Speakers

  • Dmitriy Belanovich

    Director of the Department for State Policy and Environmental Regulation, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation

    Dmitriy Belanovich

    Director of the Department for State Policy and Environmental Regulation, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation

    1999: graduated from the Moscow State University of Railway Engineering in Economics and Management in the Construction Business.
    2007: graduated from the Academy of the National Economy and Public Administration under the Russian Government in Jurisprudence.
    2011: graduated from Ryazan State Kostychev Agrotechnological University in Agroecology.
    Prior to 2002: held executive positions in construction firms.
    2002 to 2005: head of FSUE Sigma under Rosimushchestvo of Russia.
    2005 to 2009: held various positions at the Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service under the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, including as Head of Directorate for Forest, Water, Land and Environment Oversight and Permitting Activities.
    2009: elected Head of Mozhaisk Municipal District of the Moscow Region.
    From 2013: Advisor to the Federal Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation.
    10 January 2014: appointed Director of the Department for State Policy and Environmental Regulation by decree of the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation.

     

    Awards and honours:

    • 2005: Badge of Merit in Service from the MNRE;
    • 2006: Diploma of Honour of the Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service (Rosprirodnadzor) for effective work in auditing compliance with the nature conservation law;
    • 2007: Diploma of Honour of Rosprirodnadzor for conscientious work and personal contribution to conservation of natural resources and environmental safety;
    • 2008: Badge of Merit “Exceptional Conservationist” from the MNRE;
    • 2011–2012: Letter of Appreciation and the badge “For Painstaking Effort and Diligence” from Governor of the Moscow Region for his great contribution to socioeconomic and cultural development of the Moscow Region;

    – medal of the Federal State Statistics Service “For Merits in the All-Russia Census Operation of 2010”;

    – medal and diploma of His Holiness Kirill the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia;

    – Diploma of Honour from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation for many years of conscientious effort and according to the results of 2012;

    • 2013: memory medal and diploma of the Russian President for contribution to the preparations for and holding of the 27th World Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan;
    • 2014:

    – memory medal and diploma of the Russian President for contribution to the preparations for and holding of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games and the 11th Winter Paralympic Games 2014 in Sochi;

    – Letter of Appreciation from President of the Organizing Committee of Sochi 2014 D.N. Chernyshenko, for his great contribution to the preparations for and successful holding of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games and the 11th Winter Paralympic Games 2014 in Sochi.

  • Egor Borisov

    Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

    Egor Borisov

    Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

    Born on 15 August 1954 in the village of Churapcha of the Churapchinsky District of the Yakut Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. Graduated from Novosibirsk Agricultural Institute with a specialisation in Mechanisation of Agriculture and qualification of Mechanical Engineer. HoldsaDoctorofEconomicsdegree.

    Career
    1971–1991–maintenance fitter, workshop supervisor, manager of theChurapchaSelkhoztekhnika association, first deputy head of the ChurapchinskyDistrict Agriculture Department, second secretary of the Churapchinsky District CPSS Committee, chairman of the Churapchinsky District Council of People’s Deputies.
    1991–1992 –Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), CEO ofYakutagrotekhservice.
    1992–1998–Deputy, First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
    1998–2000 –Minister of Agriculture and Procurement of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Director of the Yakutia Agriculture Research Institute.
    1997–2002 –Director of the Yakutia Agriculture Research Institute.
    2002–2003–First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
    2003–2010–Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
    2010–2014–President of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
    On 14 September 2014,he was electedHead of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
    On 27 September 2014, he assumed office as Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)for a five-year term.

    Public and political activities.
    MemberoftheUnited Russia Party. PresidentoftheWrestlingFederationof the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

    State awards and titles.
    Honored Worker of the National Economy of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Order of Friendship. Honorary Railway Builder of the Russian Federation. Master of Communication of the Russian Federation. Honorary Donor of the Russian Federation. “Civil Valor” badge.

  • Oleg Budargin

    Director General, Chairman of the Management Board, Russian Grids (Rosseti)

    Oleg Budargin

    Director General, Chairman of the Management Board, Russian Grids (Rosseti)

    He graduated from Norilsk Industrial Institute with highest honors, majoring in “Industrial and civil construction”. In 1984 he started his professional career as a foreman in the Construction and Erection Department of the shaft-sinking trust company of Norilsk Nickel. Then he became deputy head of the Production Department of the Construction and Erection Association “Norilskstroy”. In 1995 he was appointed deputy general director of Norilsk Nickel. From 2000 – Norilsk mayor, from 2003 – governor of Taymyr (Dolgan-Nenets) Autonomous Region. On October 27, 2009 at the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders he was elected Chairman of the Management Board of JSC “FGC UES”. In June 2013 he was elected Director General of Joint Stock Company “ROSSETI”. He is a member of the Russian Presidential Commission for Strategic Development of the Fuel and Energy Sector and Environmental Security. Vice chairman and senior adviser of World Energy Council (WEC) in charge of regional development. He has a number of national and industrial awards.

  • Tero Vauraste

    President, CEO, Arctia Ltd; Vice-Chair, Arctic Economic Council (AEC)

    Tero Vauraste

    President, CEO, Arctia Ltd; Vice-Chair, Arctic Economic Council (AEC)

    His educational background includes M.Sc. in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management from Leicester University and Naval officer exam from Finnish Naval Academy.
    He has served as a vessel master and in several other positions in Finnish Coast Guard. His current military rank is Lieutenant-Commander.
    Prior to joining Arctia in 2009, he has long experience in senior executive positions within the traffic and logistics service clusters.
    Arctia provides icebreaking, ice-management, oil combatting and polar research support services with eight icebreakers on the Baltic Sea and Polar waters.

    Tero Vauraste holds several positions of trust, including Chairman of Finnish Maritime Weather Advisory Group, member of the Board of Finnish Arctic Society and member of Advisory Group of Finnish Lifeboat Institution to name a few.

