, Director and Managing Director of Macro-Advisory Ltd., discussed Russia's emerging new economic model as well as challenges and opportunities created by the Russian government's localization efforts and the current uncertainty in economic policy. He also touched on what geopolitical events may effect Russia's economy in the near term and the outlook for Eurasian Economic Union integration.
Chris Weafer is Managing Partner of Macro-Advisory Ltd and has worked in Russia and the CIS region for more than 17 years. Before leaving to co-found Macro-Advisory in late 2013, he was Chief Strategist at Sberbank-CIB, Russia's largest bank and one of the biggest banks in Europe. He was also Chief Strategist with Uralsib Financial Corporation for four years and with Alfa Bank for five years, two of Russia's largest privately-owned financial groups. His first role in Russia was as Head of Research with Troika Dialog, a privately-owned investment bank, from 1998 to 2002.
USRBC members not based in the DC area were offered an opportunity to join the session remotely.
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