Irina has more than three years of experience advising investors on M&A, restructuring, capital increases, bond issuances and related-party transactions. Prior to Imagine Capital Group, Irina worked as a Research Associate for MSCI, Brussels office, where she advised institutional investors on corporate governance developments at listed companies in their portfolio and prepared voting recommendations with regard to all strategic issues that require shareholder approval. Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, she studied business and law at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and received MBA and MS in Finance with honors from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. Irina speaks 5 languages: English, German, French, Spanish and Russian. She is passionate about sports and maintaining an active lifestyle. She loves to kite-surf, ski, and play tennis in her free time.