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Andrei Smirnov, PhD Founder

His area of expertise covers Investment Management, Structuring, Risk Management, Distressed Situations, Liability Management and Large Fund Projects.
Before MARS Capital, Andrei was Managing Director & Head of Emerging Markets Investments at Calyon, Paris, where he engineered a number of highly profitable investments and successfully worked out a large distressed portfolio in emerging markets.
His previous position included Managing Director & Head of Emerging Markets Sales at Société Générale, Paris, where he developed a large scale business with Eastern European clients and helped the bank to manage multi-billion dollar portfolio of financial instruments in the aftermath of the Russian financial crisis of 1998.
He holds a PhD degree (with honors) in economics from University Paris-I-Sorbonne and Diploma of Higher University Education in Economics (with honors) from Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Alexander Kalenichenko Investment Manager, Managing Director

Alexander joined MARS Capital in 2008 as Risk Manager and Investment Analyst.
From 2012 he became the Head of Risk Management. His areas of expertise include asset allocation, quantitative and qualitative analysis of investments in securities and investment strategies, risk modelling for portfolio and individual securities, performance attribution analysis and programming.
Alexander holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Sciences from Lomonosov Moscow State University and a Master of Science degree in Economics from Higher School of Economics in Moscow.