Prior to joining RDIF in 2011, Tagir worked as Managing Director at Investment Company A1 (an investment arm of Alfa Group). He has 15 years of private equity experience. Tagir participated in a number of landmark PE transactions across different sectors including retail, consumer and industrial products, real estate and infrastructure. He focused primarily on projects involving major international co-investors including BBH Holding, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs. From 2003 to 2005, Tagir was CFO of Sochinskaya TPP, a subsidiary of RAO UES of Russia, where he oversaw the construction of a new 75 MW power plant. Prior to that Tagir worked at Creditanstalt, an investment bank and part of the UniCredit Group, where he closed a number of transactions in the telecom sector, including the sale of Indigo Mobile Group’s GSM assets to MTS. Tagir started his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers as an auditor in the Energy and Mining Department in 1998. He graduated from the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Executive MBA).