Management Board

Vladimir Potanin
Vladimir Potanin

Born in: 1961

President and Chairman of the Management Board of MMCMining and Metallurgical CompanyPublic Joint Stock Company “Mining and Metallurgical Company “Norilsk Nickel”Go to the glossaryGo to the glossary Norilsk Nickel

President of Interros Holding Company

Member of the Bureau and Management Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)

Chairman and member of the Presidium of the National Council on Corporate Governance (NCCG)

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU)

Member of the Board of Trustees of St Petersburg University and the Graduate School of Management of St Petersburg University

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Night Hockey League, a non-profit amateur hockey foundation

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Norilsk Development Agency

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Moscow Church Construction Foundation

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Autonomous Non-Profit Entity ROZA Club for Sport Development and Support

Member of the Board of the Endowment Fund for Education and Culture

Vladimir Potanin graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in 1983 with a degree in International Economics. After graduating he spent seven years working for the USSR Ministry of Foreign Trade.

In 1990, Mr Potanin founded the Interros Foreign Trade Association and became the head of it. In 1993, he took the post of President at UNEXIM Bank and Chairman of the Board of Directors at the International Company for Finance and Investments (MFK).

From 14 August 1996 until 17 March 1997, Mr Potanin was the First Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Government overseeing economics, liaising between various ministries and government agencies, and heading some twenty federal, government and interagency commissions.

In May 1997, Mr Potanin became the head of UNEXIM Bank once again. In one year, on the back of business restructuring, he took the post of President at Interros Holding Company to spearhead dozens of major investment projects in metals and mining, engineering, finance, real estate development, pharmaceuticals, media, and entertainment.

In December 2012, Mr Potanin became the CEO of MMC Norilsk Nickel.

Vladimir Potanin is closely involved in community support and philanthropic initiatives. In 1999, he established the Vladimir Potanin Foundation, a non-profit charity with a mandate for implementing socially significant long-term educational and cultural projects in Russia.

Mr Potanin is a Trustee of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (New York) and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the State Hermitage Museum. His donations to the State Hermitage Museum Endowment Fund total USD 5 mln.

Mr Potanin is also known for extending support to his alma mater, with donations to the MGIMO Endowment Fund standing at circa USD 6.5 mln.

In 2010, Mr Potanin announced his decision to donate most of his fortune to charity. In 2013, he joined the Giving Pledge, an international philanthropic initiative.

As a member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation from 2006 to 2014, Mr Potanin headed its philanthropy, charity and volunteering commissions, as well as commissions for the promotion of charity and improvement of legislation on non-profit organisations.

Under his leadership, those commissions introduced a number of initiatives that have improved the legal framework for charity operations in Russia. For example, the Federal Law On the Procedure of Establishment and Use of Special Purpose Endowments by Non-Profit Organisations was drafted jointly with the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and became effective in 2007, and also Tax Code amendments on non-profits and broader charity activities and amendments to the Law On Advertising promoting social advertising were approved.

Mr Potanin also provides support to Russian sports organisations. In 2007–2012, he was a member of the Presidium of the Russian President’s Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sports, High-Achievement Sports, Preparation and Staging of the XXII Winter Olympic Games and XI Paralympic Games in Sochi in 2014. In 2007–2014, he sat on the Supervisory Board of the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee.

Currently, Mr Potanin is a member of the Council of Trustees and the Board of the Russian Olympians Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Solovki Archipelago Preservation and Development Foundation and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Russian-American Business Cooperation Council.

Vladimir Potanin is a holder of the following government and non-government awards and distinctions:

  • 4th class Order of Merit to the Fatherland (2007) for active promoting of Sochi’s bid to host the XXII Winter Olympic Games in 2014
  • 3d class Order of Merit to the Fatherland (2016)
  • Order of Alexander Nevsky (2014) for taking part in organising, preparing and holding the Sochi Games
  • Medal in Commemoration of the 850th Anniversary of Moscow
  • Medal in Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of St Petersburg
  • Badge of Honour for Philanthropy and Charity from the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation (2002)
  • Officer in the French Order of Arts and Letters (2007)
  • Knight of the Legion of Honour
  • Knight of the Order of St Paul the Apostle (Cyprus) for social and humanitarian activities in support of the church
  • Holder of the State Diploma and the Golden Olive Branch awarded in gratitude for profound contribution to the development of cultural links and fostering friendly relations between Cyprus and Russia (2010)
  • Orders of Saint Vladimir (2nd and 3rd classes), of Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow (1st and 2nd classes), of St Sergius of Radonezh (1st, 2nd and 3rd classes) and of Seraphim of Sarov (1st class), a Builder of Churches Patriarchal Award and a Patriarchal Award of St Barbara the Great-Martyr (1st class) (for the services to the Russian Orthodox Church)
Sergey Dyachenko
Sergey Dyachenko

