Management Team

Viacheslav Murugov , Chief Executive Officer
Viacheslav Murugov
Chief Executive Officer

Prior to joining CTC Media, Vyacheslav Murugov worked as a General Producer at the Art Pictures Studio, a major Russian film company with operations in the domestic and international markets.

Prior to joining Art Pictures Studio, from 2008 to 2014, Mr. Murugov served as Chief Content Officer of CTC Media and General Director of CTC channel.

Prior to that, he served as a Producer of entertainment shows and TV series at the CTC and REN TV channels.

During his career Mr. Murugov was the originator and producer of a large number of popular TV projects, including "Kukhnya," "Voroniny," “Molodezhka," "Ranetki," "Daddy's Girls," "Soldiers" and many others.

Mr. Murugov graduated from the Penza Artillery Engineering College. He is also a graduate of the High Courses of Scriptwriters and Film Directors. He has been awarded a number of prestigious TV industry honors, including 12 TEFI awards from the Russian Academy of Television and 5 awards from the Association of Film and Television Producers.

Mr. Murugov is a Member of the Russian Academy of Television

 
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Svetlana Fefilova , Chief of Organizational Development and Operational Business Efficiency
Svetlana Fefilova
Chief of Organizational Development and Operational Business Efficiency

Svetlana Fefilova was appointed Chief of Organizational Development and Operational Efficiency in June 2016.

From April to June 2016 she worked as deputy chief in a subsidiary company, GPM Match. GPM Match owns Match TV, 12 other thematic channels, paid satellite TV operator NTV-Plus and online portal Sportbox. While there, Svetlana oversaw financial management, human resources, corporate development and legal matters, business processes automation and procedures. Before that, she was CEO in ProfMedia Business Solutions, Executive Vice-President in ProfMedia TV and Financial Director in ProfMedia Broadcasting Corporation. From 1993 to 2006 Svetlana worked in the telecommunications industry, where she began her career as an engineer, and eventually became a board member of Artelecom (located in Arkhangelsk) and Southern Telecom.

Svetlana is a Skolkovo Management Modular Program graduate.

 
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Alexander Kostyuk , Chief of Strategic Development
Alexander Kostyuk
Chief of Strategic Development

Alexander Kostyuk was appointed as Chief of Strategic Development in July 2016.

Previously, he was the Head of the Joint Industry Committee on TV audience measurement, which was created by the leading market broadcasters to organize a tendering process for TV audience measurement. Before that, Alexander was Deputy Chief of Vi Company, where he was responsible for strategy development as well as international assets.

Alexander also held various management positions in TNS Company for 15 years. He started his career in the media sector in 1994 in the advertising department of VID.

Alexander graduated from the Moscow Academy of Economics and Law.

 
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Irina Varlamova , Chief of Content Management
Irina Varlamova
Chief of Content Management

Irina Varlamova was appointed as Chief of Content Management in September 2016.

Irina is in charge of content production and procurement, pre-air preparations and airing service in the Company.

Ms. Varlamova joined CTC Media in June 2016 as an Executive Producer of CTC channel.

Irina Varlamova is a highly experienced professional on Russian TV. Prior to joining CTC Media, she worked as a General Director of Ren TV channel, served as Executive Producer at Art Pictures Group. Before that Irina advanced in her career from editor-in-chief, manager of special projects Department to Executive Producer. Ms. Varlamova also held a position of Executive Producer at a series production company Lean-M.

Irina graduated from the Moscow Technological Institute.

 
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Alexey Tolstogan , Head of the in-house advertising sales agency EVEREST
Alexey Tolstogan
Head of the in-house advertising sales agency EVEREST

Alexey Tolstogan has been the head of the in-house ad sales agency EVEREST since February, 2016. Mr. Tolstogan has been working for CTC Media for over 13 years. Alexey took an active part in development of the in-house ad sales agency, responsible for sales of the advertising inventory on all СTC Media resources. Alexey and his team participated in design and implementation of new advertising formats on Russian TV, as well as execution of out-of-the-box solutions in the field of classic TV advertising, sponsorship, special and transmedia projects.

Prior to his appointment as Head of EVEREST, Alexey at different times worked as Key Accounts Manager, Head of Key Accounts Sales Department and served as Director of Sales Department of EVEREST.

Mr. Tolstogan graduated from Moscow State University of Management.

Alexey Tolstogan is an award holder and a nominee of a number of prestigious Russian media business prizes, including Russian media manager award in 2013, multiple awards from the Rating of Young Russian Media Managers. Ranks among Top 100 commercial directors of Russian Federation according to Kommersant Publishing House.

