CIS Executive

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CIS Executive

Meet our Leaders

Ian Colebourne

Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte CIS

Ian Colebourne is the CEO of Deloitte CIS. Prior to this he led the firm's Financial Advisory practice. Ian started his career in Forensic and has over 18 years of experience participating in and leading investigations, corporate intelligence engagements and fraud risk management assignments. Before taking charge of the Financial Advisory department at Deloitte in 2012, he established the Forensic practice at another Big Four firm and led its Risk Consulting business. Ian is a qualified solicitor. Outside work, Ian enjoys spending time with his four children.

Thomas Dix

Chief Operating Officer, Deloitte CIS

Thomas Dix has spent over 17 years working in Russia and the CIS where he previously built a transaction services practice and held a number of leadership positions at another Big Four firm in Moscow. Thomas has had extensive experience working with clients in various industries on their M&A and capital markets transactions in and outside the CIS region. During the last decade he focused on the Financial Services sector, working with some of the largest Russian, Kazakh and European banks and insurance companies as well as serving as Global Lead Partner for Sberbank. Most recently, Thomas has been working as an independent adviser, mainly on real estate development projects in Russia and Germany.

Thomas graduated from Ruskin University in Cambridge and the Berlin School of Economics and Law, and qualified as a Certified Public Accountant.

John Robarts

Managing Partner Quality & Risk, Deloitte CIS

John is the firm's Risk and Reputation Leader and has nearly 25 years of audit and advisory experience with Deloitte working with a wide variety of public companies in the CIS, the UK and the United States.  John has principally worked with our TMT clients during the majority of his career as well as leading our services to many of our clients undertaking international IPOs during his 12 years in the CIS.  John graduated with a degree in Chemistry from Oxford University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.  He enjoys running in his spare time, completing longer distance events such as half and full marathons.

Jacques Strydom

Managing Partner, Audit, CIS

Having spent six years in Moscow earlier in his Deloitte career, Jacques returned to Russia in 2013 to head up the Audit practice in Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Jacques has worked with clients across all business sectors and before his return to Russia, worked with audit and IPO clients in London, cementing his international networks. Jacques spent his early career in South Africa and this has led to his passion for rugby, and in particular his national team, the Springboks.

Anastasia Osipova

Managing Partner, Consulting, CIS

Anastasia has 20 years of consulting experience, specialising in business management effectiveness, and designing and re-engineering financial and accountancy business processes focusing on the Energy & Resources sector. She has led the CIS Consulting team since December 2013. Anastasia holds a degree from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations and is an ACCA member. She is a keen art collector with an interest in Social Realism.

Svetlana Meyer

Managing Partner, Tax & Legal, CIS 

Talent Leader, CIS 

Over 19 years at Deloitte and other “Big Four” in Moscow, St Petersburg and London, Svetlana has taken part in and led many projects related to the development and restructuring of personal ownership and investment, implementation of long-term incentive plans, personal compliance, etc. Svetlana has a great deal of experience in working with family offices on tax planning, changing places of residence, inheritance and charity. Svetlana is certified in global remuneration (WorldatWork, 2007).

Alexander Sokolov

Managing Partner, Financial Advisory, CIS 

Alexander Joined another big four firm straight out of university, where he gained a BA in Banking and Finance. After 15 years spent in London and later Moscow, he joined the FAS and Forensic team at Deloitte in 2012. Alex is an ACCA member and has 14 years experience in forensic accounting and has led a number of complex fraud, corporate intelligence, money laundering and fraud risk engagements, focused mainly in the consumer and banking sectors.

Andrey Bulakh

Managing Partner, West Region

Andriy is a native resident of Kyiv. In 2002, he joined Deloitte; in 2010, he took over the leadership of Audit Department and on 1 June 2014, he became Deloitte Ukraine Managing Partner. Andriy has led audit engagements of large multinational and local companies operating in different sectors of the economy. He also led the Capital Market Group and managed large companies’ IPO engagements.

Mark Smith

Managing Partner, Deloitte Caspian Region

Mark spent his early career in Scotland before leaving for Almaty to head Deloitte’s regional Financial Services audit group in 2007. Since 2012, Mark has been Managing Partner for the Caspian Region. He works with clients in the banking, insurance and manufacturing sectors and has provided audit services under IFRS, US GAAP and UK GAAP. Mark holds a Degree in Accounting and Marketing and is a Chartered Accountant (Scotland). Mark likes to travel and is a keen snowboarder and tennis player.

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