Functional Leaders in Deloitte in Belarus

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Functional Leaders

Deloitte CIS

Andrei Surmach

Managing Partner, Deloitte in Belarus

Andrei joined Deloitte in 1999. He is an ACCA member, a Belarusian Certified Auditor, and holds a license to perform audits of financial institutions. Andrei leads audit engagements in national and multinational companies across all sectors but has a special focus on the banking and finance sector. He provides consultancy services on IFRS implementation, control systems, and M&A due diligence. Andrei is married, with one son, and is a keen tennis player.

Managing Partner, Deloitte in Belarus

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

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.

Grigory Pavlotsky

Managing Partner, Tax & Legal

Grigory’s key focus is on working with global clients, across a range of sectors on advisory, due diligence and transaction structuring projects, related to the acquisition of CIS companies. He joined Deloitte in New York, in the International Tax Department. He led the Tax and Legal practice in Ukraine, Georgia and Belarus, before being appointed Managing Partner, CIS Tax & Legal. Grigory is a Master of Finance, Master of Accountancy and a CPA (New York). He is married with three children.

Alexander Sokolov

Partner, Head of CIS Financial Advisory

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.

Svetlana Meyer

Managing Partner, Talent

Following seven years in the Tax&Legal Department of another Big Four firm, Svetlana joined Deloitte in 2003. Svetlana concentrates on the development of equity compensation plans for Russian and multinational companies, employment and remuneration structuring, tax-efficient remuneration packages, and related tax advice and tax planning in all spheres of individual taxation. She is a Global Remuneration Professional (World at Work Society). Svetlana is a dog lover and a mother of three.

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