MainAZIMUT Hotels — Team

Aleksey Akindinov

Regional General Manager at AZIMUT Hotel Olympic Moscow & AZIMUT Hotel Tulskaya Moscow

Education: The Plekhanov Russian University of Economics with a degree in hotel, restaurant, travel business and marketing.

Career:  Aleksey has more than 15 years of experience in hotel industry. During this period he worked as in hotels under well-known international brands Marriott and Radisson, as well as in independent hotels – “Zolotoye Koltso”, Korston Hotel Moscow and Savoy. Alexey grew up from the position of receptionist to the position of the hotel General manager. Since August 2012 he has held the position of General Manager in hotels Golden Tulip Rosa Khutor and Tulip Inn Rosa Khutor in Sochi.

Responsibilities at AZIMUT Hotels:  general management of administrative, production, commercial, financial and economic, operation activity of the Moscow Cluster Hotels in accordance with the brand standards, control over quality of provided services.



Yanina Shkrebets

General Manager at AZIMUT Hotel Tulskaya Moscow

Career: Yanina has more than 19 year experience of work in hospitality industry. She started her carrier path in Marriott Grand Hotel, thereafter she continued the carrier development in such hotels as Ararat Park Hyatt and Swissotel Krasnye Holmy. During the preparation to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi Yanina made the 2 year break in the hotel operation and worked at the position of the Chief expert of the Department for the Management of Olympic villages in the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games “Sochi 2014”. After the termination of the project in 2014 Yanina joined AZIMUT team. For the last 2 years she has worked on the position of Operation Director in AZIMUT Hotel Sochi and in period from February to August 2016 she executed the duties of General Manager.



Tatyana Popova

General Manager at AZIMUT Hotel Vladivostok & A-HOTEL Amur Bay Vladivostok

Career: In 1995 Tatyana graduated from Ufa State Petroleum Technological University with a degree in “Construction engineering”. She also got diploma of International Academy of Hospitality in Moscow and Folk University in Sweden. She started her career in hospitality in 1995 on the position of receptionist. In 2005 she was appointed to the position of Head of reservation and front office department in the "AMAKS Grand hotel". In 2007 she was appointed to the position of director of AMAKS Tourist Hotel Ufa.



Victor Korzhenevsky

General Manager at AZIMUT Hotel Nizhny Novgorod

Career:  Viсtor has been working in hospitality industry for more than 15 years. He joined AZIMUT Hotels in 2011 as Deputy Head of Rooms division HQ.From 04.2013 to 05.2014 Viktor was successfully in charge of Rooms division department of 3600 rooms АZIMUT Hotel Resort & SPA Sochi 4* and participated in launching of the largest hotel of the Chain. In May 2014 Viktor returned to Moscow and took the position of Deputy General Manager in the hotel “Belgrad”.



Aleksandr Zubkov

General manager at AZIMUT Отель Кострома

Education: Kostroma Military College of Chemical Protection.

Career: Before 1998 he served in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. From 1998 to 2003 served in the Tax Police; from 2003 to 2004 in the Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation. In 2004 retired on a long-service pension in the rank of lieutenant colonel of the police. From 2004 to 2006 worked at the textile factory on the position of Head of security service. From October 2006 to May 2008 Alexandr worked as Deputy Director of General Affairs department in AZIMUT Hotel Kostroma. Since May 2008 to the present time he has been working as General Manager of AZIMUT Hotel Kostroma.



Elena Sitnikova

General Manager at AZIMUT Hotel Siberia

Education: the Faculty of Foreign Languages of Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University.

Career: during 6 years she worked as an assistant and then as a senior lecturer in the Department of German language. Starting from the third year in university during summer holidays she worked as guide-interpreter in Novosibirsk Office of the Bureau of International Tourism "Sputnik”. In 1991 she started her career in the "Sibir" hotel as guide-interpreter (till 2003), then as reservation manager, Head of Front Office department.



Valerya Sitkova

General Manager at AZIMUT Hotel Astrakhan

Education: Valerya has two higher educations in Pedagogics and Economics.

Career: She started her career in the hotel industry in 1999 in the “Victoria Palace 4*” hotel on the line position and grew to Corporate Account Manager. In 2008 she was invited to AZIMUT Hotel Astrakhan for the position of F&B director. In 2010 she was appointed on the position of General Manager of AZIMUT Hotel Astrakhan. 



Nana Zagidullina

General Manager at AZIMUT Hotel Ufa

Education: N.A. Dobrolyubov State Linguistic University of Nizhny Novgorod.

Career: In 2005 Nana started her carrier development in the hospitality industry on the position of receptionist. In 2008 she worked as Deputy Director of the hotel and entertainment complex AMAKS Tourist hotel Ufa. In 2010 Nana headed the Rooms division in the hotel Courtyard Marriott Kazan. In 2013 she prepared the opening of the new hotel “Korona” in Kazan and has managed this object as General Manager till the present moment.



Alexander Kuznetsov

General Manager of AZIMUT Hotel Freestyle Rosa Khutor and VALSET apartments by AZIMUT Rosa Khutor

Education: Alexander graduated from Moscow Institute of Entrepreneurship and Law with the degree in Economics. He also got the Moscow Business School MBA certificate in Marketing.

Career: He has more than 18-year working experience in hospitality industry, participated in management and opening of new hotels, worked in sphere of hotel consulting and at cruise ships. Alexander started his career path in the hotel of international chain Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts in 1996. Thereafter during several years he worked in cruise companies Nouvelle Frontieres and Apollo Ship Chandlers. Alexander continued his career development in hotel industry in the company Maxima Hotels as Front Office manager and thereafter as F&B Director of all restaurants of the chain. For the last four years Alexander has held the position of General Director of Jazz Hotel in Moscow. Joined AZIMUT Hotels as General Manager AZIMUT Hotel Murmansk.



Mikhail Verichev

General Manager at AZIMUT Hotel St. Petersburg

Career: Mikhail has been working in hospitality industry for more than 15 years. He started his carrier development in marketing and sales department in Grand Hotel Europe in Saint Petersburg. Mikhail worked in hotels of different categories as in Saint Petersburg as well as in other Russian cities. Mikhail has the experience of managing of city and resort hotels. Since 2012 Mikhail has been working for international hotel operator Accor Hotels: as a General manager he participated in preparation of the hotel opening of Mercure Lipetsk Center, managed the hotel Novotel Center in Ekaterinburg. In 2014 managed the 4* hotel Mercure Roza Khutor in Sochi.



Mikhail Gitman

General Manager of AZIMUT Hotel Smolenskaya Moscow

Education: Gorky Perm State University with a degree in “International business”

Career: Mikhail has more than 9 year experience in management of city and country hotels. Mikhail participated in the opening of the hotel Hilton Garden Inn Perm, one of the first hotels of the chain Hilton Worldwide in Russia, as General Manager. Prior to the transfer to AZIMUT Hotels he worked on the position of Management Director of the hotels of the Westerns region in the company “BS Hospitality Management”, in which he was responsible for the development of the hotels in the entrusted region. Among the latest realized projects can be marked: launch of the hotel in Riga under the brand Ibis Styles, opening of hotel DoubleTree by Hilton Kazan City Center in Kazan.