Yuri Mashintsev joined Russia Partners as a Director in March 2008. Mr. Mashintsev has over 20 years of financial, consulting and operational experience. Before joining Russia Partners, he was the Director responsible for private equity investments in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe at Templeton Asset Management. Prior to that, he led and managed private equity projects in Russia and other countries for Emporiki Venture Capital and AIG-Brunswick Capital Management. Mr. Mashintsev also worked as a consultant at Bain & Co.’s Moscow office and, prior to that, gained operational and corporate finance experience working for various telecommunications and technology companies. Mr. Mashintsev holds a University Diploma from Moscow State University and an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University.