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Giacomo Baizini is responsible for financing, treasury, controlling, reporting, IR, taxation, legal matters and IT technologies of Evraz. Before taking over the CFO function in July 2009 he was responsible for business development in Asia-Pacific, sales and operations planning and co-ordination of selected international integration activities.
Between 1998 and 2005, Mr. Baizini was a consultant with McKinsey's Milan and Tokyo offices. Both in Italy and Japan, his main focus was on electric utilities. He also co-led the successful development of the IT consulting arm of McKinsey in Japan.
From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Baizini was a consultant with JMAC, a major Japanese consulting firm, supporting numerous clients in cost reduction and operational efficiency programs both in manufacturing and service industries.
Mr. Baizini holds a degree in physics from Oxford University.
Has worked as a top manager in medium and large companies for more than 10 years.
2004 - 2007: CFO of "Soyuz-Viktan (Russia)";
2007 - 2009: CFO of distributor "ASB-Rating";
starting 2009 till present: SFO of international retail network «re:Store Retail Group».
Has diplomas on higher education in economics and law; PhD in economics (Accounting, control and analysis of business activity); in 2008 he obtained MBA.
Sergey Rezontov has joined Lysva Metallurgical Company as a CFO in April 2013. Before he hold a position of the Head of Corporate Finance Department in Mechel Group since August 2006 and Relationship manager in Metals and Mining Industries Group, Corporate Clients Department, Commerzbank (Eurasija) SAO since January 2004. He graduated from the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics with a first-class honors degree and holds a Specialist Diploma in Management of investments and innovations.
Viktor Belyakov has been Chief Financial Officer of the combined company since its creation in 2011.
Viktor Belyakov was born in 1973. In 1995 he graduated from Tver Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Computer Engineering. In 1997 he received a degree in economics from Tver State Technical University. Mr. Belyakov also holds an MBA degree from Kingston Business School and a CMA (Certified Management Accountant) degree.
Between 2002 and 2004 Mr. Belyakov worked as a financial controller for Yukos and from 1999 to 2003 was CFO with one of ABB Group's companies. Prior to 1999 he worked in the banking sector.
In 2004 Mr. Belyakov joined Uralkali, initially as financial controller, before becoming Deputy Director of Economics and Finance and then Director of Economics and Finance and Deputy General Director. In July 2010 Mr. Belyakov was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Uralkali. He has been on the company's Management Board since 2007.
Between 2005 and 2006 Mr. Belyakov was on the board of Baltic Bulk Terminal. He currently serves on a number of boards of Uralkali’s affiliate companies.
Born in 1977. Graduated from Moscow Physical Engineering Institute with a degree in electronics in 2000.
As deputy editor-in-chief of the journal “The Art of Management” between 2000 and 2004, Mr. Lukashevich was involved in its creation and management, introducing the Russian reader for the first time to the best material from the Fast Company and Harvard Business Review – the leading worldwide publications on management.
In 2004 and 2005 Mr. Lukashevich managed the business literature department at the publishing house “Rosmen”, where he published several business bestsellers.
In 2005 at the publishers B2B Media (“Prof-Media” holding) Mikhail released the journal “Commercial Director: Sales & Marketing Management”, of which he was editor-in-chief for two years. In 2007 he created the journal “Financial Directors’ Club”, handed out to delegates of the 10th Russian Economic Forum in London. In 2008 the journal was turned into the website CFO-Russia.ru, which Mikhail is still editor-in-chief of.
Under Mr. Lukashevich’s management, in 2009-10 CFO-Russia.ru ran the feature “Lessons from the crisis: the CFO viewpoint”, culminating in the release of the book of the same name in 2011. The book, a compilation of interviews with financial directors dealing with the fight against the crisis, was presented to the audience at the CFO Summit 2011, organised by Adam Smith Conferences.
In 2008 Oksana Panchenko officially assumed office as a member of the Raiffeisenbank Board and Head of Corporate Banking & Corporate Finance Directorate.
