Sergey Generalov, Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Generalov has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Far-East Shipping Company since May 2012. Between 2009 and 2011, he held the position of President and CEO of Fesco Transportation Group. Currently he is also a member of the Board of directors of Maritime Bank, Solar Energy LLC and CJSC Air Management Group. Mr. Generalov has held a number of executive positions, including the General Director and President of Industrial Investors LLC since 2004, where he was also a member of the Board of directors between 2004 and 2009. Between 1998 and 1999, Mr. Generalov was the Minister of Fuel and Energy of the Russian Federation.
Mr. Generalov graduated from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute.
Nikolay Levitskiy, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director
Mr. 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
Since 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
Between 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
Mr. 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
Mr. 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
Mr. 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
He 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
Mr. 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.