Team
Our investment team has a wealth of experience in industry, investment banking and private equity funds, enabling us to take on the most ambitious projects secure in the knowledge that we have the skills and commitment to succeed.
Ruben Vardanyan
Partner
President

Impact Investor and Social Entrepreneur

Controlling shareholder and Head of Troika Dialog investment company, he held the positions of Executive Director, then President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors until the closure of the deal to merge Sberbank with Troika Dialog on 23 January 2012.

He later served as Co-head of Sberbank CIB (until August 2013) and then as Advisor to the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Sberbank.

In 2013, together with Mikhail Broitman, he established the investment company Vardanyan, Broitman and Partners.

Founding partner, member of the Coordination Council at Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO.

Co-founder of UWC Dilijan College in Armenia.

Co-founder of the IDeA Foundation.

Board of Directors Memberships

Chairman of the Board of Directors of SOLLERS PJSC.

Board member at SIBUR Holding PJSC, KAMAZ JSC and Ameriabank CJSC.

Member of the Economic Advisory Board at the International Finance Corporation.

Education

Graduated with honours from the Economics Faculty at Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Studied at INSEAD (2000) and graduated from Harvard Business School (2001, 2005). Attended special programmes held at Yale University and Stanford University Graduate School of Business (2012 and 2013).

Mikhail Broitman
Partner
Chief Executive Officer

Has worked at Vardanyan, Broitman and Partners since the foundation of the company.

Prior to this he worked at Troika Dialog, where he rose to the position of Managing Director and Partner, responsible for special projects, private equity and merchant banking.

Board of Directors Memberships

Member of the Board of Directors of KAMAZ JSC.

Education

Graduated from the Engineering Faculty at Moscow State University of Railway Engineering. Received Executive MBA from the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO.


Oksana Kolyadova
Finance Director

Joined Vardanyan, Broitman and Partners in 2016.

Before that she worked for more than six years in VTB Group subsidiaries, including holding the position of CFO in MOBY.Money, as well as Director of Structuring in RCB Bank (Cyprus) and VTB Capital.

Before VTB Group, she worked in the Valuation and Modelling Group of Deloitte, as well as serving as CFO of the Telecominvest Group management company.

Education

Graduated with honours from the Faculty of Accountancy and Audit at St. Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics.

Vladimir Evseev
Managing Director

Joined Vardanyan, Broitman and Partners at the beginning of 2014.

Before that he served as Director in Investment Banking Division of Troika Dialog, and after the acquisition of the company, in Sberbank CIB.

Board of Directors Memberships

Member of the Board of Directors of LLC BaltTransServis and ECE Russland LLC, Senior Adviser at McKinsey & Co (Moscow).

Education

Graduated from MGIMO (Moscow State Institute of International Relations), Candidate of Economic Sciences.

CFA charterholder since 2006.

Vagan Babloyan
Managing Director

With Vardanyan, Broitman and Partners since November 2013.

Prior to joining the company, he was Head of the Department of International M&A in Severstal for more than five years.

Before that, he worked as Legal Consultant in White & Case and Ernst & Young.

Education

Graduated from the International Law School at MGIMO (Moscow State Institute of International Relations).

Anton Zalesov
Investment Director

Has worked at Vardanyan, Broitman and Partners since 2014.

Prior to this he served as Vice President of the Investment Banking Division of Troika Dialog, and after the acquisition of the company, in Sberbank CIB.

Education

Graduated with honours from Michigan State University with a double major in Computer Engineering and Finance.
 

Denis Moiseychev
Investment Director

Has worked at Vardanyan, Broitman and Partners since 2014.

Previously, for five years, he worked in various positions in the Investment Banking Division of Troika Dialog, and after the acquisition of the company, in Sberbank CIB.

In 2009–2010 he worked as a senior analyst for IPG Eurasia.

Education

Graduated with honours from the Faculty of International Economic Relations at Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation.

Haig Der Nishanian
Director VB Partners (Cyprus) Ltd.

He has led VB Partners (Cyprus) since 2015.

Since 2007 Mr. Der Nishanian held CEO position of the Cyprus Office of Troika Dialog, and after the acquisition of the company, of Sberbank CIB.

In 2004, he participated in the establishment of the Cyprus Office of Renaissance Capital.

Before that he worked for PwC Cyprus as Senior Manager and in the KPMG offices in Armenia and Romania as Director of Audit.

Education

British Certified Accountant (FCCA).

Holder of the extended certificate of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Cyprus (CySEC).

Ekaterina Kazakova
Head of Legal

Joined Vardanyan, Broitman and Partners in 2017. Before that worked for more than 3 years in the legal department of the investment company Volga Group where she held various positions including the director of the department.

From 2005 to 2013 she worked at Herbert Smith Freehills, where she worked her way from an assistant lawyer to a senior lawyer.

Education

Graduated with honors from the Faculty of Law at Lomonosov Moscow State University.