Nikolai has been engaged in electronic payments security for more than 19 years in Russia. His service and extensive experience in the field of cyber security has helped the law enforcement to detain criminal individuals and groups of hackers, involving those with international outreach. Nikolai has been among the authors of the anti-money laundering program and software solution developers who designed suspicious transactions monitoring – thanks to the monitoring the bank cards fraud risk has been significantly reduced for a number of Russian banks. He is actively engaged in dialogue with the international bank community and advised on identified risk, including new fraud schemes for issuers and acquirers. Since 2013, Nikolai has been administrator of the Mastercard Members Association Security Forum. Since 2016, he is a Chairman of the Security and Risk Management Committee, Chairman of ATM group.