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KPMG new partners in Russia and the CIS

KPMG new partners in Russia and the CIS

KPMG announces the appointment of new Audit, Tax and Advisory partners.


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Nina Goulis, Tax and Legal Partner, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Nina graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University for Economics and Finance (with honours).

She has over 12 years of experience in advising on various tax issues. Nina's focus is advising clients on various aspects of investment project structuring and contractual relations, reorganisation/restructuring of a holding/financial/commercial structure, and application of tax legislation relevant to controlled foreign companies.

Nina also manages projects related to reviewing tax status of corporations, including identification of tax risks and provisions, as well as projects on how to apply regional tax incentives. Her clients comprise major Russian and multinational companies in various sectors.

She is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom (ACCA).

Michael Eagan, Audit Partner, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Michael graduated from Siena College, New York State, USA, with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with major in Accounting. He is a US Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and Certified Financial Manager.

Michael began his career with KPMG US where he worked until Senior Manager and specialized in US GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) ICoFR. Michael also worked part of his career in the Netherlands and in China.

Michael has been with KPMG in Russia since 2008, focusing on audits of multinational consumer markets companies. Michael also works within our DPP department, assisting with US GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) ICoFR and Annual Audit Update trainings. Michael also works in our advisory department, assisting companies with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) ICoFR and US GAAP projects.

Konstantin Karpushin, Tax Partner, KPMG in Ukraine

Konstantin holds a Master’s diploma in Business Analytics from the State University – Higher School of Economics.

He has founded and is now heading the Transfer Pricing Group in Ukraine which over time became the biggest in Eastern Europe and was recognised as the best transfer pricing team in Ukraine for 2014 (International Tax Review).

Starting from 2013, the Transfer Pricing Group has helped over 250 Ukrainian companies prepare transfer pricing documentation. Konstantin’s important achievements include, in particular, the development and introduction of a Benchmarking Tool (a unique instrument used for comparative transfer pricing analysis) in Russia and Ukraine.

Igor Korotetskiy, Partner, Head of Corporate Governance and Sustainability, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Igor holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Economics from the Moscow State University after M.V. Lomonosov and has completed a corporate management training course under a joint program by the State University – Higher School of Economics and the Schulich School of Business (York University in Toronto, Canada).

He specialises in implementing complex corporate development, corporate reporting, corporate management, risk management, sustainable development and compliance projects.

Igor’s experience in this sphere exceeds 12 years; to date he has participated in more than 50 various projects. Among his clients are leading private companies, entities with state participation, as well as government authorities in Russia and the CIS.

Michael Kunisch, Partner, Head of Financial Risk Management, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Michael holds a degree in Business Engineering and Economics, as well as in Mathematics from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and a PhD in Economics. Before joining KPMG in March 2012, he was Associate Professor in the Financial Engineering and Derivatives Department at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and worked for a strategy consulting company focusing on risk management, banks and insurances.

Michael has more than 10 years of experience in the field of risk measurement and management approaches, especially for credit, interest rate risk and liquidity risk. His project experience covers topics related to introduction of Basel 2 and 3 standards for banks, capital management and optimization, improvement of bank´s risk management processes, definition of Treasury and bank-wide target operating models as well as definition and implementation of internal funds transfer pricing schemes and risk-based pricing approaches.

Michael is an active member of the Association of Russian Banks as well as author and reviewer for various scientific journals such as e.g., Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Fixed Income.

Ilarion Lemetyuynen, Tax and Legal Partner, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Ilarion graduated from the Financial Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation (Department of Taxes and Taxation) (with honours).

He has over 9 years of experience in providing transfer pricing advisory services to Russian and multinational companies. Over the past few years he managed quite a number of large-scale projects related to advising companies in various sectors, including those in oil and metals, automotive and transport, and Internet technologies.

Ilarion has gained extensive experience in developing pricing policies, cost allocation models, structuring of transactions with intangible assets, designing internal controls systems aimed at the reduction of transfer pricing risks and preparation of transfer pricing documentation for tax purposes in Russia and abroad. He also was actively involved in transfer pricing dispute resolutions with Russian and European tax authorities.

Ilarion is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Alexey Nazarov, Partner, Head of Strategy and Operations Group, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Alexey graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University for Economics and Finance (Financial Management) and holds an MBA degree from the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo.

He joined KPMG in 2007. Alexey is an experienced manager of strategy, M&A and operations consulting projects.

Konstantin Rybakov, Partner, Strategy and Operations Group, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Konstantin graduated from the Moscow State Institute of Foreign Relations (International Economy) and holds an MBA degree from the USC Marshall School of Business (USA).

He has 15 years of experience in procurement and logistics, participation and management of comprehensive projects on business process re-engineering, cost optimisation and improving operational efficiency of procurement functions in Russia and abroad.

Stepan Svetankov, Corporate Finance Partner, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Stepan graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and holds a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics.

Stepan focuses on fund raising issues, primarily debt financing, developing of financial models and business plans for investment projects and their support in negotiations with financing agencies, as well as on structuring major infrastructure projects, including those implying PPP mechanisms.

Before joining the Corporate Finance in 2006, Stepan worked in the banking sector for a number of years specialising in the organisation and structuring of debt deals, business and real estate valuation.

Stepan also worked for a major diversified holding company where he was responsible for debt restructuring, development of financial models and business plans, investment analysis and financial support of projects in metallurgy, commercial and residential real estate sectors.

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