Entrepreneur and fashion icon who is recognized for having built Russia's premier department store TsUM. She also served as vice president of Russia's largest luxury goods group Mercury.
After graduating from college she opened a fashion boutique called Katia of Italy.
She studied medicine prior to pursing work in fashion retail and merchandising.
Her parents emigrated to Canada from the USSR in 1976. She was married to David Averbakh.
She was photographed with model Natalia Vodianova in 2018.