The Directorate for Strategy and Investments of the Key Asset of the People's Deputy of Ukraine Vadim Novinsky Smart Holding is headed by Kirill Chebunin, who before joining the company worked as Executive Vice President for Strategy and Development in the investment holding AFK Sistema (RF). reported in the press service of Smart Holding.
The Directorate will be responsible for shaping the investment strategy of the group, searching for new directions for business development, investment analysis and implementation of M&A transactions, as well as supporting Smart Holding businesses within the strategic and investment function.
“We are glad to welcome Kirill to our team. He has the experience we need in the development of investment and business strategies, as well as investments. There is a lot of work to be done on the analysis and restructuring of the existing portfolio of assets, as well as the search for directions for its expansion. Today, the world and national economies are reviving after the decline in business activity. And we plan to use this window of opportunity as efficiently as possible to strengthen the position of Smart Holding as an investment company, ”said Yulia Kiryanova, First Deputy General Director of Smart-Holding.
From 2017 to 2021, Kirill Chebunin served as Executive Vice President for Strategy and Development at the investment holding AFK Sistema (Russia). Prior to that, from 2008 to 2017, he worked as a director and then as a managing director for portfolio strategy of the same holding.
AFK Sistema began its investment activities more than 25 years ago with the acquisition of the first assets in the field of telecommunications, electronics, tourism, trade, oil refining, construction and real estate. Today the corporation is among the top 20 largest companies in Russia.
From 2004 to 2007, he worked in executive positions at the Nokia representative office in Russia.
Started his career as a product manager at HUAWEI Technologies.
Graduated from the Higher School of Economics (Moscow), major in Financial Management. In 2008, he received an MBA from INSEAD Business School (France /Singapore). In 2016, he graduated from the leadership program at Harvard Business School (USA).
Smart Holding is one of the largest industrial and investment groups in Ukraine. Smart Holding's interests are concentrated in industries that are key to the country's economy. The enterprises of Smart Holding invest in objects of the mining and metallurgical and oil and gas complexes, agriculture, shipbuilding, logistics and infrastructure, real estate.