Private Investor: Russia and Eastern Europe

plus Masterclass: Investing in Blockchain & FinTech for Family Offices & Private Investors

11 - 12 October 2018

The Montcalm London Marble Arch

Early Speaker & Panellist Confirmations 2018

BIO Justinas Milašauskas, Director.

Justinas Milašauskas is responsible for private equity investments and co-investments at DAO Family Office. DAO is an active manager and investor in real estate and private equity, deeply involved in defining investment strategy, selecting assets, attracting people and setting standards of execution.
Justinas has 11 years of international working experience in investment banking and asset management roles. Prior to DAO, Justinas headed the Baltic Trading and Sales division at DNB Markets.
Education: MSc in Quantitative Finance from VU Amsterdam and BSc in Econometrics from Vilnius University. Justinas is also the CFA charter-holder and serves on the board of two companies.

Rod was employed by HMRC for forty years and was recognised as one of their foremost investigators and compliance experts, specialising in criminal, civil and commercial fraud. His expertise includes internal company investigations, financial crime and proceeds of crime, money laundering, insolvency and asset recovery.

Mrs. Sakharova has more than ten years of experience in private banking and wealth management industry, building up and managing Swiss offices for Russian-based investment companies, banks and private clients. Mrs. Sakharova has been working as a Vice President at Renaissance Group, overseeing private banking and wealth management business processes in Zurich, Moscow, London, Guernsey and Luxembourg, and prior to Renaissance, - in Citigroup Moscow.

Mrs. Sakharova holds a banking degree from the Financial Academy under the Government of the RF and a law degree from Moscow State Law Academy. She also graduated from BPP Law School in London, GDL. Mrs. Sakharova is a Member of the Association of the Independent Directors.

Mark is a world renowned Queen’s Counsel with an international practice. He specialises in corporate wrongdoing, business crime, civil and commercial fraud, asset recovery, and proceeds of crime cases. Mark has been a QC for twelve years and spent two of those years in the City, as Head of Fraud Litigation at the Band 1 white collar crime City Law firm Bivonas LLP.

Oskar has been investing in private and public companies for 15 years and was an Equity Analyst, Head of Research and an Equity Fund Manager at China Asset Management, Lusight Research (Goldman Sachs), Daiwa Asset Management and Elgin Family Office. In recent years Oskar has been an Angel investor and advisor for European tech companies.

Since 1995 Kirill Nikolaev has been a successful IT enterpreneur.

He collaborated with top-250 companies in Russia, including Gazprom, MTS, Megafon. Shell, Nobel Biocare, Trust Kalina, Yota, Russian National Library, Saint Petersburg State University, Pyaterochka (X5 Retail Group), Sibneft (Rosneft), Baltika Breweries, Heineken, Lenspecsmu, and the consulates of Great Britain in Russia

Since 2013, after the successful sale of his business, Kirill Nikolaev has been running his M&A boutique N Capital, helping entrepreneurs in closing cash-in & cash-out transactions on the basis of capital market in Russia, Europe and America. At the same time he has started own family business called NICA.

Kirill has been developing the interbank platform Bitcoin VIP since 2017, he is also one of the Board members of the VIMANA company - the leading project in the field of autonomous aerial vehicle flight routes in smart cities all over the world. He has been a sponsor of State Hermitage Museum since 2003.

He graduated from Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance (Marketing) and studied Financial markets and Corporate finance in Yale University in New Haven, USA. In addition, he has been giving master-classes and leading educational programs in Skolkovo (Moscow), Stokholm School of Economics, Higher School of Economics and the national summer camp at Seliger (Russia).

Dr. Gregg S. Robins is a business and thought leader in wealth management.  He has deep experience and expertise in Russian & East European markets.  Currently based in Geneva, he is Managing Director, Russia & CEE, Private Investment Management, part of the Credit Andorra Financial Group. His distinguished career in corporate banking and wealth management includes Citigroup, UBP, and UBS, where he was the UBS Head of Wealth Management in Russia.

Throughout his professional career, Gregg has worked as an advisor to a number of high-profile corporations and financial institutions. His global experience is accompanied by language proficiency in Russian, Spanish, French and German. He holds a doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He was a recognized professor at the New York University Stern School of Business, in the Executive MBA Program, and has taught and lectured in various business schools. Gregg has written and presented extensively on the financial services industry: the author of Banking and Transition: East Germany After Unification (Macmillan Press: 2000), he has also published columns, feature interviews, and various articles in leading international business media outlets.

Dr. Al Ansari is a UK qualified chartered accountant with over 30 years of senior corporate, operational, private equity investing and strategic advisory experience.

Until 2011, Dr. Al Ansari was the CEO of SHUAA Capital, a publicly listed full service investment bank. He helped establish Dubai Holding in 2004 and founded Dubai International Capital (“DIC”) and headed DIC as its Executive Chairman and CEO, creating a globally recognised investment company with US$12 billion of assets under management. He previously served as Group CFO for The Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai. Prior to that he was CFO at Dubai Aluminum Company (DUBAL) for eight years where he was responsible for finance, hedging, IT and strategic raw materials

Prior to joining RAK ICC as CEO in April 2018, Dr. Al Ansari was the Vice Chairman and COO of The Industrial Group.