Oksana Panchenko was born on 15 December 1971. She obtained two degrees: in linguistics and economics. Her professional career counts 15 years of banking experience in Russia. Oksana joined ZAO Raiffeisenbank - 100% subsidiary of Austrian Raiffeisen banking group - in 1997 right upon the start of the bank activities in Russia. In 1998 she was appointed Head of the Corporate-Banking Department, and in 2002 she took over the position Deputy Head of Corporate Banking and Corporate Finance Division. In April 2006 she was appointed Deputy Head of Corporate Banking and Corporate Finance Directorate, Head of Corporate Banking Division.
The Corporate-Banking Directorate is responsible for:
- Commercial lending
- Project finance
- Midmarket lending
- Liquidity management
- Documentary Business
ZAO Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen International Bank-Holding AG. The Bank has been operating in Russia since 1996 and offers a full range of services to retail and corporate customers, both resident and non-resident, in roubles and foreign currencies.
Tom is the CEO and one of the founders of EM Communications, the leading international IR and financial PR advisory business in Russia.
He has more Russian IPO experience than any other practicing communications advisor in the market, having personally led the communications for IPOs including MD Medical Group, Ruspetro, OKEY Group, Pharmsynthez, Exillon Energy, Human Stem Cell Institute, M.video, Bank St Petersburg, MMK and Raspadskaya.
In addition, he has considerable M&A experience in the region, having advised on high-profile transactions such as Pepsi – Lebedyansky and Enel - OGK-5.
Tom has also worked with a number of privately held Russian companies to raise their public profile and to create the necessary communications infrastructure in preparation for future capital markets activity.
Based in Russia for most of the last ten years, Tom is a fluent Russian speaker.
Graduated from Moscow State Technological University named after Tsiolkovsky and Moscow International Business School Mirbis. In 1996-2003 he occupied various positions in “MDM-Bank”. In 2003-2008 he was Executive Director of Financial Corporation “URALSIB” and managed departments of project finance and direct investments of the Central Regional Direction of Financial Corporation “URALSIB”. Starting from July 2008, he has been working in EDB as Director of Project Finance Group. On June 3, 2010 he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Management Board.
Mr Zhuzhlev manages and coordinates the Bank's project activities.
In 2002, Anton graduated from the State University of Management with a degree in financial management. Professional activity was started in 2002 in the Insurance Company «ROSNO», in the Center of complex insurance of financial risks. In 2003 Anton started his activity in factoring sphere. During 2003-2004 Anton was Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of serving the developing companies of AB «IBG NIKoil». From March 2004 to April 2011 Anton worked at the National Factoring Company, from March to September 2004 as the head of the Office of the financial risks underwriting, from September 2004 to August 2007 as the Directory of client relationships development, in September 2007 as Deputy Chairman of the Board and a member of the Board of NFK (JSC). During 2004-2008 Anton was also responsible for the development and implementation of new factoring products of NFK. In April 2011 Anton joined VTB Factoring Ltd. as Director of the Directorate of the methodologies and technologies, from September 2011 – he became a Member of the Management Board, Director of Risk Department. In August 2012 Anton was appointed as CEO of VTB Factoring Ltd. From April 2013 he became the Chairman of the Board of Association of factoring companies.
Grigory Fedorishin has been NLMK Group CFO since January 2013.
From 2011 to 2013 he served as NLMK Group Director of Strategy and Business Development, managing strategy development projects for the Group and its business units as well as business processes optimization and KPI system implementation projects.
He has been Secretary of the NLMK Board of Directors’ Strategy Committee since 2010, and member of the NLMK Management Board since 2012.
From 2009 to 2011 he served as an Investment Manager at Libra Capital, a Moscow-based investment management company.
From 2001 to 2009 he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers consulting company (Moscow) in audit, financial consulting and management consulting divisions, where he held positions up to a Director of Business Restructuring Practice.
Grigory graduated from of Academy of Finance (Moscow). He holds a master degree in Business Administration (MBA) with distinction from INSEAD business school (France & Singapore) and is CFA (Certified Financial Analyst) charter holder.
Alexey joined ING in 2003 and has undertaken a number of leading roles in Russia and the UK. From 2009 he acted as Deputy Head of Clients/Lending department at ING Moscow before moving to ING London in 2011 as a Senior Director leading the Corporate Finance / Natural Resources team.
Mr. Ievlev holds a Ph.D degree in International Economics from the Plekhanov Russian Economic Academy. He also holds an Executive MBA from the IE Business School of Instituto de Empresa.