Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Sverdlov founded Arrival and established its operations in the UK in 2015 and has served as its Chief Executive Officer from March 2016 until November 2022. In November 2022 Mr. Sverdlov stepped down as CEO and was appointed as Chairman of the Board. Prior to founding Arrival, Mr. Sverdlov served as Deputy Minister for Communications and Mass Media in Russia from July 2012 to August 2013. Mr. Sverdlov was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Yota from 2007 to 2012, which at the time was the largest 4G telecommunications operator in Russia. Mr. Sverdlov oversaw the successful sale of Yota for $1.5 billion. Prior to working at Yota, Mr. Sverdlov was the co-founder and managing partner of Korus Consulting, one of the top IT consulting companies in Russia from 2003 to 2007. In 2000, Mr. Sverdlov founded his first company, IT Vision, an IT consulting company. Mr. Sverdlov graduated cum laude with a degree in Finance from St. Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics in 2000.
Mr. Krasnykh has served as our Director since May 2023. Mr. Krasnykh is a technology executive and entrepreneur. Currently, he serves as the founder and chief executive officer of a business-to-business, software-as-a-service startup specializing in the future of work. From 2014 to 2022, Mr. Krasnykh played pivotal roles as the vice president of strategy and corporate development, chief operating officer, and co-chief executive officer at Gett. During his tenure at Gett, Mr. Krasnykh guided the company from the Series A stage to over $300 million in revenue and profitability. From 2011 to 2014, he served as an investment director at Intel Capital, where he led technology investments on behalf of Intel Corporation. Prior to Intel, Mr. Krasnykh held various positions in corporate finance, strategy, and private equity, including at Fleming Family and Partners and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Krasnykh holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and is a member of the CFA Institute and the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Chair of the Audit Committee
Rexford J. Tibbens
Mr. Tibbens has served as our Director since March 2021. Mr. Tibbens is an experienced executive with a proven history of building strong cultures, and repeated success in innovating and growing businesses whilst building a lasting culture. Prior to being named President and Chief Executive Officer of Frontdoor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTDR) in 2018, Mr. Tibbens served as Chief Operating Officer of Lyft (NASDAQ: LYFT) from 2015-2018, where he worked to expand the on-demand transportation company’s service to every US state, and launched a series of crucial strategic initiatives, including their Nashville support center and Express Drive. Mr. Tibbens also worked as a Vice President at Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) from 2011-2015, where he led the technical and product development of Prime Now, preceded by twelve years at Dell (NYSE: DELL) working in a variety of operations and logistics roles, and nine years at Toyota (LON: TYT) as Logistics Manager.
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
Chair of the Strategic Planning and Operations Committee
Mr. Rugoobur has served as our Director since March 2021. Mr. Rugoobur has served as the President of Arrival from July 2020 until November 2022 after initially joining as the Chief Strategy Officer for Arrival in March 2019. Prior to joining Arrival, Mr. Rugoobur was the Head of Strategy and M&A for General Motors Cruise from September 2017 to January 2019. Mr. Rugoobur also co-founded Curve Tomorrow, a leading digital health technology company in Melbourne, Australia in October 2009 where he served as Co-CEO until July 2018, and Bliss Chocolates (now known as Smoor) in Bangalore, India where he served as the Product, Innovation and Marketing Officer from 2008 to 2009. Prior to and after Bliss, Mr. Rugoobur served in multiple engineering and management roles at General Motors, including approximately four years leading advanced technology activities in Silicon Valley. Mr. Rugoobur was responsible for the acquisition of Cruise, General Motor’s self-driving car division, for approximately $1 billion. Mr. Rugoobur received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, Mechatronics with Honors from the University of Melbourne and a Postgraduate Certificate in Knowledge Management.
Igor Torgov has served Arrival since 2020 in his role as Executive Vice President of multiple divisions including Fintech, Commercialization, Business Systems, IT and Digital products. On January 30th, 2023, Igor was appointed Chief Executive Officer by the Board, following former Interim CEO Peter Cuneo’s brief assignment in the office between November 2022 and January 2023. Prior to Arrival, Igor has held numerous COO, CEO, and leadership positions at Atol, Bitfury, Yota, Columbus IT and Microsoft. Igor holds an MBA in Strategic Management from California State University in Hayward, California.