Board of Directors

Sergey Generalov, Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director

After beginning his career in 1992 in the banking sector, Mr. Generalov gained valuable experience in financial management, while his fundamental education in the field of energy allowed him to subsequently occupy a number of senior positions in major oil companies. In 1998, thanks to the expertise he had gained in the energy industry, Sergey Generalov was called upon to serve as Fuel and Energy Minister, holding the position until 1999. In 1999, Sergey Generalov was elected to the State Duma, and, during his stint as a legislator between 1999 and 2003, he served as deputy chairman of the State Duma Economic Policy and Entrepreneurship Committee, as well as chairman of the Investor Protection Standing Commission of the State Duma.

In 2003, Sergey Generalov decided to focus his efforts on working in the field of private investments in the development of the economy and production in Russia. He founded and so far has remained the principal owner and president of the "Industrial Investors" Group - one of the country’s largest private investor in industrial and infrastructure projects.

Within his investment activities, Sergey Generalov has implemented a number of major projects in the Russian economy, such as "KrasUgol," "AgromashHolding," "Russian Alcohol," and the FESCO Transport Group. Mr. Generalov has always been actively involved in the management and development of his group’s acquisitions, including by occupying key management positions, such as chairman of the Board of Directors or president.

Along with his business activity, Sergey Generalov is also active in the social and political realms through participation in a number of major state and non-state organizations. For example, since 2001 Mr. Generalov has been a co-chairman of the "Delovaya Rossiya" all-Russian public organization; since 2003, he has been a member of the National Corporate Governance Council, as well as a member of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs bureau, the chairman of the Competition Development Committee, and a member of the Transport Committee of the latter.

Between 2002 and 2005, he served as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Russian Association of Investor Protection. Since 2006, he has been a member of the Supervisory Board of IBLF Russia; and since 2008, a member of the International Advisory Council of the University of Oxford.

In 2008, Sergei Generalov was invited to join the Transport and Communication Commission under the Russian Federation Government, and since 2011 he has been a member of the Marine Board under the Russian Federation Government.

Mr. Generalov  graduated with honors from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute (MEI) in 1986 and in 1992 he graduated from the Ordzhonikidze Management School with a degree in "Management of international business activity."

Nikolay Levitskiy, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Nikolay LevitskiyMr. Nikolay Levitskiy was one of the founders of GEOTECH Holding. Since 2006, he served as President of GEOTECH Holding. Prior to this Mr. Levitskiy was First Deputy Head of the Komi Republic, Russia. Не has served as СЕО at CJSC EuroChem Mineral and Chemical Company from 2001 to 2003.  Mr. Levitskiy was Vice-President of OJSC Oil and Gas Company SLAVNEFT from 1998 to 2000.

Mr. Levitskiy graduated from St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance named after N.A. Voznesensky with a degree in Economics. He also holds a PhD in Economics.

Boris Aleshin, Independent Non-Executive Director

Boris AleshinSince 2009, Mr. Aleshin has been the general director of the N.E. Zhukovsky Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute. In 2011, was elected President of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Prior to this he held other senior executive positions to include those of First Deputy Minister of Industry, Science and Technology of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the State Committee for Standardization and Metrology, Head of the Federal Agency for Industry, president of JSC AVTOVAZ, first deputy director and commercial director of the State Research Institute of Aviation Systems, director of the Microelectronics Centre of Aviation Industry. Between 2003 and 2004, Mr. Aleshin was Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.

Mr. Aleshin graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology with a degree in automatic control systems and holds a Ph. D in the Engineering. He is a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Peter O’Brien, Independent Non-Executive Director

Peter O'BrienBetween 2006 and 2011, Mr. O’Brien was a member of the management board and vice president for finance and investments at Rosneft. Prior to this, he was co-head of Investment Banking in Russia for Morgan Stanley and vice president at Troika Dialog in Russia. Mr. O’Brien has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services sector – primarily with oil and gas companies in Europe and the former Soviet Union. He is also a director of TMK Group and the European Pension Fund.

Mr. O’Brien holds an MBA from Columbia Business School. He also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian Studies from Duke University.

Dmitry Lipyavko, Independent Non-Executive Director

Dmitry LipyavkoMr. Lipyavko has served as Chairman of the Board of directors of Roza
Mira Group since July 2010. Mr. Lipyavko was one of the founders of Roza Mira in 1993 and helped develop the company into one of the largest independent oil processing and trading companies in Russia. Mr. Lipyavko started his professional career on the Tyumen commodities exchange as an oil trader.
Mr. Lipyavko is General Director and one of the founders of BlueLine Project, which constructs and operates modern associated gas utilization plants. BlueLine Project was awarded for successful implementation of associated gas utilization by the World Bank.

Mr. Lipyavko is a graduate of the Tyumen State Oil and Gas University and has completed an executive training programme at the Academy of the National Economy in Economics and Management


Denis Cherednichenko, Executive Director

Denis CherednichenkoMr. Cherednichenko is Executive Vice President of IGSS. Нe was one of the founders of GEOTECH Holding where he held several positions since 2007, including Vice President for corporate development and investments. Prior to that, Mr. Cherednichenko held the position of legal counsel and deputy head of the corporate projects department of MDM-Group and CJSC SUEK (Siberian Coal Energy Company).

Mr. Cherednichenko graduated from the Urals State Law Academy, Yekaterinburg, and holds a Master of Law degree from the University of Manchester, UK.

Maurice Dijols, Non-Executive Director

Maurice DijolsMr. Dijols has served on the board of directors of Eurasia Drilling Company Limited since 2011. Currently he holds the positions of Chairman of the Russian Schlumberger companies and also Senior Advisor to the Schlumberger CEO. Mr. Dijols has held a variety of executive positions during his 30-year career with Schlumberger. From 2003 to 2011  Mr. Dijols served as President of Schlumberger Russia. In the past he served as President of SchlumbergerSema, North Central Europe and CIS. Mr. Dijols also held positions as the Chief Information Officer of Schlumberger Limited and as the President of Schlumberger Oilfield Services North and South America.

Mr. Dijols is a graduate of both the Ecole d'Ingenieurs de Marseille and the Ecole Superieure d'Electricite de Paris.

Felix Lyubashevsky, Non-Executive Director

Felix LubashevskyHe has been a member of the board of directors of Integra Group since 2010.  He also served as the president of Integra Group between 2005 and 2010, and returned to this role in March 2012. Mr. Lyubashevsky oversaw Integra Group’s  IPO in 2007, as well as its subsequent development as a diversified oilfield services company. Prior to joining Integra Group, from 1998 to 2005, Mr. Lyubashevsky held a number of senior positions at TNK-BP, including in Oilfield Services and Supply Chain Management.  While there, he completed integration of SIDANCO’s oilfield service assets, among other initiatives.

Mr. Lyubashevsky graduated from the Russian Academy of Economics named after Plekhanov with a degree in Economic Cybernetics.

Kurt Suntay, Non-Executive Director

Kurt SuntayMr. Suntay also sits on the boards of Russian Sea Group, MC Kolmar, Russian Sea – Catching and Russian Time. Since 2006, he has served as a Managing Director of Ural Invest, an investment advisory company. Between 2001 and 2006, Mr. Suntay was a First Vice President at Rothschild Bank’s asset management division, based in Switzerland. Prior to this, he was a member of Mergers and Acquisitions and Investment Banking teams for Wasserstein Perella & Co and, later, Bear Stearns in New York.

Mr. Suntay graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and received an MBA from London Business School.