About Vadim Belyaev

Vadim Belyaev is one of Russia’s most notable financiers. His career began when he worked in Russia’s Aura Bank as a leader and manager in securities trading. In 1994, as part of a restructuring initiative at the Bank, Mr. Belyaev was advanced to deputy CEO. In 1995, he founded VEO-Invest, a Russian telecommunication investment firm. Mr. Belyaev was appointed CEO of the firm in 1997 and expanded the firm’s scope of activity to include financial consulting and brokerage services.

In 2001, following a merger with BK Otkritie, the firm was renamed VEO-Otkrite (now known as Otkritie Holding) and is listed among Russia’s largest privately held financial groups. Mr. Belyaev holds a majority of shares in the company and has served in a variety of leadership roles, including chief executive and chairman of the board.

Mr. Belyaev also has experience in international finance, investment, and securities. He has been involved in the media and entertainment industries. He hosted his own radio show in 2006-7, established a movie studio in 2009, and bought an online business magazine in 2010.