our new partners in Russia ...

KPMG in Russia and the CIS announces the appointment of new Audit and Advisory partners at KPMG in Moscow, KPMG's other offices in Russia, and KPMG in Kazakhstan.


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Aram Asatryan

partner, Development of Professional Practice group, KPMG in Moscow

Vitaly Chaikin

Partner, Advisory, KPMG in Almaty

Denis Chernikov

partner, head of Siberian Regional Centre of KPMG in Novosibirsk

Andrey Grichuk

partner, head of KPMG in Russia and the CIS's Volga Regional Centre

Ravshan Irmatov

Audit Partner, KPMG in Almaty

Yelena Kim

Audit partner, KPMG in Almaty

Nigel Layton

partner, Forensic, KPMG in Moscow

Andrey Lepekhin

partner, Information Risk Management Group, KPMG in Moscow

Sergey Kharichkin

Audit Partner, CIS's Northwest Regional Centre, KPMG in Sank-Petersburg

Ivan Tyagoun

Partner, Forensic, KPMG in Moscow

Andrey Grichuk has been appointed partner as a head of KPMG in Russia and the CIS's Volga Regional Centre

Andrey was born on 15 March 1976 in Cimişlia in the Moldavian SSR.

In 1993, he graduated from the Faculty of International Economic Relations at the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova.

In 1995-1997, he worked as an assistant auditor at Audit-Evcor & Euro-In Partners.

In 1997, he joined KPMG in Moldova as an auditor. In 2003, he moved to KPMG in Moscow as a manager.

From 2006-2008, he held senior financial positions at major construction companies.

In 2008, he returned to KPMG as a senior manager.

In 2011, he was appointed Managing Director at KPMG in Russia and the CIS's Volga Regional Centre.

Andrei is a certified Russian auditor and a Fellow of the Association of Charted Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom (FCCA). He has also continued his education at the University of Leeds, England, and the University of Edinburgh Management (now Business) School, Scotland.

Aram Asatryan has been appointed partner of the Development of Professional Practice group of KPMG in Moscow

Aram Asatryan graduated from the Institute of National Economy in Armenia in 2000. In 2003, he received a Candidate's degree (The equivalent of a PhD) in Economic Sciences from Yerevan State University.

In 1999, Aram started his career at Armenian Software in Yerevan, working on accounting software development and implementation. In 2000-2002, he worked at the Armenian Ministry of Finance as Head of Financial Reporting Methodology. In 2002-2007, he worked at KPMG in Yerevan.

In 2007-2008, he did a work experience placement at the Department of Professional Practice at KPMG in London. Since 2008, he has been working at KPMG in Moscow. Aram is a Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom. He has extensive experience of issues relating to the application of IFRS in different countries (the UK, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, etc.).

Denis Chernikov has been appointed partner as a head of Siberian Regional Centre of KPMG in Novosibirsk

Denis was born on the 4th November 1975.

He graduated from Novosibirsk State University in 1997 (degree in Mathematical Methods and Operations Research in Economics) and started his career as a consultant in the Banking and IT Sector in Commonwealth Resources. In 1999 Denis joined Markets and Consumer Goods Audit Department of KPMG in Moscow.

From 1999 till 2003 he was in charge of audit projects for large Russian and foreign companies in the sectors of metallurgy and consumer goods.

From 2003 till 2005 in KPMG LLP (New York, Stamford, USA) he acted as an overall in-charge on a number of audit and attestation engagements for a variety of clients including SEC listed companies. From 2005 till 2008 in KPMG LLP (Boston, USA) he provided mergers and acquisitions advisory assistance for medium, middle-size and large private equity funds. From 2008 till June 2011 as Deputy General Director of Siberian agrarian holding group of companies (SAHO) he was in charge of development and coordination of implementation of the Group’s strategy.

June 2011 Denis rejoined KPMG as Managing Director of Siberian Regional Centre of KPMG in Novosibirsk.

Yelena Kim has been appointed Audit partner at KPMG in Kazakhstan

Yelena was born on 25 February 1972 in Urgench, Uzbekistan.

She graduated in Mathematics from Al-Farabi Kazakh State National University in 1994 and was awarded an MA in Economics from the Kazakh Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research in 2001. Yelena is a Certified Public Accountant (US CPA) and has been a Kazakh Certified Auditor since 2003.

In 2001 Yelena joined Arthur Andersen as an audit assistant. In 2002 she joined Ernst and Young as a senior audit specialist. Yelena has been working in KPMG in Kazakhstan since 2004 and specialises in audit services for the financial sector.

Ravshan Irmatov has been appointed Audit Partner at KPMG in Kazakhstan.

Ravshan Irmatov was born on 5 May 1978 in Palvantash, Andizhan Oblast, in the Uzbek SSR.

In 2000, he graduated from the Kyrgyz-Russian (Slavic) University in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

In 1999, he started his career with OAO Energobank in Bishkek as a treasury operations specialist.

In 2003, he joined KPMG in Almaty as an assistant auditor. In his nine years at KPMG, Ravshan has taken part in audit engagements for a wide range of companies in the financial sector, including commercial and state banks, insurance companies and investment and pension funds. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom (ACCA), a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and a certified Kazakh auditor.

Nigel Layton has been appointed partner as Head of Forensic in KPMG in Russia and CIS.

Nigel Layton was born on 23rd of March 1963 in London UK.

He Graduated from Manchester University in 1984 and started his career in Price Waterhouse in UK.

In 1995 Nigel Layton founded forensic advisory company Quest Limited. As Managing Director of that company he grew the business into an internationally recognized brand in FS and Corporate Investigations.

From 2009 till 2012 Nigel worked in KPMG in UK leading global bribery and corruption investigations, fraud and anti money laundering assignments. He was involved in more than 20 major bribery and corruption investigations around the world.

Sergey Kharichkin has been appointed Audit Partner at KPMG in Russia and the CIS's Northwest Regional Centre.

Sergey was born on 16 March 1974 in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg). In 1996, he graduated from the Saint Petersburg University of Economics and Finance. In

1993-1994, he worked as a manager at TOO Baltkom, before becoming Deputy Chief Accountant at AOZT Baltkom in 1995.

In 1996-1998, he was Chief Accountant at OOO Armator Shipping Service.

In 1998-2000, he worked as an accountant in the Tax Department at OAO Peterburgskaya telefonnaya set.

Since 2000, he has been working for KPMG in Russia and the CIS. He is a certified Russian auditor and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom (FCCA).

Vitaly Chaikin has been appointed Partner, Advisory at KPMG in Kazakhstan

Vitaly Chaikin was born on 24 April 1965 in East Berlin. He graduated from the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics in 1993 and joined Arthur Andersen LLP as a first-year consultant before working his way up to became a manager in the Bank Audit department.

In 1996, he joined KPMG's office in Tashkent, where he headed the Bank Audit practice.

In 1998, Vitaly joined KPMG in Moscow. From 1998-2007, he worked on various major engagements providing advice to companies on risk management, business process improvement and automation of the preparation of financial and management accounting statements.

In 2007, he moved to KPMG in Kazakhstan to develop its advisory practice. Vitaly managed and took part in engagements for the biggest oil and gas, nuclear power, transport and telecommunications companies in Kazakhstan, including developing risk management systems, improving corporate governance, cost optimization, developing IT strategies, building information security systems, and improving internal control systems.

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