Kirill Chebunin Appointed Strategy and Investment Director of Smart Holding


The Strategy and Investment Directorate of Smart Holding has been headed by Kirill Chebunin who worked in similar positions with international companies before joining Smart Holding.

The Directorate will be 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.

‘We are glad to welcome Kirill in our team. He possesses the experience we need in the area of investment strategies and business strategies’ development, as well as investments. There is a lot of work to be done on the analysis and restructuring of the existing portfolio of assets, as well as on the search for directions to expand it. Today, the global and national economies are reviving after the decline in business activity, and we are going to use this window of opportunity as efficiently as possible to strengthen the position of Smart Holding as an investment company,’ said Julia Kiryanova, First Deputy CEO of Smart Holding.


From 2017 to 2021, Kirill Chebunin held the post 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, Kirill Chebunin 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).

Smart Holding is one of the largest industrial and investment groups in Ukraine. The interests of Smart Holding focus on the industries that are the key ones for the economy of the country. The companies of Smart Holding invest in assets of metals and mining sector, oil and gas segment, agriculture, shipbuilding, logistics and infrastructure, as well as real estate.