Our Team

Our Team

Our people are our greatest asset. By hiring only the best, we have successfully created the strongest team in Russia and the CIS.

Our employees represent decades of combined experience, with unrivalled knowledge of local markets. We constantly push ourselves to learn new things, develop professionally, and deliver further to our clients and patients. We work to the highest global management standards, and our professionalism, integrity, teamwork and dedication deliver the highest results wherever we operate.

Yuri Raifeld
President
Dmitry Dmitriev
Chief Operating Officer
Alexey Cherpakov
Chief Marketing Director
Elena Kabaeva
Chief Medical Advisor
Yulia Vergeles
HR Director

Yuri Raifeld

Prof., Ph.D., Dr. Sci.

president

Prof. Raifeld has over 30 years of successful senior management experience in healthcare. In a few short years, he grew Raifarm to become the leading professional service provider, consistently recognized for quality, outstanding expertise, and strong ethical character.

Prior to founding Raifarm, Prof. Raifeld served as President and Chief Operating Officer for ClinStar, a leading Russian Clinical Research Organization, which he co-founded and grew to over 200 employees in Russia, Ukraine, and the US. Before ClinStar, Prof. Raifeld worked for seven years at Wyeth in the US, where he oversaw a team of 30 researches who successfully developed and patented a new type of RSV inhibitors.

Before starting his career in business, Prof. Raifeld founded and headed a laboratory for total synthesis of biologically-active compounds at Moscow Institute of Fine Chemical Technology (MIFCT). He has published extensively in Russian and international scientific journals, with over 120 articles and reviews and 20 patents to his name.

Prof. Raifeld received his M.S., Ph.D., and Dr. Sci. degrees from MIFCT.

Dmitry Dmitriev

M.D., Ph.D.

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Dmitriev used his over 20 years of leadership experience in the Russian pharmaceutical industry to establish a solid foundation at Raifarm and continue to develop and grow the company.

Before joining Raifarm, Dr. Dmitriev headed PharmaNet’s Russian office, as Director of Clinical Research, supervising a team of 35 professionals in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Novosibirsk. Before that, he was head of clinical operations for Pfizer in Moscow. Consistently recognized for his managerial strength, he was awarded Best Team Leader, Pfizer Russia.

Dr. Dmitriev taught for nine years at Russian State Medical University, ultimately reaching Associate Professor of Medicine. He has extensive experience as a practicing cardiologist and is responsible for over 40 publications, one monograph, and five patents.

Dr. Dmitriev received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Russian State Medical University, and has an MBA from the UK’s Open University.

Alexey Cherpakov

M.D.

Chief Marketing Director

Dr. Cherpakov has worked in Russia’s pharmaceutical industry for over 20 years. While at Raifarm, he has successfully managed numerous marketing, market access, and commercialization projects – across a number of therapeutic areas.

Before joining Raifarm, Dr. Cherpakov was a team leader of oncology business at Pfizer’s Moscow office. Prior to that, he held a variety of marketing positions at Ipsen and Pharmacia & Upjohn, gaining extensive experience in endocrinology, oncology, neurology, ophthalmology, and antibacterial chemotherapy.

Dr. Cherpakov received his M.D. degree from Moscow Medical University.

Elena Kabaeva

M.D., Ph.D.

Chief Medical Advisor

Dr. Kabaeva has outstanding experience in Russian regulatory affairs. During her time with Raifarm, she has advised on over 100 registration submissions, taking the lead on the most challenging and complex regulatory assignments and always delivering results for the client. Her expertise in Russian and other CIS regulatory processes makes Dr. Kabaeva an unrivalled authority in the field.

Before joining Raifarm, Dr. Kabaeva worked as a Medical Officer at ClinStar, providing full regulatory support, and as an expert at the Pharmacological Committee of Russian regulatory authorities.

Dr. Kabaeva’s extensive clinical background includes over 20 years as an Associate Professor at Moscow Medical Academy’s Department of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Kabaeva received her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Moscow Medical University.

Yulia Vergeles

HR Director

Yulia has been with Raifarm since 2011. Her responsibilities include developing HR strategy, in accordance with Raifarm business strategy, as well as increasing the effectiveness of all areas of staff interaction and work practice. Her duties include: planning, developing and implementing a strategy for HR, including recruitment policies, quality procedures, discipline, grievance, counseling, contracts, compensation and benefits, performance management, corporate culture, and internal communications and compliance.

Yulia has higher professional education in Finance and Credit from the Finance University of the Russian Federation and a Master's Degree in Linguistics from the Faculty of Foreign Languages of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

In 2017, Yulia was upgraded to Human Resources Specialist by CTC "Specialist" at The Bauman Moscow State Technical University.

