Svetlana Knyazeva
  • She is an expert in business development, building and managing franchise networks, with over 20 years of experience in scaling restaurant concepts.
  • Her previous positions include Vice President of Franchising at Rosinter Restaurants, Managing Franchise Partner at Anderson Family Cafes and Confectioneries, and Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of Costa Coffee (CIS) and Pizza Hut (CIS).
  • She also played a key role in supporting the first IPO in the Russian restaurant sector, attracting investments in Anderson Group, creating the Costa Coffee in Russia, and forming the Rostik's/KFC strategic alliance.
  • As a consultant, she has worked with various restaurant brands, including Cofix, Domino's Pizza, Dunkin Donuts, Konigsbacker, Donuts Coffee, EATALY, Ginza Project, 2 Sticks, Rake, Pizza Hut, and others.
  • Additionally, she has experience as a teacher at the Novikov School.
  • Moscow State University, law department
  • University of Manchester, UK, specializing in gastronomy for urban development (MA degree)
  • Accredited as a business mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), UK