MainAZIMUT Hotels — Team
Председатель Совета Директоров AZIMUT Hotels
Alexander Klyachin

Chairman of Board of Directors AZIMUT Hotels

Education: Moscow State University, Geographical faculty, the University of Oregon (USA).
Career: Worked as the scientific employee in scientific research institute of Labor of the State committee of labor and social problems. Studied sociology in Russia and USA. The author of scientific works and publications on ethnic systems. After returning from the USA was appointed as the head of «MIR» corporation, worked in a number of the companies in sphere of management as the finance executive. Since 2003 invests in Hotel business. The founder of non-commercial Fund of support of social researches «Hamovniki».

Член совета директоров AZIMUT Hotels
Igor Romanov 

Member of the Board of Directors AZIMUT Hotels 

Education: MPGU after Lenin and Peoples' Friendship University of Russia. Patrice Lumumba

Career: With 20  years experience in various business development and investment analysis positions Mr Romanov’s involvement in commercial real-estate sector dates back to 2001, when he became Head of Research with a major Moscow-based real-estate investment company. Since 2003 Mr Romanov has been actively involved in a wide range of commercial real estate projects. The first hotel investment was made in late 2003. This acquisition gave start to creation of the AZIMUT Hotels Company – now Russia’s largest  domestically owned hotel chain. Mr Romanov has been serving on the Board of Directors of AZIMUT Hotels Company since its incorporation.


Walter Neumann


Education: MBA in tourist management
Career: Walter C. Neumann has almost 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry in Russia and Europe. He joined AZIMUT Hotels from Rocco Forte Hotels where he was General Director for the Rocco Forte Hotel Astoria and Angleterre Hotel in St. Petersburg. Prior to that, he worked in Grand Hotel Europe; for 13 years he worked in Germany in senior management positions with Lindner Hotels, the Arabella Sheraton Group, and as Managing Director of the Travel Charme Hotels & Resorts chain.


Dmitriy Bebishev

Vice President for Chain Development

Education: The Moscow State Commercial University, Faculty of the International Economic Relations, French Business School INSEAD.

Career: Dmitry has over 20 years of experience in the development of M & A projects and transactions. Since 2005, he worked in the "Management Company Kaskol", various projects managed by "A1" (investment company Alfa Group). Dmitry served as Director of Investments and as a member of the Board of Portfolio Companies in AFK Sistema. In the period from 2014 to 2016, as Managing Partner of the investment company Enerkor, he implemented restructuring and business development strategies for projects under contracts with major Russian banks.

Duties in AZIMUT Hotels: search for and attraction of new projects together with the team of the Development Department

Maxim Brodovsky

Chief Operations Officer

Education: National Research University “Higher School of Economics”
Career: Maxim Brodovsky started his career in hospitality as a night auditor in Marriott chain. In 2007 he was appointed to Area financial controller position and was in charge of 6 Interstate hotels in Moscow. In August of 2012 Mr. Brodovsky held the position of Holiday Inn Lesnaya General Manager. Later in 2014 the Holiday Inn Suschevsky was also added to the area of Maxim’s responsibility. In September of 2016 Maxim was appointed to the General Manager position of Marriott Grand. From the 8th of November 2017 Maxim has joined the AZIMUT Hotels team as COO.
Duties in AZIMUT Hotels:Implementation of the strategic and operational plan of the company, business processes optimization and best practices introduction.


Alexey Berezovoy

Chief Financial Officer AZIMUT Hotels

Education: in 2001 he graduated from Moscow State Linguistic University with a degree in World Economy and in 2004 he graduated from Higher School of Economics with a degree in Law.
Career: Alexey started his professional career in 2001 in the company “Deloitte & Touche” as expert of audit department and thereafter worked as Financial controller in company “A1”, as Financial director in “Alfa Capital Partners” and as Head of department of cooperation with holding companies in RDIF (Russian Direct Investment Fund).  Since the 6th of October 2015 Alexey has joined AZIMUT Hotels Head Quarter as Chief Financial Officer AZIMUT Hotels.
Duties in AZIMUT Hotels: Alexey is responsible for strategic planning of Company’s operation within Russian and European perimeter and general management of financial block.


Ilya Andrianov

Director of rental business

Education: Russian State University for the Humanities, faculty of history, political science and law.
Career: From 2005 to 2009 Ilya worked in PR sphere.Since 2009 Ilya has been working in the sphere of commercial real estate. He worked as key account adviser in the  commercial real estate agencies Bluestone and Penny Lane Realty. In period from 2012 to 2016 Ilya worked on the position of Head of sales group in investment and development company Imagine.
Duties in AZIMUT Hotels: management of rent operation


Anna Borisova

Development Director

Education: Moscow State Linguistic University. Faculty of the Humanities and Applied Sciences
Career: since 2000 Anna has worked for Russian Fitness Group as the Head of franchising department and regional development of brands World Class, World Class Lite and FizKult. Joined AZIMUT Hotels in May 2015.
Duties in AZIMUT Hotels: development of the chain in terms of management and franchising.


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Marina Popova

HR Director of Russian Region

Education:  State University of Management with a degree in management; the additional professional course for HR related to the Leading people and Teams topic at the  Michigan University
Career:  Marina started the HR career development in 2007 on the position of HR Director of International concierge services Quintessentially and PrimeConcept, in which the best HR practices were created and implemented, a high level of understanding of the needs of the most demanding customers and customer-focused approach was achieved. 3 years of working experience as the external consultant and recruiter for various service companiesgave Marina a professional view, successful experience in the recruitment and employment of a variety of specialists, allowed to identify and develop the skills of top managers and business owners consulting in the sphere of effective teams management. Marina was invited to AZIMUT from the company Yandex, where she hold the position of HR Business Partner of several major departments, developed and implemented a competency models, conducted team building sessions, supervised the implementation of HR policies.

Duties in AZIMUT Hotels: developing and improving all projects and personnel management processes, developing coaching training as a consulting tool


Elena Palchunova

AZIMUT Hotels Group Marketing and PR Director

Education: Moscow State University (specialization — sociology).
Career: Elena works in the industry of advertising and marketing for over 20 years. In 2015, she entered in the top 1000 of Russian marketing Directors (according to the Kommersant Publishing House).