  • Sergey Donskoy

    Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation

    Sergey Donskoy

    Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation

    Graduated the State Academy of Oil and Gas in 1992.
    1992–1993 – an engineer at Gazprom
    1993–1998 – held a number of positions in finance and investment companies
    1999–2000 – head of a department in Fuel and Energy Ministry of Russian Federation
    2000 – worked in financial department of Lukoil
    2001–2005 – head of a department in Zarubezhneft
    2005–2008 – head of Economics and Finance Department in Ministry of Nature of Russian Federation

    As of July 2, 2008 appointed Deputy Minister of Natural resources of Russian Federation
    As of July 27, 2011 appointed CEO of Rosgeologia State Holding Company by the Government of Russian Federation.
    As of May 21, 2012 appointed Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Russian Federation by the President of Russian Federation
    As of 2015 appointed Deputy Chairman of State Commission on development of the Arctic.

    Full state counselor, II class
    Married, has 3 sons
    Hobbies include multisport racing, target practice

  • Lyubov Duyko

    DeputyChairfor Legal Affairs oftheCentralBoard, All-RussianSociety for Nature Conservation; Member of the Working Group on Environmental Security and Rational Management of Natural Resources, State Commission for Arctic Development

    Lyubov Duyko

    DeputyChairfor Legal Affairs oftheCentralBoard, All-RussianSociety for Nature Conservation; Member of the Working Group on Environmental Security and Rational Management of Natural Resources, State Commission for Arctic Development

    In 1998, Lyubov Duyko graduated from the Law Faculty of St Petersburg State University
    Since 2009, she has chaired the Partners’ Board at the law firm S&K Vertical, which specialises in complex forensic disputes, corporate conflicts and support for bankruptcy procedures.

    For more than 15 years, she has provided legal support for big investment projects in culture and art, specialising in environmental and family law.
    Among her biggest projects are:
    – socially significant high-profile court cases, such as Russia’s biggest insurance recovery for pain and suffering resulting from medical malpractice (2015);
    – legal support for electro-theatre Stanislavsky, Moscow’s biggest theatre project in 2014–2015;
    – support provided for the international film project Dau directed by Ilya Khrzhanovsky, with filming staged in several states.

    She is actively involved in public activities related to environmental protection.

    Since 2014: Vice-Chairman of the Central Council of All-Russia Nature Conservation Society, in charge of legal matters. In June 2015, participated in the SPIEF panel discussion Green Growth and the Economics of Climate Change;
    Since 2015: member of the Working Group on Environmental Security and Rational Management of Natural Resources at the State Commission for Arctic Development;
    2015: expert on the official Russian delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference COP-21 in Paris;
    2016: expert on the official Russian delegation to the 44th session of auxiliary bodies within the UN FCCC for sustainable development and climate change.

    Lyubov speaks at major business forums, including the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, Culture and Business Forum Days of Russia in Europe and others.

  • Sargylana Ignateva

    Rector, Arctic State Institute of Culture and Arts

    Sargylana Ignateva

    Rector, Arctic State Institute of Culture and Arts

    In 1986, she graduated from Komsomolsk-on-Amur State Pedagogical Institute where she majored in Russian language and literature.
    In 2007, she graduated from the Russian Presidential Academy of Public Service where she majored in State and Municipal Management and Management of the Social Development of the Russian North.
    In 1990, she started her career in culture when she joined the Single Academic and Methodological Center for Culture and Education at the Ministry for Culture (SAMC) of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic as a methodology specialist in children’s creative activities.
    In 1994, she was appointed Deputy Director of the College of Culture and Arts of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic and Head of the Educational and Advisory Office (EAO) of the Eastern Siberian State Academy of Culture and Arts (ESSACA); she was appointed Dean of the Yakutia School of the ESSACA, and in 1999, she was appointed Director of an ESSACA branch.
    In 2000–2008, she held the office of the Dean of the School of Information and Library Technologies and Cultural Management at the Arctic State Institute for Culture and Arts. In 2008, she was elected rector of the Arctic State Institute for Culture and Arts (ASICA).
    In ASICA, Sargylana Ignatyeva leads a new academic trend connected with developing the theory of human capital and its application to the sphere of culture; she is currently working on her dissertation for the degree of the doctor of sciences.
    She holds a PhD in pedagogy, she is an honored worker of culture of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, an honored worker of higher professional education of the Russian Federation, a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.

  • Aleksandr Kirilov

    Acting Director, Russian Arctic National Park

    Aleksandr Kirilov

    Acting Director, Russian Arctic National Park

    1999–2004: studied in the Natural Sciences and Geography Department (Geography and Biology Section) of Pomorye State University before doing postgraduate work at the same university.
    2005–2007: second administrator at the regional office of the TACIS Project “Improving the quality of drinking water in Russia’s northwest”.
    2008: joined the Monitoring Department of OGU State Environmental Inspectorate of the Arkhangelsk Region (reorganized into GKU Centre for Nature Use and Environmental Protection of the Arkhangelsk Region) as a lead specialist. In 2009, he was appointed head of the Monitoring Department – chief of the chemical analysis laboratory. Responsibilities included assistance in environmental monitoring in the Arkhangelsk Region and establishment and input of data into modern geoinformation systems.
    The “Environmental E-Passport of the Arkhangelsk Region” project was recognized as the best environmental IT solution in the Russian Federation in 2009.
    2010: appointed acting head of OGU Directorate for Protected Natural Areas.
    2011: transferred to the position of Deputy Director for Protected Natural Areas after OGU Directorate for Protected Natural Areas was reorganized and merged with the Centre for Nature Use and Environmental Protection.
    May 2011 — May 2016: Deputy Director for Security at FGBU Russian Arctic National Park. In 2011–2015, he organized and conducted four field expeditions to the Novaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land archipelagoes as head of expedition.
    Since May 2016: acting Director of FGBU Russian Arctic National Park. Responsibilities include: control over and compliance with environmental laws in Russia’s protected natural areas; coordination of environmental cleanup in contaminated areas of the Novaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land archipelagoes; and organisation of expeditions to areas of responsibility of FGBU Russian Arctic National Park.
    Fluent in English.

  • Marina Kovtun

    Governor of Murmansk Region

    Marina Kovtun

    Governor of Murmansk Region

    Born March 10, 1962 in Murmansk.

    In 1980 graduated Pensa school of commerce.

    1986 graduated Moscow state humanitarian university.

    In 2001 graduated North-West Academy for State Services, as a specialist in Municipal and State Management.

    From 1986 she worked in Murmansk District Committee of the Komsomol, and she was the Head of Kola region.

    Since December 1991 headed Youth committee for Kola district.

