He founded and took charge of Accent Capital in 2007, making strategic and business development decisions.
In 1996-2006 Aleksandr was co-owner and head of the retail chain Kopeyka (a nationwide retail corporation which has about 400 stores operating in 20 regions of Russia, the staff exceeding 10,000, and sales topping $1 billion). In 2007, Mr. Samonov successfully finished Kopeyka investment project and established Accent Capital . In 2001-2006 he was the chairman of the Association of Russian Retailers. From 2003 to 2007 he was a member of the Supervisory Board of the Uralsib Bank.