Ivan Pirozhkov CEO

Mr. Pirozhkov has got practical experience in financial and corporate management, including being a top-manager in holding structures, member of the board of directors in Russian companies since 2000. Ivan holds the head position of VM Capital since 2012.

Before VM Capital Mr. Pirozhkov has held the positions of General director in service unit of ICM Group, Financial Director in ICM Group, Recruitment holding ANCOR, advertising group Clarus Team TAC Russia, international non-profit organization AIESEC.

Ivan is a graduate of Novosibirsk State University (Mechanics & Math’s Faculty, 2000) and holds an MBA in Finance from the National Research University , High School of Economics, Moscow (2011).

In professional practice Mr. Pirozhkov has successfully implemented various projects in the fields of corporate management, anti-crisis management, creation and management of shared service centers (SSC), debt & equity financing, investment valuation of the projects, M&A, outsourcing of business processes, and also in development, implementation and improvement of the efficiency of the operational processes. Ivan is an author of a number of publications in corporate governance and financial engineering.

Since 2017 Ivan gives a series of lectures on “Corporate governance” at National Research University “High School of Economics”


Elena Mikhailova Strategic Marketing

Mrs Mikhailova has been working in the field of strategic marketing, positioning and promotion, brand management, digital and offline marketing, customer service, in studying consumer behavior in industrial and consumer markets: financial markets, FMCG, B2B since 2003.
She has held senior positions in marketing and strategic planning for the structural units of VTB Group and Alfa Group, in the Russian fashion retail chain Snow Queen, as well as in the largest international research agency AC Nielsen (Russia).
For more than 15 years of her career, she has successfully realised many projects, including: creating marketing functions, strategic planning, analytics, and customer service.
Elena graduated from Moscow State University of Fine Chemical Technologies named after M.V. Lomonosov in 2004, the Faculty of Genetics and Biotechnology, in 2006 graduated from Russian Finance & Economics Institute, Faculty of Management and Marketing, has a Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate.
She has competencies in the development and implementation of marketing strategies, optimization of business processes in holding structures, branding and image building of companies, digital marketing, development of sales channels, brand promotion, products and services, development and implementation of internal policies, procedures, instructions.


Zhanna Shalyapina Senior project manager

More than 20 years Zhanna is in the field of accounting, internal audit and financial control. She has experience in managing accounting and financial services companies in the Group, modeling and Control of Intra-group balances, tax planning, detecting and preventing abuses in the companies. IFRS, financial support of investment transactions, improving the efficiency of transaction costs.

Before VM Capital Zhanna Shalyapina held the positions of chief accountant, head of internal audit and financial control in various holdings (Central Telegraph, Foratek, ANCOR, ICM Group, IFD Postum, ForaFarm).

Zhanna graduated from the Moscow Institute of Communications (1989), has a certificate of a professional accountant, auditor, certified dipIFR.

In professional practice Zhanna Shalyapina has successfully implemented various projects to establish uniform accounting services to groups of companies, projects for the development, implementation and automation of management accounting, reporting in accordance with IFRS standards, projects for the implementation of internal audit procedures and financial control in the holding companies, participated in the projects debt and equity financing.


Svetlana Lvova Business Assistant

Mrs. Lvova has 2 degrees in engineering and linguist-translator. She worked for more than 3 years in state political organizations, has experience in organizing the preparation and launch of projects in various areas of business (sports studios, political and cultural events, leisure centers).

She has experience in teaching, speaks foreign languages. She is an author of a number of scientific articles about electronics, the sections of quantum physics, the theory of language, the foundations of linguistics.