    Since 1992 headed taxation department for state tax inspection in Kola.

    In 1993 joined Murmansk Distric Administration as social protection department.

    From 1994 to 2005 she worked as Chairman Deputy of the Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism Committee for the Administration of Murmansk Oblast.

    From 2005 she was the Chief Deputy of the local Department of the Federal Tourism Agency.

    From 2006 til 2009 she leads the Department for Tourism Development of the Directorate for Economics in the Murmansk Oblast Administration.

    Until 2011 she was the Chairman Deputy of the “Kol GMK” Company.

    In December 2011 she was elected as member of the Murmansk Oblast Duma, and she was the First Deputy of the Chairman of Murmansk Oblast Duma.

    In April 2012 appointed Governor of Murmansk Oblast.

    May 5, 2014 voluntarily resigned and reappointed Governor of Murmansk region until an elected governor takes office according to decree N303 of the President of Russian Federation.

    On September 14, 2014 elected Governor of Murmansk district.

    October 8 assumed office of Governor of Murmansk district.

  • Roman Kopin

    Governor — Chairman of the Government of Chukotka Autonomous Area

    Roman Kopin

    Governor — Chairman of the Government of Chukotka Autonomous Area

    In 1991, he entered the Volgo-Vyatskaya Academy of Public Service and graduated in 1966. In 2008, he graduated from the Academy of Finance under the Russian Government in Credit and Finance.
    Mr. Kopin began his career as Deputy Director for General Matters at Nizhny Novgorod Regional Centre of Youth Initiatives under the Department of Education and Science, Administration of Nizhny Novgorod region.
    From March 1995 to April 1998, he worked in the Legal Division and later as head of the group in charge of execution of rulings on cases of breach of customs rules at the Kostroma Customs.
    From April 1998 to September 2001, he held various positions in non-profit organisations of Kostroma and Nizhny Novgorod.
    From September 2001, he continued his career in the Chukotka Autonomous Area as Advisor to the Governor of the Chukotka Autonomous Area at the Staff of the Governor and Government of Chukotka Area.
    In December 2003, he was elected Head of the Municipal Entity Bilibinsky Municipal District. After his tenure expired, from March 2008 to June 2008, he was appointed Deputy Governor and Director of the Department for Industrial and Agricultural Policies in the Chukotka Autonomous Area.
    Since July 2008, Mr. Kopin has been Governor of the Chukotka Autonomous Area.

    Mr. Kopin was awarded the Order of Honour by Russian Presidential decree.

    He is married and has a son and a daughter.

  • Georgiy Korshunov

    Member of the Working Group on Development of Education and Science, State Commission for Arctic Development; Member of theJoint Working Group on Education and Research, Barents Euro-Arctic Council; Vice-Rector for External Affairs, Ukhta State Technical University

    Georgiy Korshunov

    Member of the Working Group on Development of Education and Science, State Commission for Arctic Development; Member of theJoint Working Group on Education and Research, Barents Euro-Arctic Council; Vice-Rector for External Affairs, Ukhta State Technical University

    Education
    Ukhta State Technical University, IT Department, qualified as an Engineer. Working on the thesis: Relevant Problems of Human Resourcing for Strategic Sectors of Northern Region’s Economy (using the example of the FEC)

    Experience
    Since 2004: Vice-Rector for External Affairs, Head of Rector’s Staff, Ukhta State Technical University (USTU)
    Since 2005: overseer of the Integration regional research-to-practice conference of schoolchildren
    Since 2007: Director and, since 2011, General Director, Association of USTU Graduates and Friends
    Since 2008: member of the working group (Champions Network), Global Alliance for ICT and Development GAID (New York)
    Since 2010: head of the working group for information and analytics support, National Consortium of Universities of Mineral Raw Materials Complex of Russia
    Since 2011: head of the industry-related media cooperation project UTime News (the project is included in the Plan for Russian Government Activities for Promoting Blue Collar and Engineering Professions)
    Since 2013: member of the joint working group Education and Research, Interstate Barents Euro-Arctic Council / Euro-Arctic Region
    Since 2014: expert of the regional headquarters, All-Russia People’s Front (APF)
    Since 2014: member of the working group Science and Higher School Commission, Association of Polar Explorers
    Since 2015: member of the working group Development of Education and Science, State Commission for Arctic Development
    Since 2015: member of the Supervisory Council, Boarding School No. 2 for Orphans in Ukhta
    Since 2015: head of the project News of the Arctic World

    Current work focus
    – Sectoral cooperation (business, science, education in Russia and other countries);
    – National policy of Russia and international cooperation in Arctic;
    – ICT in education, manufacturing industries and sustainable development of the world’s different regions (projects, programmes, development, access and promotion of ICT);
    – New media and international cooperation;
    – Scientific and technological cooperation, support for young people’s and children’s creativity;
    – Cooperation with public authorities of all levels, policies and development of the national economy, manufacturing industries, education, education and science, society.

    Foreign languages: written and spoken English

  • Elena Kudryashova

    Rector, Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University

    Elena Kudryashova

    Rector, Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University
  • Paavo Lipponen

    Prime Minister of Finland (1995–2003)

    Paavo Lipponen

    Prime Minister of Finland (1995–2003)

    Paavo Lipponen, born in Turtola, Finland, in 1941, studied American literature and philosophy at Dartmouth College, USA, and took his MA in political science and social psychology at the University of Helsinki. He served as International Secretary and Head of Political Department of the Finnish Social Democratic Party 1967-1979, and as Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr. Mauno Koivisto 1979-1982. He was Director of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs 1989-1991.

    Lipponen was Member of Parliament 1983-1987 and 1991-2007. Having been elected Chairman of the Social Democratic Party in 1993 he became Prime Minister for two terms 1995-2003 and Speaker of Parliament 2003-2007. He has written six books, including two volumes of memoirs and an essay book published in Germany (Die Vernunft siegt 2014). Recently he has published three reports on Arctic policies: “A Strategic Vision for the North”, a report to the Confederation of Finnish Industries (2015), “For an Ambitious EU Arctic and Northern Policy”, a memorandum for European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (2015) and “Arctic Economic Opportunities” with Pöyry Consulting.

    Lipponen is Chairman of two consulting companies, Cosmopolis Oy and Protagon Consulting Oy.

