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Chairman of the Management Board
Member of the Board of Directors
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”.
LEV VLADIMIROVICH FEODOSYEV
First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board
In 2002, Mr. Feodosyev graduated from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University with a degree in Machinery and Foundry Engineering Technologies. In 2002, Mr. Feodosyev was appointed lead specialist at the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation. From 2003, he has served as lead specialist, senior specialist, adviser, deputy head of section, Deputy Director of Department at the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation. From October 2007, Mr. Feodosyev worked in NOVATEK as Director of the Strategic Planning and Development Department. From 2011, he was appointed as Deputy Commercial Director, Director of the Marketing and Gas Sales Department of NOVATEK. Since February 2015, he has been appointed Commercial Director, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of NOVATEK.
In 2014, Mr. Feodosyev was awarded NOVATEK’s Honorary Certificate.
ALEXANDER MIKHAILOVICH FRIDMAN
First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board
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 1973, 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 Technical Director, First Deputy General Director of a joint venture established by PAO 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 Board of PAO NOVATEK. In August 2007, he was appointed a member of NOVATEK’s Management Board. From February 2015 First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of PAO NOVATEK. Mr. Fridman is the recipient of the title of honor “Honored man of the oil and gas industry”.
VLADIMIR ALEKSEEVICH BASKOV
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board
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 1991 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 2007 he became a member of NOVATEK’s Management Board. Candidate of legal Sciences. He was awarded the Order For Personal Courage, the Russian Federation’s Order of the Badge of Honor and other state and departmental awards: Honorary Diplomas of the President of the Russian Federation, the Minister of Internal Affairs, the Governor of the Moscow Region. He also has the awards of the Russian Orthodox Church (Order of Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow, Order of Seraphim of Sarov and a medal of St. Sergius).
VIKTOR NIKOLAEVICH BELYAKOV
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board for Economics and Finance
Mr. Belyakov graduated from Tver State Technical University majoring in Automated Data Processing and Management Systems (1995) and in Information Systems in Economics (1997). In 2000, he completed an MBA degree program with Kingstone University (UK). A holder of CMA (Certified Management Accountant).
From 2004 till 2014 Mr. Belyakov worked for PAO Uralkali, where he successively held the positions of Head of Division, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President for Finance, Deputy General Director, Executive Director. In 2015 he was appointed Vice President for Economics and Finance of PAO Far East Shipping Company (FESCO group). In February 2016, Viktor Belyakov joined PAO NOVATEK in the position of Deputy Chairman of the Management Board for Economics and Finance.
SERGEY VLADIMIROVICH VASYUNIN
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board - Operations Director
In 1993, Sergey Vasyunin graduated from the Ufa Oil Institute, specializing in the Development and Operation of Oil and Gas Fields. Between 1993 and 1997, Mr. Vasyunin was employed with Condor as deputy director, Stroykomplekt as head of sales department, and with OAO Spetsnefteenergomontazhavtomatika - as marketing engineer. From 1998, he worked in the Urengoygazprom industrial association of OAO Gazprom where he served in the capacity of an oil, gas and condensate production foreman. Between 2002 and 2017, Mr. Vasyunin was employed in the positions of gas condensate production shop manager, deputy general director for operations, and first deputy general director - chief engineer of OOO NOVATEK-YURKHAROVNEFTEGAS. In April 2017, he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Management Board - Director for Operations of NOVATEK.
In 2005, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Energy issued a commendation to Sergey Vasyunin. He holds the Honored Employee of NOVATEK title.
MARK ANTHONY GYETVAY
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board
Chief Financial Officer
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 U.S. independent oil and gas companies 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, 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 (inactive status), a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and an associate member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He is a recognized expert in the oil and gas industry, a frequent speaker at various industry and investor conferences, has published numerous articles on various oil and gas industry topics and was a former member of PwC’s Petroleum Thought Leadership team. He has been recognized by Investor Relations Magazine as one of the best CFO’s in Russia and the CIS, and more recently by Institutional Investor magazine as one of the Top Five CFO’s in Europe’s Oil and Gas sector. Finance Monthly magazine named Mark Gyetvay the Best CFO in Russia for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017, and recently he received the Game Changer 2017 Award for Russia.
From 2003 to 2014, Mr. Gyetvay was a member of NOVATEK’s Board of Directors and served on the Investment and Strategy Committee. From 2003 to2014, he has been Chief Financial Officer and, in August 2007, Mr. Gyetvay was elected to NOVATEK’s Management Board. In July 2010, he became Deputy Chairman of NOVATEK’s Management Board.
TATYANA SERGEEVNA KUZNETSOVA
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board - Director of Legal Department
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 Board - Director of NOVATEK’s Legal Department and in August 2007, she became a member of NOVATEK’s Management Board. Ms. Kuznetsova has the title “Honored employee of PAO NOVATEK”, and is awarded the Order of Merit for the Fatherland 2 degree.
IGOR ANATOLEVICH PLESOVSKIKH
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board - Director for Geology
In 1993, Mr. Plesovskikh graduated from Tyumen Industrial Institute specialising in Oil and Gas Geology.
He has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He started his career as Assistant Driller at Noyabrskneftegaz, subsequently holding the positions of General Director at Urengoyneftegazgeologia, General Director at YARGEO, Deputy General Director — Chief Geologist at NOVATEK-TARKOSALENEFTEGAZ, Deputy General Manager of the Federal Agency for Subsoil Use Rosnedra and Deputy General Director — Chief Geologist at ITERA Oil & Gas Company.
In December 2015, he joined PAO NOVATEK in the capacity of Deputy Chairman of the Management Board – Director for Geology.
Igor Plesovskikh has been awarded the Certificate of Merit of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation.
ILYA VADIMOVICH TAFINTSEV
Member of the Management Board - Director for Strategic Projects
In 2006 Mr. Tafintsev obtained a BA in Economics from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. In 2007 graduated from University of London, where he majored in Investment and Finance. From 2007 to 2011 Mr. Tafintsev held the position of Deputy Head of PAO NOVATEK’s Representative Office in London. In 2011-2014, he was a Finance & Investment Advisor with United Bureau of Consultants Limited.
Since 2013 he has served as a Strategic Projects Director of PAO NOVATEK, a member of the Board of Directors at SIBUR Holding. From 2014 to 2016 he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO Yamal LNG. In December 2015, Mr. Tafintsev was appointed Member of the Management Board — Director for Strategic Projects of PAO NOVATEK.
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