Dmitry Bakatin, Managing Director / The Sputnik Group
Co-founder of The Sputnik Group, Dmitry Bakatin leads the consulting arm of the company, which has advised Russia’s largest industrial-financial groups on mergers and acquisitions as well as on corporate disputes resolution.
Mr. Bakatin served on boards of public and privately owned Russian companies at different economic sectors.
During The Sputnik Group’s tenure at Gazprom-Media (2001-2003), Dmitry Bakatin as First Deputy General Director participated in the media group restructuring in the framework of the project on the company’s crisis management. Prior to joining The Sputnik Group, he was Managing Director at Renaissance Capital and Managing Director at MFK Renaissance. Mr. Bakatin has a background in corporate law and worked as a senior lawyer at Steptoe & Johnson law firm (1994-1995). Before that he served as an adjunct professor of law at Moscow State University.
Mr. Bakatin has been a member of the management committee at Cadet Corps Fund named after Alexey Jordan since 1999. Starting from 2013 he is Moscow Football Federation Vice president, member of finance committee and committee for the development of football programs at The Football Union of Russia, as well as Chairman of the Board of Sputnik Youth football support and development fund.