Evgeny Zaltsman was formerly the chief strategy and business development officer at N-Trans Group.
He is now the Marathon Group's third managing partner, and in this capacity will spearhead the Group's investment side and be in charge of its strategy and development issues.
"Our goal is to build a forward-looking, efficient investment company, and this is a step toward reinforcing the team in a key area," Marathon Group President Alexander Vinokurov commented. "Evgeny is a supreme professional who comes to us with vast experience, an awesome case history, and an affinity to us in spirit and business philosophy. Sergei Zakharov and I are glad to welcome Evgeny to the Marathon Group."
"Over the course of my career I have built up some fairly all-round experience in the investment field," Evgeny Zaltsman says. "The idea of building the best investment company in Russia is something close to my heart that I can identify with, and shaping it into a clear strategy is a major, fascinating challenge that I know will be accomplished faster and more effectively in a company with like-minded people."
Evgeny Zaltsman graduated from the faculty of international economic relations of the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation and completed an MSc in Management at the EM Lyon Business School (France). Starting in 2004, he worked in Deutsche Bank's investment banking division in Moscow. In 2008 he became chief strategy and business development officer at N-Trans Group, a leading Russian railway and port operator, and held a similar position at the group's main asset, Global Ports. He has also been a member of the board of directors at several key marine terminals.
During his time at N-Trans he has worked on transactions that have significantly bolstered the market position of core assets of the group, including IPOs on the London Stock Exchange for Global Ports and rail operator Globaltrans, the acquisition of several rail assets (MMK-Trans, Metalloinvesttrans) and a leading container operator (the National Container Company group), the sale of a stake in Global Ports to APM Terminals, and many more.