Management Board

Vladimir Potanin
Vladimir Potanin

Born in: 1961

President and Chairman of the Management Board of MMCMining and Metallurgical CompanyPublic Joint Stock Company "Mining and Metallurgical Company "Norilsk Nickel"Go to the glossaryGo to the glossary Norilsk Nickel

President of Interros Holding Company

Member of the Bureau and Management Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)

Chairman and member of the Presidium of the National Council on Corporate Governance (NCCG)

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU)

Member of the Board of Trustees of St Petersburg University and the Graduate School of Management of St Petersburg University

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Night Hockey League, a non-profit amateur hockey foundation

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Norilsk Development Agency

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Moscow Church Construction Foundation

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society

Vladimir Potanin graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in 1983 with a degree in International Economics. After graduating he spent seven years working for the USSR Ministry of Foreign Trade.

In 1990, Mr Potanin founded the Interros Foreign Trade Association and became the head of it. In 1993, he took the post of President at UNEXIM Bank and Chairman of the Board of Directors at the International Company for Finance and Investments (MFK).

From 14 August 1996 until 17 March 1997, Mr Potanin was the First Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Government overseeing economics, liaising between various ministries and government agencies, and heading some twenty federal, government and interagency commissions.

In May 1997, Mr Potanin became the head of UNEXIM Bank once again. In one year, on the back of business restructuring, he took the post of President at Interros Holding Company to spearhead dozens of major investment projects in metals and mining, engineering, finance, real estate development, pharmaceuticals, media, and entertainment.

In December 2012, Mr Potanin became the CEO of MMC Norilsk Nickel.

Vladimir Potanin is closely involved in community support and philanthropic initiatives. In 1999, he established the Vladimir Potanin Foundation, a non-profit charity with a mandate for implementing socially significant long-term educational and cultural projects in Russia.

Mr Potanin is a Trustee of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (New York) and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the State Hermitage Museum. His donations to the State Hermitage Museum Endowment Fund total USD 5 mln.

Mr Potanin is also known for extending support to his alma mater, with donations to the MGIMO Endowment Fund standing at circa USD 6.5 mln.

In 2010, Mr Potanin announced his decision to donate most of his fortune to charity. In 2013, he joined the Giving Pledge, an international philanthropic initiative.

As a member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation from 2006 to 2014, Mr Potanin headed its philanthropy, charity and volunteering commissions, as well as commissions for the promotion of charity and improvement of legislation on non-profit organisations.

Under his leadership, those commissions introduced a number of initiatives that have improved the legal framework for charity operations in Russia. For example, the Federal Law On the Procedure of Establishment and Use of Special Purpose Endowments by Non-Profit Organisations was drafted jointly with the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and became effective in 2007, and also Tax Code amendments on non-profits and broader charity activities and amendments to the Law On Advertising promoting social advertising were approved.

Mr Potanin also provides support to Russian sports organisations. In 2007–2012, he was a member of the Presidium of the Russian President’s Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sports, High-Achievement Sports, Preparation and Staging of the XXII Winter Olympic Games and XI Paralympic Games in Sochi in 2014. In 2007–2014, he sat on the Supervisory Board of the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee.

Currently, Mr Potanin is a member of the Council of Trustees and the Board of the Russian Olympians Foundation.

Vladimir Potanin is a holder of the following government and non-government awards and distinctions:


  • 4th class Order of Merit to the Fatherland (2007) for active promoting of Sochi’s bid to host the XXII Winter Olympic Games in 2014
  • 3d class Order of Merit to the Fatherland (2016)
  • Order of Alexander Nevsky (2014) for taking part in organising, preparing and holding the Sochi Games
  • Medal in Commemoration of the 850th Anniversary of Moscow
  • Medal in Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of St Petersburg
  • Badge of Honour for Philanthropy and Charity from the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation (2002)
  • Officer in the French Order of Arts and Letters (2007)
  • Knight of the Legion of Honour
  • Knight of the Order of St Paul the Apostle (Cyprus) for social and humanitarian activities in support of the church
  • Holder of the State Diploma and the Golden Olive Branch awarded in gratitude for profound contribution to the development of cultural links and fostering friendly relations between Cyprus and Russia (2010)
  • Mr Potanin’s services to the Russian Orthodox Church were marked with the Order of St Vladimir (3rd and 2nd classes), the Order of Seraphim of Sarov (1st class), the Order of St Sergius of Radonezh (3rd and 2nd classes), the Order of Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow (2nd class), and the Patriarchal Award of St Barbara the Great Martyr (1st class).
Sergey Dyachenko
Sergey Dyachenko

