Founding Partner, Excelion Partners International
Yevgeny Merkel was appointed to the RBCC Board of Directors in July 2013. Mr Merkel is a Founding Partner of Excelion Partners International and works for clients across the industrial, consumer, life sciences and private equity sectors. He has more than ten years of experience in executive search, management assessment and strategy consulting, first with McKinsey & Company in Vienna and later at Egon Zehnder International in Moscow, Vienna and London. He has also been an Executive Director of Russell Reynolds Associates in Frankfurt and Munich, Director of Aquabionica in Vienna and Moscow.
Previously, Mr Merkel served as General Manager of a German construction company in Russia, where he successfully built the business from scratch in the late 1990s.
Mr Merkel received a BA in International Relations from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations and MBA from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and the University of South Carolina. He also studied Corporate Finance, Private Equity and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. He is a dual Russian and German national and is fluent in Russian, German and English.