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Timur Akazhanov

Managing Director

Private Equity — New York

Timur Akazhanov is a Managing Director in the Private Equity Group. Since joining Blackstone in 2013, Mr. Akazhanov has been involved in Blackstone’s investments in Biomet, Gates Corporation, Service King and Ascend Learning. He currently serves on the board of Service King and Ascend Learning.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Akazhanov was an investment professional at Bain Capital. Prior to Bain, Mr. Akazhanov was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.

Mr. Akazhanov received an AB in Economics from Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He also received an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was selected as a Baker Scholar, Thomas M. and Edna E. Wolfe Scholar and Henry Ford II Scholar.