Andre Bliznyuk

Investment and corporate finance professional with over 10 years of experience: Goldman Sachs, UBS, Sistema. 20+ IPOs and other fundraising projects for a total amount of tens of US$bn – including, Comstar, Sistema IPOs on LSE. BA & MA from Lomonosov Moscow State University.
5 years of investment banking experience: headed the Russia/CIS Equity Capital Markets Group for Goldman Sachs (2010-2011) and, prior to that, UBS Investment Bank (2006-2009), focusing on IPOs and other ECM transactions in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. In 2003-2006, head of capital markets and investor relations at Sistema, leading Russian conglomerate, managing debt and equity financing deals for Sistema, MTS, Comstar, Sistema Hals and Sitronics; prior to that, worked in Wimm-Bill-Dann’s investor relations team (2001-2003). Graduated from MSU with a master’s degree in Cross-Cultural Communications; followed this with a graduate course in Economics/Management.