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Nexters board holds first meeting

14.09.2021

The Nexters Inc. board of directors held its first meeting and has elected the chairman of the board.

The board consists of seven people with varied and rich experience in international business ventures.

Andrey Fadeev and Boris Gertsovskiy are co-founders and the major stakeholders of Nexters. They led the company to international success and will continue charting its course towards future accomplishments.

Dmitrii and Igor Bukhman are second largest Nexters stakeholders and co-founders of the Playrix company that is the #2 mobile game developer, globally.

Natasha Braginsky Mounier is a retired partner from Capital Group, where she was investing in international equities for nearly 20 years and was the first ESG director. Earlier in her career, Natasha was an investment banker at JP Morgan and an associate at The Blackstone Group. She holds degrees from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and Harvard Business School.

Andrew Sheppard is currently a Managing Director at Transcend Fund, an early stage venture capital firm focused on gaming and gaming-adjacent investments. He also serves as an independent member of the board of directors for Rakuten Games. Among his past employers are EA, CNET/Gamespot and GREE.

Ivan Tavrin - the founder, CEO and director of Kismet Capital Group, the sponsor of the SPAC combination which was one of the key milestones in our company’s journey to Nasdaq listing. From 2012 to 2016, Mr. Tavrin served as chief executive officer of PJSC MegaFon, or MegaFon, the second largest telecommunications operator in Russia, as of December 31, 2016, having led its $1.8 billion initial public offering and dual listing on the London Stock Exchange and Moscow Exchange in 2012, which was the largest initial public offering of a telecommunications company in Russia at that time. Mr. Tavrin has a great deal of experience in business and management in a number of industries. He worked at top positions in numerous leading companies in telecommunications, traditional and social media and advertising, and founded many successful businesses.

Since Nexters Inc. is starting out on its path as a public company, the board has proposed to elect Ivan Tavrin as a chairman, given his strong track record in similar positions in the past.

“Mr. Tavrin has enormous experience and strong ties in the world of investments and the business community”, said Andrey Fadeev, “He is also known as a visionary who led several major enterprises to new heights. We decided that he would be a huge asset to Nexters Inc. as a chairman, at this key moment when we are starting our journey as a publicly traded company. We expect that a professional of his caliber at this position will give our investors an additional boost of confidence and help guide the company through this exciting time.”