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KPMG new partners in Russia and the CIS

KPMG announces the appointment of new partners in Audit, Tax and Legal, Deal Advisory, and Consulting

New appointments in Audit, Tax and Legal, Deal Advisory, and Consulting

Farrukh Abdullakhanov, Partner, Advisory, KPMG Uzbekistan

Farrukh holds a bachelor's degree with honors from Tashkent State University of Economics, majoring in Taxes and Taxation, and is an associate member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

He joined KPMG in 2005 as an auditor and has over 15 years of experience in financial services and public administration in the CIS countries (Russia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia).

In 2013 Farrukh was appointed Head of the Financial Crime Prevention Group and implemented banking compliance projects, AML/CFT, FATCA/CRS in the CIS countries. Farrukh also investigated fraud and deliberate bankruptcy at international and local banks, working with central banks, deposit insurance agencies and state investigative authorities in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, and prepared expert witness reports for the International Chamber of Commerce and Russian courts of arbitration.

As part of his work with government authorities, Farrukh managed projects related to improving the quality of public services, assessing risks and implementing internal control and internal audit.

Since 2020 Farrukh has been actively developing advisory services in Uzbekistan, working with state-owned companies, ministries, international financial institutions, banks and commercial structures.

Starting from February 2020 Farrukh was appointed Chairman of the Committee on Corporate Governance, Risks and Compliance at the Representative Office of the American Chamber of Commerce in Uzbekistan (AmСham); he also represents KPMG at the Council of Foreign Investors under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 


Alexey Abramov, Partner, Tax & Legal, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Alexey graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Law Department, and holds a Master’s Degree in Law (LLM) from the University of Pennsylvania (USA). He is a lawyer of the Moscow Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the state of New York.

Alexey joined KPMG in 2016.  Prior to that, he worked as a senior lawyer for a major Russian law firm. 

Alexey advises clients on urban planning, land and contractual (including investment) legislation in the sphere of real estate. Alexey also supervises projects to resolve disputes in the sphere of real estate, corporate and contractual law, as well as bankruptcy cases. 
 

Elena Ammosova, Partner, Audit, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Elena graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University. She is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and holds a Russian auditor qualification certificate.

Elena joined KPMG in 2005.  She has extensive experience in auditing and assisting in the preparation of financial statements in accordance with IFRS and RAS for Russian and international companies in various sectors of the economy.
Elena has been specializing in working with clients in the technology and telecommunications sector since 2015.
 

Alexey Bogdanov, Partner, Valuation, Deal Advisory, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Alexey graduated from the Financial Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation (with honors). 

He has been with the Deal Advisory in Moscow since 2007 and has more than 13 years of experience in business valuation and advisory services, including a three-year secondment at KPMG London office.

Alexey has extensive experience in business valuation projects for various purposes, including valuation for M&A, joint ventures creation, financial reporting preparation, recommendations on the cost of investment projects, as well as strategic development options, analysis of the value of a venture business and intangible assets.

Alexey is also an expert on providing a Fairness Opinion, financial modeling and purchase price allocation services for IFRS and US GAAP.

Alexey’s industry specialization is the technology and innovation sector, where he works on the largest transactions with key market players.
 

Alexander Borontov, Partner, Real Estate & Construction Advisory, Deal Advisory, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Alexander holds several degrees on higher and professional education in corporate finance, urban development and real estate.

He graduated from the Higher School of Economics with a major in Corporate Finance and the State University of Land Management with a major in Municipal Registry. Alexander is also a certified appraiser and is in the process of training at the CCIM course (Certified Commercial Investment Member, USA).

Alexander joined KPMG in 2006 and stood at the origins of creating specialized practice in the real estate sector within Deal Advisory.

During his time at KPMG, Alexander developed a unique set of competencies and diverse experience in advising leading players in the real estate and construction market on issues of investment and operational decisions, transaction support and financing, analysis of integrated investment projects, and valuation of business and real estate properties. 


Vladimir Grigorchuk, Partner, Audit, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Vladimir graduated from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics with a degree in Financial Management. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a certified Russian auditor.

Vladimir joined KPMG in 2005 and has extensive experience in auditing and reporting in accordance with IFRS and RAS.

He specializes in working with companies in the metals, production, energy, and consumer sectors.  Vladimir took an active part in the process of debt securities placement on the Russian and international markets, as well as in IPO projects.


Iris Marijic, Partner, Deal Advisory, KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia

Iris holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Zagreb, and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She is fluent in Croatian, Russian and English.

She joined KPMG in Croatia Financial Advisory Services in 2004, where she was involved in supporting a wide range of transactions, including the performance of buy-side and sell-side due diligence, valuation and M&A transactions support, as well as in audit engagements.

