TeamDrive
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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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  • 17 January 2018

    New tools for turning genes into drug factories

    Synthetic biologists have long dreamed of designing genetic circuits in the body that can produce drugs in response to environmental cues. But it’s been a challenging task. Now scientists at Rice University say they’ve created a toolkit of gene “promoters” that can turn genes on and off at command.

  • 17 January 2018

    FDA approves first treatment for breast cancer with a certain inherited genetic mutation

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Lynparza (olaparib tablets) to include the treatment of patients with certain types of breast cancer that have spread (metastasized) and whose tumors have a specific inherited (germline) genetic mutation, making it the first drug in its class (PARP inhibitor) approved to treat breast cancer, and it is the first time any drug has been approved to treat certain patients with metastatic breast cancer who have a “BRCA” gene mutation. Patients are selected for treatment with Lynparza based on an FDA-approved genetic test, called the BRACAnalysis CDx.

  • 16 January 2018

    The coming of age of gene therapy: A review of the past and path forward

    After three decades of hopes tempered by setbacks, gene therapy—the process of treating a disease by modifying a person’s DNA—is no longer the future of medicine, but is part of the present-day clinical treatment toolkit. The Jan. 12 issue of the journal Science provides an in-depth and timely review of the key developments that have led to several successful gene therapy treatments for patients with serious medical conditions.

  • 16 January 2018

    Russia approves the mechanism for introducing the medicines into circulation

    A draft federal law on the introduction of medicinal products for human use into civil circulation was prepared by the Russian Ministry of Health. The bill proposes to establish a more effective legal regulation of relations associated with the elaboration, application and enforcement of requirements in the area of circulation of medicinal products for human use, namely, by establishing a mechanism for release control of medicines coming into the civil circulation in Russia.

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