Yuri has particularly impressive credentials within the financial and industrial sectors and is an advisor to the Chairman of VneshEkonomBank, the Russian government's development bank. He was also a Board Member of NTB (National Trading Bank) a regional corporate and retail bank, prior to its sale to Globex Bank.
Formerly the MD of AVVA, one of the first investment companies in Russia, he was also a long serving Board Member for a number of high profile organisations, including AvtoVAZ, Russia's leading automobile manufacturer, where he was responsible for strategic development.
Yuri has effected several significant M&A acquisitions within Russia and Europe, most notably, the acquisition of a 40% stake in NTB by VneshEkonomBank. He played a pivotal role in creating the GM-AvtoVAZ-EBRD joint venture, the merger of EuroLada GmbH and DeutscheLada GmbH, and the joint venture between AvtoVAZ and Valmet Automotive for vehicle production in Finland.
During his initial career in steel production, Yuri was a metallurgical engineer in charge of establishing a number of plants in both Russia and India.
Yuri is Chairman of the SI-CP as well as being a Board Member of Delta Motor Group and Executive Aircraft Sales.
Yuri holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the Leningradsky State Mining Institute.