Mark Garber

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"Mr. Mark Rafailovich Garber has been the Senior Partner and the Chairman of the Board of Garber Hannam & Partners Group and the Board member of GHP Asset Management Limited Liability Company since 2009. GHP Group is a financial group focusing on wealth management, real estate investment, direct investments, merger and acquisitions and financial advisory. From 2000 to 2012, Mr. Garber was the Senior Partner and a Board Member of Fleming Family & Partners. From 1998 to 2000, he was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fleming UCB. He was the co-founder of UCB Financial Group and of Sintez Cooperative and was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of UCB Financial Group from 1995 to 1998 and the Partner of Sintez Cooperative from 1987 to 1995. Mr. Garber has been Director of PJSC TransContainer since February 20, 2018 and Amber Beverage Group, FESCO & Summa Group since 2017. Mr. Garber was Director of United Company RUSAL Plc until June 28, 2018." [1]

A 2001 report notes: "An investigation into alleged gun-running during the Bosnian war has disrupted the otherwise pukka world of Fleming Family and Partners, the fund manager established by former directors of the blue-blooded Robert Fleming investment bank.

"The company, housed in discreet Mayfair offices, likes to keep a low profile. But one of its executive directors has become the talk of Moscow society after being linked to the seizure in Venice seven years ago of an arms shipment destined for Serbia.

"An Italian judge said last week that Mark Garber, who is among Fleming's three executive directors, appeared not to be implicated in the shipment and withdrew a warrant out for his arrest.

"However, reports that the arms transaction went through a bank account held by one of Mr Garber's companies have caused discomfort for a man widely respected among Russians for his intellect as well as his business acumen ­ and now risk embarrassing some of the City of London's grandest grandees.

"Fleming's board includes Sir Roger Gibbs, a director of Arsenal FC and former chairman of the Wellcome Trust, Sir John Craven, the former Morgan Grenfell chief, Lord Renwick of Clifton, a director of British Airways, and four members of the Fleming dynasty.

"A spokesman for them said: "The board of Fleming Family and Partners has thoroughly investigated the alleged involvement of Mark Garber in this matter. It is fully satisfied that Mr Garber has not been involved in any wrongdoing."

"Mr Garber is among Russia's early entrepreneurs. A former doctor, his business career began with the distribution of music and videos. Later he set up one of Russia's first investment banks, which he sold to Robert Fleming in 1998." [2]

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