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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  • 23 November 2017

    Registration of medicines in EAEU will be performed online

    The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is completing the development of a unified information system that will facilitate the registration of medicinal products by businesses in the common market and provide complete information about these drugs to consumers.

  • 23 November 2017

    Kaluga Pharmaceutical Cluster received silver certificate of Cluster Excellence

    In the period of October 24 – 26, 2017, the Association of Kaluga Pharmaceutical Cluster passed the procedure of the on-site audit conducted by the experts of the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis. The procedure included the evaluation of the cluster management system and core activities  using 30 indicators in accordance with the methodology of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative. The assessment score of the Association of Kaluga Pharmaceutical Cluster performance for more than 70% of these indicators have significantly exceeded the required values. 

  • 22 November 2017

    After unexpected tie, Amsterdam wins ‘coin toss’ for new EMA HQ

    Well, that was unexpected. The EU’s third and final vote on the new location of the European Medicine Agency tied between Milan and Amsterdam, with Amsterdam winning the proverbial coin toss tie-breaker (EU officials drew the city’s name out of a bowl).

  • 22 November 2017

    With only 2 warnings in 2017, pharma's ad police hits historic low

    As the end of the year nears, the pharma industry can usually look back at FDA enforcement letters for insight into the agency's thinking and guidance on marketing communications. But this year, there’s not much to review.

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