VTB Group is a global provider of financial services, comprised of over 20 credit institutions and financial companies operating across all key areas of the financial markets.
President and Chairman of VTB Bank Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Council, Chairman of the Strategy and Corporate Governance
VEB.RF operates under the Federal Law “On State Development Corporation VEB.RF”.
On 17 May 2022, VEB.RF marked the 15th anniversary of its transformation into a national development institution.
VEB.RF’s primary objective is to promote Russia’s long-term social and economic growth. In partnership with commercial banks and investors, VEB.RF provides financing for integrated projects to develop the country’s industrial production and infrastructure, strengthen its technological potential, develop the urban economy and improve the quality of life.
In accordance with the Memorandum on Financial Policies, VEB.RF is involved in projects contributing towards the national development goals. VEB.RF’s operating principles include activities without competition with commercial banks, transparency and break-even performance in project financing.
The highest governing body of VEB.RF is the Supervisory Board chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Chief of Staff of the Government Executive Office of the Russian Federation Dmitry Grigorenko.
Igor Shuvalov is VEB.RF Chairman.
Born on 4 January 1967 in Bilibino, Magadan Region.
Information About Vocational Education
1993, Lomonosov Moscow State University, degree: Lawyer; major: Jurisprudence.
1984–1985, laboratory technician, Ekos Research Institute.
1985–1987, compulsory military service in the Soviet Army.
1993, attaché, Legal Department, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
1993–1995, Senior Legal Adviser, ALM Consulting; from 1995, Managing Partner, ALM.
1997, Head of the Department for the State Register of Federal Property, Russian State Committee for State Property Management.
1998, Deputy Minister of State Property.
1998–2000, Chairman of the Russian Federal Property Fund.
2000–2003, Minister of the Russian Federation as the Government Chief of Staff.
2003, Aide to the Russian President.
2003–2004, Deputy Head of the Presidential Executive Office of the Russian Federation.
2004, Aide to the Russian President.
From 2008, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
On 24 May 2018 Igor Shuvalov was appointed as Chairman of Vnesheconombank.
Inter RAO is a diversified energy holding working in various segments of Russian and international electric power industry. Inter RAO is a leading exporter and importer of electric energy in Russia, occupies leading positions in the electricity generation and sales, and developing new lines of business.
Inter RAO Group owns and operates approximately 30,8 GW of installed power generating capacity.
CEO PJSC Inter RAO, Chairman of the Management Board
Year of birth: 1977
Education: graduated from the Saint-Petersburg State University
Citizenship: Russian Federation
Positions for the past 10 years:
From 2010 to present – CEO, Chairman of the Management Board PJSC Inter RAO.
«Nornickel» is the world’s largest producer of nickel and palladium, and one of the world’s leading producers of platinum and copper. The Company produces cobalt, rhodium, silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium and sulfur.
The main Russian production units of «Nornickel» are vertically integrated and include: the Polar Division of MMC Norilsk Nickel and Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company.
Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta belonging to the Group is the only nickel refining plant in Finland.
«Nornickel» also includes: Gipronickel Institute, a research and development facility located in Saint Petersburg (Russia), with branches in the cities of Norilsk and Monchegorsk and Norilsk Process Technology, a research and development facility in Australia.
Norilsk Nickel has its own global network of representative and sales offices in Russia, the UK, China, USA and Switzerland.
When determining the strategy for its global operations and future development, «Nornickel» is focused on compliance with all social and environmental responsibility principles in the various countries in which it operates, which is essential for ensuring sustainable and efficient business development.
President and Chairman of the Management Board of MMC Norilsk Nickel
Born in: 1961
Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in 1983 with a degree in International Economics
1983—1990 — 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.
Pepeliaev Group is a leading Russian law firm offering the full range of legal services in all regions of Russia, in most former Soviet countries and abroad. Over 160 lawyers in Moscow, St Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Vladivostok, Beijing and Shanghai provide legal assistance to over 1,500 companies operating in various industries.
Our firm has specialised practice groups:
• Korean Desk - to provide legal services to Korean companies in Russia and Russian investors doing business in Korea;
• Chinese Desk with offices in Beijing and Shanghai - to provide legal services to Chinese companies in Russia and Russian investors doing business in China.
The consummate professionalism of Pepeliaev Group’s team is confirmed every year by our prominent positions in the leading independent international ratings, such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, IFLR 1000, World Tax and TP, “Pravo.ru – 300”, etc.
Managing Partner, PhD in Law, Pepeliaev Group
The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), established in June 1990, is a non-governmental organisation promoting the interests of Russia’s business community. The RSPP President is Alexander Shokhin.
The RSPP was set up to promote Russian business interests in Russia and abroad, to help make Russia more business friendly and attractive to investors, and to maintain the balance of interests of business, government and society.
The RSPP represents the interests of all Russian businesses, regardless of their size, sector or location. The RSPP operates in two capacities: as a non-governmental organisation, and as a national association of employers. This enables the RSPP to promote the interests of its members most effectively.
Today, the RSPP is made up of around 130 sectoral and regional associations of employers.
President, the RSPP
Rustam Kurmaev & Partners is an independent dispute resolution firm with a particular focus on commercial litigation, bankruptcy and restructuring, corporate conflict, and disputes with regulators and state authorities. The firm also has a strong offering in white-collar criminal defence and is rapidly building a reputation as a ‘go to’ firm for high-value insurance, commercial and construction disputes. RKP offers its clients a tailored approach to solving the most complex legal issues they face while maintaining competitive rates and a high level of partner involvement. The team’s professional achievements are recognized by all leading legal directories, both domestic and international.
