The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is pleased to announce that Sergey Riabokobylko FRICS, Senior Executive Director and Partner of Cushman & Wakefield, is the new Chairman of ULI Russia. In this voluntary leadership role, Riabokobylko is replacing Arnaud Dubois, Managing Director / Partner- IMAGIM Ltd, who served as district council chairman for two years.
Riabokobylko is a co-founder of Cushman & Wakefield in Russia and has over 15 years of real estate experience spanning corporate strategy, development advisory, investment advice, brokerage and marketing. He has advised local and foreign private and institutional investors and participated in the set-up and capital raising for two investment companies aimed at the Russian property sector. He serves on the board of a leading Russian property development and asset management company, PromSvyazNedvizhimost (PSN) as its first Independent Director. Sergey is a board director of American Chamber of Commerce in Russia where he has also served as a co-chair of the Real Estate Committee since 1999. He is a founder and Vice Chairman of United Way of Russia charitable foundation.
Riabokobylko holds a BA in Linguistics and Literature from Moscow State Linguistics University. He also studied International Relations and Literature in Pomona College, Real Estate Finance in CIREI, Chicago and executive management in INSEAD.
ULI's mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI's program of work is centred on five priority areas: housing, infrastructure, sustainability, capital markets and public leadership, and it tailors a variety of programs, products and services to reflect these areas of focus.
The ULI Russia district council is part of the ULI, a global non-profit research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use. ULI, established in 1936, has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, and serves 34,000 members worldwide. The organization's membership is interdisciplinary, including developers, investors, lenders, financiers, engineers, urban planners, architects, urban designers, academics and public officials.
ULI Russia serves nearly 60 members in Russia. Speaking of his appointment, Riabokobylko said "I'm enthusiastic about expanding the ULI Russia activities through engaging market professionals in focused programs aimed at solving obvious needs of our developing cities and regions. These programs will benefit from the global resources and expertise resident in the ULI organisation."
ULI Russia is one of more than 60 ULI district councils located in North America, Europe, and Asia. According to ULI Europe President, William Kistler, the Institute's great strength is its ability to be effective both locally and globally.
"I am delighted to welcome Sergey Riabokobylko as Chair of ULI Russia," Kistler said. "The ULI Europe team looks forward to working with Sergey. He has been an active ULI member for many years and we are confident in his ability to continue building ULI Russia. The district council and its Executive Committee play a vital role in growing ULI's programs in Russia and Europe. I would also like to congratulate Arnaud Dubois for his two and a half years distinguished service as Chair. I am grateful for his enthusiasm, creativity and whole-hearted support for the Institute."
Source: ULI Russia