Board of Directors

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MR. ALEXANDER Y. NATALENKO

 

Chairman of the Board of Directors

 

Chairman of the Strategy Committee

Alexander Natalenko`s biography

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. Member of OAO Rosgeologia Board of Directors. From 2004 till present he has been 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. ANDREI I. AKIMOV

 

Director

 

Member of the Strategy Committee

Andrei Akimov`s biography

Born in1953
In 1975, graduated from the Moscow Finance Institute, specialty - "International Economic Relations". 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). Between 1987 and 1990, Mr.
Akimov was the Chairman of the Management Board of Donau Bank in Vienna (Austria). From February 1991 to January 2003 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 of Gazprombank (OAO). He is a member of Board of
Directors/Supervisory Board of OAO Gazprom, Gazprombank (OAO), OAO NK Rosneft, OAO Rosneftegaz, Gazprom Germania GmbH, ООО Gazprom gas motor fuel, GPB International S.A.
and other.In 1975, graduated from the Moscow Finance Institute, specialty - "International Economic Relations". 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). Between 1987 and 1990, Mr.
Akimov was the Chairman of the Management Board of Donau Bank in Vienna (Austria). From February 1991 to January 2003 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 of Gazprombank (OAO). He is a member of Board of
Directors/Supervisory Board of OAO Gazprom, Gazprombank (OAO), OAO NK Rosneft, OAO Rosneftegaz, Gazprom Germania GmbH, ООО Gazprom gas motor fuel, GPB International S.A.
and other.

DR. BURCKHARD BERGMANN

 

Director

 

Member of the Strategy Committee

Burckhard Bergmann`s biography

Born in 1943
 
Higher education - from 1962 to 1968 Dr. Bergmann studied physics at the Freiburg and Aachen Universities. In 1970 he was awarded a Doctorate in Engineering by Aachen University of Technology. From 1968 to 1969, Dr. Bergmann worked at the German Federal Ministry for Research and Technology and from 1969 to 1972 – at the Jülich Nuclear Research Center. In 1972, Dr. 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. In 1980, he was elected as a member of the Management 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 Management Board of E.ON AG. Dr. Bergmann is also a member of the Board of Directors (Supervisory Board) of: Allianz
Lebensversicherungs AG (till 2013), Commerzbank AG (till 2013), Contilia GmbH, Telenor ASA. In addition, he is a member of the Advisory Boards for Dana Gas International, IVG
Immobilien AG. He has been elected as Chairman of the Advisory Board of Jaeger Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG, Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board of Accumulatorenwerke Hoppecke GmbH and is elected a member of the Board of Trustees of RAG AG. Dr. Bergmann holds the following distinctions: Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit (1997); Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, a Foreign Member of the Academy of Technological Sciences of the Russian Federation (2003); Order of Merit of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (2004) as well as a
winner of Director of the Year, Moscow (2007); Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (2008). In June 2011, by means of presidential Decree he became
a recipient of the Order of the Friendship of Peoples award for significant contribution in development of the Russian-German relations.

MR. MICHAEL BORRELL

 

Director

 

Member of the Strategy Committee

Michael Borrell`s biography

Born in 1962
 
Mr. Borrell graduated from the University of Cambridge where he specialized in chemical and mechanical engineering (Master of Science - 1993, Bachelor - 1984). He joined TOTAL in 1985.
He worked with the affiliated companies of the concern; from 1995 he held a number of senior management positions in the TOTAL concern. From 2003 he worked at the position of Vice-President Corporate Planning and Business Development for Total E&P Indonésie. In July 2006 he was appointed President and CEO of TOTAL E&P Canada in Calgary. From September 2009 to June 2010, he was Vice President of the Caspian Area and Central Asia for TOTAL Exploration and Production. Since July 2010, he is Senior Vice President Continental Europe and Central Asia. From January 1, 2015 he was appointed Senior Vice-President Europe and Central Asia, which includes former Continental Europe and Central Asia and Northern Europe divisions.

 

MR. ROBERT CASTAIGNE                                                                                                                

 

Independent director

 

Member of the Audit Committee

 

Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee

Robert Castaigne`s biography

Born in 1946
 
A graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Lille and the Ecole nationale supérieure du pétrole et des moteurs, he holds a doctorate in economics and has spent his whole career at TOTAL SA, first as
an Engineer, then in various posts From 1994 to 2008, he was Chief Financial Officer and a Member of the Executive Committee of TOTAL SA. Director and member of the Audit Committee of Compagnie Nationale à Portefeuille (Belgium); Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Total Nucléaire and Total Chimie; Director of Elf Aquitaine, Total Gestion Filiales, Hutchinson, Total Gabon, Petrofina (Belgium), Omnium
Insurance & Reinsurance Company Ltd (Bermuda) and Total Upstream UK Ltd.