Ekaterina Belozerova
Director of Regulatory Affairs Department
Anastasia Kataeva
Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs Department
Mikhail Vinogradov
Head of Regulatory Affairs (Medical Devices)
Anna Pushkareva
Regulatory Affairs Manager
Natalia Matyushkina
Regulatory Affairs Manager
Lyudmila Nikolaeva
Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs (Medical Devices)
Violetta Zaytseva
Pharmacovigilance and Regulatory Specialist

Ekaterina Belozerova

Ph.D.

Regulatory Director

Dr. Belozerova handles multiple regulatory projects at Raifarm, successfully managing complex registrations of even the most challenging molecules.

Dr. Belozerova has over 20 years of experience in regulatory affairs. Prior to joining Raifarm, she worked at Novartis, Pfizer, Wyeth, and Ranbaxy, where she occupied various management positions in the regulatory field.

Dr. Belozerova received her Ph.D. degree in Bio-organic Chemistry from Lomonosov Moscow State Academy of Fine Chemical Technology.

Anastasia Kataeva

Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs Department

Ms. Kataeva has over eight years of experience in regulatory affairs and is responsible for number regulatory projects at Raifarm. Furthermore, Ms. Kataeva is carrying of mock-audits for foreign manufacturing plants in according to Russian GMP rules (Order No. 916), provides consulting during Russian official inspections.

She has outstanding experience in preparation of registration dossiers, in compliance with applicable regulations in Russia, a vast knowledge of Russian regulatory requirements and guidelines for registration of medical products and consulting in GMP issues.

Ms. Kataeva received her M.S. degree in Chemical Technology of synthetic biologically active substances from Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Moscow.

Mikhail Vinogradov

Head of Regulatory Affairs (Medical Devices)

Mikhail has over 12 years of experience in medical device regulatory affairs in Russia and the CIS.

At Raifarm, Mikhail manages all medical device registration projects. His unique experience and knowledge of the specific nuances give him the ability to solve even the most challenging tasks – allowing Raifarm to achieve consistent results in medical device registration.

Mikhail completed the Medical Device Directive course at Management Forum, London, UK and is constantly updating his knowledge of the industry.

Michael holds a number of certificates, such as:

  • International Regulatory Affairs Manager, TÜV SÜD Russia (TMS RUS)
  • Registration Specifics of Medical Products for In Vitro Diagnostics, FGBU "CMIKEE" Roszdravnadzora
  • State Registration System of Pharmacological Products for Use in Veterinary Medicine, Federal State Center for Quality and Standardization of Animal Drugs and Feeds
  • Document Preparation and Processing for Introducing Changes into Medical Device Registration Certificate and Registration Documents, FGBU "CMIKEE" Roszdravnadzora
  • Medical Device Circulation in the Russian Federation: State Control and Safety Monitoring, Federal Scientific Research Institute of Medical Equipment
  • Clinical trials of medical products, FGBU "CMIKEE" Roszdravnadzora

Anna Pushkareva

Ph.D.

Regulatory Affairs Manager

Anna has many years of experience in regulatory affairs. At Raifarm, she manages projects related to registration, registration renewal, and variations implementation of chemico-pharmaceutical and immunobiological drugs. In addition, she is responsible for projects related to organization and support of GMP inspections.

Anna received her Ph.D. and MS degree from Lomonosov Moscow State Academy of Fine Chemical Technology.

Lyudmila Nikolaeva

Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs (Medical Devices)

Mrs. Nikolaeva has unique experience in state registration of domestic and imported medical devices. She continually participates in trainings and seminars on healthcare oversight organized by the Federal State Service of the Russian Federation.

Mrs. Nikolaeva manages the procedure for state registration of medical devices, as well as all interaction with regulatory authorities and accredited laboratories.

Mrs. Nikolaeva graduated from the Moscow Institute of Engineers in Geodesy, Aerial Photography and Cartography, with a degree in Optoelectronic Instrument-Making Engineering.

Violetta Zaytseva

Pharmacovigilance and Regulatory Specialist

Violetta has been working in the pharmaceutical industry for more than nine years and has been with Raifarm since 2014.

Her responsibilities include the provision of a pharmacovigilance system, registration of prices, and full administrative support in the preparation of a dossiers for registration or modification of drug documentation. Violetta is also responsible for the importation and preparation of the supply of medicines for pharmaceutical examination.

Violetta graduated from the Russian Chemical and Technological University n.a. D.I. Mendeleyev, with a specialization in High-Molecular Compound Engineering.

Natalia Matyushkina

Regulatory Affairs Manager

Before joining Raifarm, Natalia worked at AlphaMabCo., Ltd., China, where she took part in the development of immunobiological agents. Later, she worked as engineer-chemist in the production of biotechnological agents in the joint-stock company R-Farm.

Natalia is responsible for preparing documents for Russian manufacturing inspection, in compliance with the requirements of Good Manufacturing Practices rules. She also handles client support throughout all stages of inspection.

Natalia has a degree in Engineering from Yaroslavl State Technical University. She also holds the qualification of translator from the Institute of Foreign Languages.