Managing Partner, attorney-at-law, PhD in Law
Rustam Kurmaev specializes in the resolution of commercial disputes, real-estate and construction disputes, corporate disputes, as well as disputes involving the criminal defense of business, systematically mounting a comprehensive defense strategy for corporate executives and top managers at all stages of the criminal process.
Rustam Kurmaev is one of the toughest lawyers on the market. He is known for his professionalism in the criminal defense of business and legal support for companies in disputes with governmental authorities, including law enforcement agencies, and is a highly-regarded expert on issues involving the observance of anticorruption legislation (compliance).
For many years, Rustam has been a top-rated attorney in the field of dispute resolution according to the leading domestic and global legal rankings.
TATNEFT is one of the largest oil companies in Russia that is steadily developing upstream and downstream operations, petrochemicals, tire manufacturing, and a network of fuel and service stations and service companies. TATNEFT also has a stake in the financial banking and insurance sector.
In order to gain a competitive edge and keep its leadership position in the industry including sustainable growth, the TATNEFT Group Strategy up to year 2030 has been developed. This Strategy is focused on creating high shareholder value of the Company. The revised Strategy calls for increased oil production up to 38.4 million tonnes of crude oil with 100 percent reserve replacement rate, continued diversification of business, further investment efficiency growth, minimized environmental footprint, and ensuring a safe and healthy work environment.
The accomplishments attained in production operations, environmental compliance, and social activities as well as high level of corporate governance, openness and transparency of the Company are highly valued by its shareholders, business partners and the investment community in general.
General Director (CEO) of PJSC TATNEFT
Born in July 28, 1958 in Almetyevsk.
Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Petrochemical and Gas Industry named after Ivan Gubkin (Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas) with the engineering degree in Technology and Complex Mechanization of Oil and Gas Fields Development.
1976-1981 - Well Testing Operator, Oil and Gas Research and Production Operations Shop, NGDU Elkhovneft, TATNEFT Production Association.
1981-1991 - Technologist, Oil and Gas Production Foreman, Senior Engineer – Deputy Manager, Manager of Oil and Gas Production Shop No.5, NGDU Elkhovneft, TATNEFT Production Association.
1991-1993 – Deputy Manager for Capital Construction, NGDU Zainskneft, TATNEFT Production Association.
1993-1994 - Crude Oil And Petroleum Product Sales Manager, OJSC TATNEFT.
1994-1998 – Deputy General Director For Operations, OJSC TATNEFT.
1998-2000 - Crude Oil and Petroleum Product Sales Department Head – Deputy General Director of OJSC Tatneft.
2000-2004 гг. First Deputy General Director of OJSC TATNEFT for Downstream Operations – Crude Oil And Petroleum Product Sales Department Head.
2004-2013 – First Deputy General Director of OJSC TATNEFT – Crude Oil and Petroleum Product Sales Department Head.
2013 – Present – General Director (CEO) of PJSC TATNEFT.
Uralkali is one of the world’s leading producers of potash, a nutrient essential for the growth and development of all living organisms. The Company accounts for a significant share of global potash production and has control over its entire production chain, from mining of potash ores to supply of finished products to customers.
Uralkali’s production facilities are located in the Perm Region of Russia at the Verkhnekamskoye potassium and magnesium salt deposit, the world’s second largest one in terms of ore reserves.
Uralkali’s sales geography covers more than 70 countries worldwide. The Company’s strategy is aimed at maintaining flexibility of sales while focusing on further development of its own distribution networks.
Uralkali has in-house capacity to store, transport and ship raw materials and finished products, with key logistics assets including the Baltic Bulk Terminal in St. Petersburg (Russia) and a fleet of specialised mineral railcars.
CEO of Uralkali PJSC
Vitaly Lauk was appointed the CEO of Uralkali in December 2020.
Vitaly Lauk was born in 1968. In 1993, he graduated from the Perm State Technical University majoring in underground mining of mineral deposits. In 2015, he received an MBA from the International Management Institute of St. Petersburg.
In 1990, he joined Uralkali as a mine worker. In 2016, he was appointed the 1st Deputy Chief Technical Officer in Uralkali and then became the Company’s Chief Technical Officer in September 2017.
Established in 2007, Uralchem JSC is one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of nitrogen, potash and phosphate fertilisers.
The Company’s production assets are located in Russia’s Kaliningrad Region (GEO NPK LLC), Kirov Region (KCKK branch), Moscow Region (Voskresensk Mineral Fertilisers JSC) and Perm Region (Azot branch, PMU branch, and Uralkali PJSC) and in total employ 31,000 persons.
Uralchem’s product range is based on actual customer needs and the latest agrichemical developments. The Company's products are widely used in agriculture and various industries including chemical, mining, metals, construction and others.
CEO of Uralchem JSC
Dmitry was born in 1971. He graduated from the department of economics of the Lomonosov Moscow State University and also has an MBA in marketing from California State University Hayward.
Since 1998, Dmitry has held senior positions in major industrial and trading companies including Sederrot International AB, Mineral Trading LLC, and Uralkali Trading SA (Singapore).
He joined Uralchem JSC in 2007, starting as its Commercial Director. Dmitry Konyaev is currently the CEO of Uralchem JSC since March 2022.
Dmitry is a regular appearance on the Top 1000 Russian Executives list.