Kirill Bulatov, adviser to Chairman of Vnesheconombank, has headed VEB Innovations LLC (VEB Group).
On 18 May 2017, Vnesheconombank Supervisory Board considered setting up VEB Innovations LLC to promote the National Technological Initiative (NTI) and digital economy projects, attract co-investors, and facilitate the entry of Russian innovation companies into the global market.
Transformation of the subsidiary into a limited liability company is primarily attributed to VEB’s focus on rapid development and innovative areas, including blockchain, marketplace, and quantum and convergent technologies.
Under VEB’s new Strategy 2021, NTI project financing is one of the Bank’s operational priorities. The Bank plans to finance the first projects as early as 2017.
K. Bulatov was born in Moscow, on 7 October 1978. He graduated from the Faculties of Foreign Languages (1999), Public Relations (2001), and Economics (2007) at Lomonosov Moscow State University, and Colorado University (USA), majoring in Communications. Before joining VEB, from 2009 to 2012, he worked as head of JSC Russian Venture Company’s Project Analysis Service. From 2012 till 2017 he held the post of Skolkovo Foundation Vice-President for grants and expertise.