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Joerg Beginen has been appointed General Manager of the first Hilton Hotel in Moscow, the Moscow Hilton Leningradskaya hotel the remodeled Leningrad Hotel in the Stalin Skyscraper beside the three stations. Beginen was previously General Manager of the Marriott Tverskaya Hotel, where he moved from being Food & Beverage director of the Marriott Grand Hotel. He remains within the Interstate Hotels & Resorts company as the Hilton is managed by them under franchise as are the Marriott Avrora, Marriott Grand and Marriott Tverskaya. The Hilton is scheduled to open in the Autumn.

Nicolas Kipper has been promoted to General Manager of the Marriott Tverskaya Hotel, replacing Beginen. He was previously Director of Operations at the Marriott Grand hotel.

Andy Sherlock has been appointed Managing Director of TCADs Commercial Fit Out Division. Sherlock first came to Russia in September 1995 and the first project he worked on was for Kodak at Mosfilmskaya as a supplier of the furniture. After spells with Capital Contracts, Fela Planungs and OfficeSCape his last position was as head of business development for Mercury Engineering where he was involved in fit out projects with a combined value of $35m in the Last year.

Bernard Sucher has joined international stock broking firm, Merrill Lynch, as a managing director and head of global markets for Russia. He was previously chairman of Alfa Capital which he joined from Troika Dialogue, where he had been one of the founders. Sucher has international banking and investment experience and his firs forays in Russia were as an entrepreneur helping found businesses to facilitate his lifestyle.

Edward Kaufman has joined Alfa Bank as head of investment banking. 42-year old Kauffman was born in Philadelphia, graduated from Duke University with a bachelors degree in political science and Russian language and earned a masters degree from the Joseph Lauder Institute and an MBA from the Wharton School. Kaufman was previously managing director and head of investment banking at UBS. He has held executive positions in the London and Moscow offices of Salomon Smith Barney (part of Citigroup).

Maxim Gasiev has been promoted to the position of Regional Director, Retail Property at Colliers International. In addition to Moscow retail projects, Gasiev will take responsibility for retail property development in the Russian regions and in Ukraine. He was born in 1972 in Baku. In 1995 he graduated from the Russian State Technology University (MATI). Gasiev has been working in the commercial real estate industry for over 9 years.

Vasily Potapov has been admitted as a partner in the Transaction Advisory Services department of the Moscow office of Ernst & Young. Potapov will lead transaction support projects for private equity funds and investment banks investing in industrial and retail companies in Russia. He has 12 years of professional experience in Russia. He specializes in the financial due diligence of metal and mining, manufacturing, retail and consumer companies. In recent years, Vasily has worked with large international and local clients actively investing in Russia and the CIS. He started his career in the Moscow office of Ernst & Young in November 1994 as a consultant in Management Consulting Services.

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