    Lipponen is Chairman of Association Alvar Aalto en France, Chairman of Svenska Nu campaign for the Swedish language and Chairman of the Delegation for the preservation of Veterans´ Heritage. He is Member of the European Steering Committee of Notre Europe/Jacques Delors Institute in Paris and Member of the Board of Trustees of Oslo Center.

    Lipponen´s interests include architecture, collecting medals and swimming. He is married to Dr. Päivi Lipponen, former Chair of the Committee for the Future of the Parliament of Finland.

  • Andrey Mezhenko

    Deputy Head, Federal Agency for Nationality Affairs

    Andrey Mezhenko

    Deputy Head, Federal Agency for Nationality Affairs

    1985-1987 – conscripted to the Soviet Army.
    1993 – graduated from Russian State University for the Humanities
    1993-1997 – worked in the Association for International Military and Remembrance Cooperation “Battle Memorial”
    1997-2013 – served in the Russian Army
    2013-2015 – assistant and advisor to the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation
    July 2015 – appointed Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs

  • Valeriy Mitko

    President, Arctic Public Academy of Science; Deputy Co-Chairmen of the Polar Committee, Maritime Council under the Government of St. Petersburg

    Valeriy Mitko

    President, Arctic Public Academy of Science; Deputy Co-Chairmen of the Polar Committee, Maritime Council under the Government of St. Petersburg

    Valeriy graduated from the Higher Naval School of Radio Electronics and from the Naval Academy. After resigning from the post of Head of the Naval Academy Department as First Rank Captain, he took up that of Director, Secretariat of the Northern Forum at the St. Petersburg Administration, participating in the events of the Arctic Council for Cooperation of St. Petersburg with circumpolar nations. In subsequent years, he taught at St Petersburg institutions of tertiary education. Since 2003, he has been President of the Arctic Academy of Sciences and General Director of the Agency for Science-Intensive and Innovative Technologies. He is a Professor, with a D.Sc. in Technology, taking an active part in developing materials for shaping the documents determining Russia’s Arctic policy.

    The main areas of his academic research are geopolitical problems, including sustainable development of the Arctic region, spatial planning, environmental safety in the Arctic and northern regions, applied aspects of hydrophysics, information systems, monitoring systems in the ocean and on the continent, in economic and offshore areas for control over the activities of underwater and surface facilities on the shelf and beyond, environmental monitoring, all types of security, training of experts in information systems of various designation and in geopolitics. He is the author of about 400 research works, monographs, inventions and patents.

    Mr. Mitko is Academic Secretary of the St. Petersburg Division of the Geopolitics and Security Section at the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Deputy Co-Chairman of the Polar Commission at the Marine Council under the St. Petersburg Government, Member of the Public Board under the Federation Council Committee on Federalism, Regional Policy, Local Government and Affairs of the North, Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Shelf at the State Duma of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

    During the last ten years, he has devised and organised a number of annual international research-to-practice conferences and congresses, investment summits and seminars on applied sciences devoted to sustainable development of the Arctic region.

  • Esco Mustamäki

    Managing Director, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard

    Esco Mustamäki

    Managing Director, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard

    Esko Mustamäki graduated from Helsinki University of Technology in 1984 with MSc in Engineering and he has held several management level positions within the maritime sector. He started his carrier at Wärtsilä Marine in 1980 where he held several positions within arctic research and shipbuilding. In 1990 he joined FG-Shipping Ltd, where he became CEO 1996, which position he held until the merger with Finnlines Plc year 2000. In 2004 he was appointed to CEO for Finstaship and since April 2011 he has been the CEO for Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Inc.

    Education & qualifications:
    1975-1984 Helsinki University of Technology
    Master of Science, Engineering (Shipbuilding, Industrial Engineering and Management)

    Career summary:
    1980 – 1989 Wärtsilä Marine Inc., Project Manager
    1990 – 2000 FG-Shipping Oy Ab

    – Project Manager, New Building
    – Vice President, Development
    – CEO

    2001 – 2004 Finnlines Plc, Vice President, Ship Management
    2004 – 2008 Shipping Enterprise Finstaship, CEO
    2009 – 2011 SET-Group Ltd., Senior Project Advisor
    2011 – Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Inc., CEO

  • Lou Naumovski

    Vice President, General Director of the Moscow Representative Office, Kinross Gold Corporation

    Lou Naumovski

    Vice President, General Director of the Moscow Representative Office, Kinross Gold Corporation

    Lou Naumovski joined Kinross Gold Corporation in September 2007, and is Head of Kinross’ Moscow Office. Kinross has been an active investor in Russia since 1996, and its Kupol Gold mine in Chukotka was launched in 2008, while in October 2013 Kinross opened the Dvoinoye Mine also in Chukotka. Kinross is the largest Canadian investor in the Russian Federation and also the largest foreign investor in the Russian gold mining industry. In September 2013, Mr. Naumovski was elected Chairman of the National Board of Directors of CERBA, where in addition to his position as Chairman, Mr. Naumovski is also on the Boards of CERBA’s Moscow and Toronto chapters.

    Prior to joining Kinross, Lou was Senior Vice President at Visa International, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa Division (CEMEA) from August 2000 to July 2007. Mr. Naumovski led the development of Visa’s business in Russia and the eleven other countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States and was also Head of Strategy for the CEMEA Division from 2005-2007.

    From 1992–2000, Mr. Naumovski was a member of the Russia Team of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), including five years as Resident Representative and Senior Banker in Moscow (1992–1997), and latterly as Senior Banker in London from 1997–2000. Mr. Naumovski helped to launch, and was also the first Executive Director of the Canada – USSR Business Council from 1990–1992.

    Mr. Naumovski has a Honours B.A in economics and political science from the University of Toronto (1978), and a M.A. in International Relations (1980 – specialized in Russian/Soviet affairs) from the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa. He began his professional career as a diplomat and trade commissioner for Canada (1980-1990). His assignments included Moscow, Atlanta, Georgia, Baghdad, Iraq, and as Deputy Director for Trade and Investment Development, Eastern Europe and the USSR at the Department of External Affairs and International Trade in Ottawa from 1988-1990.

    Finally, Mr. Naumovski is a honourary member of the Board of Directors of Macedonia 2025, a non-profit international association of Macedonians in the Diaspora dedicated to supporting the economic and social development of the Republic of Macedonia.