In 2007 Iris transferred to KPMG Almaty, where she was directly involved in the creation and development of KPMG advisory practice, including Deal Advisory, and is currently involved in transaction support in Kazakhstan, CIS and other countries. 

Iris has experience in working with both strategic and financial investors from various sectors, including the telecommunications sector (she heads the CIS Client Services Group in this sector), the financial sector, infrastructure and transport, energy and natural resources, consumer sector, industrial goods sector, etc.  She also specializes in working with private equity funds and family capital managers.


Gabit Musrepov, Partner, Head of Internal Audit, Risk Management and Control, Advisory, KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia

Gabit holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of New York in Prague and a bachelor's degree in Economics from the Imperial State College, State University of New York. He is a certified fraud investigator (CFE) and has the qualification Six Sigma Black Belt.

In 10 years at KPMG, Gabit has gone from consultant to partner. He has participated in and led a large number of projects in the areas of internal audit, risk management, internal control and corporate governance. In addition, by forecasting digitalization trends and the future needs of companies, Gabit is actively developing new areas of data automation and analytics, transforming classical services into the digital sphere and introducing innovative products.

Gabit is a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Internal Auditors of the Republic of Kazakhstan, where he is actively involved in the life of the Institute and facilitates the further development of this area in Kazakhstan.


Sergey Nezdemkovskiy, Partner, Audit, KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia

Sergei holds a bachelor's degree in Social Sciences (Financial Management) from KIMEP University, a bachelor's degree in International Law from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, and a master's degree in professional accounting from the University of London (UCL). Sergey is a certified auditor of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a certified professional accountant of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Sergey joined KPMG in 2008 and has extensive experience in auditing and preparing financial reporting in accordance with IFRS and US GAAP. During his career he also worked for KPMG in the UK for several years and today introduces leading European practices and international experience at KPMG in Kazakhstan.    During his years at the company, Sergey has made a significant contribution to strengthening the leading position of the audit practice of KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia and is a recognized expert in the audit of oil and gas and mining companies.  


Oleg Neplyakh, Partner, Deal Advisory, KPMG in Ukraine

Oleg graduated from the Department of International Economics of Kiev National Economic University.

Prior to joining KPMG Oleg worked in the investment banking and private equity sector. He joined KPMG in Ukraine in 2012. Oleg has extensive experience in advisory services, including valuation, business planning, transaction support and financial modeling projects.


Timur Omashev, Partner, Head of Digital Finance, Advisory, KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia

Timur holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages and a master’s degree in Economics (MA in Economics) from Boston University, USA.

He is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), Professional Risk Manager (PRM) and a member of the International Association of Professional Risk Managers (PRMIA).

Timur joined KPMG in 2009 and took an active part in creating the advisory practice in Kazakhstan. Timur's experience includes managing major transformation projects and projects aimed at reforming various sectors of the economy in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Timur is the head of the Digital Finance Group, whose main activity is related to financial planning, treasury, management reporting, and automation and digitalization of financial functions.


Elena Polischuk, Partner, Audit, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Elena graduated from the Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics (with honors). She is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and holds a Russian general audit qualification certificate.  

Elena joined KPMG in 2004 and specializes in auditing IFRS and RAS financial statements and advising on IFRS financial statements preparation.

Elena has significant experience in successful management of major consolidation projects and coordination of international audits with foreign offices. Elena's clients include manufacturing enterprises in the machine-building, construction and chemical industries. 


Alexander Tarasenko, Partner, Forensic, Advisory, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Alexander is a graduate of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.

Alexander joined KPMG in October 2018. Prior to that, he worked in the forensic practice of another Big Four company, as well as in the oil industry, where he headed the control service of the corporate IT management and business projects office, and later the Department of Analytics and Procurement Control at the corporate internal audit service. 

Alexander has diverse experience, including leading complex and cross-border investigations, fraud risk identification and analysis, internal audit, assessment and implementation of fraud prevention systems.

Alexander's industry expertise includes work with industrial, telecommunications and insurance companies, transport/logistics, retail and FMCG sectors.


Alexander Tokarev, Partner, Tax & Legal, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Alexander graduated from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, majoring in Finance and Credit with a concentration in Taxes and Taxation.

He joined KPMG in 2003 and has extensive tax advisory experience. His clients include both Russian and foreign companies operating in various sectors of the economy.

Alexander's experience includes the development of holding, financial, trading and licensing structures, as well as international restructuring taking into account the latest trends in Russian and international legislation, tax structuring of transactions and investment projects, including structuring of joint ventures, and advising on various issues of Russian and international taxation.

Alexander takes an active part in the preparation of KPMG publications for clients, as well as in holding client events, in particular with regard to recent "de-offshorization" measures, global initiatives of the 20/OECD Group in the area of BEPS, etc.