Functional Leaders. Deloitte CIS

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Functional Leaders

Deloitte CIS

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.

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.

Christopher Armitage

Managing Partner, Consulting, CIS  

Prior to new appointment, Christopher led Consulting Practice for the Caspian Region. With more than 15 years in the Consulting Industry, he has undertaken a wide range of engagements covering strategy, target operating model design, and implementation. He advises clients on the executive level on the design and delivery of complex transformation initiatives across industries. Christopher holds a Masters of Arts from the University of Oxford.

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