NOVATEK elects new Board of Directors

25 September 2015

Moscow, 25 September2015. OAO NOVATEK announced today that the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (“EGM”) approved the election of new members to the Board of Directors.

The following members were elected to the Board of Directors:

  • Andrei I. Akimov:  Chairman of the Management Board of Gazprombank (Joint Stock Company), Member of the Board of the Association of Russian Banks;

  • Burckhard Bergmann: Member of the Advisory Board of the Union of German Science Funds;

  • Michael Borrell: Senior Vice-President of Total Exploration & Production for Europe and Central Asia;

  • Robert Castaigne: Member of the Board of Directors of SOCIETE GENERALE, VINCI and SANOFI;

  • Leonid V. Mikhelson:  Chairman of NOVATEK’s Management Board;

  • Alexander Y. Natalenko: Honored Geologist of the Russian Federation and State Prize Laureate;

  • Viktor P. Orlov: President of the Russian Geological Society (RosGeo), Chairman of the Science and Engineering Board of OAO Rosgeologia, Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology;

  • Gennady N. Timchenko: Member of the Board of Directors of PAO SIBUR Holding, Chairman of the French and Russian Companies Economic Board of the Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce, Russian Co-Chair of the Russian-Chinese Business Council; and

  • Andrei V. Sharonov: Dean of SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management, Honored Economist of the Russian Federation.


PAO NOVATEK is the largest independent natural gas producer in Russia, and in 2017, entered the global gas market by successfully launching the Yamal LNG project. Founded in 1994, the Company is engaged in the exploration, production, processing and marketing of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons. The Company’s upstream activities are concentrated mainly in the prolific Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region, which is the world’s largest natural gas producing area and accounts for approximately 80% of Russia’s natural gas production and approximately 15% of the world’s gas production. NOVATEK is a public joint stock company established under the laws of the Russian Federation. The Company’s shares are listed in Russia on Moscow Exchange (MOEX) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE) under the ticker symbol “NVTK”.

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