Dr. Vladimir Kuznetsov serves as Investment Committee Member, Russian Retail Growth Fund at Svarog Capital Advisors. He also is an Angel Investor. He is the Chief Investment Officer of Renova Group, responsible for implementation of the Group's investment strategy. He represents Renova Group on the Advisory and Supervisory Boards of a number of portfolio companies, as well as on the Supervisory Board of the First Fund. He has several years of experience in the M&A and financial advisory sector preceded by 8 years of economics and securities markets research experience. Prior to joining Renova Group in 2001, he was a Managing Partner of Financial Advisory Services LLC, an M&A advisory boutique. From 1992 to 1998 he was the Deputy General Director of Goldman Sachs and the General Director of Solomon Brothers offices in Moscow. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Moscow, an MA degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a BA degree in Mathematical Economics from Moscow State University. He currently serves as the Owner at Permskoe Spetsialnoe Proektno-Konstruktorskoe & Tekhnologicheskoe Byuro.