 
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Daria Leygonie Fialko  , Head of CTC channel
Daria Leygonie Fialko
Head of CTC channel

Daria Leygonie Fialko joined CTC Media as Head of CTC channel in September, 2016.

Ms. Leygonie Fialko is responsible for content production, programming, development and promotion of the CTC channel.

Before joining CTC Media, Ms. Leygonie Fialko was the Head of TV-3 channel, which demonstrated significant growth of profit margin and audience share.

Daria Leygonie Fialko has been working in the industry since 1997. At different times she worked as General Producer of Star Media’s TV projects and held various positions at “1+1” channel (Ukraine).

Daria graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. In 2006, she acquired her MBA from International Institute of Management.

 
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Marina Khripunova , Head of Domashniy channel
Marina Khripunova
Head of Domashniy channel

Marina Khripunova was appointed Head of Domashniy channel in July 2016.

Formerly, Marina Khripunova held the position of Programming Director of Domashniy and CTC Love channels. Prior to that, she worked on M1 TV channel which served as a basis for Domashniy channel.

Ms. Khripunova has been working in CTC Media for over 10 years. She actively participated each in the launch and in the further development of Domashniy, that has been demonstrating a stable audience growth over the last years.

Marina graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (Faculty of Economics) as a manager in cinema and TV industries.

 
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Lev Makarov , Head of Che Channel
Lev Makarov
Head of Che Channel

Lev Makarov was appointed Head of Che channel in September, 2016.

Mr. Makarov is responsible for all aspects related to the channel management.

Prior to joining CTC Media, Lev Makarov was the Head of 2Х2 channel, which became one of the most outstanding channels in the country.

Lev Makarov graduated from the Department of Mechanics and Mathematics at Lomonosov Moscow State University.

In 2011-2015, he was an award holder from the Rating of Young Russian Media Managers.

 
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Kira Laskari , Head of CTC Love channel
Kira Laskari
Head of CTC Love channel

Kira Laskari joined CTC Media as Head of CTC Love channel in March, 2017.

Kira Laskari brings over 20 years of industry experience to CTC Media. He previously worked for Art Pictures Petersburg, Russian Music Television, Ptuch Magazine and Leo Burnett Moscow, he was Creative Director of ARC Russia and Director of Marketing and Promotions with Pyatnitsa! TV channel. Also in 2007-2008 Kira Laskari worked as Creative Producer with CTC and Domashny TV channels.

Mr. Laskari holds Russian Media Manager 2016 award in nomination of “Advertising and Marketing Communications”.

 
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Pavel Sadchikov , Chief Financial Officer
Pavel Sadchikov
Chief Financial Officer

Pavel Sadchikov was appointed Chief Financial Officer in July 2016.

Pavel has been working in financial management for 15 years, including 10 years in the media sector. Prior to joining CTC Media, he was for 6 years Director of Economic Affairs and Finance in the National Media Group and, before that, held a number of key positions in the Finance Department at Ren TV Channel.

He graduated with honors from the Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics, and IT. He is also a graduate of the Stockholm School of Economics.

 
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Aleksei Soloveichik , Director of Broadcasting
Aleksei Soloveichik
Director of Broadcasting

Aleksei Soloveichik was appointed Director of Broadcasting with CTC Media in January 2017. Aleksei ensures successful transmission of CTC Media channels, including development of our in-house assets and relationships with partner stations, transition of CTC and Domashny channels to digital broadcasting, broadcasting of international versions of the Holding’s channels, and all aspects of the operation of Channel 31 in Kazakhstan.

Aleksei has been with CTC Media for over 11 years. His previous roles include Director of Regional Sales Development and later Director of

CTC Media Regional Sales Department, followed by his appointment as Head of Russian In-House Asset Management Department of the Holding in 2008. The number of assets has more than doubled under Aleksei’s leadership and currently includes over 170 units. Since 2015, Alexei also has been managing Channel 31 in Kazakhstan.

Mr. Soloveichik graduated from Faculty of Economics of Nizhny Novgorod State Agriculture Academy.

 
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Dmitry Shulepin , Chief Legal Officer
Dmitry Shulepin
Chief Legal Officer

Dmitry Shulepin was appointed Chief Legal Officer in March, 2017. Dmitry Shulepin is responsible for all legal support services for CTC Media Holding companies, as well as strategy and development of our legal function.

Dmitry started his career in Legal Support Department of OAO Rostelecom in 2006. In 2011, he joined OAO NTV Plus, where in 2014 he was appointed Head of Legal Directorate. Prior to joining CTC Media, Dmitry was Director of Legal Department with GPM MATCH, a subsidiary of AO Gazprom Media Holding operating Match TV free-to-air channel, 12 thematic channels and the Sportbox portal.

Dmitry graduated from the Faculty of Law of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

 
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