First Vice-President — Chief Operating Officer

Member of the Management Board since 2013

Born in: 1962

Education:

  • Plekhanov Leningrad Mining Institute, degree in Mining Engineering
  • University of Pretoria (South Africa), master’s degree

Track record:

  • 2010 — 2013 — Chief Operating Officer, Kazakhmys GroupPublic Joint Stock Company "Mining and Metallurgical Company "Norilsk Nickel” and its subsidiariesGo to the glossary
  • 2013 — 2014 — Deputy CEO, Chief Operating Officer
  • 2014 — 2015 — First Deputy CEO — Chief Operating Officer
  • Since 2015 — to date — First Vice-President — Chief Operating Officer
  • Since 2016 — to date — Member of the Supreme Mining Council, Non-Profit Partnership ‘MineA mining location for the extraction of ores.Go to the glossaryrs of Russia’
  • Since 2017 — to date — Member of the Board of Directors, MPI NICKEL PTY LTD, NORILSK NICKEL CAWSE PTY LTD, NORILSK NICKEL AVALON PTY LTD, NORILSK NICKEL WILDARA PTY LTD, NORILSK NICKEL HARJAVALTA OY, NORILSK NICKEL AFRICA (PTY) LTD, NORILSK NICKEL MAURITIUS
  • Since 2017 — to date — Member the Executive Committee, NKOMATI
Marianna Zakharova
Marianna Zakharova

First Vice-President and General Counsel

Member of the Board of Directors since 2010

Member of the Management Board since 2016

Born in: 1976

Education:

  • Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN), master’s degree in law

Track record:

  • Marianna joined Interros in 2002 as Deputy Director of Legal Department, and rose to become Director of the department in 2004, position held until 2010. From 2009 to 2010, Mrs. Zakharova also sat on the Board of Directors of Rosbank, and in 2010 became member of the Board of MMC Norilsk Nickel. In 2010-2015, Ms. Zakharova served as Member of the Management Board and Deputy CEO for Legal Affairs at Interros and sat on the Board of Directors of CJSC ProfEstate. Since October 2015 Marianna is First Vice-President and General Counsel of MMC Norilsk Nickel
Onik Aznauryan
Onik Aznauryan

Senior Vice-President — Nonindustrial Assets and Energy Supply

Member of the Management Board since 2013

Born in: 1970

Education:

  • Yerevan State Polytechnic University;
  • University of Pittsburgh (USA), Master of Business Administration

Track record:

  • Started his career in 1990 as deputy director for economy of SINA joint venture
  • 1995 — 2006 — ROSH GROUP International investment fund, from the position of the project manager to senior vice-president for business development
  • 2006 — 2011 — CEO of MC LITER management company, construction projects and warehousing and transportation logistics facilities management
  • 2009 — 2012 — Deputy CEO, Member of the Management Board, Head of the President’s Office of Rosgosstrakh
  • 2011 — 2012 — combined the position in Rosgosstrakh with the position of General Director of OJSC North Port
  • In 2012 — CEO of OJSC Energostroyinvest Holding
  • In 2013 — Member of the Board of Directors, OJSC Norilskgasprom
  • 2013 — 2015 — Deputy CEO for Nonindustrial Assets and Energy Supply Management, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2013 — to date — Head of Norilskenergo (part-time), an affiliate of OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel (as of 2015 — PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel)
  • 2013 — 2016 — Chairman of the Board of Directors, OJSC Norilskgasprom
  • 2015 — 2016 — Vice-President — Nonindustrial Assets and Energy Supply, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2016 — to date — Senior Vice-President — Nonindustrial Assets and Energy Supply, MMC Norilsk Nickel
Andrey Bougrov
Andrey Bougrov

Senior Vice President

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2002

Member of the Management Board since 2013

Born in: 1952

Education:

  • Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), PhD in Economics

Track record:

  • 1977-1991 — Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the USSR
  • 1991-1993 — Advisor to the President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • 1993-2002 — Executive Director, Member of the Board of Directors — International Bank for Reconstruction. and Development, International Development Association, International Finance Corporation, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, Washington. D.C., USA
  • 2002-2004 — Deputy CEO, Investment Department Director, CJSC Interros Holding Company Management Board, Member
  • 2002-2003, 2005 — Member, Board of Directors, Power Machines OJSC
  • 2002-2009 — Member, Board of Directors, JSC Rosbank
  • 2003-2005 — Member, Board of Directors, JSC Russian Utilities Systems
  • 2003-2007 — Member, Board of Directors, JSC Open Investments (OPIN)
  • 2004-2010 — Managing Director, Member of the Board of Directors, CJSC Interros Holding Company
  • 2004-2008 — Member, Board of Directors, JSC RAO Unified Energy System of Russia
  • 2008-2011 — Chairman, Board of Directors, ProfMedia Holding
  • 2005 — Member, Board of Directors JSC TGKTerritorial Generating CompanyGo to the glossary-1
  • 2007-2008 — Member, Supervisory Board, Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V., Netherlands
  • 2007-2009 — Chairman, Board of Directors, Power Generating Company OGKWholesale Generating CompanyGo to the glossary-3
  • 2002-2006 — Member, Management Board, Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • 2007-2009 — Member, Governing Council, Sustainable Energy Development Autonomous Non-Profit Organization
  • 2008-2009 — Member, Commission of Experts under the United Nations General Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial system (Stiglitz Commission)
  • 2010-2013 — Deputy CEO, Member of the Management Board, Interros Company
  • 2013-2014 — Member, Board of Directors , OJSC RusHydro
  • 2013-2015 — Deputy CEO for GR and IR, OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2013 — 2015 — Vice-President, CJSC Intrrros Holding Company (2015 —Intrrros Holding Company LLC)
  • Since 2014 — Member, Board of Directors, OJSC Inter RAO UES (2015 — PJSC Inter RAO UES)
  • June, 2015 — October, 2015 — Vice-President — Government and Investor Relations, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2015 — 2016 — Vice-President, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2015 — 2016 — Member of the Investment Committee, RusHydro Hydroelectric Power Generation Company
  • Since 2016 — Senior Vice President, PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • Since 2016 — Member of the Expert Advisory Board on Corporate Governance, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation (Bank of Russia)
  • Since 2016 — Chairman of the Share Issuers Committee, PJSC Moscow Exchange
  • Since 2018 — present — Chairman of the Board of non-financial reporting at RUIE, vice-present and Member of the Management Board at RUIE
  • Member of The Bretton Woods Committee, Washington D.C.
  • Member of the Russian Federation Council for Foreign and Defense Policy
  • Member of the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs Business Council
  • Member/Vice-President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
  • Member of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Department Advisory Board
Sergey Batekhin
Sergey Batekhin

Senior Vice President for Sales, Commerce and Logistics

Member of the Management Board since 2013

Born in: 1965

Education:

  • Krasnoznamenny Military Institute of the USSR Ministry of Defence, army linguist;
  • Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics, degree in Finance and Credit;
  • Moscow International Higher Business School (MIRBIS), Master of Business Administration

Track record:

  • 1990–1992: the Permanent Mission of the USSR to UNESCO in France
  • 1992–1995: held senior positions in the Russian Fund of Industry and Investments and international accounting firm Deloitte & Touche
  • 1995–2000: worked in the military industrial sector as a General Director of the Defence Systems managing company
  • 2000–2005: Head of interstate financial and industrial group Defence Systems established by the decree of the President of the Russian Federation and the agreement between the Governments of the Russian Federation and the government of the Republic of Belarus
  • 2005–2010: Deputy CEO at Interros
  • 2005–2007: member of the Board of Directors, then Chairman of the Board of Directors at Power Machines
  • 2006–2008: member of the Board of Directors at Plug Power Inc. (USA)
  • 2006–2007: member of the Board of Directors at Kaluga Turbine Plant
  • 2007–2008: member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Polyus Gold
  • 2008: CEO and Chairman of the Management Board, then First Deputy CEO, Executive Director, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2009: member of the Board of Directors at WGC-3
  • 2009–2011: Chairman of the Board of Directors at Roza Khutor
  • 2009–2015: member of the Board of Directors at Kontinental Hockey League
  • 2010–2013: Vice President at Interros Holding Company
  • 2012–2015: Chairman of the Board of Directors at Interport (part of Interros Holding Company)
  • 2013–2015: member of the Board of Directors of METAL TRADE OVERSEAS SA and NORILSK NICKEL MARKETING (SHANGHAI) CO. LTD.
  • 2013–2014: member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Yenisey River Shipping Company
  • 2013–2014: Member of the Board of Directors of NORILSK NICKEL (ASIA) LIMITED
  • 2013–2015: Deputy CEO, Head of Sales, Commerce and Logistics at MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2015–2016: Vice President for Sales, Commerce and Logistics at MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2016—present: Senior Vice President for Sales, Commerce and Logistics at MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation in science and technology
  • PhD in Economics
  • Awarded with the Order of Friendship, the Russian Orthodox Church Order of St Sergius of Radonezh (3rd class), the Russian Federation Presidential Certificate of Honour
  • Speaks French, German, English and Italian
Larisa Zelkova
Larisa Zelkova

