TeamDrive
RUS

About us

Team Drive was founded in 2011 as the brainchild of two of Russia’s most successful and prominent business leaders, Leonid Melamed (ex-CEO of Sistema JSFC*, Russia’s largest publically traded holding, and previously CEO of Rosno, Russia’s largest insurer and MTS, Russia’s largest telecommunications operator) and Vladimir Gurdus (ex-CEO of Medsi, Russia’s largest private healthcare provider).

Having spent two decades successfully conceiving, building, operating and exiting  multi-billion-dollar brands and businesses in Russia and the CIS, Leonid and Vladimir came to the conclusion that not only could Russian assets and businesses be created that were highly competitive in Russia, but highly competitive at global scale, with concomitant returns to equity. In other words, that Russian assets, capital, talent, ideas, companies and brands represent a vast and largely untapped reservoir of investor and customer value potential, both in a Russian market context as well as in a global market context. Team Drive was created specifically to unlock this untapped value potential.

We offer an end-to-end asset management and value augmentation service in Russia with a focus on distressed or underperforming assets going all the way from initial control, creditor/investor alignment, goals/objectives definition, detailed brand and market differentiation strategy to business planning, operational execution and optimal exit, operating to global best practices. 


*Sistema JSFC is the largest publicly-traded diversified holding company in Russia and the CIS. Incorporated in 1993, Sistema is now one of Russia's top ten companies by revenues and is one of the largest investment companies in the world. The group owns a diverse set of public and private companies, which it holds in two distinct portfolios.

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  • 19 September 2018

    Russia approves new state strategy for pharmaceutical industry

    A new state strategy for the development of the domestic pharmaceutical industry, known as "Strategy for the development of the pharmaceutical industry of Russia until 2030," has been recently approved by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, with the aim to bring the Russian pharmaceutical production to a new level.

  • 18 September 2018

    The Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation improves patent protection law

    The Ministry of Health of Russia has published a notification on the development of amendments to Federal Law No. 61 of 12.04.2010 “On circulation of medicinal products”, designed to synchronize it with regulatory acts of the Eurasian Economic Union. The procedure for registration of the medicinal product will be corrected.

  • 17 September 2018

    GlobalData published new report on the Top 25 pharma companies

    The performance highlights of the Top 25 publicly traded global pharmaceutical companies by Market Cap (Mcap) for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 (Q2), compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2018 (Q1), have been analyzed in the latest research from GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

  • 14 September 2018

    US scientists conduct clinical trial of influenza vaccine with imiquimod

    A Phase 1 clinical trial examining whether a topical cream can enhance the immune response conferred by a “pre-pandemic” influenza vaccine is underway at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston (USA). Investigators are evaluating whether imiquimod cream, which is commonly used to treat genital warts and certain skin cancers, can boost the body’s immune response to an H5N1 influenza vaccine. The trial is enrolling 50 healthy adults ages 18-50 years. 

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