Morgan Stanley Appoints Investment Banking Co-heads for Russia/CIS

Morgan Stanley has appointed Gergely Voros and Dmitri Avdeev as co-heads of investment banking for Russia/Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Both will be based in Moscow.

Voros has 13 years of investment banking experience in Russia and CIS, and has led the origination and execution of some of the biggest capital raisings in the region including, among others, the initial public offerings (IPOs) OAO Rosneft, Evraz Group, MMK and Eurasian Natural Resources Corp.

Avdeev returns to Morgan Stanley after two years as the chief financial officer (CFO) at Integra, a Russian oil services company. He brings with him 10 years of investment banking experience in Russia and was responsible for a number of sizeable merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions and equity capital raisings chiefly in the oil and gas and mining sectors.

In addition, Morgan Stanley has opened an investment banking office in Warsaw. The new office – to be opened by the end of 2010 once regulatory approvals have been secured – will offer Morgan Stanley clients in Poland and the surrounding region easier access to international capital markets and corporate advisory services. The office will be headed by Marcin Socha, an executive director with responsibility for Morgan Stanley’s investment banking business in Poland. Furthermore, Morgan Stanley will become a member of the Warsaw Stock Exchange to facilitate direct access to trading in Polish securities for our clients.


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