|Partner, Co-founder, i-Accelerator; Deputy CEO of the Innovation Center at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow|
Partner, Co-founder, i-Accelerator; Deputy CEO of the Innovation Center at the Higher School of Economics.
Vitaly’s a professional lawyer, linguist, and expert in business development. He has worked with the Big Four of the world’s largest consultancies as well as with Russian consultancies, and also in the field of finance as the corporate secretary of a sizable Russian bank and as the director for corporate governance at a European PE fund.
Also serves as mentor for pre-seed tech projects. Has vast experience in assessing projects and judging start-up performance at a range of competitions at all levels from regional to international.
He’s a member of the National Professional Directors Register at the Russian Institute of Directors, and a member of the Independent Directors Register at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. Vitaly represents the Russian state on the boards of several companies co-owned by the Russian government, working as chairman at INITs Patent, as board member at Sverdlovsk Film Studio, and others.
A graduate of Moscow State Linguistic University, majoring in international relations, economics, and law. Fluent in Russian, English and German.
Vitaly has had his articles and expert comments on legal matters, corporate governance and investment published in a number of leading journals and newspapers, including Company Management, Chief Accountant, Energy of Russia, Energy Market, Rossiiskaya Gazeta Library, Financial Director, Corporate Lawyer, Business Magazine, Vedomosti, and Izvestia.