Meet our people

Svetlana Meyer

Managing Partner, Tax & Legal

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.


Dmitry Kulakov

Partner, Transfer Pricing 

Dmitry is a Partner in Tax and Legal Services Department of Deloitte. Dmitry has extensive experience in providing advice on complex tax issues, structuring inbound investments, as well as in leading M&A projects. Dmitry has also been concentrating on advising clients in the Media and Entertainment sectors.



Vladimir (Willy) Elizarov

Partner, Transfer Pricing

Following 11 years with another Big Four practice in Israel and in the US, Willy joined Deloitte CIS in 2013. He specialises in transfer pricing in the financial services and technology, media and telecoms sectors, focusing on transfer pricing planning, documentation and audit defence. Willy’s experience is in complicated transactions involving intangibles and the valuation of derivatives. He holds a BA and an MSc, both from the Israel Institute of Technology. Willy is an avid football fan.

Oleg Berezin

Partner, Indirect Tax 

Oleg joined Deloitte in 2003, after 17 years in industry and six years with another big four firm. He heads the Life Sciences and Healthcare Industry Group and the Chinese Services Group for the C.I.S. firm. Oleg works mainly with foreign investors entering and expanding their operations in the Russian market, advising on tax, customs and legal matters. He holds a Masters Degree in Economics. Oleg uses his rare spare time to travel.

Kazbek Dzalaev

Partner, Technology & Processes in Tax and Accounting (TPTA)

After an early career in hospitality and professional services, Kazbek joined Deloitte in 2007. He has 9 years of experience in finance, accounting and taxation and related technology. Kazbek has a Degree in Economics and Management and is a Certified Russian Professional Accountant. His key experience is in ERP systems implementation, shared service centers, tax and accounting business processes optimization, and tax and finance function development. He is a fan of snowboarding and soccer.

Pavel Balashov

Partner, Business Process Solutions

After a long career in accounting, taxation and audit services, Pavel joined Deloitte in 2005 l and leads the Outsourcing and Tax Compliance group. He has a Degree in International Economics and is a Certified Russian Auditor Pavel has extensive experience providing accounting, tax compliance services and tax advice related to business setup, expansion and restructuring.

Elena Kovalevich

Partner, Business Process Solutions

Before joining Deloitte in 2004, Elena gained broad accounting experience working with a European pharmaceutical company. She holds a Professional Accountant’s Certificate, is a Member of the Russian Institute of Professional Accountants and has a Master’s Degree in Economics. Elena and her team provide accounting and tax consulting services to major clients and offer fully outsourced accounting and tax compliance solutions.

Elena Solovyova

Partner, International Tax

Elena has more than 20 years of experience at Deloitte in the field of Russian and international taxation. She holds a PhD in Economics and is an Associate Professor at Moscow’s Lomonosov University, where she completed her undergraduate studies. Elena leads projects for large Russian and International clients, focusing on tax planning and tax law compliance. Elena is also an author of courses for students of taxation.

Tatiana Kiseliova

Partner, Global Employer Services

From 1996 until 2007 Tatiana worked for another Big Four firm, in Russia and Jersey. She joined Deloitte in Moscow in 2007, and now has 18 years of professional experience. She specializes in the development of equity compensation plans for Russian and multinational companies, employment and remuneration structuring, tax-efficient remuneration packages, related tax advice and tax planning in all spheres of individual taxation. 

Dmitry Pozharniy

Senior Manager, Mergers and Acquisitions

Dmitry is a senior manager in the Tax & Legal department at Deloitte CIS. At Deloitte, Dmitry is responsible for developing service offerings in relation to tax-based transactional support for mergers and acquisitions.

In addition, Dmitry’s areas of expertise include tax consulting, transfer pricing, international structuring and analysis of tax efficiency in organisations’ operations.

Dmitry graduated with honours from the Finance University (formerly the Budget and Treasury Academy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation) and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK.

Oxana Zhupina

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions

Oxana has been working in the field of taxation since 2002 and has extensive experience, conducting tax audits, tax due diligence and consulting for large Russian and multinational companies. She holds a degree in economics is a Certified Professional Tax Consultant and is an ACCA member. Oxana works with client from the manufacturing, consumer goods real estate and transport sectors. She is married with two children.

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