Belarus-based retailer Eurotorg has come a long way since ESM last profiled the business two years ago. Ben Webb caught up with Andrei Matsiavin, the group's chief investment officer. This article first appeared in ESM Issue 3, 2019.
On a bright sunny day in central London, a clean-cut young man in a sharp suit strolls confidently across the concourse of the London Stock Exchange without, it seems, a care in the world – a youthful trader nipping out to buy lunch at Pret, or a low-level manager off for a meeting? – but then he greets me with a hearty smile and a handshake.
It’s Andrei Matsiavin, 30, chief investment officer at Eurotorg, Belarus’s largest food retailer and private company.