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About Company

Our mission is to provide the best IT infrastructure solutions for companies doing business in Russia.


Лев Левиев

Lev Leviev

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Founder

Selectel was founded in 2008 by business partners Lev Leviev and Vyacheslav Mirilashvili. Lev took over the management of company activity in 2014 when he assumed the role of CEO. At the end of 2017, Lev took the post of Chairman of the Selectel Board of Directors.

Lev is one of the founders of VKontakte, the most popular social network in Russia and CIS countries.

He is an active entrepreneur and investor in the IT sector in Russia and abroad.

Lev graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Management.

Павел Алимов

Pavel Alimov

Chief Executive Officer

Pavel joined Selectel in 2016 as VP of Strategy and later assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer and Board Member.

From 2011 to 2016, Pavel managed Frontier Ventures, a venture capital fund investing in early stage technology companies globally. Prior to this, Pavel spent 5 years working in the private equity divisions of Alfa Group, Klever Asset Management and ICT Group.

Prior to 2008, Pavel worked in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs in Moscow and London, where he advised major Russian and international clients on M&A and equity financings with a total value of over US$4bn.

In 2005 Pavel graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.