Key employees of the company have more than 10-15 years of experience in the field of international law, capital and investment management and continuity in leading companies and family offices. LEON aims to attract best specialists and create all conditions for their professional growth and development.
Prior to the establishment of LEON Family Office, Andrey was the head of Wealth Advisory services in PricewaterhouseCoopers. Before that, Andrey worked in such large international companies as Inchcape, The Coca-Cola Export Corporation, Ernst and Young. Andrey is universally recognized expert in the fields of international wealth structuring / personal holding mechanisms (trusts, private funds, private investment companies), estate and succession planning, personal financial planning, tax and legal support of private M&A transactions, immigration law, etc. Andrey graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MSIIR) and holds LLM degree in European Union Law.
Andrey also subsequently received MBA degree from Fuqua School of Business, has TEP qualification and is a certified specialist in the field of trusts and estate planning (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners)
Partner, Asset Management
Andrey has experience in wealth management for more than 18 years. Prior to the establishment of LEON Family Office, Andrei was responsible for investment management in global markets at the family office of Quinta Capital Partners and was Managing Director at Renaissance Investment Management, and BCS. Moreover, Andrei has a profound experience in equity research and project evaluation in companies like Troika Dialog and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Andrei graduated from the physical faculty of Moscow State University (MSU), has international qualifications in the field of investment analysis and financial accounting (CFA and ACCA), as well as certificates in asset management from the Russian Federal Service for Financial Markets (FCSM) and the Cyprus Ministry of Finance.
Partner, Legal and Tax Support
Prior to the establishment of LEON Family Office, Roman worked as an attorney in Private Wealth Services group in PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Roman specializes in the field of set-up and ongoing coordination of personal holding vehicles, as well as in the field of management and control services. He has significant experience in developing and implementing corporate and family governance structures, shareholder agreements, and M&A support for private clients.
Roman received a higher legal education, has a TEP qualification and is a certified specialist in the field of trusts and estate planning (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).
Director of LEON VALUE FUND
Mikhail has experience in wealth management for more than 12 years. Prior to joining LEON Family Office, Mikhail was the head of the wealth management department for high net worth clients on international markets in HSBC Private Bank and Raiffeisen Bank in Russia. During 2006-2009 he managed equity funds in Renaissance Investment Management
Mikhail has an international CFA certificate and certificate in asset management from Cyprus Ministry of Finance. He graduated from the faculty of computational mathematics and cybernetics of the Moscow State University (MSU) and master's program of the New Economic School (Moscow).
Artem has experience in markets and companies’ analysis for more than 7 years. Prior to joining LEON Family Office, Artem worked in RusAl's corporate finance department and investment company Zerich, where he was responsible for the analysis of international companies and projects.
Artem has an international CFA Certificate. He graduated from the master’s program of the Higher School of Economics.
Director of LEON MFO Investment Ltd
Marina has more than 10 years of experience in the financial sector. Prior to joining LEON MFO Investments Limited, Marina was the head of the reporting and financial control department at the Promsvyazbank JSCB in Cyprus and also worked as a financial manager in large industrial companies in St. Petersburg. Marina is a specialist in the sphere of investments and funds activity regulation in Cyprus.
Marina graduated from the faculty of microelectronics of the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. Marina is currently enrolled in ACCA program.
Gleb has experience in the field of legal and advisory services for more than 8 years.
Prior to joining LEON Family Office, Gleb worked in the Bar Association, where he dealt with judicial disputes in the field of corporate law. Gleb worked in Private Wealth Services group in PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was responsible for set-up of personal holding vehicles, advising on continuity and development of corporate governance mechanisms.
Gleb graduated from the faculty of jurisprudence of the Military University of the Russian Federation MD.
Valeria has experience in international tax planning and jurisprudence for more than 6 years. Valeria worked in PwC in the International Tax Services Department, where she was responsible for the set-up of international tax-efficient holding structures, as well as in the Private Wealth Services group, where she provided tax consultancy services and was responsible for set-up of personal holding vehicles.
Valeria has TEP qualification in the field of International Tax Management. She graduated from the Economics Faculty of the Russian State University of Trade and Economics.
Olga has experience in the field of legal and advisory services for more than 4 years.
Olga began her career in the international law firm Baker & McKenzie (Moscow branch) in Corporate Governance practice, where she provided advisory services on corporate matters.
Afterwards, Olga worked as an in-house lawyer of the railway holding, specializing in the sphere of innovative railcar building, where she was involved in coordination of the activities of foreign companies of the holding in various jurisdictions .
Olga graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia (MGIMO) with master's degree in international law.
