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Born in 1946
Mr. Natalenko completed his studies at the Irkutsk State University in 1969 with a primary focus in Geological Engineering. Subsequently, he worked with the Yagodinskaya, Bagdarinskaya, Berelekhskaya, Anadirskaya and East-Chukotskaya geological expeditions. In 1986, Mr. Natalenko headed the North-East Industrial and Geological Association and, in 1992, he was elected president of АО “Magadan Gold & Silver Company”. He subsequently held various executive positions in Russian and foreign geological organizations. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Natalenko held the position of Deputy Minister of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation. From 2013 to 2015 he was a member of the Board of Directors of AO Rosgeologia. From 2004 to present he is the Chairman of NOVATEK’s Board of Directors.Mr. Natalenko is the recipient of the State Prize of the Russian Federation and an Honored Geologist of Russia.
Mr. Akimov graduated from the Moscow Financial Institute in 1975 where he specialized in international economics. Between 1974 and 1987, Mr. Akimov held various executive positions in the Bank for Foreign Trade of the USSR. From 1985 to 1987 he served as Deputy Chief General Manager of the Bank for Foreign Trade branch in Zurich (Switzerland) and between 1987 and 1990, Mr. Akimov was the Chairman of the Management Board of Donau Bank in Vienna (Austria). From 1991 to 2002 he was Managing Director of financial company, IMAG Investment Management & Advisory Group AG (Austria). Since 2003, Mr. Akimov has been the Chairman of the Management Board, the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gazprombank (OAO). He is a member of Board of Directors of PAO Gazprom, Gazprombank (AO), AO Rosneftegaz, ООО Gazprom gas motor fuel, Bank GPB International S.A. and other.
Born in 1943
Mr. Bergmann, born in Sendenhorst (Germany), studied physics at Freiburg and Aachen Universities from 1962 to 1968 and was awarded a doctorate in engineering by Aachen University of Technology in 1970. From 1968 to 1969, he worked at the German Federal Ministry for Research and Technology and from 1969 to 1972 at the Jülich Nuclear Research Centre. In 1972, Mr. Bergmann joined Ruhrgas AG (from 1 July 2004 – E.ON Ruhrgas AG), heading the LNG Purchasing Department. In 1978, he became Head of the Gas Purchasing Division responsible for gas purchasing, commercial aspects of gas transmission and storage, as well as gas billing. In January 1980, he was elected as a member of the Manage¬ment Board of E.ON Ruhrgas AG, serving from June 1996 as its Vice-Chairman and from June 2001 to February 2008 as its Chairman. From March 2003 to February 2008 he was also a member of the Board of Management of E.ON AG.
Mr. Bergmann is a Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Accumulatoren-Werke Hoppecke GmbH and a member of the Advisory Boards for Dana Gas, Dubai. Since October 2012 he is a member of the board of trustees of RAG Stiftung. Between 1998 and 2000, Mr. Bergmann held the position of President of Eurogas (the European Union of the Natural Gas Industry) and between 2000 and 2010 he was Vice-Chairman of the Board of the German East-West Trade Committee. Mr. Bergmann was a member of the Board of Gazprom OAO from 2000 to 2011.Mr. Bergmann holds the following distinctions: Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit (1997), Foreign Member of the Academy of Technological Sciences of the Russian Federation, Order of Merit of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (2004), Director of the Year, Moscow (2007), Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (2008) and the Russian Order of Friendship (2011).
Born in 1962
Born in 1946
Born in 1955
Mr. Mikhelson received his primary degree from the Samara Institute of Civil Engineering in 1977, where he specialized in Industrial Civil Engineering. That same year, Mr. Mikhelson began his career as foreman of a construction and assembling company in Surgut, Tyumen region, where he worked on the construction of the first section of Urengoi-Chelyabinsk gas pipeline. In 1985, Mr. Mikhelson was appointed Chief Engineer of Ryazantruboprovodstroy. In 1987, he became General Director of Kuibishevtruboprovodstroy, which in 1991, was the first company in the region to sell its shares and became private company, AO SNP NOVA. Mr. Mikhelson remained SNP NOVA’s Managing Director from 1987 through 1994. Subsequently, he became a General Director of the management company “Novafininvest”.Since 2003, Mr. Mikhelson has served as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Management Board of NOVATEK. From March 2008 to December 2010, he has been a member of the Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of AO Stroytransgas. From 2009 to 2010 he was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ОАО Yamal LNG and from 2008 to 2011 he was a member of the Board of Directors of OOO Art Finance. From 2011 he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of PAO SIBUR Holding and from 2011 to 2013 he was a member of the Supervisory Board of the OAO Russian Regional Development Bank. Mr. Mikhelson is the recipient of the Russian Federation’s Order of the Badge of Honor, the Order of Merit for the Fatherland 2 degree and the title of honor “Honored man of the gas industry”.