    Lou is married with two children and has homes in Toronto and Moscow.

  • Aleksey Nikitchenko

    CEO, O2 Consulting; Vice-President, NISSE

    Aleksey Nikitchenko

    CEO, O2 Consulting; Vice-President, NISSE
  • Viktor Olerskiy

    Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation; Head of the Federal Agency for Sea and Inland Water Transport

    Viktor Olerskiy

    Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation; Head of the Federal Agency for Sea and Inland Water Transport

    Born 26 April 1965 in Liepaja, Latvia.

    1987: graduated from Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy.

    1987–1991: ASC Engineer at the Baltic Shipping Company.

    1991–1994: Head of the Agency Department, Deputy Director of CJSC Infotech Baltika.

    1994–2009: Director, Business Manager at Infotech Baltika.

    Since 30 July 2009: Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.

    Awards: Order of Honour (2014), Diploma of the Government of the Russian Federation (2011) and the decoration“Honored Transport Worker” (2012), in addition to a number of departmental awards.

  • Andrey Patrushev

    Deputy CEO, Shelf Projects Development, Gazprom Neft

    Andrey Patrushev

    Deputy CEO, Shelf Projects Development, Gazprom Neft

    Date of birth, 28 October 1981, Leningrad.
    Graduated in 2003 from the Academy of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, specializing in jurisprudence, gaining a further degree in international economics from the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in 2006, and a further degree in oil and gas engineering from the Gubkin University of Oil and Gas in 2008.
    2006–2009 — advisor to the Board of Directors of Rosneft.
    2009–2011 — Deputy CEO for Business Development, RN-Servis LLC.
    2011 — employed at Zarubezhneft JSC, involved in developing Vietnamese offshore operations at Russian—Vietnamese joint venture Vietsovpetro, before becoming First Deputy CEO of this organisation (and Deputy CEO, Zarubezhneft JSC) in 2012.
    2013 — appointed Deputy CEO, Capital Construction, Gazprom Dobycha Shelf LLC (re-named Gazprom Dobycha Shelf Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in 2014).
    April 2015 — appointed Deputy CEO, Shelf Projects Development, Gazprom Neft JSC (from October 14th 2015 – Gazprom Neft PJSC).

  • Frederik Paulsen

    Member of the Board of Trustees, Russian Geographical Society; Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation in Lozanna (Switzerland)

    Frederik Paulsen

    Member of the Board of Trustees, Russian Geographical Society; Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation in Lozanna (Switzerland)

    Frederik Paulsen is Chairman of Ferring, a global speciality biopharmaceutical group headquartered in Saint Prex, Switzerland, and the Honorary Consul for the Russian Federation in Lausanne, Switzerland. His additional business interests include real estate, publishing and the beverage industry.

    Frederik Paulsen studied chemistry at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany and business administration at Lund University, Sweden.

    Dr Paulsen has a large number of interests, encompassing science, art and philanthropy. His interest in polar exploration has led him to all 8 of the Earth’s poles. His worldwide philanthropic interests range from the islands of South Georgia, to Russia, Western Europe, the US and to the Kingdom of Bhutan.

    Frederik Paulsen was born in Stockholm, Sweden and remains a Swedish national. He speaks English, Swedish, German and French.

  • Nikolay Pegin

    General Director, Development Corporation of Kamchatka

    Nikolay Pegin

    General Director, Development Corporation of Kamchatka

    PhD in Sociological Sciences

    Date of birth: May 23 1962.
    In 1997, graduated from the Khabarovsk State Technical University, in 2009 – from Saint Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation. In 2014 he graduated from the doctoral studies of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (with a degree in Political Institutions, Processes, and Technology).

    After serving in the Navy, actively engaged in the development of youth organizations on the Kamchatka Peninsula, occupying the posts from the instructor of the Komsomol district committee of Milkovsky department of the Kamchatka oblast to the First Secretary of the Kamchatka regional committee, a member of the Bureau of the Central Committee of the Russian Union of Youth.

    From 1994 to 2005 – worked in commercial structures.

    From 2005 – executive positions of municipal and state civil service: First Deputy Head of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky city district, Deputy Chairman of the Jewish autonomous okrug Government, Deputy Chairman of the Kamchatsky Krai Government (in Moscow).

    Member of the Advisory Council of the Transport Committee of the Fifth State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (2008–2011).

    Member of the Advisory Council of the Committee for Security and Anti-Corruption of the Sixth State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (2012–Present).

    Counselor to the Governor of Kamchatsky krai (2013 – present).

    From 2013 – General Director of JSC “Development Corporation of Kamchatka”.

    From 2015 – Member of Business Council of the State Commission for Arctic Development.

    Author of more than 30 published scientific works. Engaged in the study of formation processes of local self-government in the Far East. Mr. Pegin was engaged in practical construction of institutions of local government and public authorities in the various regions of the Russian Federation in the Russian Far East. Has a lot of practice in the field of managerial and political consulting. Also engaged in research in the field of political and social planning. Has scientific research and development in the field of local government and the federal government (possibility of their interaction). As an expert has publications in periodic media.

  • Mikhail Pogodaev

    Executive Director, Northern Forum

    Mikhail Pogodaev

    Executive Director, Northern Forum

    2001: graduated from St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance in “National Economy”.

    2007: successfully defended his dissertation submitted to St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance for the degree of CSc (Econ.). The subject of the dissertation was “Forming the development strategy for the social sphere of the Far North regions of the Russian Federation.”

    2005 to 2014: Adviser for Financial and Economic Matters and External Relations with the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in St. Petersburg.

    Since 2015: Executive Director of the Northern Forum international organisation of the north region governors.

    2009: elected Chairman of the Board of the international Association of World Reindeer Herders, where he still works to boost international cooperation among the reindeer herding peoples of the world and implement peaceful projects, including in the Arctic Council. He is also President of the Institute for Circumpolar Reindeer Husbandry at the University of the Arctic, and a member of the Board at the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry in Norway.

    Mikhail Pogodaev is also active as a scholar and lecturer. He is a researcher at the Institute for Humanitarian Studies and Problems of the Indigenous Minorities of the North at the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. His main area of research is international cooperation in the Arctic. In addition, Mr. Pogodaev is a lecturer at the International Scientific School of the Ammosov North Eastern Federal University.

