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Mr. Kirill Dmitriev is CEO of Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).

Russian Direct Investment Fund, a US$ 10Bn fund, established by the Russian government to make equity investments primarily in the Russian economy. In all of its investments, the fund is mandated to co-invest alongside some of the largest and most sophisticated investors globally — thus acting as a catalyst for direct investment in Russia.

Before being asked by the Russian government to run the fund, he was president of Icon Private Equity, a leading private equity fund with over US$ 1Bn under management. Prior to establishing Icon, he was co-managing partner and CEO of Delta Private Equity Partners, a leading private equity fund in Russia with over US$ 500M under management.

Dmitriev has completed a number of landmark investments and exits, including the sale of DeltaBank to General Electric, DeltaCredit Bank to Societe Generale, CTC Media shares to Fidelity Investments, TV3 to Prof-media, National Cable Network to National Media Group.

Previously Dmitriev was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs in New York and a consultant at McKinsey & Co.

A Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and past chairman of the Russian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. In 2011 he was the only Russian national to be named one of 100 most influential private equity professionals of the decade by Private Equity International magazine.

Mr. Dmitriev holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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