In 2002 graduated from State University of Management with honors with a degree in management, specialization — World Market of Metals. In 2005 obtained a Ph.D. degree in management of metallurgical companies. In 2001-2006 worked as an analyst in OAO Chermetinfromatsiya and in Infomine Research Group. In 2006-2010 was head of marketing department of Industrial Metallurgical Holding. Since June 2010 — investor relations director.
1994 — Graduated in Aeromechanics and Aerospace Technology from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
1999 — Obtained a Master’s degree in Finance from the Institute of Business and Economics of the Academy of National Economy.
1999 — Received an MBA in Finance from the California University Business School.
Since May 2014
Director of Strategy and Development of Management Company METALLOINVEST LLC.
2012 — 2014
CEO of the CIS division of Tenova Bateman.
2007 — 2012
CEO of the Russian division Bateman Engineering Russia B.V. Managing Director of the international division of Bateman Engineering CIS.
1994 — 2007
Worked in various positions in the Russian division of Bateman
A leading global producer and supplier of HBI and iron ore products, and a regional producer of high quality steel.
Metalloinvest extracts iron ore from the second largest measured iron ore reserve base in the world with approximately 14.4 billion tonnes of proven and probable reserves on a JORC (IMC Montan) equivalent basis and about 150 years of reserve life.
The Company is:
· the world leading producer of merchant HBI,
· the third largest producer of pellets,
· the largest iron ore company in Russia and the CIS,
· producer of high quality steel.
The Company is a global producer of HBI and processes a large proportion of its iron ore into high added value products, such as pellets and HBI/DRI.
According to the Company’s data, share of Metalloinvest on the Russian market in 2014 accounted for 38% for iron ore concentrate and sintering ore, 57% for pellets and 100% for HBI/DRI. The Company is also a leading regional producer of niche steel products. In 2014, the Company produced approximately 7% of Russian crude steel.
Metalloinvest comprises of leading iron ore production facilities in Russia – Lebedinsky GOK and Mikhailovsky GOK; steel mills – Oskol Elektrometallurgical Plant and Ural Steel; a ferrous scrap enterprise – Ural Scrap Company.
Metalloinvest’s sales and marketing operations are centralised. The managing company coordinates the Company’s operations in the market, their production policy and external shipments, thereby achieving synergies and increasing the efficiency of production.
The Company strives to maintain a favourable social environment in the regions wh ere it is present and at each of its plants. Metalloinvest provides stable employment for more than 62 thousand employees and assists in solving actual problems in the regions wh ere it operates. The primary principle of the Company's social policy is the “unity of purpose”
Sergey Kashuba was elected as the Chairman of the Russian Union of Gold Producers in April 2012.
During previous ten years Sergey Kashuba worked in different mining companies: deputy Chairman for corporate development of the Zapadnaya Prospectors Artel (Sakha (Yakutia) Republic); deputy CEO of GeoProMining; investment adviser in Tugansky GOK “Ilmenit” (Tomsk Region) and in Geo-Systema (Moscow); deputy CEO for economy of gold mining company “Zolotaya Zvezda” (Khakassia Republic). He has experience in geological and economic evaluation of about 60 gold deposits in Russia and CIS countries and experience in structuring sales transactions of gold deposits.
From 1999 to 2002 he was the Chairman of the Committee on precious metals of the Russian Banking Association. He took an active part in developing legislative initiatives for liberalisation of Russian precious metals market.
In 1995-1998 he completed courses on “Banking operations with gold, precious metals and precious stones” in the Management Training Center (Switzerland) and in the Institute of Business and Management (Switzerland); professional courses on “Banking operations with precious metals” in the Banking Academy and in the Higher School of Economics (Moscow) and a course on “Custom Clearance of export operations with refined gold and silver” in the Academy of Management and Market (Moscow).
From 1996 to 2002 he was a head of Precious metals Department of Incombank and Investment Banking Corporation. Has considerable experience in lending to Russian gold mining companies.
From 1992 and till 1995 worked in “Poisk” Bank (Minsk) where he started as a head of international transactions department and worked his way up to Director of the foreign economic activity department. At the same time he advanced his professional qualifications in Swiss Bank Corporation (Switzerland), Commerzbank (Germany) and in the MIRBIS Banking School (Moscow).
Graduated from the Institute of Foreign Languages and worked from 1979 till 1992 in various state enterprises including Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR.
Kazuo Fujisawa joined NKK Corporation in 1982 and has held management positions in sales, engineering and in an assistant role to CEOs.
After NKK merged with Kawasaki Steel to create JFE Steel in 2003, he has held positions in the Corporate Planning Department. His responsibilities include strategic planning and overseas business development.
