Stepan joined RTP Global as an analyst in 2017. He is responsible for Food tech, AI, Blockchain and e-sports sectors. Before that Stepan has held positions as a Financial Analyst in Ostrovok.ru., as well as analyst positions in Alfa-Bank, and Gazprombank.
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations at the Financial University under the government of the Russian Federation and has BA (Hons) in Financial and Investment Management at Northumbria University. He’s working on a Masters in Financial Analysis at the Higher School of Economics.
What’s the most rewarding aspect of the job you do?
I see my job as a chance to influence the way people live. A chance to support entrepreneurs and fuel them for their flight into the future.
What’s your favourite thing to do when you’re not working?
In my spare time I either feed my curiosity by reading books about history, technology or science, or by doing unusual sports like skydiving, rock climbing, obstacle-course racing. Or something a little more traditional like basketball or jogging.
What market leading start-up do you most admire?
Tesla and Space X are amazing right now, bringing start-up energy to otherwise stagnant industries. Most importantly, led by Musk, they’re driven not by revenue goals, but by the extraordinary ambitions of their founder.