Senior Vice-President — HR, Social Policy and Public Relations

Member of the Management Board since 2013

Born in: 1969

Education:

  • Moscow State University, degree in Journalism

Track record:

  • 1991 — 1995 — freelance reporter, then columnist of Moskovskaya Pravda newspaper
  • 1995 — 1996 — specialist of Department of Information of UNEXIMbank
  • 1996 — 1997 — assistant (press-secretary) of the first deputy head of the government of Russian Federation — V.Potanin
  • 1997 — 1998 — head of Department of Information of UNEXIMbank
  • 1998 — 2013 — Deputy Director General — PR Department Director, Interros Company
  • 1999 — 2014 — CEO of the nonprofit charitable organization Vladimir Potanin Charity Fund
  • 2007 — to date — Presidium Member of MGIMO Endowment Foundation
  • 2009 — to date — Board of Trustees Member of the Non-state-owned Educational Independent Non-profit Organization ‘Pavlovo School’
  • 2010 — 2013 — Management Board Member of CJSC INTERROS Holding Company
  • 2011 — 2013 — Board of Directors Member, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2011 — to date — Management Board Chairman of The State Hermitage Museum Endowment Fund Non-profit Organization
  • December 2011 — March 2013 — Chairman of the Board of Directors and since March 2013 till January 2014 — member of the Board of Directors, ProfMedia
  • 2011 — 2016: Supervisory Board Member of Autonomous Non-Profit Organization ‘Russian International Olympic University’
  • 2011 — to date — Board of Directors Member of The Ski Resort Development Limited Liability Company ‘Rosa Khutor’
  • 2013 — 2015 — Deputy CEO — Head of Social Policy and Public Relations, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2014 — 2018 — President of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation
  • 2014 — to date — Chair of Board of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation
  • 2015 — to date — Board of Trustees Member of The Hermitage Foundation UK
  • 2015 — to date — Board of Trustees Member of the Federal State Budgetary Institution ’Russian Academy of Education’
  • 2016 — to date — Board of Trustees Member of the Endowment Foundation for Education and Culture
  • 2015 — 2016 — Vice-President — HR, Social Policy and Public Relations, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2016 — to date — Senior Vice-President — HR, Social Policy and Public Relations, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2017 — to date — Supervisory Board Member, Management Board Member of the Autonomous Non-Profit Organization ‘Norilsk Development Agency’
  • Awarded the Order of St. Olga III Degree in March 2004 by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Alexei II
  • Awarded the Order of Friendship in April 2012 in accordance with the Decree of the President of Russian Federation for charitable activities
Sergey Malyshev
Sergey Malyshev

Senior Vice-President — CFO

Member of the Management Board since 2013

Born in: 1969

Education:

  • Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation, degree in Finance and Credit;
  • Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, degree in Public and Municipal Administration;
  • A.N. Kosygin Russian State University, degree in Mechanical Engineering

Track record:

  • 1993 — 1998 — senior management positions in the Finance and Insurance
  • 1998 — 2009 — Deputy General Director for Economy and Finance of CJSC LUKOIL-Neftekhim, managing company of Russian and foreign petrochemical assets of LUKOIL
  • 2009 — 2013 CFO, First Deputy CEO — CFO of OJSC Energostroyinvest Holding
  • 2013 — 2015 — Deputy CEO — Chief Financial Officer, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2015 — 2016 — Vice-President — Chief Financial Officer, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2016 — to date — Senior Vice-President — CFO, MMC Norilsk Nickel

