Russian & CIS Metals & Mining Summit 2020

7 April, 2020

Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow, Russia

Speakers 2019


Metalloinvest 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” 

Engr. Khaled Alohali has joined Ma’aden in 2014. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering ‐ Honors from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. In the 20 years prior to joining Ma’aden, Engr. Alohali held multiple leadership positions in both the public and private sectors. He completed several business and industrial investment and developmental projects. He worked at the Project Management Office of Saudi Arabian Economic Offset Program, then he consulted for the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources before holding the Vice Presidency of the National Industrial Clusters Development Program. Engr. Alohali also worked as the Head of the Saudi & Japanese Industrial Cooperation Taskforce, representing the Saudi Government; then later moved to be the Vice President of Charles River Associates International (CRAI) and its Managing Director in Saudi Arabia.

During his career, Engr. Alohali has been involved with leadership, advisory and analytical tasks including; leading two startup companies, several organizational structuring, strategies planning and implementation (national and corporate), investments evaluation, dealings with multination companies, local firms and Government agencies, promoting the Kingdom with global investors, calculating the Kingdom’s hydrocarbon and non‐hydrocarbon incentives, planning for industrial infrastructure development, assessing economic impact of mega industrial projects, measuring national economic progress using matrices other than GDP, and articulating several cases‐for‐change aimed at adjusting some public policies or proposing new ones.

Engr. Alohali joined Ma’aden in 2014 as the Vice President for Strategy and Development, responsible for Key Stakeholders Interface teams. He then moved to be the first Senior Vice President for Ma’aden Corporate Affairs and Corporate Communication. He is also a member of Ma’aden Management Committee and a Board of Managers in several Ma'aden Affiliates and a Member of Board of Directors in the Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones (MODON).

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. 



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.

Родился в 02.07.1963 г. в Курской обл. В 1985г. окончил механико-математический факультет Харьковского Государственного Университета по специальности «математик».

С 1985 г. работал на Оскольском электрометаллургическом комбинате, где под его руководством был реализован ряд проектов по внедрению автоматизированных систем управления технологическими процессами и управления производством в электросталеплавильном цехе, цехах окомкования и металлизации, в Техуправлении.

С 2001 г. работает в Москве. В группе компаний «IBS» руководил сегментом «Металлургия и Машиностроение», проектами внедрения ERP и BI-систем на ведущих металлургических и машиностроительных предприятиях.

В его активе успешно реализованные проекты в компаниях и холдингах: Металлоинвест, НЛМК, Мечел, РМК, Евразхолдинг, Уралвагонзавод, ИСД Польша и др.

С 2014 г. в компании ПАО «ГМК «Норильский никель» возглавляет группу управления Программой «Технологический прорыв».

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.

Director at MMetalsGroup UAE, partner, advisor and board member with different associations and organizations in UK, North America, Asia and Middle East. Hadi has 20 years of management experiences in the world of Metals, minerals industry and commodities market. Hadi has worked in management positions for big commodity traders and producers around the world mainly active in steel, raw materials, non–ferrous, minerals and Oil products. He is graduated from an American university and holds a Master degree in addition to two other certificates in Engineering, IT and Business Administration and often invited by the wider media to comment in commodities market.

Georgy currently holds a position of Investment Director in the Russia`s Far East Investment and Export Agency (Ministry for the development of the Russia`s Far East) with focus on metals & mining projects.
Prior to joining the Agency Georgy worked for a large private equity fund with assets under management of more than USD 3 BN where he was responsible for overseas development of nickel and platinum projects. Georgy also has investment banking experience with VTB Capital.
Georgy holds MA degree in Financial economics and securities markets from Moscow state institute of international relations – MGIMO (under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

Born in the Octyabrskoye settlement of the Kustonaiskaya region in 1973, Sergey graduated from the Moscow Institute of Industrial Property and Innovation Studies with a degree in Patenting, and he holds a degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys as well as a degree in Finance and Credit from the Moscow University of Consumer Cooperation. 

From 1995 to 2000, he worked in the JSC “Plant Severonickel” as a smelter in the smelting department of the refining shop, as a pot operator of aqueous solutions in the nickel electrolysis shop, as a financial economist of the finance department, as deputy head of the property department, as head of the property department, and as head of the property management department.

In 2000, he was invited to JSC “Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company” as Deputy Chief of the Consolidated Legal Division, and was Chief of the Consolidated Property Department.

From 2001, he worked as Financial Director of the Murmansk Aviation Company.

From 2000 to 2008, he worked in executive positions at JSC MMC “Norilsk Nickel”.

In 2008, he became the Head of JSC MC “Amazarkan”.

From 2009, he worked in executive positions at financial institutions — JSC “Alfa-Bank”, LLC “RusInterCom”.

In 2011, he was invited to join LLC “Astron” as Executive Director.

Since January 2012, he has been the Head of the Refinery Division of JSC “Krastsvetmet”.

Based in Moscow, Alla Baranovskaya has served as Chief Financial Officer since 1 June 2011. She is a graduate of the Moscow State University with a major in economics. From 2006 to 2007, she worked as CFO and Director of major Russian oil and gas company Slavneft. From 2008 to 2010, she was CFO of Russneft oil and gas company.