Directors

Kira Bondareva

Kira Bondareva

Managing Director

Kira Bondareva is CEO of Capital.com.

Ms. Bondareva previously served as a Senior Account Executive and Legal Counsel for exp(capital), a market-making company, where she was responsible for all legal matters, and helped oversee the company’s global compliance efforts.

Prior to that, she spent more than six years at Vlasova, Mikhel & Partners, one of the leading law firms in Belarus.

Ms. Bondareva received a Bachelor of Laws in International Business, Trade, and Tax Law from Belarussian State University. She is a member of the International Law and Arbitration Association.

Said Gutseriev

Said Gutseriev

Investor, Non-Executive Director

Said Gutseriev is the General Director of ForteInvest. Previously, he worked at Glencore in London as an asset management analyst.

He serves on the Board of Directors of Russian Coal and Neftisa, and he also serves as a Director of B&N Bank and RussNeft.

Mr. Gutseriev holds a Master’s Degree in Archeology and Geology from Oxford University and a Master’s Degree from Plymouth University in Oil and Gas Industry Management.

Viktor Prokopenya

Viktor Prokopenya

Investor, Director

In 2012 Mr. Prokopenya founded VP Capital, a global investment vehicle focused on the technology sector. Past investments include Viaden Media and exp(capital).

Mr. Prokopenya founded exp(capital), a market making company, in 2012. In 2014, exp(capital) was listed as one of the top 15 start-ups in Belarus by tut.by, while dev.by named it the best IT company to work for.

In 2001, Mr. Prokopenya founded Viaden Media, a leading developer of online mobile apps, including All-in Fitness, Smart Alarm Clock, and Yoga.com. Viaden’s games are among the most downloaded games in Apple’s App Store, with more than 40 million users worldwide. Viaden Media was later split into two companies: Sport.com and Skywind Group. Mr. Prokopenya sold Viaden in 2012.

Mr. Prokopenya holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree from SBS Swiss Business School, a Masters of Finance from Northeastern University, a Masters of Business Administration from the Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego, a Bachelor in Law from the Belarusian State University, and a Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS) from the European Humanities University.

Mr. Prokopenya has been named Belarusian Entrepreneur of the Year three times.

Raffi Mahdessian

Raffi Mahdessian

Non-executive Director

Raffi Mahdessian was most recently the General Manager and Executive Director of Consulco Capital, one of the largest corporate service providers in Europe.

Previously, Mr. Mahdessian worked as investment advisor at Share Link Securities, a leading provider of financial services in Cyprus. Prior to that, he held positions at S.D.M. Company Ltd, where he headed up its Cyprus office, Despec Supplies, and KPMG in Cyprus.

Mr. Mahdessian holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Leicester and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Leicester.

Ioannis Kyriakou

Ioannis Kyriakou

Non-executive Director

Ioannis Kyriakou is the Managing Director and founder of Auditserve Limited, a company that provides a full range of financial and business services to clients in Cyprus and offshore.

Previously, he worked as Audit Manager for Ledra Audit Services and as Financial Manager for Lordos Properties, heading the Accounting and Finance Department. Mr. Kyriakou began his career at KPMG Cyprus.

Mr. Kyriakou a Bachelor in Accounting & Management from Essex University.

Marios Vourgos

Non-executive Director

Mr. Marios Vourgos is the CFO of CEB Business Development Limited, a Cyprus based organization operating in the Energy and Infrastructure industries and sectors. He also is the Managing Director of the Cyprus Europe Business Zone, in charge of corporate finance and European affairs. Mr. Vourgos serves as Executive Director for M&L Invest Union Markets, a foreign exchange brokerage company.

Previously, Mr. Vourgos served as CEO of TRILT, an investment provider focused on financial derivatives. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Vourgos was the Managing Director of the European Institute of Cyprus. He has also held positions at Melas Group of Companies, Severis & Athienitis Financial Services, and Frangoudi & Stephanou.

Mr. Vourgos has also worked as a Strategy Consultant for the Vievestment Group of Companies and as Independent External Consultant for Finance and Corporate Strategy to Team Brunswick Group and Tokphoenix Investment Group.

Mr. Vourgos holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of International Relations & The Wharton School of Business-Lauder Institute. He received a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Multinational Management from University of Pennsylvania and holds a Bachelor degree in Social Sciences from the University of Westminster.

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