The team of the Verny Capital Group is headed by two partners, of whom are company founders. The Group's management team has outstanding investment and sectorial experience, as well as a successful history of collaboration with portfolio companies.
Financial Director, Partner
Responsible for overall management of the Verny Capital Group.
Prior to the foundation of Verny Capital, he served as Deputy Director General of the ATF Group Holding Company in Kazakhstan, which managed the non-financial assets of ATF Group and was responsible for corporate finance and investment activities related to non-financial assets.
Yerlan Ospanov also worked several years at Narodnyi Bank where he became Deputy Director of the bank’s treasury operations. For three years, he also managed GRK Balkhas’s gold trading, processing and refining and short-term pre-export financing operations.
He graduated from Moscow State Technical University named after Bauman, Department of “Robotics”. He also received a degree in Finance and Credit from KIMEP University and an MBA from the University of International Business (Almaty).
Married, father of three children.
A specialist in corporate finance with over 20-years of experience working with local and international businesses.
He joined the Verny Capital team in March 2007 and currently supervises all financial and investment matters for the Group and its companies. Fedor Popandopulo previously worked as Regional CFO for Eureka (Gold) Mining PLC, where he managed the full range of issues related to accounting, taxation and financing. Mr. Popandopulo participated in organization and executing the Eureka Mining PLC’s IPO, as well as he was also regional Finance Director of Celtic Resources Holdings PLC. Prior to these assignments, he worked for several years in the foreign subsidiaries of Normandy Mining and GoldBelt Resources, where he was chief accountant and financial director for both companies.
He graduated with honors from the Moscow Agricultural Academy (University) with a degree in economics.
Married and has a daughter.