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Mathieu Greppo

Mathieu Greppo has been appointed Director of Operations in Moscow's Marriott Grand Hotel, responsible for all the hotels departments. Born in France, Greppo (35) graduated from Paul Bocuse School in Lyon, France in hotel management.

Most of my childhood was spend living in hotels with my diplomat parents. I always loved the atmosphere in hotels, the attention to detail, the refined service. Therefore moving to the hospitality industry was natural for me, he says.

He started in 1993 at the Le Grand Hotel Intercontinental in Paris, France, as assistant Banquet Service Manager. Muscovites may remember him from 2001-2004 when he was Director of F&B at the Baltschug Kempinski. In 2005 he transferred to Kempinski Ishtar hotel in Jordan which was his last appointment before joining Marriott, back in Moscow.

Bradley Mazurek

Bradley Mazurek has joined TerraLink as Business Line Manager. He will be managing development of TerraLinks line of ECM integration products (Maximo Integration, Bentley Microstation Integration, OCR Auto Indexer, etc). This will include developing new integration products, planning roadmaps and overseeing the evolution of existing products.

Prior to joining TerraLink Mr Mazurek worked for 9 years in Open Text Corporation performing research, development, integration and customization of content management systems across a wide range of projects. He has wide experience in IT and a Masters Degree in Computer Science. Open Text is the largest independent vendor of Enterprise Content Management solutions, and TerraLink is the largest Open Text partner in Russia in terms of implementations and specialists. He will also be responsible for TerraLinks offshore development business and for consulting and mentoring developers in their work with Open Text products.

Varun Gupta

Hans Wicks has been appointed Vice President, Sales and Marketing, for the Center for Business Skills Development CBSD Thunderbird Russia. CBSD, founded in 1994, develops and provides business training, management development and personnel assessment to both Russian and international companies throughout the CIS. Prior to joining CBSD, Hans Wicks was Chairman of the Board and Economic Advisor to Kuban Airlines. Mr. Wicks came to Russia in 2001 as General Representative of Delta Air Lines.

Varun Gupta has joined Allen & Overy's capital markets practice in Moscow as a partner bolstering its growing presence in this key market for its clients. Mr Gupta is a leading capital markets lawyer in the Russian market, having advised on a number of ground-breaking Russian IPOs, including flotations on the London Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. Varun has also advised on a number of substantial debt transactions.

Commenting on the appointment, Tony Humphrey, global head of Allen & Overy's Russian Practice Group, said: "Varun's appointment underlines the strategic importance we are placing on the development of our Russian and CIS practice. It also highlights the growing demand we are experiencing from our clients for top quality legal advice in what is a strategically important emerging market. "

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