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GTH brings together a skilled and multidisciplinary team with experience in investment banking, tech businesses and startups. They manage technology portfolios, formulate and carry deals of varying size and complexity, fill up investment portfolios, and conduct complex assessments of tech projects.
GTH provides a full range of services for tech companies
  • Engagement of investors
  • Business development, including bringing products to the international market
  • Access to exclusive technologies from around the world
  • Conclusion of syndicate deals with private and state investors
Current team trajectory
More than 70 deals concluded in Russia and worldwide
52 deals with tech companies
Deals with strategic players on the Russian market — RZD, Severstal, Mechel, Bashneft, as well as a number of deals in the commodity sector
GTH is in cooperation with 215 tech projects
More than 50 projects offering exclusive rights to sell or distribute their technologies around the world
The team has developed and sold 11 companies
A developed network of 5000+ investors around the world
Gavriil Navrotsky
Gavriil Navrotsky
Partner

He has more than 20 years of experience in building distribution systems (route-to-market) and their automation.

He held executive positions at such companies as Philip Morris, Baltic (Carlsberg group), FOSP, Renaissance Credit.

At GTH, Gavriil is engaged in partnership with corporations and development of retail technologies and projects.

Abdul Rahman Khalid
Abdul Rahman Khalid
Partner

Abdul is a business consultant for a number of companies involved in buying and selling real estate. In addition, he has extensive experience in law and runs his own businesses in the fields of clothing and real estate.

At GTH, Abdul is responsible for projects and business development in the UK.

Vitaly Polekhin
Vitaly Polekhin
Partner, Venture Investment advisor

Vitaly is an investor, expert in strategic consulting, venture capital and strategic investment. He has been a president of National business-angles associations since 2016.

Since 2009 till present: shareholder/investor and a SV board member of such venture capital funds as Addventure, Texdrive (Genezis Capital) and Venture Angels.

Since 2015 till present: the founder and SV board member of Skolkovo business community.

Abdelaziz Ankit Yaafgoubi
Abdelaziz Ankit Yaafgoubi
Partner

Qualified in international business, negotiations, strategic planning, marketing and trade management. Abdelaziz is a sales expert. Currently developing business departments for such companies as Valorsec Anstalt, AIE BIKES and INFER SIGLO 21.

At GTH he is responsible for the company’s market entry in Morocco.

Marina Kirilina
Marina Kirilina
CEO

Marina specializes in the implementation and management of business processes. As part of the GTH team, she is responsible for ensuring that work is smooth and well-coordinated and for systematizing business processes. She held executive positions at such organisations as Sedmoi Kontinent, Russian Satellite Communications Company and Sibintek. Marina has also founded a language school and a marketing agency. Marina holds an MBA degree.

At GRH she is responsible for coordinated team work and business processes maintenance.

Elena Privalova
Elena Privalova
COO

Expert in managing projects and startups, creating innovative environments. She specialises in venture investments, tech consulting and business development for technologies.

Elena has been working in the venture market since 2011. From 2014 to 2018 she was CEO of the largest investment platform in Russia, and has extensive experience with the largest Russian business incubator HSE. She has also worked in the PR-sphere as a correspondent and radio announcer. Elena has been managing various project teams and infrastructure projects for more than 7 years.

Elya Duysemaliyeva
Elya Duysemaliyeva
Advisory Board Member

Elya has international experience in the sphere of investments.

Before managing work with holding companies at VTB Bank in Moscow, Elya was responsible for setting up the VTB office in Asia. Prior to VTB, Elya was in charge of the CIS structured products department of Goldman Sachs’ London office, and headed the equivalent department of Merrill Lynch in London.

Elya holds a Master’s degree in Law from Duke University, USA, and is a qualified lawyer in the state of New York, USA, as well as in Kazakhstan. Before joining investment banks, Elya practiced financial law with Bracewell and Giuliani.

Maria Mezentseva
Maria Mezentseva
Business assistant

Specialist in event management, development and promotion of Russian and foreign regions. In the company, Maria helps to organize business processes and events that the company holds. Responsible for working with partners and communication.

Anton Evstafev
Anton Evstafev
GR Director

Expert in international relations, specialized in international cooperation.

Previously was engaged into external relations in an international FMCG company. A year before that Anton was responsible for the management of socio-humanitarian projects. Apart from that worked for the British Council in Russia, dealing with the marketing element of the bilateral UK-Russia projects.

Anton was a PhD student at the RANEPA Academy in Moscow, holds two Masters' degrees in Public Policy (HSE University, Moscow) and International Relations (CEU, Budapest). He speaks English fluently and has a working knowledge of the Spanish language.

At GTH Anton is responsible for partnerships with government bodies, international and non-governmental organizations.

Alexey Leontyev
Alexey Leontyev
Chief Investment Officer

Results driven Finance Project Manager with extensive experience in financial management of SMEs, methods of quantitative analysis and leading collaborative teams to successful investment project implementation. Experienced in financial reporting for senior stakeholders including government agencies, venture investors and start-up companies.

Attracted over $2M in funding for Research & Development for Nanotechnology Center; Spearheaded $4.6M project to create innovative infrastructure for business incubation of start-ups in the field of Internet-of-Things, micro- and nanoelectronics. Led $50M investment project and established the Zelenograd Nanotechnology Center which generated over 60 engineering jobs and a line on manufacture of CMOS technology microchip prototype. Directed implementation of $7M system development for automated distribution and control of heating and electricity; system installed in multiple multi-level buildings in Russian cities.

Board members
Vadim Bochkarev
Vadim Bochkarev

Vadim holds a BA in Business Economics from the National University of Wales, Aberystwyth. His experience started as a family business, where he initiated and developed a number of international construction and equestrian projects in Russia, the Middle East and the USA. Vadim is responsible for business development in the company and building long-term relationships with partners - investors and heads of companies.

Justin Inniss
Justin Inniss

Over 20 years' experience in financial services; consulting; energy; and infrastructure; Founder of IAM, a boutique management consultancy firm for emerging markets-focused energy, logistics and infrastructure; Founded a number of multi-family offices across the GCC, Europe and sub-Saharan Africa, advising external corporate leaders on mergers and acquisitions and project finance initiatives; At the company, Justin is responsible for building international relations and project management consulting.

Yasser Alobaidan
Yasser Alobaidan

Yasser Alobaidan is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jawraa, the preferred Digital Transformation partner in Saudi Arabia. Yasser brings over 20 years of experience in the ICT space across EMEA where he successfully led the establishment of 3 service providers and 8 startups. He is a founding Partner of Meditari, and sits on the boards of Tharawat Technology, EduSons, Shades House, Meem Platform, RawnaqTech and the International MVNO Association.

Experts
Daria Vedernikova
Daria Vedernikova

Daria is the leader of our digital marketing team. For more than seven years, she has been working in the field, developing strategies for growing brands and creating loyalty programs for a number of large national companies.

Daria heads the Digital Marketing Department at one of the largest telecommunications companies in Russia.

Previous work experience:
  • Head of the Digital Marketing Department at VEON
  • Partner and Director of business development at Future Action (Action Group)
  • Partner and Director of client services at TWICE digital agency.
Alexander Yakovlev
Alexander Yakovlev

Alexander has been working for more than 15 years in software development and project management in various spheres.

Previous work experience:
  • Head of distributed accounting systems direction
  • National Settlement Depository
  • VP Business Development, co-owner
  • Cognitive Finance Technologies
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