Kirill Chebunin

Strategy and Investment Director

Кирилл Чебунин

Head of the Strategy and Investment Directorate of SMART-HOLDING LLC since June 2021.

Responsible for shaping the Group’s investment strategy, searching for new business development areas, investment analysis and implementation of M&A transactions, as well as supporting Smart Holding’s businesses within the strategic and investment function.

Before joining SMART-HOLDING LLC, Kirill Chebunin held the position of Executive Vice President for Strategy and Development at the investment holding group AFK Sistema (Russian Federation). Prior to that, from 2008 to 2017, he worked as a director, and then as a managing director for portfolio strategy of the same holding company.

From 2004 to 2007, he worked in executive positions at the representative office of Nokia in Russia. He started his career as a product manager with HUAWEI Technologies.


Kirill Chebunin graduated from the Higher School of Economics (Moscow) majoring in Financial Management. In 2008, he received an MBA from INSEAD Business School (France/Singapore). In 2016, he completed the leadership program at Harvard Business School (USA).