Chairman of the Management Committee

Member of the Board of Directors

Leonid V. Mikhelson`s biography

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 1984, 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 August 1987 through October 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 and Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO Stroytransgas. From 2008 to 2011 he was a member of the Board of Directors of OOO Art Finance. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ZAO SIBUR Holding and 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.


First Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee - Commercial Director

Mikhail Popov`s biography

Mr. Popov studied at the Gubkin State Academy of Oil and Gas until 1992 and in 1994, graduated from the Kiev Institute of National Economy. In 1992, he held the position of Deputy Chairman of AO Bankomsvyaz’s Managing Committee (Kiev). In 2002, he was appointed Director of the Capital Construction Department and Deputy General Director of OAO Novafininvest. In 2004, Mr. Popov was elected First Deputy Chairman of NOVATEK’s Management Committee. Since August 2007, he has been a member of the Management Committee and since May 2011, he has been NOVATEK’s First Deputy Chairman-Commercial Director.


Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee

Vladimir Baskov`s biography

In 1986, Mr. Baskov graduated from the Moscow Higher Police School of the USSR. In 2000, he completed courses at the Management Academy at the Russian Ministry for Internal Affairs. From 1981 to 2003, he served in various departments within the Russian Ministry for Internal Affairs. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Baskov held managerial positions within the aforementioned Ministry’s organizational structures. In 2003 he was appointed Director of the Business Support Department for NOVATEK. In 2005 he was appointed Deputy Chairman of NOVATEK’s Management Board and in August 2007 he became a member of NOVATEK’s Management Board.


Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee

Alexander Fridman`s biography

In 1973, Mr. Fridman graduated from the Gubkin Institute of Oil and Gas in Moscow, with a degree in Oil and Gas Fields Development and Exploitation. Since 1984, he was employed by various Gazprom companies: as Chief Engineer of Nadymgazprom, Head of the Production and Technical Department of the Industrial Association, and Chief Engineer of Mostransgaz’s Kaluga Department for Gas Transportation and Underground Storage. From 1992 to 2003, he was First Deputy General Director of a joint venture established by OAO Gazprom and DKG-EAST (Hungary). Since 2003 Mr. Fridman was the Deputy General Director of Novafininvest. In 2004, Mr. Fridman was elected Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee of OAO NOVATEK. In August 2007, he has been a member of NOVATEK’s Management Committee.


Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee

Member of the Board of Directors,
Chief Financial Officer

Mark Gyetvay`s biography

Mr. Gyetvay studied at Arizona State University (Bachelor of Science, Accounting, 1981) and later at Pace University, New York (Graduate Studies in Strategic Management, 1995). After graduation, Mr. Gyetvay worked in various capacities at a number of independent oil and gas companies (Champlin Petroleum Co., Texas, Ensource Inc. and MAG Enterprises, Colorado, and Amerada Hess Corporation, New Jersey) where he specialized in financial and economic analysis for both upstream and downstream segments of the petroleum industry. In 1994, Mr. Gyetvay began his work at Coopers and Lybrand, New York, as Director, Strategic Energy Advisory Services. He subsequently moved to Moscow in 1995 with Coopers & Lybrand to lead the oil and gas practice. He was admitted as a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Energy where he assumed the role of client service engagement partner, Utilities and Mining practice, based in Russia (Moscow office). Mr. Gyetvay was an engagement partner on various energy and mining clients providing overall project management, financial and operational expertise, maintaining and supporting client service relationships as well as serving as concurring partner on transaction services to the petroleum sector. Mr. Gyetvay is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and an associate member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. In 2003, Mr. Gyetvay became a member of NOVATEK’s Board of Directors and is also a Chairman of the Strategy and Investments Committee of NOVATEK’s Board of Directors. Since 2003, he has been Chief Financial Officer and, in August 2007, Mr. Gyetvay was elected to NOVATEK’s Management Board and, in July 2010, he became Deputy Director of NOVATEK’s Management Board.


Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee - Director of Legal Department

Tatyana Kuznetsova`s biography

Ms. Kuznetsova graduated from the Far East State University with a degree in Law. From 1986, she was Senior Legal Advisor for a legal bureau. In 1993, Ms. Kuznetsova became Deputy General Director for Legal Issues and from 1996, Marketing Director for OAO Purneftegasgeologiya. In 1998, she was appointed Deputy General Director of OAO Nordpipes. Since 2002, she has been Director of the Legal Department for NOVATEK. Since 2005, she has been the Deputy Chairman of NOVATEK’s Management Committee — Director of NOVATEK’s Legal Department and in August 2007, she became a member of NOVATEK’s Management Committee.


Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee

Iosif Levinzon`s biography

Mr. Levinzon graduated from the Tyumen Industrial Institute specializing in geology and is a Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Science. He continued postgraduate studies in Perm State Technical University. From 1978 to 1987, he was the Head of the Urengoy oil expedition and from 1987 to 1996 he was the General Director of Purneftegasgeologiya. From 1996 to 2005, Mr. Levinzon was the Deputy Governor, 1st Deputy Governor and Vice-Governor of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Levinzon he has been an Advisor to the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Levinzon has been an Advisor on Corporate and Strategic Development at ZAO OSTER and also at ZAO Investgeoservis. Since August 2009, Mr. Levinzon has held the position of Deputy Chairman of NOVATEK’s Management Committee and in December 2009 he was elected a member of NOVATEK’s Management Committee. Mr. Levinzon is a recipient of the Honored Geologist of Russia, the Order of the Badge of Honor and the Order of the Friendship of Peoples awards and has been awarded the Certificate of Merit from the Governor of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region.



Member of the Management Committee

Director of Finance and Strategy Development

Kirill Yanovskiy`s biography

In 1991, Mr. Yanovskiy graduated from the Gubkin Institute of Oil and Gas in Moscow. From 1992, he headed a department of the Yugorsky Joint-Stock Bank. From 1995, he headed the Securities Department at the Neftek Joint- Stock Commercial Bank. Since 2002, he has been Director of NOVATEK’s Financial Planning, Analysis and Control Department. In August 2007, Mr. Yanovskiy was elected to NOVATEK’s Management Committee and in 2007 he was appointed Deputy Director for Finance and Development Strategy Department. Since May 2011 he has been Director for Finance and Development Strategy Department.

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