First Vice-President — Chief Operating Officer

Member of the Management Board since 2013

Born in: 1962


  • Plekhanov Leningrad Mining Institute, degree in Mining Engineering
  • University of Pretoria (South Africa), master’s degree

Track record:

  • 2010 – 2013 — Chief Operating Officer, Kazakhmys GroupPublic Joint Stock Company “Mining and Metallurgical Company “Norilsk Nickel” and its subsidiariesGo to the glossary
  • 2013 – 2014 — Deputy CEO, Chief Operating Officer
  • 2014 – 2015 — First Deputy CEO — Chief Operating Officer
  • Since 2015 – currently — First Vice-President — Chief Operating Officer
  • Since 2016 – currently — Member of the Supreme Mining Council, Non-Profit Partnership ‘MineA mining location for the extraction of ores.Go to the glossaryrs of Russia’
  • 2017 – 2018 — Member of the Board of Directors, NORILSK NICKEL HARJAVALTA OY
  • Since 2017 – currently — Member the Executive Committee, NKOMATI
  • 2019 – currently — Member of the Board of Trustees, North Caucasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (State Technological University)
Marianna Zakharova
Marianna Zakharova

First Vice-President and General Counsel

Member of the Board of Directors since 2010

Member of the Management Board since 2016

Born in: 1976


  • Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN), master’s degree in law

Track record:

  • Marianna joined Interros in 2002 as Deputy Director of Legal Department, and rose to become Director of the department in 2004, position held until 2010. From 2009 to 2010, Mrs. Zakharova also sat on the Board of Directors of Rosbank, and in 2010 became member of the Board of MMC Norilsk Nickel. In 2010-2015, Ms. Zakharova served as Member of the Management Board and Deputy CEO for Legal Affairs at Interros and sat on the Board of Directors of CJSC ProfEstate. Since October 2015 Marianna is First Vice-President and General Counsel of MMC Norilsk Nickel
Andrey Bougrov
Andrey Bougrov

Senior Vice President

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2013

Member of the Management Board since 2013

Born in: 1952


  • Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), PhD in Economics

Track record:

  • 1977 – 1991 — Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the USSR
  • 1991 – 1993 — Advisor to the President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • 1993 – 2002 — Executive Director, Member of the Board of Directors — International Bank for Reconstruction. and Development, International Development Association, International Finance Corporation, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, Washington. D.C., USA
  • 2002 – 2004 — Deputy CEO, Investment Department Director, CJSC Interros Holding Company Management Board, Member
  • 2002 – 2003, 2005 — Member, Board of Directors, Power Machines OJSC
  • 2002 – 2009 — Member, Board of Directors, JSC Rosbank
  • 2003 – 2005 — Member, Board of Directors, JSC Russian Utilities Systems
  • 2003 – 2007 — Member, Board of Directors, JSC Open Investments (OPIN)
  • 2004 – 2010 — Managing Director, Member of the Board of Directors, CJSC Interros Holding Company
  • 2004 – 2008 — Member, Board of Directors, JSC RAO Unified Energy System of Russia
  • 2008 – 2011 — Chairman, Board of Directors, ProfMedia Holding
  • 2005 — Member, Board of Directors JSC TGKTerritorial Generating CompanyGo to the glossary-1
  • 2007 – 2008 — Member, Supervisory Board, Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V., Netherlands
  • 2007 – 2009 — Chairman, Board of Directors, Power Generating Company OGKWholesale Generating CompanyGo to the glossary-3
  • 2002 – 2006 — Member, Management Board, Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • 2007 – 2009 — Member, Governing Council, Sustainable Energy Development Autonomous Non-Profit Organization
  • 2008 – 2009 — Member, Commission of Experts under the United Nations General Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial system (Stiglitz Commission)
  • 2010 – 2013 — Deputy CEO, Member of the Management Board, Interros Company
  • 2013 – 2014 — Member, Board of Directors , OJSC RusHydro
  • 2013 – 2015 — Deputy CEO for GR and IR, OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2013 – 2015 — Vice-President, CJSC Interros Holding Company (2015 — Interros Holding Company LLC)
  • Since 2014 — Member, Board of Directors, OJSC Inter RAO UES (2015 — PJSC Inter RAO UES)
  • June, 2015 – October, 2015 — Vice-President — Government and Investor Relations, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2015 – 2016 — Vice-President, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2015 – 2016 — Member of the Investment Committee, RusHydro Hydroelectric Power Generation Company
  • Since 2015 — Vice-President, Interros Holding Company LLC and member of Non-profit partnership “National Council on Corporate Governance”
  • Since 2016 — Senior Vice President, PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • Since 2016 — Member of the Expert Advisory Board on Corporate Governance, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation (Bank of Russia)
  • Since 2016 — Chairman of the Share Issuers Committee, PJSC Moscow Exchange
  • Since 2018 — currently — Chairman of the Board of non-financial reporting at RUIE, vice-present and Member of the Management Board at RUIE
  • Since 2018 — Member of the Expert Advisory Board on Corporate Governance, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Member of The Bretton Woods Committee, Washington D.C.
  • Member of the Russian Federation Council for Foreign and Defense Policy
  • Member of the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs Business Council
  • Member/Vice-President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
  • Member of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Department Advisory Board
  • 2018 — currently — Member of the Advisory Council, Russo-British Chamber of Commerce
Sergey Malyshev
Sergey Malyshev