    He has two sons. Hobbies: hunting and fishing.

  • Dmitriy Purim

    Chairman of the Board, Sovfracht

    Dmitriy Purim

    Chairman of the Board, Sovfracht

    1984–1991- studying at Moscow Power Engineering Institute (1985–1987: gap years for military service).
    1991–1998 – First Vice President of OAO Savva Company Group, Moscow.
    1998–to date – Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board, OAO Sovfracht.
    2010–to date – Public Council Member at the Federal Agency for Sea and Inland Water Transport of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.
    Council Member of the National Maritime Traffic Chamber Union
    Vice President of the Association of Polar Explorers the Russian Federation
    Expert Council Chairman of the Rosmorport Federal State Unitary Enterprise
    Member of the Delovaya Rossiya General Council Praesidium
    Chairman of the Board of Korsun Charitable Foundation

    Governmental and departmental awards:
    The Sea and Inland Water Transport Service Certificate of Honor,
    The Minister for Transportation of the Russian Federation Certificate of Honor,
    “In Commemoration of the 850th Anniversary of Moscow” Medal,
    Water and Land Overland Transport Management Bicentenary,
    “300 Years of the Russian Navy” Jubilee Medal,
    “For distinguished military service” Medal,
    “For the Return of Crimea” Medal,
    “Honorary Polar Explorer” Badge,
    “Honorary worker of the Navy” Badge,
    “Transport” Industry Nomination – winner,
    Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 for Russia – winner.

  • Aleksandr Roslyakov

    CEO, Onego Shipping

    Aleksandr Roslyakov

    CEO, Onego Shipping

    Aleksandr Roslyakov was born on 14 January 1970 in family of a colonel at place of his service: city Dubossary, Moldavian Republic.

    After leaving school in 1987 he entered the State Maritime Academy, St. Petersburg, Navigational Faculty.

    Till 1999, Aleksandr worked as chief mate of merchant fleet, being qualified as deep sea captain for full range of vessels without restrictions.

    After 1999, he was managing in transports and logistics of Lemo Group.

    In 2001 he graduated from Presidential Managing Courses and received a master’s degree at the French Institute of Management in Paris.

    Since 2001 he is director of various transport logistic and construction companies.

    On the 2015 he reached the North Pole as member of expedition.

    Married, has 3 daughters.

  • Vyacheslav Ruksha

    Director General, Atomflot

    Vyacheslav Ruksha

    Director General, Atomflot

    Vyacheslav Ruksha graduated from Leningrad Higher Marine Engineering College of Admiral Makarov with the electromechanics diploma. From 1976 till 1990 he sailed in the vessels of Murmansk Shipping Company (MSCO) as electrical engineer, chief of measuring and control complex of atomic icebreakers, participated in 19 navigations including several experimental voyages with scientific purposes.

    In 1990 Vyacheslav Ruksha was appointed a chief of Murmansk Shipping Company Atomic Fleet Training Centre in St. Petersburg.
    In January, 1994 he got the position of MSCO Atomic Fleet Technical Director and form November, 1998 till October, 2000 Mr. Ruksha was MSCO Director General.
    October, 2000 – appointed First Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.
    March, 2004 – September, 2005 – Head of the Federal Agency for Sea and Inland Water Transport.
    October, 2005 – June, 2008 – Adviser to the President of JSC Russian Railways.
    June 6, 2008 – Acting Director General, Federal State Unitary Enterprise of Atomic Fleet (FSUE Atomflot).
    In September 22, 2008 Vyacheslav Ruksha became FSUE Atomflot Director General.
    Vyacheslav Ruksha has six inventor’s certificates (four of them are implemented on the icebreakers) and more than 100 technical solutions.

  • Oleg Safonov

    Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism

    Oleg Safonov

    Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism

    1991: graduated from the State Academy of Finance in Credit and Finance.

    After graduating, he worked at the Russian banks UACB UNICOMBANK, Eastern-European Investment Bank, Soyuzaviacosmos and ORGRES-BANK.

    From 2003: spearheaded the Financial Department of the stock exchange of the Russian Trading System (RTS).

    2004: elected President of the Stock Exchange Russian Trading System.

    2009 to 2010: Deputy General Director for Economics and Finance at Uralvagonzavod.

    2010 to 2014: CFO at the Centre for Science Intensive Technologies.

    May 10, 2014: appointed as Provisional Director of the Federal Agency for Tourism by the decree of the Government of the Russian Federation.

    January 15, 2015: appointed as Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism by the decree of the Government of the Russian Federation.

  • Mikhail Slipenchuk

    Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Protection; Head of Delegation of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation at the The Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region

    Mikhail Slipenchuk

    Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Protection; Head of Delegation of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation at the The Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region

    Mikhail Slipenchuk entered Moscow State University in 1982 (Geography Department, major in Environmental studies), after which he completed post-graduate studies at the same department and received a PhD in geography in 1994.

    Mr.Slipenchuk embarked on his financial career in 1993. He initially worked as a broker on the Central Russian Universal Stock Exchange (TsRUB) and Russian Mercantile Exchange (RTSB). In 1995 Mr. Slipenchuk founded Investment Financial Company METROPOL (IFC METROPOL), remaining Director General up until 2011.

    In 2010 Mr.Slipenchuk defended his PhD thesis at the Systems Analysis Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In March 2011, he was appointed Professor and then Chairman (from November 2011) of Environmental Management in the Department of Geography of the Moscow State University.

    In March 2011 Mr. Slipenchuk was elected a deputy from a Eravisnky District of Buryatiya. Since December 16, 2011 – a deputy of a State Duma, appointed Deputy Head of a State Dume Committee on natural resources and environment. Coordinator of the deputy group on interaction with the parliament of Japan, member of the Baiukal Deputy Group, member of the Duma Committee on Arctic Development. Heads the Duma delegation in the Conference of Artctic Parliaments, member of the presidium of the Arctic Council in the federative Council of the Russian Federation, vice-president of the Arctic Association. Took part and organized a member of Arctic expeditions, author of a book on Arctic.  Since 1985 he has been a member of the Russian Geographical Society, and recently took up the responsibilities of Head of the Supervisory Board of the Buryatian Branch of the Russian Geographical Society. He is also a member of the Humboldt Club of the American Geographical Society, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Protection of Lake Baikal and founder of the charitable foundation for commemoration of the Russian Navy Cruiser “Varyag”.

