Alex Knaster is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Pamplona Capital Management. Prior to this, he has served as Chief Executive Officer of Alfa-Bank in Russia. Under his leadership, Alfa-Bank has grown over ten-fold into Russia’s largest privately-owned bank. With over 25 years of experience in the investment banking industry, Knaster has held senior positions at major financial firms, including Credit Suisse First Boston, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, and Bankers Trust Company in Houston, New York, London, and Moscow. A renowned philanthropist, Knaster actively supports educational and healthcare-focused charities.