Senior Vice-President — CFO

Member of the Management Board since 2013

Born in: 1969


  • Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation, degree in Finance and Credit;
  • Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, degree in Public and Municipal Administration;
  • A.N. Kosygin Russian State University, degree in Mechanical Engineering

Track record:

  • 1993 – 1998 — senior management positions in the Finance and Insurance
  • 1998 – 2009 — Deputy General Director for Economy and Finance of CJSC LUKOIL-Neftekhim, managing company of Russian and foreign petrochemical assets of LUKOIL
  • 2009 – 2013 CFO, First Deputy CEO — CFO of OJSC Energostroyinvest Holding
  • 2013 – 2015 — Deputy CEO — Chief Financial Officer, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2015 – 2016 — Vice-President — Chief Financial Officer, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2016 – currently — Senior Vice-President — CFO, MMC Norilsk Nickel


  • An Order of Friendship (by a decree of the President of the Russian Federation), a medal In Commemoration of the 850th Anniversary of Moscow, a Certificate of Honour from the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, multiple Russian Orthodox Church orders and medals.
Vladislav Gasumyanov
Vladislav Gasumyanov

Head of the Chair of Corporate Security of MIEP MGIMO, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Member of the Management Board since 2014

Born in: 1959


  • Kiev Civil Aviation Engineering Institute;
  • North-West Academy of Public Administration

Track record:

  • 1982 – 2001 — served in State Security Committee (KGB), Foreign Intelligence Service, and Federal Security Service
  • 2002 – Federal Agency for State Reserves (Rosrezerv), Head of General Affairs Department
  • 2003 – 2004 — Federal Agency for State Reserves, State Secretary — Deputy General Director
  • 2004 – 2008 — Deputy Chief of the Federal Agency for State Reserves
  • December 2008 – March 2009 — March 2009 — Acting Chief of the Federal Agency for State Reserves
  • 2009 – 2012 — Department for Interregional and Cultural Relations with Foreign States of the President of the Russian Federation, Deputy Head
  • 2012 – 2015 — Corporate Security Directorate — Head of the Security, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2014 – 2016 — Member of the Board of Directors at OJSC Yenisei River Shipping Company
  • 2015 – 2015 — Vice-President, Corporate Security Directorate, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2015 – 2018 — Vice-President — Corporate Security, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2017 – 2019 — Member of the Board of Directors, FC Dynamo Moscow
  • Since 2017 – currently — Head of the Chair of Corporate Security of MIEP MGIMO, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Since 2017 – currently — Member of the Board of Directors at Norilsk Nickel Africa (Pty) Ltd and Norilsk Nickel Mauritius, and member of the Executive Committee at Nkomati
  • 2018 – 2019 — State Secretary — Vice-President of Government Relations at Public Joint Stock Company Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel
  • 2019 – 2019 — Senior Vice-President, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2019 – 2020 — Senior Vice-President, public – private partnership development, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2019 — currently — Member of the Board of Trustees at Moscow City Organization of the Public — State Association “All-Russian sports Society “Dynamo”
  • 2019 — currently — Supervisory council member of the Volleyball Federation of Russia (VFR)
  • Since 2019 – currently — Presidium Member at National Association for International Information Security, Non-profit organization «National Association for International Information Security»
  • Holds PhD in economics (Saint Petersburg State Economics and Finance University)
  • Russian academy of Natural Sciences, corresponding member
  • Government of the Russian Federation Agro-industrial Affairs Commission, member (2005)
  • Russian Federation Security Council Military Security Commission, member (2007-2008)
  • Sochi State University Guardian Council, Chairman (incumbent)
  • Andrew the Apostle Foundation and Center of Russian National Glory, honorary member

National awards:

  • 1989 — Medal for Distinction in the Protection of Public Order
  • 1997 — Medal of the Order for Merit to the Fatherland (2nd class)
  • 2006 — Order of Friendship
  • 2009 — Presidential Certificate of Honour
  • 2016 — Order of Honour

Government and ministerial awards:

  • 2005 — Combat Veteran medal (Council of CIS Heads of State)
  • 2007 — Medal for Merit in Safeguarding National Security (Security Council)
  • 2007 — Participant of Counter-Terrorist Operation medal (Ministry of Internal Affairs)
  • 2009 — Medal for Distinction in Intelligence (Russian Foreign Intelligence Service)
  • 2014 — Medal for Distinction in Safeguarding Economic Security (Federal Security Service)
  • 2015 — Medal for Combat Valour (Ministry of Defence)
  • 2020 — Order of Saint George medal (Ministry of Defence)

Russian orthodox church awards:

  • Order of St Sergius of Radonezh
  • Order of Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow
  • Order of Seraphim of Sarov
  • Order of Ilya of Murom

Foreign awards:

  • 2001 — Order of Leon (Abkhazia)
  • 2019 — Order of Honour (South Ossetia)
Elena Savitskaya
Elena Savitskaya

Vice-President — Chief of Staff

Member of the Management Board since 2014

Born in: 1972


  • Moscow Pedagogical State University, degree in Psychology

Track record:

  • In 1998-2013 held office as: Aide to the President, Deputy Chief of Staff of CEO, Chief of Staff of President at CJSC Interros Holding Company
  • Since 2013 – currently — Advisor to the President (part-time), CJSC INTERROS Holding Company (from 2015 — INTERROS Holding Company LLC)
  • Since 2013 – currently — holds the office of Chief of Staff at ММС Norilsk Nickel
  • Since October 2015 appointed as Vice-President — Chief of Staff at MMC Norilsk Nickel
Nina Plastinina
Nina Plastinina

Vice President — Internal Control and Risk Management

Member of the Management Board since 2013

Born in: 1961


  • Moscow Chemical Machinery Construction Institute, degree in Mechanical Engineering;
  • Bauman Moscow Technical Institute, post-graduate degree in Economics and Production Management

Track record:

  • 1994 – 1995 — Head accountant of Sprint Group (Global One)
  • 1995 – 2000 — financial Director of Moscow Telecommunication (GTS Group); Deputy Fiancial Director of Teleross
  • 2000 – 2005 — Financial Director of CJSC Komkor — TV, OJSC Moscow Telecommunication Corporation «KOMKOR»
  • 2005 – 2007 — Financial Director of Natinal Cable Networks Group and OJSC Mostelecom
  • 2008 – 2013 — Director of Financial Department at CJSC Interros Holding Company
  • 2009 – 2010 — Member of the Board of Directors of ProfMedia Holding
  • 2009 – 2011 — Member of the Board of Directors of Argos
  • 2010 – 2011 — Member of the Board of Directors of Stavropol Broiler
  • 2009 – 2011 — Member of the Board of Directors of Roza Khutor
  • 2013 – 2015 — Head of Internal Control Department of MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2015 – 2016 — Vice-President — Internal Audit, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2016 – currently — Vice President — Internal Control and Risk Management, PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel
Sergey Barbashev
Sergey Barbashev

Member of the Board of Directors since 2011

Born in: 1962

Nationality: Russia


  • Moscow Higher School of Militia of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR, degree in law

Track record:

  • 2008 – 2018 — CEO and Chairman of the Management Board at Interros Holding Company LLC (Interros Holding Company CJSC until 2015)
  • 2008 – currently — member of the Board at the Vladimir Potanin Charitable Foundation
  • 2011 – currently — Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rosa Khutor Ski Resort Development Company
  • 2015 – 2018 — Branch Director at Olderfrey Holdings Ltd.
  • 2016 – currently — member of the Board of Endowment for Education and Culture
  • 2016 – 2018 — Director at Olderfrey Holdings Ltd.
  • 2018 – currently — Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Security at PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel
Sergey Alexandrovich Dubovitsky
Sergey Dubovitsky

Vice President for Strategy & Strategic Projects

Member of the Management Board since 2018

Born in: 1978


  • Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), School of International Information
  • INSEAD Business School, Master of Business Administration

Track record:

  • 2000 – 2005 — Various positions with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • 2005 – 2013 — Strategy in oil and gas industry, McKinsey & Co
  • 2013 – 2016 — Head of Strategic Planning Department, PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel (until 2015 — OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel)
  • 2016 – 2019 — Vice President for Strategic Planning at MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • 2019 – currently — Vice President for Strategy & Strategic Projects at MMC Norilsk Nickel

Member of the Strategy Committee