Kirill Dmitriev

CEO, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)


Before being asked by the Russian government to run the fund, he was president of Icon Private Equity, a leading private equity fund with over $1 billion under management. Prior to establishing Icon, he was co-managing partner and CEO of Delta Private Equity Partners, a leading private equity fund in Russia with over $500 million under management.

Mr Dmitriev has completed a number of landmark investments and exits, including the sale of Delta Bank to General Electric, Delta Credit Bank to Societe Generale, CTC Media to Fidelity Investments, TV3 to Prof-Media, National Cable Network to National Media Group.

Previously Mr Dmitriev was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs in New York and a consultant at McKinsey & Co.
As part of Russia’s Presidency of G20 Kirill Dmitriev served as the Chairman of B20’s Investments and Infrastructure Taskforce. In November 2012 he was also appointed Deputy Chairman of the Investment Council under the

Chairman of the State Duma. Mr Dmitriev was appointed by the Russian President to become one of 5 members of the BRICS Business Council as well as one of 3 members of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). The World Economic Forum selected Mr Dmitriev to be a Young Global Leader and was elected as a Vice President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP). In 2011 he was the only Russian national to be named one of 100 most influential private equity professionals of the decade by Private Equity International magazine.

Mr Dmitriev holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.