Executive team

ARMIN BURGER
CEO
  • Appointment
    A member of the Management Board since 2013
  • Education
    University of Freiburg, Department of Economics
  • Skills and experience
    2012-2013: CEO and a Member of the Supervisory Board of Praktiker AG
    2008-2011: Member of the Supervisory Board Aldi Süd
    1999-2008: CEO Hofer KG, Sattledt, Austria
    1990-1998: various positions in Aldi GmbH
KONSTANTIN ARABIDIS
Chief Financial Officer
  • Appointment
    A member of the Management Board since 2016
  • Education
    Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University Department of Technical Cybernetics
    St. Petersburg University Department of Economics
    Member of ACCA
  • Skills and experience
    2012-2016: Various positions in O’KEY Group
    Before 2012: Various positions in PWC
ANTON FARLENKOV
Corporate Development Director
  • Appointment
    A member of the Management Board since 2016
  • Education
    Urals State Technical University Department of Physics and Technology
    Stanford University, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programme
  • Skills and experience
    2006-2016: Head of EEMEA equity research at Goldman Sachs
    2003-2006: Various positions in Royal Dutch Shell, Infoshare
IVAN DROPULIJIC
Commercial Director
  • Appointment
    A member of the Management Board since 2017
  • Education
    The University of Zagreb Department of Economics
  • Skills and experience
    2012-2017: Purchasing and Marketing Director, Member of the Board of Kaufland Croatia
    2007-2012: Fresh Food Director at Kaufland Croatia
    Up to 2007: Various positions at Pik Vrbovec and Jamnic
PAVEL LOKSHIN
Operating Director
  • Appointment
    A member of the Management Board since 2019
  • Education
    Moscow Aviation Technological University Department of Economics
    London Business School Senior Executive Programme
  • Skills and experience
    2016-2018: CEO of Perekrestok Express
    2013-2016: CEO of K-Rauta Russia
    2001-2012: Various positions in METRO Cash & Carry
SERGEY SHADRIN
Supply Chain Director
  • Appointment
    A member of the Management Board since 2019
  • Education
    Mr Shadrin holds a PhD degree in Economics from the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics and an MBA
  • Skills and experience
    2017-2018: Auchan Moscow, Supply Chain Director
    2004-2018: various positions at Danone Russia, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia
OLGA SURNINA
Marketing Director
  • Appointment
    A member of the Management Board since 2019
  • Education
    Chartered Institute of Marketing, Post Graduate Professional Diploma, UK
    KIMEP, MA, Department of Economics
    Almaty Technological University, Department of Economics
  • Skills and experience
    2018-2019: JSC Arnest, Marketing Director Russia & CIS
    2016-2018: Magnit, Head of Own Production
    2013-2016: Nautica, Marketing and PR Director
    2010-2013: Nokia International South CIS Branch, Marketing Director
ELENA REMENNIKOVA
Director of Electronic Commerce
  • Appointment
    A member of the Management Board since 2013
  • Education
    Stockholm School of Economics, MBA
    Trade and Economics University of St Petersburg, Department of Economics
  • Skills and experience
    2011-2012: International chain of presents and flowers AMF, CEO
    2010-2011: Utkonos, Chief Commercial Director
    2000-2009: X5 Retail Group, Federal purchasing Director
TATIANA BUKANOVA
Real Estate Director
  • Appointment
    A member of the Management Board since 2019
  • Education
    Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), International law department
  • Skills and experience
    2011-2017: IKEA Russia, Head of Legal, Executive manager
    2008-2009: Alshaya group, Russian operations of Starbucks, Mothercare, Body Shop, Next etc., Associate General Counsel
    1999-2007: Cable and Wireless CIS, General Director
    1996-1999: Credit Suisse First Boston, Asset Management – Head of Legal and Compliance
ELENA POLOZOVA
Human Resources Director
  • Appointment
    A member of the Management Board since 2015
  • Education
    Moscow International Higher School of Business (MIRBIS) MBA
    Lipetsk State Technical University Department of Psychology
  • Skills and experience
    2013-2015: Senior HR, O’KEY
    2003-2013: HR Business partner in Magnit
IVART PAPLI
Director for Security and Risk Management
  • Appointment
    A member of the Management Board since 2015
  • Education
    Tallinn University Department of culture
    Baltic Business Security School Licence in security management
    Institute of Economics, Estonia Licence in company’s economic safety, Licence in fraud investigations (CFI)
  • Skills and experience
    2012-2015: Risk & Security manager IKEA Russia
    2002-2012: Various positions at DHL