Pamplona Capital Management

Alex Knaster

Alex Knaster


Previous career history:

1998 – 2004
Chief Executive Officer of Alfa Bank

1985 – 1998
Managing Director at Credit Suisse, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, Bankers Trust Company and Simmons & Company in Moscow, London, New York and Houston

1980 – 1983
Engineer at Schlumberger Ltd, working on oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico


  • BS in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University;
  • MBA from Harvard Business School;
  • PhD in Economics from the Russian Academy of Science
  • Executive Fellow, London Business School, member of faculty at Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
  • Board member of several other industrial and financial service companies
  • Board of Dean’s Advisers, Harvard Business School
  • President’s General Advisor Council, Carnegie-Mellon University
  • Co-Founder and Board member of Genesis Philanthropy Group
  • Founder and Chairman of the Mark Foundation for Cancer Research