Ilya Sherbovich has been President of UCP since September 2007. Under his leadership UCP has realized multiple successful investments projects and established itself as one of the most reputable private investment companies in Russia. Prior to joining UCP, from 1995 Ilya was one of the largest shareholders and the President of United Financial Group (UFG), a leading Russian investment bank which was acquired by Deutsche Bank in 2006. From 1994 to 1995 Ilya served on the Capital Markets Surveillance Unit of the Russian Federal Commission on Capital Markets. He began his career in 1992 with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) office in Moscow. During his career Ilya served on the boards of directors of several major Russian companies including Sberbank, Transneft, Rosneft, FSK (Federal Grid Company), Fashion Continent and Uralmash Drilling Equipment. Ilya Sherbovich holds a degree in Economics and Business Management from the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics.
Victoria Lazareva is a Co-Managing Partner of UCP with responsibility for private equity investment operations. Victoria has successfully overseen the creation and management of UCPís private equity investment portfolio. Prior to joining UCP Victoria was a Managing Director of Deutsche Bank and United Financial Group (UFG) responsible for Russian Retail, Consumer Goods, Healthcare and Real Estate sectors. From 1997 to 2003 Victoria worked in Deutsche Bank`s Corporate Finance Group in London. She started her career as an Associate with Cambridge Partners L.L.C in New York. Victoria served on the boards of directors of several successful Russian companies including Fashion Continent (a Russian clothing retail chain), Seventh Continent (a Russian food retail chain) and Monocrystal (a leading Russian high-tech company). Victoria holds an Executive MBA from Stanford University and a degree in Chemistry from the Popov Chemical Institute in St Petersburg.
Alexander Shmelev is one of the founding Partners of UCP responsible for managing UCPís liquid securities business. Prior to joining UCP, Alexander had been managing the international and domestic equity sales and trading operations at United Financial Group (UFG) since 1994. Alexander is one of the most experienced investment management professionals on the Russian capital markets. Alexander holds a degree in Economics from the Finance Academy of the Russian government.
Yuri Kachuro is a Partner of UCP with broad business and operational responsibilities including transaction support for domestic and cross-border M&A deals, managing some key UCP investments and relationships and overseeing the UCP legal team. Yuri was previously a Partner at the Moscow office of Clifford Chance focusing on M&A, IPOs and private equity transactions. Yuri Kachuro began his career in 1995 as an Analyst with Fidelity Investments in New York. Yuri holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Pace University in New York and a Juris Doctor degree from the Fordham University School of Law in New York.
Mikhail Trofimov is a Partner of UCP with responsibility for managing some of the groupís key investments and overseeing a team of investment analysts. Prior to joining UCP Mikhail served as a Managing Director of both Deutsche Bank and UFG where he completed a number of successful transactions across a wide range of industries. He began his career in 1997 as a Senior Consultant in Corporate Financial Advisory at PwC. Mikhail holds an MBA from Creighton University, USA.
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