Charles E. Ryan

General Partner


Charlie Ryan is a General Partner at Almaz Capital. Charlie focuses on managing later stage companies in Almaz’ portfolio and their exit strategy.

His professional career combines top-level expertise and deep knowledge of international markets, and began in 1989 with CS First Boston where he was a financial analyst.

From 1991 to 1994, Charlie was an Associate and Principal Banker with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London.

In 1994, he co-founded United Financial Group (UFG), and as Chairman and CEO steered UFG to become one of Russia’s leading investment companies.

In 1996 UFG also founded UFG Asset Management. In 2006 Deutsche Bank acquired 100% of UFG’s investment banking business, and Charlie Ryan was appointed Chief Country Officer and CEO of Deutsche Bank Group in Russia. UFG Asset Management remained independent.

In 2008, Charlie stepped down as CCO and CEO of Deutsche Bank in Russia and became Chairman of UFG Asset Management.

Among Ryan’s private and corporate investments, there are Ru-net Holdings, Yandex, the #1 search engine in Russian language markets, and Ozon, the “ of Russia”.

He graduated with honors in Government from Harvard College.