Awarded

  • the Medal «In commemoration of the 850th anniversary of Moscow» and the Diploma of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation. He also was awarded the Russian Orthodox Church Orders of St. Sergius of Radonezh Third Degree (2005) and St. Daniel of Moscow Third Degree (2015), Patriarchal merit certificate of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia (2016)
Vladislav Gasumyanov
Vladislav Gasumyanov

State Secretary — Vice President of Government Relations at MMC Norilsk Nickel

Member of the Management Board since 2014

Born in: 1959

Education:

  • Kiev Civil Aviation Engineering Institute;
  • North-West Academy of Public Administration

Track record:

  • 1982 — 2001 — served in State Security Committee (KGB), Foreign Intelligence Service, and Federal Security Service
  • 2002 — Federal Agency for State Reserves (Rosrezerv), Head of General Affairs Department
  • 2003 — 2004 — Federal Agency for State Reserves, State Secretary — Deputy General Director
  • 2004 — 2008 — Deputy Chief of the Federal Agency for State Reserves
  • December 2008 — March 2009 — March 2009 — Acting Chief of the Federal Agency for State Reserves
  • 2009 — 2012 — Department for Interregional and Cultural Relations with Foreign States of the President of the Russian Federation, Deputy Head
  • 2012 — 2015 — Corporate Security Directorate — Head of the Security, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2014 — 2016 — Member of the Board of Directors at OJSC Yenisei River Shipping Company
  • Since June 2015 — Vice-President, Corporate Security Directorate, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2015 — 2018 — Vice-President — Corporate Security, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • Since 2017 — to date — Member of the Board of Directors, FC Dynamo Moscow
  • Since 2017 — to date — Head of the Chair of Corporate Security of MIEP MGIMO, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Since 2017 — to date — Member of the Board of Directors at Norilsk Nickel Africa (Pty) Ltd and Norilsk Nickel Mauritius, and member of the Executive Committee at Nkomati
  • Since 2017 — to date — State Secretary — Vice President of Government Relations at MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • Holds PhD in economics (Saint Petersburg State Economics and Finance University)
  • Russian academy of Natural Sciences, corresponding member
  • Government of the Russian Federation Agro-industrial Affairs Commission, member (2005)
  • Russian Federation Security Council Military Security Commission, member (2007-2008)
  • Sochi State University Guardian Council, Chairman (incumbent)
  • Andrew the Apostle Foundation and Center of Russian National Glory, honorary member
Elena Kondratova
Elena Kondratova

Vice-President — Chief of Staff

Member of the Management Board since 2014

Born in: 1972

Education:

  • Moscow Pedagogical State University, degree in Psychology

Track record:

  • In 1998-2013 held office as: Aide to the President, Deputy Chief of Staff of CEO, Chief of Staff of President at CJSC Interros Holding Company
  • Since 2013 — to date — Advisor to the President (part-time), CJSC INTERROS Holding Company (from 2015 — INTERROS Holding Company LLC)
  • Since 2013 — to date — holds the office of Chief of Staff at ММС Norilsk Nickel
  • Since October 2015 appointed as Vice-President — Chief of Staff at MMC Norilsk Nickel
Nina Plastinina
Nina Plastinina

Vice President — Internal Control and Risk Management

Member of the Management Board since 2013

Born in: 1961

Education:

  • Moscow Chemical Machinery Construction Institute, degree in Mechanical Engineering;
  • Bauman Moscow Technical Institute, post-graduate degree in Economics and Production Management

Track record:

  • 1994 — 1995 — Head accountant of Sprint Group (Global One)
  • 1995 — 2000 — financial Director of Moscow Telecommunication (GTS Group); Deputy Fiancial Director of Teleross
  • 2000 — 2005 — Financial Director of CJSC Komkor — TV, OJSC Moscow Telecommunication Corporation «KOMKOR»
  • 2005 — 2007 — Financial Director of Natinal Cable Networks Group and OJSC Mostelecom
  • 2008 — 2013 — Director of Financial Department at CJSC Interros Holding Company
  • 2009 — 2010 — Member of the Board of Directors of ProfMedia Holding
  • 2009 — 2011 — Member of the Board of Directors of Argos
  • 2010 — 2011 — Member of the Board of Directors of Stavropol Broiler
  • 2009 — 2011 — Member of the Board of Directors of Roza Khutor
  • 2013 — 2015 — Head of Internal Control Department of MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2015 — 2016 — Vice-President — Internal Audit, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2016 — to date — Vice President — Internal Control and Risk Management, PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel

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