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 June 2018

    First Russian intradermal implant obtained registration

    The first Russian intradermal implant has successfully passed the state registration. This product has been developed over the past three years with the support of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade as part of the state policy of import substitution.

  • 20 June 2018

    EEC changed rules for registration of vaccines and use of GMP certificates

    The Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has amended the rules for registration and expert examination of medicinal products for human use in the Eurasian Economic Union. In particular, it adopted common approaches to the procedure for changing the registration documents for flu prevention vaccines.

  • 19 June 2018

    Russia is ready to supply insulin to Bulgaria

    The time has come to reduce imports from abroad and start establishing contacts with neighbors,” said Ivan Zarubin, acting Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Bulgaria, speaking at the Medicine and Pharmacy 2018, a Bulgarian-Russian business forum held in Sofia on June 13.

  • 19 June 2018

    Construction of a new pharmaceutical plant started in Usolye-Sibirskoye

    An official ceremony marking the launch of construction was held at the site of future plant for active pharmaceutical substances and finished medicinal products of Pharmasyntez-Chemie in Usolye-Sibirskoye on June 15.

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