Our Team


Each member of the CFC Management team is a high-level professional. Together we are an efficient team that is sure to solve any challenge and overcome any obstacle.

Ekaterina Chernova


Founding partner, CEO of CFC Management. Prior to founding the company Ekaterina headed the Finance Department in one of the leading investment groups, had been working for six years in the industrial holding company, Access Industries CIS, LLC, and came through the PwC school.  
Ekaterina has brought 15 years of experience into the company, including experience in M​​&A, tax structuring in Russian and foreign jurisdictions, corporate management and solving a range of issues in financial management of assets and stock holdings. Ekaterina is also responsible for corporate finance.
Graduated from the Faculty of International Economic Relations of the Finance Academy (under the Government of the Russian Federation). In 2012, Ekaterina completed the Executive program in Harvard Business School. She has been a member of ACCA since 2005.
She is a member of IDA (Independent Directors Association).

Evgeniy Paskin


Evgeniy is responsible for the operations, IT and digitalization of the current activities of CFC Management, as well as for monitoring and managing the portfolio companies of the Clients.
Prior to joining CFC Management Evgeniy held the position of the Junior Vice President at the investment firm A&NN Investments. Prior to A&NN Investments Evgeny’s experience includes United Capital Partners investment fund, Ernst&Young and Deutsche Bank.
He graduated from the Russian Economic Academy named after G.V. Plekhanov with the MA degree in "Mathematical methods in Economics”. Evgeniy is a CFA charterholder (Chartered Financial Analyst).

Julia Lazareva

Head of Legal

Prior to joining the Company worked for the Russian Direct Investment Fund and JSC Rusnano, previously was engaged in consulting for electricity market reform.
Has more than 10 years of experience in venture and direct investments, establishment of JVs and funds, M&A and debt financing transactions, PPP projects. Focused on projects with foreign co-investors, including from the Middle Eastern countries and Asia. Participated in drafting legislation in the sphere of investment activities and corporate law.
Graduated from Moscow State Academy of Law, diploma with honors.

Evgeny Ivanets

INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT (Technology, Internet)

Evgeny is responsible for investments in technology companies in Russia and abroad ranging from the developing of pipeline, structuring and closing of deals to the strategic management of portfolio companies.
Prior to joining the CFC Management Evgeny held the position of the Assistant Vice President at the Russian investment firm, A&NN Investments, Ltd. Evgeny’s experience also includes working in independent investment fund DaVinciCapital Group and consulting company Ernst&Young.
He graduated from the Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics with the MA degree in "Finance and Credit". Evgeny is a CFA charterholder (Chartered Financial Analyst).

Andrey Koschii

CEO of CFC Direct Investments

Andrey is responsible for asset management for mutual funds of the Group’s clients.
He has more than 20 years of experience with banks and investment companies, including such as Gazprombank and Gazprombank Asset Management, Russian Agricultural Bank and RSHB Asset Management. He also worked as Head of brokerage and Portfolio manager with one of the biggest banks of IFC in 1990s. He is a certified specialist in stock, bonds and structured products management.
Andrey has graduated from Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology (MIPT) in 1994.

Natalya Adamova


Natalya is responsible for tax structuring and tax planning, cash flow management, accounting and financial reporting of companies in different jurisdictions and according to IFRS. She is a highly qualified specialist in the field of international tax and currency legislation.
Natalya had a successful career start in KPMG, was the Head of the IFRS Department in a big real estate development company, and guided the process of budgeting, financial control and reporting in holding companies of different industries.
Natalya holds MA degree in Institutional Economics from the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE).

Elena Ivanova

HR Director

Elena is responsible for all HR matters with CFC Management as well as for HR-related issues with the projects where CFC Management is involved.
Elena has 20 years of HR experience in different industries and has strong expertise in all functional areas of HR management. She worked in-house with such international and Russian companies as DaimlerChrysler, Lafarge, TNK-BP, Shell, Sollers and also fulfilled HR-related consulting projects with BearingPoint and as an independent consultant.
Elena has graduated from Russian State University for the Humanities (diploma with honors) and completed an MBA program with American Institute of Business and Economics (AIBEc). She has been a member of CIPD (UK) since 2006.

Egor Anuchin

INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT (Construction, development)

Responsible for strategic management of portfolio companies in real estate development, as well as for investigation of new opportunities for investments in this industry.
Egor has broad experience in different fields related to real estate business. Prior to joining CFC Management he worked in real estate financing with one of the biggest banks. He’s got also significant value added to his expertise from his strategic consulting experience with JLL (Jones Lang Lasalle).  
He has graduated from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of Moscow State University.

Ekaterina Ponka


Ekaterina is responsible for legal support of projects. She also provides legal support for companies investments in Russia, USA and South-East Asia.
Ekaterina’s portfolio includes expertise in JV set up, M&A, as well as private and business assets structuring deals. Her experience combines leading international law firms, such as Hannes Snellman, Latham & Watkins, Noerr and the largest Russian oil company Rosneft.  
She graduated from the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, specialization "Civil Law" (cum laude, 2007 – bachelor degree, 2009 – master degree).

Natalya Yakunina


Natalya is in charge of legal support of CFC Management projects in construction and development, as well as in gas and fishing industries. She has a significant experience in M&A deals support and joint ventures set-ups.
She has over 10 years of experience in specialized departments in the Legal Directorate of a big food company, was engaged in legal support of retail chains and corporate finance projects acquisitions. In addition, Natalya had been providing legal support in real estate deals for a long period of time.    
Natalya graduated with honors from the Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL) and she has a second graduate degree in Finance and Credit from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).

Sergey Petrov

Accounting, taxation, audit

Responsible for the organization and maintenance of accounting and tax accounting, preparation of accounting and tax reporting, analysis of financial and tax risks, conducting internal audit and other audits.
Prior to joining the CFC Management team, Sergey worked for 18 years in commercial and government structures, dealing with issues of audit, consulting, finance and jurisprudence.  
He has degrees in law and economics, several qualification certificates for audit. He is also certified in IFRS (ACCA diploma) and in the financial market for the management of investment funds, mutual funds.