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Dmitry Klenov
Managing Partner
Dmitry Klenov established Altus Capital in 2016 as a platform for Russian and international investment projects based on his own decade-plus long executive experience in this field.

Currently Mr. Klenov invests, along with his own funds, those of unrelated investors and his partners in wide investment profile projects in the RF and abroad, advises them on the issues of investment analysis and appraisal, and addresses the issues of the structuring of investment projects, acquisition, financing, leasing, and management of both private and commercial real estate.

From 2006 to 2016 Dmitry Klenov was a partner and headed legal and real estate practice of the first independent family office in Russia creating and developing investment funds for customers of the company. With the participation of Mr. Klenov the assets managed by the independent family office exceeded $1 bln, and the company itself established itself as a leader in the market of large privately owned capital management.

In 2017 Dmitry Klenov informed business community that he intends to focus his efforts on Altus Capital business development passing into the status of a passive shareholder of the independent family office which became by the time an autonomous successful business.

Prior to 2006 Mr. Klenov was employed by one of the largest Russian development companies, where he was in charge of property management optimization, construction investments analysis, investment contracts implementation. From 2000 to 2003 Mr. Klenov served as a project manager for a major construction company, where he was responsible for the implementation of such notable projects as the Lefortovo Tunnel (Third Ring Road) and the bridge across the Moskva River near the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

Dmitry graduated from the MGIMO Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia with a degree in International Law and European Union Law.
Sergey Vasiliev
Partner, Managing Director
Sergey Vasiliev joined Altus Capital in 2016 as Managing Director. Mr. Vasiliev focuses on deal structuring as well as operational and legal support of investments.

Prior to joining Altus Capital from 2014 to 2016 was in charge of legal and operational matters at Pangeo Capital, a private equity investment and advisory group with $1 billion of committed capital, as its General Counsel.

Before that from 2013 to 2014 occupied position of Senior Legal Counsel at Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Russia's sovereign wealth fund with $10 billion of reserved capital under management. From 2007 to 2013 occupied various positions from paralegal to senior associate at international consulting firms Clifford Chance and Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton, where covered a wide range of issues in corporate law, capital markets and finance.

Mr. Vasiliev graduated with honors from National Research University Higher School of Economics with a degree in law.
Andrey Pozhitkov
Partner, Executive Director
Andrey Pozhitkov is an Executive Director of Altus Capital. He successfully manages the firm's business and client development. Mr. Pozhitkov is also responsible for client legal support, capital and tax structuring, special situations.

Before joining Altus Capital, Mr. Pozhitkov was employed by an international independent family office as an Executive Director.

From 2012 to 2017, Andrey Pozhitkov served as Vice President at Credit Suisse Russia. He was a Senior Derivatives and Capital Markets Lawyer at Magic Circle international law firms.

Mr. Pozhitkov graduated from Law Faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Alexander Zaitsev
Executive Director
Alexander Zaitsev holds the position of Executive Director. His area of responsibility is the development of the direct investment and investment banking business of the group, including the search for projects and attracting investors.

Alexander has extensive experience in the financial and investment sphere. Previously, Mr. Zaitsev held the position of Managing Director at BCS Ultima. As a director he participated in the development of the direction of working with international clients at Sberbank CIB CJSC, and held the position of Senior Vice President of the Private Banking Department at Troika Dialog Management Company. In the role of vice-president at Uralsib company attracted investments from pension funds and insurance companies in the amount of more than $ 500 million. He was the owner and chairman of the board of the rating agency RusRating, and was at the origin of the creation of the Law on Credit Rating Agencies in Russia.

Alexander participated in the implementation of international cooperation with the Chinese rating agency Dagong as part of the creation of the rating agency UCRG. He also participated in working groups after the meeting of the heads of state in Beijing in the team of I. I. Shuvalov.

Mr. Zaitsev is a member of the management board of several fintech startups with attracted investments of over 500 million rubles.

Alexander has an MBA degree from the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, Candidate of Economic Sciences, and graduated from the Higher School of Economics with a degree in Financial and Stock Markets.
Alexey Telnov
Investment Director
Alexey Telnov is an Invesment Director of Altus Capital. Alexey has 8+ years of professional experience in venture capital, private equity and M&A with a focus on various technology verticals: FinTech, Marketing Tech, Cloud, SaaS and others.

