Irina Goryacheva is the general director of the Almaz Capital Moscow office. She is responsible for the Russian operations as well as the public relations and government relation functions of the firm.
Prior to joining Almaz, Irina served as the director of organizational development for the Evraziyskiy Group. She also ran a management consulting firm, Attracta, which she founded; and was an executive recruiter with Ward Howell International and H.Neumann Intenational, where she specialized in building finance and investment teams with C-level executives. As operations/program director, Irina also organized and managed several innovation, venture capital and technology events including Russian TechTour 2004 & 2009; Innovation Forum “Go, Russia!” 2010 and the VC Trip to Russia 2010.
She earned a M.S., Economics from the Russian Academy of Sciences and a B.S. in socio-economic geography from Lomonosov Moscow State University.