Prior to joining RDIF, Tagir worked as managing director at A1 (Alfa Group's private equity arm). He has more than 10 years of private equity experience. Tagir participated in a number of landmark PE transactions including investment into the leading Russian beer producer Baltika, with the subsequent exit through the sale of the stake to the majority shareholder BBH Group. He also was part of the joint acquisition, alongside Goldman Sachs, of a 50% stake in one of the largest car dealerships in Russia, Nezavisimost. He graduated from the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (Russia) and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Executive MBA).