Prior to joining LEON Anna worked in one of the BIG4 companies in tax & legal department, specializing in corporate taxes. Anna was involved in transfer pricing projects, tax audits, due diligence and various consulting projects.
Anna graduated with a bachelor degree and master’s degree in international financial law from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).
Vladislav is responsible for analysis of securities on global debt markets.
Prior to joining LEON Family Office, Vladislav specialized in business valuation in Euroexpert advisory company. Vladislav graduated from the Higher School of Economics.
Olga has extensive experience in financial sector for more than 10 years. Before joining LEON Olga worked as Chief expert in AML Compliance Division in the Expobank in Latvia, then she was VIP clients’ relationship manager in the international financial institution EMI (Electronic Money Institution) in Cyprus. Olga also worked in B2B bank.
In Leon, Olga works as an investment officer. She deals with trading in financial instruments, communication with banks’ investment advisors and clients’ representatives. She is also responsible for preparation of consolidated reports for clients’ portfolios.
Olga graduated from Riga Technical University and has two diplomas. The former is Bachelor of Economic Sciences in the banking sector and the latter is Master of Economic Sciences in the insurance sector.
Andrei has working experience of more than 4 years in the area of legal and consulting services.
Andrei started his career in a development company, where he was engaged in legal support of all stages of buildings’ construction. Andrei continued his work at one of big 4 companies in the indirect tax department, where he participated in provision of advice regarding VAT matters in terms of structuring business-processes connected with international trade.
After that Andrey worked as a lawyer of international practice in a consulting company, engaged in providing advice to and support of venture investment funds, portfolio companies of the funds and also international trading and industrial holdings.
Andrey graduated from International Law faculty of Moscow State Institute for International Relations (University) of Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Russian Federation with a Master’s degree.
Ruslan has two years of hedge fund experience at Caro-Kann Capital LLC where he was an equity analyst, focusing on US and International markets. Ruslan studied Mechanical Engineering, at The University of Exeter in UK.
Ruslan specializes on research and valuation of equity investments.
Assistant Compliance officer
Loukas before joining LEON had been accumulating experience in corporate law and compliance for the past 5 years working for local and international law firms based on the island of Cyprus.
At LEON Loukas is now responsible for AML and Regulatory compliance in relation to both domestic and EU legislation.
Loukas is a University of Essex LLB honor’ s graduate and since then has also acquired the CAMS certification and is a certified member of the Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).
Graduated with honors from the Law Faculty of the Russian Foreign Trade Academy of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia (RFTA), Daria began her career at the consulting law firm Tomashevskaya & Partners, where she worked as a junior lawyer in Private Client Practice being engaged in providing advisory services in corporate and tax spheres, inheritance planning and asset structuring.
Now Daria is pursuing her education at RFTA and is taking her master’s degree in jurisprudence majoring in Regulation of International Business Transactions.
Despina has extensive experience in the field of legal and advisory services. She also specializes in Immigration law and Real Estate law, with particular emphasis on the Cyprus Investment Programme, Immigration Permits and on all matters related to the field of immovable property, including but not limited to planning & regulatory procedures, legal due diligence, acquisition or transfer procedures, VAT matters etc.
Despina started her career for a well-known law firm based in Paphos, Mantis & Athinodorou LLC, as a Junior Associate Lawyer and afterwards, worked for a well-known law firm based in Nicosia, S. Evangelides & Partners LLC, the affiliate law firm of Savva & Associates, as a Senior Associate Lawyer heading the Property and Investor Immigration Department where she dealt with various real estate and commercial transactions and successfully executed and handled numerous immigration applications.
Despina graduated from the European University of Cyprus where she acquired her LLB degree. During her studies worked as a summer intern in the Legal Department of the Central Bank of Cyprus. She is a Member of the Cyprus Bar Association and is fluent in Greek and English.
Graduated with honors from the Law Faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Sarana began her career at the one of the BIG4 companies in Tax&Legal department, specializing in corporate taxes, where the main clients were the leading international and Russian companies in the oil and gas sector. Sarana was involved in tax due diligence projects, tax review, tax audits and various consulting projects.
Also Sarana graduated from Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL) with master's degree in business law.
Lia started her career in one of the leading Russian consulting companies in the international tax department where she was in charge of providing consulting services on tax and currency control matters and of setting up tax efficient personal and corporate holding structures.
Having graduated with honours from the Bachelor and Master’s programs of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in International Financial Law, Lia further pursued her academic studies within the PhD program and is currently preparing to defend her PhD dissertation.
Lia speaks 5 languages and is the author of multiple publications on tax matters regarding the World Trade Organization, the European Union and the European Convention on Human Rights.