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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 of OAO 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 PJSC 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”.
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 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 Board of OAO NOVATEK. In August 2007, he has been a member of NOVATEK’s Management Board. 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 August 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 Ministry 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 and a medal of St. Sergius).
VIKTOR NIKOLAEVICH BELYAKOV
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board for Economics and Finance
Has two high degrees, 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 Viktor 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 joined OAO NOVATEK in the position of Deputy Chairman of the Management Board — for Economics and Finance at OAO NOVATEK.
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 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, 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.
From 2003 to 2014, Mr. Gyetvay became a member of NOVATEK’s Board of Directors. Since 2004-2008, he has been Chief Financial Officer and, in August 2007, Mr. Gyetvay was elected to NOVATEK’s Management Board. Since July 2010, he became Deputy Chairman of NOVATEK’s Management Board.
OLEG VYACHESLAVOVICH KARPUSHIN
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board - Operations Director
In 1993, graduated from Moscow University of Oil and Gas named after I.M. Gubkin with distinction majoring in Oil and Gas Fields Exploration and Development.
Between 1986 and 1989, he did his military service with the USSR Navy. Awarded with the Navy’s badge of merit. In 2013, received an MBA degree from the Duke University (USA).
In 1993, he started his career as a Field Engineer with Schlumberger, worked as well cementing technical instructor in the Kellyville Training Centre (USA), HSE Manager and Fracturing Field Service Manager in the Western Siberia, Business Development Manager in Central Asia, GeoMarket Operations Manager for Russia and Belarus for fracturing, cementing and coiled tubing services. In 2004, he joined Shell Corporation and commenced working in its joint venture Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. where he worked as Astokh field Operations Manager and then as Offshore Asset Manager responsible for offshore oil and gas production. In 2010, he moved to the position of Asset Manager for Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd responsible for oil and gas production in its western division. In 2013, he became Chief Executive Officer at Salym Petroleum Development N.V.
In September 2015, he joined OAO NOVATEK in the position of Deputy Chairman of the Management Board — Director for Operations.
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. Has the title “Honored employee of OAO NOVATEK”, 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.
Igor Plesovskikh has been awarded the Certificate of Merit of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation.
In December 2015, he joined OAO NOVATEK in the capacity of Deputy Chairman of the Management Board – Director for Geology.
LEV VLADIMIROVICH FEODOSYEV
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board - Commercial Director
Mr. Feodosyev was born in Moscow. In 2002, he graduated from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University with a degree in Foundry Machinery and Technology.
In 2002, Mr. Feodosyev joined public service and was employed as Leading Specialist by the Russian Ministry of Energy. In 2003, he joined the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade where he worked as Leading Specialist, then Senior Specialist, Adviser, Deputy Group Head, and finally Deputy Department Director.
In October 2007, Mr. Feodosyev joined NOVATEK as Director, Prospective Development and Strategic Planning Department. In 2011, he became Deputy Commercial Director — Director, Gas Marketing and Sales Department. In February 2015, Mr. Feodosyev was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Management Board — Commercial Director.
Mr. Feodosyev holds NOVATEK Certificate of Honor.
DENIS GENNADEVICH KHRAMOV
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board
Graduated in 1997 from the Urals State Law Academy with a degree in Law. In 1999 completed a master’s course in Private Law with the Russian School of Private Law. In 2004, he obtained his candidate degree in Law.
From 1995 he was an in-house counsel at Transneftegaz CJSC. In 1997, he joined the Legal Center for Northern Territories as a lawyer and was subsequently appointed Chief Specialist and Deputy Head of Department with the Russian Ministry of Fuel and Energy in 1999.
In 2001, he was appointed Deputy Head of Department and Head of Department with the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.
In 2002, he joined Zarubezhneft JSC as Deputy Head of Division with the responsibility of supervising subsoil use, economic and financial affairs. In 2007 he became Senior Lawyer at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP.
From 2008 he held a number of positions with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, including Chief Officer for State Policy and Regulation in Geology and Subsoil Use and Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, and was appointed First Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation in 2014. During his service with the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, he was in charge of economic and financial affairs, geology and subsoil use.
His outstanding service was recognized with awards at different levels.
In December 2015, he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Management Board at OAO NOVATEK.
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. Since 2013 he has served as a Strategic Projects Director of OAO NOVATEK. Since 2014 he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO Yamal LNG. Mr. Tafintsev also was Deputy Head of OAO NOVATEK’s Representative Office in London, held a position of a Director of Themis Holdings Limited, was an Advisor for Finance and Investment at United Bureau of Consultants Limited.
In December 2015, Mr. Tafintsev was appointed Member of the Management Board — Director for Strategic Projects.
KIRILL NIKOLAYEVICH YANOVSKIY
Member of the Management Board - Director of Finance
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 Board and in 2007 was appointed Deputy Director for Finance and Strategy. Since May 2011 he has been Director for Finance and Strategy.
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