    Qualified Candidate Master of Sport in swimming and kyokushin karate (1st Dan). He serves as both President of the Martial Arts Development Foundation and President of the Kyokushinkan Karate-do Federation in Russia.

    Mr.Slipenchuk is married with three children.

  • Valentin Sidorin

    Deputy General Director, Presidential Library named after Boris Yeltsin

    Valentin Sidorin

    Deputy General Director, Presidential Library named after Boris Yeltsin

    Mr. Sidorin works were printed, in the newspapers Leninskie Iskry, Pyat Uglov, Chance, Lodeynoe Pole, and Argumenty i Fakty, from the age of 13 onwards.
    From 1997: employed by the publishing house AiF.
    From 1999: worked for the Leningrad Region Government.
    August 1999 – February 2000: leading specialist on the Committee for Information, Printing and Telecommunications.
    February–April 2000: Chief Specialist of the Leningrad Region Government press centre.
    April–June 2000: Chief Specialist of the economic analysis team at the Committee for Information, Printing and Telecommunications.
    June 2000 – June 2002: Advisor at the Leningrad Region Government press centre.
    June 2002 – March 2004: Head of the Governor of the Leningrad Region press service.
    March 2004 – January 2005: Vice-Chairman of the Committee for Information, Printing, Television and Radio Broadcasting, Media and Public Relations.
    January 2005 – November 2007: spearheaded the Information Department of the Leningrad Region.
    November 2007 – September 2009: Vice-Chairman of the Committee for Printing and Telecommunications.
    September 2009 – December 2010: Vice-Chairman of the Committee for Telecommunications and IT.
    December 2010 – September 2012: Vice-Chairman of the Committee for Printing and Public Relations of the Leningrad Region.
    September 2012 – August 2013: Head of the Press Centre at the Presidential Library.
    August 2013 – June 2016: Director of Public Relations and Communications at the Presidential Library.
    Since June 2016: Deputy General Director of the Presidential Library.

    Education

    2000: graduated from St. Petersburg State University Journalism Department.
    2005: completed a skills raising courses at the North-West Civil Service Academy, writing his diploma work on “The Personality of Top Manager in the Civil Service”.
    The same year, he worked as an intern for the Presidential Administration of Russia (Press Centre and Information Department of the Russian President).
    2008: completed a skills raising course at the North-West Civil Service Academy on the subject “Information and Analytical Approach in Decision-Making”.
    2012: underwent professional retraining as part of the programme “Public and Municipal Administration” at the Russian Presidential Academy of the National Economic and Public Administration.

    Valentin is a prize-winner of the National Professional Team project.
    He is a First Class Active State Advisor of the Leningrad Region.
    Mr. Sidorin has been a member of the Journalists’ Union Board since 1999.
    Since 2007, he has been Secretary and Member of the Board of the Journalists Union.

    Awards:

    Mr. Sidorin has received Letters of Appreciation from Head of the Department of Presidential Affairs, Head of the Pobeda Organising Committee – Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office, Minister of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, the Governor of the Leningrad Region, as well as other state and departmental prizes.

  • Aleksandr Tatarkin

    Scientific Director, Institute of Economics, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

    Aleksandr Tatarkin

    Scientific Director, Institute of Economics, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

    Alexander Tatarkin was born on March 11, 1946 in Port-Artur of Chesma district of Chelyabinsk region.
    He was twenty-five years (from 1991) a director of the Institute of Economics of the Ural branch of RAS and now he is scientific director of the Institute of Economics of the Ural Branch of RAS.
    Mr. Tatarkin is the winner of different prizes and awards, among them there are the most significant: ‘The Gold Medal of ENEA’ (1989, 1991) for elaboration of regional management problems and territories of the Urals; ‘Honourable Sir of Yekaterinburg’ (2008) for large contribution in scientific justification of socio-economic development of Yekaterinburg and active participation in public administrative organizations of the city and abroad; ‘Letter of thanks of the Council of Federation and State Duma of Russia’ for the development of federalism (2011); winner of the Russian Federation Government Prize in Science and Technology (1999, 2015).
    Mr. Tatarkin is the author of more than 1100 scientific papers, which are about problems of regional economics, spatial development, innovations, self-development, new industrialization.
    The theory of regional and territorial self-development was justified by him. Methods of increasing innovative activity of the market agents by eliminating ‘constraining’ factors introduction of initiative developments in production, active involvement of business and power in forming intellectual resources of science, education, development of public-private partnership, focus of macroeconomic conditions (tax system, legislation etc.) to the mass using of intellectual resource in management and production activity were recommended by Alexander Tatarkin.
    He actively works with students, doctoral and candidates of scientific degree. Total trained doctors – 54 people; candidates – 50 people.
    Alexander Tatarkin is a chairman of the three dissertation councils of the Institute of Economics of the Ural Branch of RAS; chief editor of Economics of the Region and Journal of Economic Theory magazines, a member of the editorial board of more than 11 national and international journals, and is an expert of many committees, commissions and councils at all levels of the government.

  • Viktor Tolokonskiy

    Governor of Krasnoyarsk Territory; Chairman, Northern Forum

    Viktor Tolokonskiy

    Governor of Krasnoyarsk Territory; Chairman, Northern Forum

    Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Region

    Graduated from the Department of General Economics, Novosibirsk Institute of National Economy and a post-graduate course at Novosibirsk State University.

    1981–1991: held executive positions on the Novosibirsk Regional Executive Committee.

    1991–1993: Vice-Chairman of Novosibirsk Municipal Committee.

    1993–1999: Mayor of Novosibirsk.

    January 2000 – September 2010: head of the Administration and Governor of the Novosibirsk Region.

    From 9 September 2010: Presidential Envoy to the Siberian Federal District.

    On 12 May 2014, by Russian Presidential Decree, appointed Provisional Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Region. At the Krasnoyarsk Region elections 425,017 voters (63.3%) supported Viktor Tolokonsky so, since 26 September 2014, he has been Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Region.

    Mr. Tolokonskiy has been decorated with the Order of Honour, the Order For Merits to the Fatherland IV Class, the Order of Friendship, the medal For Services in Conducting the All-Russia Census, as well as orders of the Russian Orthodox Church and the gold badge of honour “Public Recognition”. He has won the national award Best Russian Governors.