Born in 1940
In 1968, Mr. Orlov graduated from the Tomsk State University as a geological engineer with a degree in “Geological survey and exploration of mineral deposits”, and in 1986 from the Academy of National Economy under the USSR Council of Ministers, with a specialty in “Economics and Management of a National Economy”.
From 1957 to 1963, he worked at coal mine and served in the Soviet Army. From 1968 to 1975, he was head of a geological survey, prospecting and exploration works in the geological organizations of Western Siberia, held positions of the geologist, chief geologist, chief of geological exploration crew. 1975-1978 - Consultant on geological exploration works in Iran. 1979-1981 - Deputy Head of the Geological Division of the Production Geological Association of central areas of Russia (Tsentrgeologiya). 1981-1986 - Deputy Head of Geology and Production departments of the Ministry of Geology of the RSFSR. 1986-1990 - CEO of Tsentrgeologiya. 1990-1992 - Deputy Minister of Geology of the USSR, First Deputy Chairman of the RSFSR State Committee for Geology and Use of Energy and Mineral Resources. 1992-1996 - Chairman of the Russian Federation Committee on Geology and Mineral Resources. 1996-1999 - Minister of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation. 2001-2012 - Member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. 2001-2004 - First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Protection. 2004-2011 - Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Protection. From 1998 to present - President of “Russian Geological Society” public organization. Author and co-author of over 300 scientific publications.Professor, Doctor of Economics (1991), Candidate of geological-mineralogical sciences (1974), an Honored Geologist of Russia. Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology. He was awarded the Order of Merit for the Fatherland 4 degree (2001), the Order of Honor (2015), 18 non-governmental awards, including 3 appreciation letters of the President of the Russian Federation, 2 Certificates of Merit of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Born in 1952
In 1976, Mr. Timchenko graduated with a Master’s of Science from the Mechanical University in Leningrad. He began his career at the Izjorskii Factory in Leningrad, an industrial plant which made components for the energy industry. Between 1982 and 1988, he was a Senior Engineer at the Ministry of Foreign Trade. Mr. Timchenko has more than 20 years of experience in Russian and International energy sectors and he has built interests in trading, logistics and transportation related companies.In 1988, Mr. Timchenko became a vice president of Kirishineftekhimexport, the export and trading arm of the Kirishi refinery. In 1991, he worked for Urals Finland which specialized in oil and petrochemical trading. Between 1994 and 2001, Mr. Timchenko was managing Director of IPP OY Finland and IPP AB Sweden. Between 1997 and 2014, he co-founded Gunvor, a leading independent oil-trading company. Mr. Timchenko was a member of the Board of Directors of OOO Transoil and OOO BalttransService, and Airfix Aviation OY. Since 2009, he is a member of the Board of Directors of PAO NOVATEK. He is a member of the Board of Directors of PAO SIBUR Holding, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President of the Ice Hockey Club SKA St-Petersburg, as well as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of OOO Kontinental Hockey League, a member of the Board of Trustees of the All-Russian public organization Russian Geographical Society, the Chairman of the Russian Council of the NPO Russian Chinese Business Council, the Chairman of the Board to promote OCD, Vice-President of the Olympic Committee of the Russian Federation, the Chairman of the Economic Council of the Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce (CCIFR).
Born in 1964
Mr. Sharonov graduated from the Ufa Aviation Institute and the Russian Academy of State Service at the President of the Russian Federation.
1989-1991 - Member of the USSR Parliament, until 1996 he headed the Committee for Matters Concerning Young Persons of the Russian Federation. From 1996 to 2007 - Head of Department, Deputy Minister, State Secretary in the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation. From 2007 to 2010 - Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ZAO Investment Company Troika Dialog, head of the investment banking sector. From 2010 to 2013 - Deputy Mayor of Moscow for economic policy, was responsible for budgeting, procurement, industrial policy and business support, regulated market of trade and services. Served as a Chairman of the Regional Energy Commission. Mr. Sharonov is a deputy Head of the Executive Committee of the Moscow Urban Forum. From 2013 to 2016 - Dean of SKOLKOVO Business School and in September 2016 he was elected President of the Business School.
He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors, an Independent member of the Board of Directors of OOO Management Company NefteTransService; a member of the Boards of Directors of PAO Sovcomflot and PAO PhosAgro, a member of the Supervisory Board of the Bank VTB (PAO).
Candidate of sociological sciences, an Honored Economist of the Russian Federation. He is the recipient of the “Aristos” Award in the “Independent Director” category in 2009, the National Award “Director of the Year – 2009” in the “Independent Director” category and the International Award “Person of the Year – 2012” in the “Business reputation” category, special award for personal contribution to the development of corporate management in 2016 from the Independent Directors Association and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. He was awarded the Order of Honor of the Russian Federation.
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