• Type: Press release
  • Date: 11/25/2013

KPMG announces new partner appointments 

KPMG in Russia and the CIS is pleased to announce the appointment of new Audit and Advisory partners at KPMG in Moscow and in Kazakhstan.

Evgenia WolfusEvgenia Wolfus, Tax & Legal Partner, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Evgenia was born in Irkutsk in 1977. She graduated in Global Economics from Irkutsk State University before doing a bachelor's degree in management at the University of Maryland.


Evgenia joined KPMG in Moscow in 1999. Her main area of work is providing advisory services for companies in the transport and construction sector and development companies. 


Evgenia has worked in the following areas: advisory services on various aspects of taxation and currency regulation; tax reviews and audits of Russian and foreign companies or groups; tax structuring of transactions and investment projects; restructuring advice for major holding companies, including on reorganisation of the group's holding structure and the structure of trading, financial, investment and other operations linked to tax  optimisation and with making the group more transparent and attractive to potential investors (e.g. for IPO preparation).


Sergey DementyevSergey Dementyev, Audit Partner, KPMG in Almaty

Sergey was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in 1979. In 2000, he received a bachelor's degree in Economics from the Kazakh State Academy of Management, and in 2002 he completed a master's degree in Economics at the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research. In September the same year, he joined the Audit department at KPMG in Almaty as an assistant auditor.
At KPMG, Sergey has worked on Audit engagements for a wide range of companies from economic sectors such as energy and natural resources, mining and food production, soft drinks production and manufacturing. He currently provides Audit services for clients in the energy and natural resources sector.


Sergey is a Certified Auditor and Professional Accountant of the Republic of Kazakhstan and holds a Certified Public Accountant (USA) certificate.


Vyacheslav JaravineVyacheslav Jaravine, Transaction Services Partner, KPMG in Russia and the CIS
Vyacheslav was born in Krasnoyarsk in 1971. He has an MBA from the University of Central Florida and a diploma in business valuation from the Interdisciplinary Institute of Advanced Training of the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics.


Vyacheslav has been with KPMG since 1997 and has significant experience in Transactions & Restructuring. From 2003 to 2007, he worked at KPMG in the USA, where he headed merger and acquisition engagements for strategic investors and private equity funds. In 2013, he was appointed Head of Transactions Services at KPMG in Kazakhstan. As part of his work, Vyacheslav provides clients with investment decision-making support through independent analysis of the business and the company's ability to generate cash.


Vyacheslav holds a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) certificate.


Saken ZhumashevSaken Zhumashev, Management Consulting Partner, KPMG in Almaty


Saken was born in Karaganda in 1982. He graduated in Automated Information Processing and Management Systems from Karaganda State Technical University. He has an MBA from the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research.


In 2008, Saken joined KPMG in Kazakhstan as a manager responsible for developing the Advisory practice in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. His experience includes engagements to develop business operating models, to improve internal control and risk management systems, to optimise investment processes, to improve the treasury function and to improve corporate governance for some of the biggest companies in Kazakhstan, the CIS and Eastern Europe.


Saken is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and has an international Certificate in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).


Mukhit KossayevMukhit Kossayev, Audit Partner, KPMG in Almaty

Mukhit was born in Karagur, a village in Sozak District, South Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan. In 1996 he received a diploma in engineering and economics from South Kazakhstan State University in Shymkent.

In 2000, Mukhit joined the Audit department at KPMG in Almaty as an assistant auditor. He has worked on engagements to provide Audit and related services for a wide range of companies in the energy and commercial sectors, including oil and gas and mining companies.

Mukhit is a Qualified Auditor of the Republic of Kazakhstan and a Certified Professional Accountant of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (USA), Certified Management Accountant (USA) and Certified Financial Manager (USA). 


Olga PlevakoOlga Plevako, Transaction Services Partner, KPMG in Russia


Olga was born in Dnepropetrovsk in 1976. In 1998, she graduated in Economics from the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation.


In 2000, Olga joined KPMG's Audit practice, where she gained extensive experience in IFRS, RAS and US GAAP auditing for Russian and foreign companies in various industries. In 2005, she transferred to Transaction Services, where she has mainly worked on pre-sale due diligence and stock exchange listing engagements. She has also taken part in international engagements in various countries in the CIS and Europe. In the Transaction Services department, Olga works with both industrial and consumer market enterprises.


Olga is a member of the UK-based Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

About KPMG in Russia and CIS

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 155 countries with more than 162,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.


KPMG has been operating in Russia more than twenty years. For the last years KPMG in Russia and the CIS has been one of the fastest growing practices in KPMG worldwide.


In the CIS, KPMG now has offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Bishkek, Kiev, Lviv, Yerevan, Tbilisi and Baku, employing together over 4,000 people.

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