Mr. Tsakunov has more then 20 years of experience in selecting the best investment opportunities, negotiating investment deals, financial advisory including debt and corporate financing, company restructuring. He has a wide network of long-term links with major European and Russian investment institutions, largest companies, banks, Government bodies.
He graduated from Moscow State University and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the same university. During many years he was the head of the key investment promotion institution of the Government of the Russian Federation – ForeignInvestment Promotion Center of the Ministry of Economy of Russia. There he participated in implementation of large-scale investment projects in automobile, chemistry, woodworking, pulp and paper industries, negotiated with financial institutions, maintained investment deals.
He also has four years of senior banking experience in VTB Group, including VTB-Invest (private equity arm of the second largest commercial bank in Russia). He has deep knowledge of Russian market, investment opportunities in different areas of economy and specific investment projects, participated in large international investment conferences and symposiums. He has wide practice of personal and confidential consulting of large multinationals and Russian companies in investment targeting, cross-border deals in Europe and CIS, including Russian and Ukraine.
He is a member of Committee on investment policy of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.