    Viktor is married and has two children.

  • Sergey Frank

    President and CEO, Sovcomflot; Member of the Presidium at the Maritime Board under the Government of the Russian Federation

    Sergey Frank

    President and CEO, Sovcomflot; Member of the Presidium at the Maritime Board under the Government of the Russian Federation

    President and CEO, Sovcomflot; Member of the Presidium at the Maritime Board under the Government of the Russian Federation; Member of the State Committee for Issues of Development of the Arctic; Vice-president of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE), Chairman of the RUIECoordination Council for Development of the Northern Territories and the Arctic, Chairman of the Council at the Russian Chamber of Shipping

    Mr. Frank was born on August 13, 1960 in Novosibirsk.

    In 1983 Mr. Frank graduated with honours from the Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University in Vladivostok, specializing in ship navigation on sea routes. In 1995 he completed a law degree at the Far Eastern State University in Vladivostok. In 2007 he defended his PhD dissertation in technical sciences.

    1984–1989 – Deputy Director of the Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University.

    1989–1995 – Head of the External Economic Relations Department, Deputy Head of Finance and Economics, and Deputy General Director at the Far Eastern Shipping Company.

    1995–1996 – Deputy Director of the Department for Maritime Transport at the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.

    1996–1998 – Deputy, then First Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.

    1998–2004 – Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.

    Since October 2004 – President and Chief Executive Officer of PAO Sovcomflot.

    Member of the presidium at the Marine Board under the Government of the Russian Federation.

    Member of the State Committee for Issues of Development of the Arctic.

    Vice President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Chairman of the RSPP Coordination Council for Development of the Northern Territories and the Arctic.

    Chairman of the Council at the Russian Chamber of Shipping, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University.

    Member of the Supervisory Board of the Russian Geographical Society.

  • Ivan Frolov

    Director, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute

    Ivan Frolov

    Director, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute
  • Nikolay Kharitonov

    Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East

    Nikolay Kharitonov

    Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East

    Mr. Kharitonov graduated from Novosibirsk Agricultural Institute in Agronomy and from the Academy of National Economy under the Russian Government and holds a Master’s in Economics.

    Director of State Farm, Chairman of the Board of JSC Galinskoe (Moshkovsky district, Novosibirsk Region); Honoured Worker of Agriculture of the Russian Federation; Honoured Worker of Fitness Culture of the Russian Federation.

    Mr. Kharitonov was elected a Deputy of rural and district Soviets, Deputy of Novosibirsk Region’s Soviet of People’s Deputies, People’s Deputy of the RSFSR. He was a member of the Russian Federation Supreme Council’s Committee for Social Development of Rural Areas, Agrarian Matters and Food Products. He was a candidate from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation to the position of Russian President at the Presidential Elections of 2004.

    State Duma Deputy of the Russian Federation’s Federal Assembly in all six convocations; Member of the CPRF faction; decorated with the Order of Friendship, medals “For Labour Valour”, “In Commemoration of Moscow’s 850th Anniversary”; memory jubilee medal and memory badge of State Duma Chairman “100 Years since Institution of the State Duma in Russia”, the State Duma’s Diploma of Honour; State Duma’s Badge of Honour “For Services in the Development of Parliamentarianism”, the gold medal “For Contribution to Development of the Russian Agro-Industrial Complex”, the medal “For Services to the Novosibirsk Region”.

  • Yuriy Khatanzeyskiy

    Vice-President on Government Relations, Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia, and the Far East

    Yuriy Khatanzeyskiy

    Vice-President on Government Relations, Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia, and the Far East

    In 1993, he finished Oksinskaya Secondary School and then SEVMASHVTUZ, a branch of the State Marine Technical University of St. Petersburg, graduating as a Mathematician and Teacher of IT and Mathematics.
    1998 to 2007: worked in educational institutions of the NAD, including as Principal of Khongurey School from 2002 to 2007.
    2007 to 2009: Chief Specialist of the Education Directorate in the Transpolar District of the NAD.
    From May 2009, headed the Directorate for the Affairs of Indigenous Small-Numbered Peoples of the Extreme North and Traditional Activities at the NAD Administration.
    2012: graduated from the Russian Presidential Academy of the National Economy and Public Administration in Public and Municipal Administration and Personnel Management.
    From 2013: took the post of Deputy Head of the NAD Administration for the Affairs of Nenets and Other Small-Numbered Peoples of the North.
    February to July 2015: Deputy Minister for the National Policy of the Komi Republic.
    Mr. Khatanzeisky is Vice-President of the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and Far East for relations with public authorities. In 2016, he was elected President of the Yasavey Regional Movement of Nenets People in the NAD.

  • Denis Khramov

    Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, NOVATEK

    Denis Khramov

    Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, NOVATEK

    Graduated in 1997 from the Urals State Law Academy with a degree in Law. In 1999 completed a master’s course in Private Law with the Russian School of Private Law. In 2004, he obtained his candidate degree in Law.
    From 1995 he was an in-house counsel at Transneftegaz CJSC. In 1997, he joined the Legal Center for Northern Territories as a lawyer and was subsequently appointed Chief Specialist and Deputy Head of Department with the Russian Ministry of Fuel and Energy in 1999.
    In 2001, he was appointed Deputy Head of Department and Head of Department with the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.
    In 2002, he joined Zarubezhneft JSC as Deputy Head of Division with the responsibility of supervising subsoil use, economic and financial affairs. In 2007 he became Senior Lawyer at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP.
    From 2008 he held a number of positions with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, including Chief Officer for State Policy and Regulation in Geology and Subsoil Use and Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, and was appointed First Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation in 2014. During his service with the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, he was in charge of economic and financial affairs, geology and subsoil use.
    His outstanding service was recognised with awards at different levels.
    In December 2015, he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Management Board at OAO NOVATEK.

  • Aleksandr Tsybulskiy

    Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

    Aleksandr Tsybulskiy

    Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Artur Chilingarov

    Special Representative to the President of the Russian Federation on International Cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic; President, Russian Association of Polar Explorers

    Artur Chilingarov

    Special Representative to the President of the Russian Federation on International Cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic; President, Russian Association of Polar Explorers