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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  • 20 July 2018

    Russian drugs with precise delivery system may become available in five years

    A system of intracellular drug delivery was developed at the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics (ITEB) of The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). This principle is expected to be used to obtain highly effective anti-inflammatory drugs.

  • 19 July 2018

    China will bring down prices for cancer drugs

    China’s state medical insurance administration will start a new round of negotiations with pharmaceutical companies to add more cancer drugs to the insurance list.

  • 18 July 2018

    Russia and Bulgaria signed cooperation agreement

    Last week, on July 10, 2018, in Sofia Vladislav Shestakov – Director of the State Institute of Drugs and Good Practices, Deputy Head of the State GMP Inspectorate met with Professor Assena Stoimenova, Executive Director of the Bulgarian Drug Agency (Medicines Agency of the Bulgarian Health Ministry).

  • 18 July 2018

    EMA Relocation Countdown: Some Industry Viewpoints

    July 1, 2018 marked the start of the six-month countdown to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) relocation of its operations to Amsterdam. Worryingly, there remains little guidance or clarity from the EMA as to the implications of the move, and Brexit, on the pharma industry.

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