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  • Zafar Azimov

    Chairman of the Board

    Zamwell founder, Zafar Azimov is in charge of the fund’s investment strategy and overall management. He manages relationships with co-investors who join deals alongside Zamwell. Mr. Azimov’s area of expertise includes, among others, investment management, investment structuring and M&A deals across USA and CIS countries.

    Zafar Azimov graduated from the University of Nebraska, USA.

  • James Adamson


    James started his career as a financial analyst in early stage venture companies. His experience was during the technology explosion of the late 1990s, when he was lucky enough to work with several successful software and internet companies in a variety of different industries.
    A friend of his at the time told him he should take his ability to drive strategic change to more traditional industries. In doing so, he has been able to build many great companies in the past 20 years. His three areas of focus are healthcare, food production and distribution, and specialty real estate.
    He is a co-founder of A-Companies with an investment portfolio that includes 19 surgical centers all over the United States, 4 hospitals, 5 specialty clinics, post-acute care centers, infill development, medical real estate and several investment funds.

  • Dmitry Klychkov

    Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Klychkov joined Zamwell in 2012 after the fund’s exit from Arkticservis and Tunaicha fishing companies project where he held the position of CFO.

    He is now in charge of financial and management reporting, budgeting and analysis of financial activity of Zamwell group, including the control of financial and management reporting of portfolio companies.

    Mr. Klychkov graduated from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation with a major in Finance and Banking.

  • Vladimir Startsev

    Investment Director

    Vladimir joined Zamwell in 2013 as the Investment Director. Mr. Startsev is responsible for monitoring and overseeing current Zamwell portfolio investments as well as analyzing new investment opportunities. Prior to Zamwell Vladimir held the position of investment officer in major investment companies in the US, where he was involved in different stages of the investment, from due diligence, deal structuring, and closing, to the full cycle of portfolio management.

    Mr. Startsev graduated from the University of Nebraska.

  • Iskandar Rakhmatov

    Chief Operating Officer

    Before joining Zamwell in 2018, Mr. Rakhmatov served as CFO at Clever Media Group, one of the leading publishing houses in Russia.
    With his proven expertise in building operational activities from scratch, Iskandar Rakhmatov makes sure the company achieves its goals and stays committed to its mission.

    Mr. Rakhmatov holds a BS degree in Economics from Higher School of Economics and an MA degree in Finance and Banking from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation.

  • Maria Volkova

    Head of legal department

    Maria specializes in corporate deals closing at PE, VC and Joint venture projects. Maria has extensive experience in providing legal support for companies in various industries and has professional experience in resolving corporate and shareholder disputes, including providing strategic advice. In addition to corporate projects, Maria is a recognized specialist in the field of labor law. The head of the practice represented clients in the negotiation process at the pre-trial stage in the event of conflicts, including using mediation and mediation tools. Maria also has experience in working with law enforcement authorities to protect labor rights.

  • Ekaterina Rytikova


    Ekaterina is responsible for industry research, screening of new investment opportunities and portfolio valuation analysis.

    Ekaterina holds an MA degree in Finance from New Economic School.

  • Vladimir Sarkisov


    Mr. Sarkisov is in charge of industry research, screening of new investment opportunities, and portfolio valuation analysis.

    Vladimir holds an honors MA degree in Economics from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation and currently works on his PhD research project "Innovation management system in private equity funds".

  • Allokhon Boykhunov

    Legal Advisor

    Before joining Zamwell team, Mr. Boykhunov held a position at “Leontiev and Partners” law firm where he specialized in arbitration disputes and enforcement procedures.

    Allokhon graduated from MSU Lomonosov Law School.

  • Anton Turkov

    Data analyst

    Anton spearheads the field of data analysis projects at portfolio companies, as well as testing hypotheses related to the Fund’s investment goals. Anton’s main project is to create a common portfolio database and build automated management reports based on BI solutions. Previously, Anton was engaged in building a management accounting system in companies operating on the jewelry market.

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