Prior to joining Altus Capital Alexey held a position of Investment Director in venture capital arm of PIK Group and iTech Capital where he was responsible for pipeline origination, investment decisions and execution of transactions as well as portfolio management on a BoD level.

Mr. Telnov graduated from Financial University with degree in financial management and Russian Academy of Justice with degree in civil law.
Vladimir Popov
Counsel Audit & Risk Management
Dmitry Ingal
Risk Management Director
Dmitry Ingal is a Risk Management Director of Altus Capital. He manages, prepares company's profiles for bank accounting compliance programs, manages risk management, and audits of financial and personal reputation of partners and counterparties (KYC).

Prior to joining Altus Capital Mr. Ingal was engaged in compliance audits and corporate intelligence investigations in both private and public sectors. In 2018-2020 and 2012-2014, Dmitry Ingal was a consultant and senior consultant in Forensic teams of two BIG4 companies, PwC and KPMG. He performed both corporate intelligence and compliance audit projects, which includes team management, delivering to clients and interactions with contractors and auditees.

From 2015-2016, Mr. Ingal served as a compliance officer in Allianz Russia, a subsidiary of the global eponymous insurance conglomerate, in which he overviewed and monitored internal compliance policies and managed capital market and ethical compliance issues.

From 2016-2018, Dmitry was a leading internal control and AML specialist in the Central Bank of Russia. For two years he was engaged into reviewing of insurance companies' regulation and implementation of AML legislation and regulations.

Mr. Ingal graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in international relations.
Svetlana Kuzovkova
Senior Legal Counsel
Svetlana Kuzovkova is a Senior Legal Counsel in Altus Capital. Svetlana has more than 18-years of legal experience and specialises in structuring and supporting of the transactions for the purchase and sale of Russian and foreign assets, M&A transactions, restructuring of the ownership of assets, corporate governance and antitrust regulation.

Before joining Altus Capital Svetlana occupied positions of Vice-president for the corporate and legal issues with several companies of AFK Sistema group (OAO VAO "Inturist", LLC "Sistema Hotel Management", LLC "Management Hotel Company "Cosmos Group"), Head of Corporate with LLC "Glenden Invest", Associate with international law firm Dechert LLP.

Svetlana graduated from Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL), faculty of Business law.
Sergey Kazakov
Senior Legal Counsel
Sergey Kazakov became a part of Altus Capital team in early 2020 as Senior Legal Counsel. His prime responsibility is to increase performance and competitiveness of legal function of Altus Capital.

Before its existing employment with Altus Capital, starting from 2010 Mr. Kazakov headed legal department of O1 group of companies – one of prominent owners of commercial real estate in Moscow and concurrently held various legal positions within different branches of businesses of O1. Mr Kazakov has an extensive experience in Russian securities market as since 2002 he occupied positions from paralegal to senior associate at multiple investment firms and banks, including Otkritie Financial Corporation (being the then existing holding company of Otkritie group).

Mr Kazakov graduated from Kutafin Moscow State Law Academy with a degree in law; he also has a Master's Degree in private law by Russian School (institute) of Private Law (Moscow).
Alexander Novikov
Lawyer
Alexander Novikov is a Lawyer with wide experience in M&A transactional work and debt finance instruments.

Prior Altus Capital Alexander had a position of Lead Legal Counsel at corporate & M&A department of JSC NOVATEK focused on legal investment analysis and structuring of the M&A transactions (including wide range of acquisitions of oil & gas producers), corporate governance matters, antitrust. Alexander has led on a wide range of complex M&A deals while working for Sberbank of Russia (HQ) as Senior Legal Counsel at M&A department, focused on legal investment analysis and structuring within the M&A deals.

From 2012 to 2014 Alexander worked for Latham & Watkins LLP as a Paralegal at corporate & M&A, finance and capital markets divisions, focused on legal investment analysis and structuring within the M&A deals, deals on the capital market, including securitizations. In 2011 — 2012 Alexander was developing his legal career at Deloitte Touch CIS as Tax & Legal M&A consultant. Mr. Novikov is a graduate of the Moscow State University, faculty of law, 2012.
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