Rodrik first visited Moscow in June 1991 and after university his employer was a Canadian junior miner in the CIS in 1996-97.
He has worked and lived in the Russia for over a decade principally focused on the resource sector in senior management roles for Western companies.
Based in London since 2008, he represents CRU in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia as their Regional Director. CRU regularly consults for miners and investors in the region and separately Rodrik is an advisory board member for Silk Roads Mining & Development, a Canadian junior miner with projects in Central Asia.
He has degrees in engineering, Russian, and management from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and has taken courses at the Moscow Power Engineering Institute and the London Business School.
Maria worked more than 13 years in banking, including 9 years in investment banks. Maria’s experience includes fundamental analysis of M&M sector, participation in restructurings of CIS metal companies, high-yld corporate bond research. She started career in UBS as a credit analyst in 2007, was promoted to Associate Director & later to Director. In 2013-14 Maria worked in BTG Pactual, one of the leading Emerging markets hedge funds in London. In 2015 she graduated from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and returned back to Moscow to join Sberbank CIB. Maria’s work in Sberbank CIB is focused on metals&mining industry strategy and forecasting of commodity prices
Mr. Nikolay V. Matyash graduated from the Department of Journalism at Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov in 1987. He worked for “Novosti” Press Agency in Russia and Latin America.
In 1996, he graduated from School of International Service at the American University, Washington, D.C., with Master’s degree in International Affairs: International Politics.
The same year he returned to Moscow and started working for Petroleum Advisory Forum as Co-ordinator for Services and Equipment Committee and Transportation Committee.
In 2001, international mining companies operating in Russia invited Mr. Nikolay V. Matyash to join the Mining Advisory Council in Moscow. Since then he has been working as the Council’s Executive Director.
In 2002, Mr. Nikolay V. Matyash completed Corporate Governance Program at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, Canada. He was awarded with a Certificate of Achievement.
In 2013, he was delegated to the post of Chairman of the Subcommittee for Subsoil Users of the Committee of Precious Metals and Precious Stones at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.
In 2017, he became a member of the Working Group on improving and amending the Law “On Subsoil” under the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources, Property and Land Relations.
The founder and director of Mongolia Mining RF Capital Markets. Upon relocation from the United States in 1996 Vladislav M. Portnov worked in architectural, real estate advisory and industrial real estate development sectors. In 2008 Mr. Portnov completed his US MBA studies focusing on International finances and business strategies. Due to his outstanding experience in managing international business projects, he made the decision in October 2014 to expand his business goals to working with the mining sector of Mongolia. Currently Mr. Portnov is focusing selling rock-gold and non-ferrous metals deposits at advanced stage to mid-size and large Russian investors.
After receiving his master's degree in Management of Business Administration in 2002 from La Salle University - Philadelphia,he worked as a Business Analyst for a multinational pipe and glass manufacturer; Saint Gobain – Philadelphia. In 2003, he started to work in the stock market at SEI Investments ( Fortune 500 company in US ) as a Mutual Fund
By 2005 right after he returned back to Turkey, Mr Bolaca has started to work for Tezcan Galvanized steel mill and he was responsible for the whole sales towards Europe, CIS and Northern America regions.
In 2007, He joined to Promeks Steel trading. Mr. Bolaca has established coated steel department in the company and afterwards he managed flat steel division at Promeks Steel Inc.
In 2010, Mr. Bolaca has joined to LN Metals International to manage the steel division. LN Metals is an international trading company with an annual turnover of 850 million USD. Company supplies both ferrous and non ferrous metals through offices in England, China and in Brazil and also holds steel stocks mainly in EU and in South America.
Besides participating to international steel conferences as a speaker, Mr Bolaca writes articles for international steel publications.
Randolph Lewis graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1995 with a degree in Russian Studies. Since that time he has grown and developed enterprises in Russia and the CIS, working in manufacturing, logistics and construction. He is fluent in Russian and specializes in business development, project management and government/external relations.
Russian citizen, born 1970. Joined Kopy Goldfields in January 2009.
Education: MSc degree in optical engineering, Bauman Moscow Technical University (Russia), BSc degree in Mining engineering from Tomsk Polytechnic University (Russia), BSc degree in International Economics from Russian Academy of Foreign Trade (Russia) and an MBA degree from Cranfield University (UK).
Experience: During 2007-2008 Mikhail Damrin was employed with Central Asia Gold AB as senior project manager responsible for corporate development, M&A and planning. Mikhail Damrin kept top management positions with West Siberian Resources and with Vostok Nafta Investment Ltd. Mikhail Damrin is fluent in English and Russian.