Laying the foundation for successful preservation & transfer of wealth
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23 March 2011
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Wilfried Vanhonacker is recognized worldwide as a leading scholar in the field of marketing science and an expert on doing business in China. Wilfried has been Dean of Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO since September 2007.



Maria Bebenko is a managing partner of Salient Private Client Services LLP, based in London. Ms. Babenko's most recent experience includes acting as a Deputy Managing Director of a large single family office established in London for a Russian-speaking family.


Brook Horowitz is executive director for the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) in Russia. Mr. Horowitz drives IBLF's presence in Russia with a focus on areas including leadership, anti-corruption and corporate governance. Mr. Horowitz is a director of Pushkin House, a Russian cultural association based in London.


Oleg Kapitonov is the founder and managing director of K & S Capital Management. Prior to launching K&S Capital Management in 2005, a multi family office in which he is invested, Mr. Kapitonov was one of the founders of Absolut Bank in 1993 and was also CEO and member of the Board of Directors of the Bank.


Natalya Kaspersky is chairman of the board of Kaspersky Lab, the company that she co-founded in 1997. Ms. Kaspersky headed the company for over ten years, turning the start-up project into an international IT market leader with a turnover of several hundred million dollars. In 2010 Ms. Kaspersky was named 2nd most influential person in Finance magazine's Top 200 Business Ladies of Russia.


Tony Keating is associate partner at Salient Private Client Services LLP. Mr. Keating provides services for family office structures, including company and trust formation & administration; director, trustee & protector services; royalties & intellectual property and more.


Tamaz Manasherov is the founder and owner of Unident, the largest supplier of high quality medical and dental equipment and materials in Russia.


Juan Antonio March Pujol has been aiming to develop and strengthen Spanish-Russian ties and interests as Ambassador of Spain to the Russian Federation since 2008. Mr. March Pujol is also vice president of Foreign Affairs for the ONUART Foundation.


Svetlana Postolit is the founder and owner of Postolit Jewellery, which combines the talents of the best designers and jewellers to create fine works of art derived from precious metals and rare gemstones.


Sergey Riabokobylko is senior executive director and partner of commercial real estate company Cushman & Wakefield. He is also a member of the Expert Council of the Moscow City Duma Committee and member of the Board of Directors of American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, CIREI.


Victor Sedov is president and board member of the US-Russia Center for Entrepreneurship, Moscow. Mr. Sedov has worked with Russian and U.S. government agencies, advised and represented U.S. and European firms doing business in Russia, and promoted the growth of enterprises throughout Russia.


Victor Semenov is deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, deputy chairman of the Committee on organisation and regulation of the State Duma activity and former minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.


Olga Vysokova is deputy chairman of regional private bank Center-Invest, founded by her family in 1992 and of which the family now owns 17%. Ms. Vysokova is responsible for relationship management with European financial institutions and international investor relations.


Faina Zakharova is president of Life Line Charity Foundation, a charitable fund specializing in aid to seriously ill children, which was established 6 years ago by Alfa Bank. The Life Line fund has raised over $15,000,000 and helped to save and recuperate over 3,500 seriously ill kids.


Larisa Zelkova is CEO of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation. The Vladimir Potanin Charity Fund was set up in 1999 as a private fund, its budget being financed by the personal assets of Vladimir Potanin, a Russian businessman and president of the Interros Company, as well as by members of the Interros Company.