MR. LEONID V. MIKHELSON

 

Chairman of Management Board of NOVATEK - Director

Leonid Mikhelson`s biography

Born in 1955

 

Mr. Mikhelson received his primary degree from the Samara Institute of Civil Engineering in 1977, where he specialized in Civil Construction Engineering. That same year, he 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 the Urengoy-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 a private company, AO SNP NOVA. In 1987-1994 he worked as manager of AO SNP NOVA. Subsequently, he became General Director of
Novafininvest management company. 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
until December 2010, he was a member and Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO Stroytransgas. In 2009 and 2010, Mr. Mikhelson worked as Chairman of the Board of Directors,
Yamal LNG; from 2008 until 2011 he was member of the Board of Directors of Art Finance. Since 2011, Mr. Mikhelson has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of SIBUR, from
2011 until 2013 - member of Supervisory Board of Russian Regional Development Bank. Mr. Mikhelson is recipient of the Russian Federation Order of the Badge of Honor, Order for Merit
to the Fartherland, II Degree, is an Honorary Gas Industry Worker.

VIKTOR P. ORLOV

 

Independent director

 

Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee

 

Member of the Audit Committee

Viktor Orlov's biography

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 8 Resources and Environmental Protection. 2004-2011 - Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Protection. Professor, Doctor of Economics, Candidate of geological-mineralogical sciences, 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, 18 non-governmental awards, including 3 appreciation letters of the President of the Russian Federation, the Certificate of Merit of the Government of the Russian Federation.

MR. GENNADY N. TIMCHENKO

 

Director

 

Member of the Strategy Committee

Gennady Timchenko`s biography

Born in 1952
In 1976, Mr. Timchenko graduated from the Mechanical University in Leningrad with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He began his career at the Izhorsky Factory in Leningrad, an industrial
plant which manufactured 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 industries. He has built interests in trading, logistics and transportation companies. In 1988, Mr. Timchenko became Vice President of Kirishineftekhimexport, the export and trading arm of the Kirishi Refinery in the Leningrad Region. In 1991, he joined 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. From 1997 to 2014, he was cofounder of Gunvor, a leading independent oil trading company. Mr. Timchenko was a member of
the Board of Directors of OOO Transoil and OOO BalttransServicem, and Airfix Aviation OY. Mr. Timchenko has been member of NOVATEK Board of Directors since 2009. He is member
of the Board of Directors of SIBUR Holding, the Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of the SKA St. Petersburg Ice Hockey Club, as well as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of OOO Kontinental Hockey League, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society, the Russian Co-Chairman of the Russian-Chinese Business Council, the Chairman of the Russian Olympic Committee Promotion Board and Vice-President of the Olympic Committee of the Russian Federation, the Chairman of the Economic Council of the Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce (CCIFR).

MR. ANDREI V. SHARONOV

 

Independent director

 

Chairman of the Audit Committee

 

Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee

Andrei Sharonov`s biography

Born in 1964
 
 
Mr. Sharonov graduated from the Ufa Aviation Institute and the Russian Presidential Public Service Academy Between 1989 and 1991, he served as USSR People's Deputy and led the Russian State Duma
Committee on Youth Affairs up until 1996. Between 1996 and 2007, Mr. Sharonov was Head of Department and Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade, and a State Secretary of
the said Ministry. Between 2007 and 2010, he was Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Troika Dialog Invsestment Company and led the Investment Banking stream. Between 2010 and 2013, he was Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy being in charge of budgeting, public procurement, industrial policy and support for entrepreneurship as
well as of regulating the goods and service markets. Mr. Sharonov was Chairman of the Regional Energy Commission. Since September 2013, Mr. Sharonov has been Dean of Moscow School of
Management SKOLKOVO and Advisor to Mayor of Moscow. Mr. Sharonov is member of the Supervisory Board of OAO Alrosa, member of the Board of Directors of Bank of Moscow, member of the Board of Directors, Strategy Committee and Innovative Development and Technical Policy Committee of OAO Sovcomflot, Chairman and Independent Member of the Board of Directors of NefteTransService Management Company, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ecosistema Management Company. Mr. Sharonov holds Ph.D. in Social Sciences and is an Honored Economist of the Russian Federation. Mr. Sharonov received 2009 Aristos Awards as Independent Director and 2009 Director of the Year. He was also awarded 2012 Person of the Year in Business Reputation Category. He is recipient of the Russian Federation’s Order of the Badge of Honor.

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