People behind 9.8 Group companies reflect the multifaceted nature of our network. Interwoven through our mutually-empowering ecosystem they form the foundation for success. They come from diverse backgrounds, styles and professional experiences, but some values are consistent across the holding. Our companies attract people with big ideas, who aren't afraid to take risks to bring those ideas to life.

screen Givi Topchishvili Founder & President, 9.8 Group

Givi Topchishvili, Founder and President of the 9.8 Group, is a New York-based entrepreneur and investor who over the past two decades has developed a...

screen Victoria Levinson COO, 9.8 Group

As the COO of the 9.8 Group Victoria plays a key role in all aspects of operations and strategic business development, ensuring the Group’s steady growth and success. She...

screen Dr. Algirdas J. Lukoševičius Special Advisor to President

Throughout Dr. Lukoševičius’ 25+ year business career, he has consistently achieved success in building businesses and unitizing technology – from...

screen Michael DePalma Special Advisor, Wemultiply

A scientist by education, a technologist by vocation, Michael is a transformational and innovative technology, business,  and sales leader with 17 years of executive level...

screen Yuri Mostovoy Special Advisor to President, Advisory Board Member at 9.8 Group

Mr. Yuri Mostovoy is an investment banker operating both in London and New York possessing broad and unique experience in international public and private business financing...

screen Ron Tully Board Member, Calumet Advisors

Ron Tully is the founder of TNV Ventures, a specialty consultancy and business advisory service that provides strategic public policy guidance and business development...

screen Dmitry Grinberg CTO, Wemultiply

Dmitry is a software architect with over 20 years’ experience in software development, strategy, project management and IT consulting. As the founder of software...

screen Sasha Aksenov Chief Creative Officer, Brand Labs

Alexander “Sasha” Aksenov – is a hands-on creative leader with over 15 years of proven expertise in developing and implementing integrated visual branding and...

screen Dmitry Churakov Board Member, Calumet Advisors

Dmitry Churakov is the CEO of Wingle Group - a premier R&D consulting service to manufacturers of vaping technologies, accessories and e-liquids. With headquarters in...

screen Jesse Williamson Special Advisor to President, Co-Founder of Wemultiply

Former head of corporate development for the 9.8 Group and its subsidiaries, Jesse has over a decade of experience in investment banking and strategic corporate...

Being at the forefront of health and wellness innovation has always been of paramount importance in the 9.8 Group. That’s why it’s important for us to be surrounded by a group of distinguished science and medical experts. Members of our Advisory Committee for Health Care and Sciences share their knowledge and provide counsel to the business professionals across our network on the topics as diverse as our portfolio: healthtech, life prolongation, biotech, life sciences, diagnostics, prevention, medical devices, digital and mobile health, epidemiology, harm reduction, and more.

screen Alexander Shneider, Ph.D. Special Advisor

Alex Shneider is a founder and a CEO of CureLab Oncology, Inc., a biotech company which has developed anti-cancer DNA vaccine for humans and companion animals. CureLab...

screen Doris Q Vuong, DHSc, MS, MLS Special Advisor

Doris Q Vuong has helped companies such as Counsyl, Perkin Elmer, Invitae, and many other now prominent and well-known biotech companies to build...

screen Yelena Budovskaya, Ph.D. Special Advisor

Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics with background in in genetics, genomics, cell and molecular biology research with long track record of scientific achievements exemplified in...

screen Aleksandr Demidenko, Ph.D. Special Advisor

Aleksandr Demidenko holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, as well as a Master of Science in Molecular Biology and a Master of Science in Biology.  Alex has...

screen Richard Serbin Special Advisor

Richard is a global strategy advisor and entrepreneur with credentials both in pharmacy and law, complemented by more than 40 years of service as an FDA regulatory attorney and...