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Management

Board of Directors

Roustam Tariko

Roustam Tariko

Executive Chairman of the Board

Roustam has built Roust, the second largest vodka producer in the world and Central and Eastern Europe’s largest integrated spirits beverage company, with distilleries, production facilities and distribution centers spanning Poland, Hungary, Russia and Italy. Roust is also the owner of Gancia, Italy’s original sparkling wine.

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Pavel Merkul

Pavel Merkul

Director

Pavel has joined Russian Standard in 2009 and was appointed to the position of Managing Director of Russian Standard Corporation and member of the Board of Directors of Roust Corporation in 2013. He was responsible for the key strategic projects of Russian Standard Group, including mergers and acquisitions, post-merger integration and business development, as well as Russian Standard Group's finances. On December 13, 2017, Pavel was appointed to the position of Global CEO of Roust Corporation. Prior to joining Russian Standard, Pavel worked with a leading global management consulting firm the Boston Consulting Group focusing on strategy development and execution, operational efficiency and business portfolio management projects for both multinational and local companies. He received BA in economics from Moscow State University and MBA from INSEAD in France and Singapore.

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Alessandro Picchi

Alessandro Picchi

Director

Alessandro has been a director of CEDC since 2012. Previously, he was General Counsel of Russian Standard Corporation. From 2006 to 2011 he was a partner of Morri, Cornelli & Associates, a Tax and Law Firm with offices in Milan and Rome. From 2000 to 2006 he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Globalfin International with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and director of Motorel Investments BV. From 1996 to 2000 he was General Counsel of Globalfin Holdings Ltd (Globalfin International Group SA) and a member of the Board of Directors.

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Executive Officers

Pavel Merkul

Pavel Merkul

Global CEO

Pavel has joined Russian Standard in 2009 and was appointed to the position of Managing Director of Russian Standard Corporation and member of the Board of Directors of Roust Corporation in 2013. He was responsible for the key strategic projects of Russian Standard Group, including mergers and acquisitions, post-merger integration and business development, as well as Russian Standard Group's finances. On December 13, 2017, Pavel was appointed to the position of Global CEO of Roust Corporation. Prior to joining Russian Standard, Pavel worked with a leading global management consulting firm the Boston Consulting Group focusing on strategy development and execution, operational efficiency and business portfolio management projects for both multinational and local companies. He received BA in economics from Moscow State University and MBA from INSEAD in France and Singapore.

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Yaroslav Zakharov

Yaroslav Zakharov

Global CFO

Yaroslav joined Roust Group in October 2017 as Roust Russia CFO. In December 2017, he was appointed Roust Group Global CFO. In this role, Yaroslav is responsible for the financial management of all Roust Group companies and production sites. Yaroslav began his career in 1995 joining the multinational FMCG giant PepsiCo. In 2001, he moved to AB InBev, a world leading brewer, where he worked his way up from a finance controller to the Finance Director responsible for Strategic Planning & Business Performance Management in Central & Eastern Europe. During his tenure at AB InBev, he also had direct commercial experience, successfully running Sales in the capacity of Regional Sales Director and National On-Trade Channel Director. In 2014, Yaroslav continued his career as CFO for Russia, India, the Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Kraft Heinz. Yaroslav received his MSc in Economics and Business Management from Sochi State University, and his Executive MBA from INSEAD/Wharton Leadership Programm.

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