Vitalij Farafonov (Chief Operating Officer)
Vitali is Chief Operating Officer of L1 Holdings and L1 Investment Holdings and Member of the Board of Directors.
Vitalij has been with the Group since it was founded in 2013, initially as Group CFO. Prior to LetterOne, Vitalij held various positions within the CFO function of TNK-BP with responsibility for Financial Reporting and Internal Controls.
Vitalij qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte London in 2004, after which he spent 5 years working in Deloitte’s M&A lead advisory group where he was responsible for sourcing, negotiation, structuring and execution of transactions and led the Manufacturing and Private Equity industry groups.
Vitalij holds a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Bristol, and is a member of the ICAEW. He is currently enrolled on the TRIUM Executive MBA (a collaboration between the London School of Economics, NYU Stern and HEC Paris), benefiting from working with world-class thought leaders in topics such as AI, data analytics, digital marketing and the business implications of climate change.