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    • Yair Ziv

      Yair
      ZivPartner Experience

      Yair has more than 23 years of cumulative international experience in mining, oil & gas, commodity trading and CRE investments. He brings to VIYM his experience in capital markets and commercial property investment management in the OECD and in emerging markets. From 1993 to 2003, Yair served as a Director of Subsidiaries for Topland Group PLC, a major investment company in UK commercial property, with a portfolio valued at over GBP 2.5 billion.

      He has a degree in political science from Tel Aviv University and, after some further academic study and a period in the Israeli Foreign Office, he became the General Manager of Meridian Commodities, a group trading in bulk grains and foodstuffs. During his time at Meridian Commodities, Yair acquired expertise in international finance, banking and company administration. He currently serves on the BoD and is the CFO of Target Resources, a London AIM quoted diamond & gold mining company.

      Yair is fluent in English and Hebrew.

    • Andrey Yakunin

      Andrey
      YakuninPartner Experience

      Andrey has more than 21 years of international experience. He co-founded VIYM in 2006 and today is a partner in both the private equity growth capital and real estate investment arms of the company, with overall responsibility for more than USD400 million AUM. He is an internationally experienced hotel operator, and successfully manages assets in a number of Russia's leading hotel, logistics and multi-use real estate projects.

      Prior to co-founding VIYM, Andrey led the development of the largest hotel in St. Petersburg "Pribaltiyskaya" and opened the first indoor water park in the city, the largest in Russia. He also worked in various financial consultancy roles at Rocco Forte's New Hotel Group, MCD-Pannell Kerr Forster and Europe Management-Invest.

      Andrey seeks to develop the Private Equity industry in Russia, and is currently the Chairman of the Board of the National Alternative Investment Management Association (NAIMA), a non-profit partnership representing leading alternative investment firm providers committed to the growth of long-term capital in Russia. The association’s current flagship project is an industry-wide endeavour to promote private equity and venture capital as an asset class in Russia.

      Andrey has a distinguished background in academia. He was previously an Associate Professor of Economics at St. Petersburg State University, holds a PhD in Finance & Credit from St. Petersburg State University, as well as an EMBA Global from London Business School and Columbia University GSB. He is fluent in Russian, English and German.

    • Yair Ziv

      Yair
      ZivPartner Experience

      Yair has more than 23 years of cumulative international experience in mining, oil & gas, commodity trading and CRE investments. He brings to VIYM his experience in capital markets and commercial property investment management in the OECD and in emerging markets. From 1993 to 2003, Yair served as a Director of Subsidiaries for Topland Group PLC, a major investment company in UK commercial property, with a portfolio valued at over GBP 2.5 billion.

      He has a degree in political science from Tel Aviv University and, after some further academic study and a period in the Israeli Foreign Office, he became the General Manager of Meridian Commodities, a group trading in bulk grains and foodstuffs. During his time at Meridian Commodities, Yair acquired expertise in international finance, banking and company administration. He currently serves on the BoD and is the CFO of Target Resources, a London AIM quoted diamond & gold mining company.

      Yair is fluent in English and Hebrew.

    • Andrey Yakunin

      Andrey
      YakuninPartner Experience

      Andrey has more than 21 years of international experience. He co-founded VIYM in 2006 and today is a partner in both the private equity growth capital and real estate investment arms of the company, with overall responsibility for more than USD400 million AUM. He is an internationally experienced hotel operator, and successfully manages assets in a number of Russia's leading hotel, logistics and multi-use real estate projects.

      Prior to co-founding VIYM, Andrey led the development of the largest hotel in St. Petersburg "Pribaltiyskaya" and opened the first indoor water park in the city, the largest in Russia. He also worked in various financial consultancy roles at Rocco Forte's New Hotel Group, MCD-Pannell Kerr Forster and Europe Management-Invest.

      Andrey seeks to develop the Private Equity industry in Russia, and is currently the Chairman of the Board of the National Alternative Investment Management Association (NAIMA), a non-profit partnership representing leading alternative investment firm providers committed to the growth of long-term capital in Russia. The association’s current flagship project is an industry-wide endeavour to promote private equity and venture capital as an asset class in Russia.

      Andrey has a distinguished background in academia. He was previously an Associate Professor of Economics at St. Petersburg State University, holds a PhD in Finance & Credit from St. Petersburg State University, as well as an EMBA Global from London Business School and Columbia University GSB. He is fluent in Russian, English and German.

Yair Ziv

Yair
Ziv Partner

Yair has more than 23 years of cumulative international experience in mining, oil & gas, commodity trading and CRE investments. He brings to VIYM his experience in capital markets and commercial property investment management in the OECD and in emerging markets. From 1993 to 2003, Yair served as a Director of Subsidiaries for Topland Group PLC, a major investment company in UK commercial property, with a portfolio valued at over GBP 2.5 billion.

He has a degree in political science from Tel Aviv University and, after some further academic study and a period in the Israeli Foreign Office, he became the General Manager of Meridian Commodities, a group trading in bulk grains and foodstuffs. During his time at Meridian Commodities, Yair acquired expertise in international finance, banking and company administration. He currently serves on the BoD and is the CFO of Target Resources, a London AIM quoted diamond & gold mining company.

Yair is fluent in English and Hebrew.