Dr. Al Ansari sits on a number of boards including RAKICC, TVM Healthcare Partners (GCC Healthcare Private Equity Fund), Eureeca Capital and Hawkamah Institute of Corporate Governance. Has has served on numerous regional and international boards such as the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) which he served from 2004-2016. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a member of the Institute’s advisory board for MENA. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Loughborough University for outstanding achievement and leadership in finance and is a visiting fellow at Oxford University Said business school. 

Maria is a managing partner based in London. Prior to setting up Salient Group, Maria worked as the General Counsel for an English company which advises high net worth individuals on the whole spectrum of private client related work, including setting up and managing complex family business structures. Her most recent experience includes acting as a Deputy Managing Director of a large single family office established in London for a Russian-speaking family.

Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti
B.A., LL.M.(Warwick), LL.D., TEP
Managing Partner, Chetcuti Cauchi | Legal | Tax | Corporate

Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti, managing partner of Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, a leading law firm with offices in Malta, Cyprus, London, Zurich and Hong Kong. Dr Chetcuti heads the firm's Private Client practice, specialising in private client tax planning, wealth structuring and citizenship and residency planning. Dr Chetcuti is a key advisor on Malta Citizenship by Investment, Cyprus Citizenship by Investment, the Malta Golden Visa, the Malta Global Residence Programme and buying property in Malta and Cyprus. Dr Chetcuti was the first to be licenced by the Identity Malta Agency (licence IIP 001) to directly file citizenship applications under the Malta Individual Investor Programme.  Within his tax planning and wealth structuring function, he specialises in the use of Cypriot and Malta holding companies, Malta & Cyprus participation Exemption regimes, Malta & Cyprus royalty companies, Malta & Cyprus trusts and foundations and Professional Investor Funds. Jean-Philippe spends his time between the firm's Malta and Cyprus office.

Dr Chetcuti is the Chairman of the Maltese branch of STEP, the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners, a member of the Malta Chamber of Advocates and sits on the executive council of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners. He is also a co-founder and secretary of the MAFE Malta Association of Family Enterprises and has led proposals for the enactment of a world first Family Business Act in Malta.

Anthony Corbett is an investment banker with 22 years’ experience of mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity capital raising, restructuring and investments. He is the co-founder of Lucrum Wealth Partners, a multi-family office advising Russian and CIS families on their corporate and personal investments. Lucrum offers advice on corporate and legal advisory, project management, tax, high value litigation management, wealth protection and investments, trust and fund structuring, immigration, reputation and PR management, capital-raising, property advisory, education advisory, and concierge services. Anthony has worked at international investment banks such as UBS, ING Barings and Bear Stearns, as well as major Russian companies such as VimpelCom. Anthony has worked with clients in the financial services, telecom, technology, media, energy, natural resources and industrials sectors in over 70 countries.

Anthony speaks fluent Russian and French and has spent much of his career focused on, or working in, Moscow. Anthony was educated at Ampleforth College and graduated from Bristol University. He is a member of the Securities Institute.

After 15 years of working in wealth management and luxury lifestyle fields, Inna has launched Shorex Capital - a boutique citizenship planning firm working with wealthy families from the former Soviet Union, Middle East and Asia.

Inna’s personal contacts with the world's top service providers allow her to find the best citizenship planning and tax residency solutions for her clients.

Her personal, hands on, approach and dedication to her clients’ needs enables Shorex Capital to offer HNWIs and their families qualified guidance and assistance.

Being born in the Soviet Union and having lived for more than 20 years in the UK gives Inna a good understanding of both worlds and helps her navigate the world of second citizenship.

Andrey Pozhitkov is responsible for capital structuring, succession planning, client tax planning and migration services. Prior to joining UFG Wealth Management, Andrey served as vice president at Credit Suisse Russia and was a senior capital markets lawyer at Magic Circle international law firms.


Mr. Pozhitkov graduated from Law Faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University

Artem Stavenka and Kiryl Chikeyuk – young entrepreneurs from Belarus have founded Kino-mo  - an award-winning company developing high-impact technologies that allow projecting 3D images and video in the air (holograms).

The company won several British accolades including Shell, Cambridge University and UCL Bright Idea Award and received award nominations from New York Next Idea, Lloyds TSB, Tata Oxford and Smarta.

At the early stage, just a few months since the company had been founded, the company received investment offers at the popular BBC’s TV-show Dragons’ Den. Later, the company’s first version of 3D holo-display was awarded Top 3 British inventions of 2015. In July 2015 Kino-mo got backing from Richard Branson as the UK Start-up of the Year (over 2,500 entries nationwide) winning £150,000 as a prize.

Jason Sugarman QC has been a practising Barrister specialising in white-collar commercial fraud cases for some 21 years. Jason’s expertise extends to corporate criminal matters such as Intra-Community Carousel fraud, Serious Fraud Office Prosecution and defending commercial wrongdoing cases, Financial Service Regulation and corruption cases.

Jason is recognised as a leading criminal specialist, listed in The Legal 500. His appointment as Queen’s Counsel is a recognition of excellence in written and oral advocacy in the higher courts.


Founder & CEO of MyWish. (

MyWish – leading platform in automated smart contract creation. More than 3100 users and 1600 contracts created already.

Most popular blockchains supported: NEO, Ethereum, Bitcoin & EOS.

Crypto enthusiast and serial entrepreneur, Vladimir has over 10 years of experience leading IT businesses. 

Former Product Manager in Motorola Solutions. Vladimir is a founder of DDG ( - software development center with 50 employees. Ph.D in Computer Science