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  • Zelkova Larisa
    Larisa Zelkova
    Chair of the Board

    As Chair of the Board Larisa Zelkova sets strategic priorities and monitors results. From 1999 to 2014 Larisa served as General Director of the Foundation.

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  • Oracheva Oksana
    Oksana Oracheva
    General Director

    Oksana Oracheva is General Director of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation. She keeps strategic programs, partnerships and operations on track, fosters innovative thinking, oversees programs and projects development and is responsible for the Foundation's international activities and global partnerships.

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  • Bayukova Elena
    Elena Bayukova
    Finance director - Chief Accountant

    Elena is responsible for the organization of bookkeeping and keeping the accounting and taxation records in the Foundation in accordance with the professional standards and Russian law, for the timely and reliable submission of the reports. She constitutes the accounting and taxation policy, budget, controls the financial statement of the Foundation and the property turnover including money.

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  • Bolotinskaya Darya
    Darya Bolotinskaya
    Project Manager

    Daria Bolotinskaya works as a project manager. She is responsible for the Vladimir Potanin Fellowship Program.

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  • Bystryakova Liudmila
    Liudmila Bystryakova
    Deputy Chief Accountant

    Liudmila is responsible for managing our accounting operations. Her role includes control over accuracy of the daily transactions processing by the team, accounts payable and receivable supervision, statutory taxation filing and reports as well as audit preparation.

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  • Grozovskaya Julia
    Julia Grozovskaya
    Communications Director

    Julia is responsible for managing the Foundation’s publications, internal and external communications

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  • Kadenkova Elena
    Elena Kadenkova
    Project Manager

    Elena has been working with the Foun-dation since 2007. Elena is in charge of the contest of social projects and the School of the Foundation.

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  • Kazakov Aleksei
    Aleksei Kazakov
    Project manager

    Aleksei manages culture projects of the Foundation, pre-pares guidelines for the Foundation’s portal, reviews grantees’ reports, etc.

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  • Kumaritova Anastasia
    Anastasia Kumaritova
    Director of the legal department

    Anastasia’s role involves providing daily legal support to the Foundation, contract drafting and due diligence, developing local policies of the Foundation, including Board of Directors minutes, negotiating with counterparts.

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  • Lapidus Irina
    Irina Lapidus
    Program Director

    Irina Lapidus works on Foundations's culture programs aimed to support Russian museum professionals and to make museums both active centers for local communities and significant resources for regional development.

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  • Peskova Anastasia
    Anastasia Peskova
    Project Manager

    Anastasia is responsible for managing the Foundation’s publications and events

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  • Shulgina Natalia
    Natalia Shulgina
    Program Director

    Natalia is responsible for the programs and projects in the field of education, primarily the Vladimir Potanin Scholarship and Fellowship Program.

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  • Sidlina Liya
    Liya Sidlina
    Program Director

    Liya works on philanthropy issues, maintaining the development of philanthropy program at the Foundation.

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  • Sukhenko Yulia
    Yulia Sukhenko
    Project Manager

    Yulia Sukhenko works as a project manager, assisting general director, PR & program directors with projects and programs’ implementation, including the Foundation international activities, logistics and communications.

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