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Head of the FinTech department
Professional manager, specialist in innovative venture investment, due diligence, works with several accelerators and startups, manages FinTech at SinturHL. As a part of the group took part in Russian National System of Payment Cards(MIR) development, which belongs to Russian Central Bank. Worked 8 years in VTB bank group for retail business strategy and organizational development departments. Was involved in network development, M&A, development of retail business strategy: client strategy, products, in particular, bank cards, cash loans, functional strategy (risks, finance, IT, etc.) Founder of “Digital Planet” association, aiming to help talented youth entrepreneurs in realization of their projects in digital transformation with corporate partners. Realized several big projects of business reorganization and transformation.
Alex Bayov has built an extensive network and professional relationships over his 15 years in PE&VC, IB, M&A as well as in RE development, industrial innovations. He is focused on GR, B2B sales and international cooperation.
Over course of his career, he advised a number of technology and real sector projects including SmartVerificator (payment verification), Debitum.network (loans for SME), Valena (tribology for sustainable development), Moloko Holdings (large-scale sustainable agrotech).
Alex was given an expert status at International blockchain association (IDACB) uniting almost 100 member-countries, a guest expert of several innovation and investment clubs. Alex has been representing associated companies he works with or advises at the international and regional industry conferences and forums, including Saint Petersburg IEF (from 2007) and Davos WEF (from 2017) as well as number of professional forums. He also co-organized conferences, round tables or panels on the topics of sustainable development and digital solutions with speakers/sponsors representing internationally well-known brands like Tesla, EY, Altera Capital, Refinitiv, Rosatom, Sberbank, VTB, Gazprom, Skolkovo residents, ITMO Highpark, RZD, Alfabank, Huobi.
Kate Korolkevich has an extensive international business background in investment management, IR, innovative ventures. Kate has successfully established global business network, including corporations, institutional investors, HFs, VC & PE funds. During her career, she held several senior positions including Director of International Sales & Trading in MDM Bank, Senior VP in Glitnir Securities, Senior Equity Sales at NY-based broker-dealer Auerbach Grayson. Earlier, Kate was a buy-side analyst at NY-based hedge fund Rudman Capital and worked in Deloitte NY consulting practice. She is especially proud of being one of the first employees at US telecom start-up Telx that grew to become one of the leading US data center company with extensive interconnection ecosystem. At Telx, Kate established data analysis department and was instrumental in developing company-wide ERP system. Kate holds an MBA in Finance and Operations, from the University of Rochester and Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from Moscow State University.
Petr Asalkhanov is a Committee member in Bitshares blockchain, and a co-founder of Bitshares based RuDEX, as well as an advisor to several technology-related startups. Petr has an extensive background in a variety of fields such as TV production and broadcasting, book printing, translation, and publishing. With 10+ years of experience in designing complex systems, since 2016 he has been building decentralized systems and tinkering with decentralized governance.