Igor Livant, a former executive director at Goldman Sachs in Moscow, has surfaced as an associate principal at consultants McKinsey & Company.
Livant, who left the American investment bank in February, had been at Goldman’s for three an a half years. He has extensive experience in equity and M&A deals in Russia and the CIS. He had previously been a vice president in investment banking at both UralSib and Troika Dialog.
Livant is the third senior Russia-focussed banker to depart Goldman’s in as many months following the departures of senior sales executive Michael Capone to VTB Capital and head of M&A William Donavan to Deutsche Bank.
In a separate move, Ilya Kosykh of Merrill Lynch’s corporate finance team in London has been hired by Interros, the investment vehicle of the oligarch Vladimir Potanin.
Kosykh was previously an associate in the corporate finance team at Merrill Lynch in London. He worked on the Polymetal IPO and the $5.8bn acquistions by utility companies ENI and ENEL of assets in the auction of Yukos assets. He joins Interros as an executive director.
Deutsche Bank has bolstered its markets structuring group with the appointment of Ram Nayak as head of global markets structuring from Credit Suisse.
Nayak will be responsible for the bank’s multi-asset class structuring capabilities globally, working across product and coverage business and will be a member of the Global Markets Executive Committee, the bank said. At Credit Susse, he was most recently global head of emerging markets, excluding Brazil, and previously was head of Europe, Middle East and Africa structuring.