Ruslan grew up in the South of Russia, in a region surrounded by mountains and rivers, and has been close to nature since childhood. He was always attracted and inspired by the sea, so after completing his Bachelors Degree at Lomonosov Moscow State University and obtaining his Masters Degree at Hult International Business School in London (including a year abroad in San Francisco), he decided to join the yachting industry. Ruslan joined the IYC Sales Team and is based out of the Russian office. He believes in the power of perseverance and empathy, which he aims to put into his everyday work with the objective of building a successful, everlasting career in the yachting industry. In his spare time Ruslan enjoys skiing, hiking (he has climbed Europe’s highest mountain “Elbrus”), cycling and poetry.