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Our leadership

Vitaly Nesis
Vitaly Nesis

Group Chief Executive Officer

Appointed 29 September 2011.

Experience JSC Polymetal’s Chief Executive from 2003, Member of its Board, 2004–2012. CEO of Vostsibugol, 2002–2003. Strategic Development Director at the Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant in 2000. Head of the Investment Planning Department at SUAL-Holding, 2001-2002. McKinsey in Moscow, 1999-2000. Merrill Lynch in New York, 1997-1999.

Qualifications BA in Economics from Yale University; MA in Mining Economics from St. Petersburg Mining Institute.

Vitaly Savchenko
Vitaly Savchenko

Chief Operating Officer

Appointed 2009.

Experience Director of the Production Department, 2007-2009, senior production and technical positions since 2004. Chief underground mine engineer at Priargunskoye Mining and Chemical Company as well as various managing positions at the mine, 1994-2003. Recipient of second and third-category Miner’s Glory Medal.

Qualifications Degree with Honours in underground mineral mining engineering, Kyrgyz Mining Institute; MBA from the UK’s Open University Business School.

Sergey Trushin
Sergey Trushin

Deputy CEO, Mineral Resources

Appointed 2010.

Experience Chief Geologist at the Khabarovsk Exploration Company, 2008-2010. Chief Geologist at Albazino Resources 2006-2008 and various positions at Albazino Resources since 1998. Geologist with Dalnevostochnie Resources, 1991. Geologist with the Production Geological Association ‘Dalgeology’ and the Nizhne-Amursk exploration expedition in the preceding six years.

Qualifications Degree in Geological Surveying and Mining Engineering Exploration from the Novocherkassk State Polytechnic Institute.

Pavel Danilin
Pavel Danilin

Deputy CEO, Strategic Development

Appointed 2009.

Experience Previous roles in Polymetal: Director of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations, Head of Corporate Finance. Head of Corporate Finance at CJSC ICT, 2002 and 2003. Deputy Head of Currency Department and Head of Financial Resources Department at the Kaliningrad branch of Bank Petrocommerce, 1998-2001.

Qualifications MBA from the University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Degree in Economics and Management, Kaliningrad State Technical University.

Roman Shestakov
Roman Shestakov

Deputy CEO, Project Development And Construction

Appointed 2009.

Experience Chief Engineer at Gold of Northern Urals, 2007-2009; pit superintendent 2006-2007. Mine superintendent at the Okhotsk Mining and Exploration Company, 2004-2005. Mining engineer in the Production and Technical Department of JSC Polymetal Management in the preceding two years.

Qualifications Honours degree in Open-pit Mining from the Mining Department of the St. Petersburg State Mining Institute. MBA from the UK’s Open University Business School.

Maxim Nazimok
Maxim Nazimok

Chief Financial Officer

Appointed 2017.

Experience Previous roles in Polymetal: Chief Financial Controller, 2011-2015, and Finance Director of Polymetal, 2015-2016. Deputy Chief Financial Officer at Nomos Bank in 2011-2012, Director of Business Planning and Analysis since 2009. Head of Management and IFRS Reporting at MDM Bank, 2008-2009. Various financial positions at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, 2003-2008.

Qualifications BA in Economics from St. Petersburg State University; graduated with distinction from the Executive MBA-Global Programme at London Business School and Columbia Business School. Fellow member of ACCA.

Valery Tsyplakov
Valery Tsyplakov

Managing Director, Polymetal Engineering

Appointed 2004.

Experience Previous roles in Polymetal: Deputy General Director for Mineral Resources, Design and Technology and senior roles in the Production and Technology and Technological Research Departments, 2000-2004. Department Head at the Soviet Union Research Institute of Aeronautical Automation and, prior to this, a quest scientist at Aarhus University’s Physics Institute (Denmark). Research Fellow in the Plasma Physics Department of the Moscow Physics and Engineering Institute. Professional Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (London).

Qualifications Degree in Experimental Nuclear Physics, the Moscow Physics and Engineering Institute. PhD in Physics and Mathematics.

Igor Kapshuk
Igor Kapshuk

Chief Legal Officer

Appointed 2015.

Experience Previously worked in Polymetal as Head of the Legal Department from 2005 and Deputy Head from 2003. Deputy General Counsel, Head of the Department for Legal Matters and Head of Claims Department at the branch of Siberia Energy Coal Company and at Vostsibugol (Irkutsk), 2001-2003. Legal advisor for Pharmasintez, 1999-2001. Legal advisor and acting Head of the Legal Department at the Irkutsk Tea-Packing Factory, 1997-1998. Legal adviser at an insurance company (Irkutsk), 1994-1997.

Qualifications Degree from the Law School of Irkutsk State University

Dmitry Razumov
Dmitry Razumov

Deputy CEO, Human Resources

Appointed 2015.

Experience From 2007 to 2009 he worked as Head of Organisational Design at Evraz, and from 2005 to 2007 as HR Director at the Managing Company of the Chelyabinsk Pipe-Rolling Plant. From 2004 to 2005 he worked as Head of Organisational Planning at Vyksa smelter. From 2000 to 2004 he worked at the Karelsky Okatysh mine.

Qualifications Graduated from St. Petersburg Mining Institute named after G. Plekhanov (Open-Pit Mining) in 1999 and from Economics and Finance Institute (Financial Management) in 2002.

Evgenia Onuschenko
Evgenia Onuschenko

Director, Corporate Finance

Appointed 2009.

Experience Previously, head of Polymetal’s bank financing department. Between 2004 and 2007 she worked for Ernst & Young in transaction advisory services.

Qualifications Graduated from Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance in 2006 with a degree in Innovation and Investment Management. She also holds a Bachelor’s in economics and management from Grenoble University Pierre-Mendes, France.

Tania Tchedaeva
Tania Tchedaeva

Company Secretary

Appointed 2011.

Experience From 2008 to 2011, she was Company Secretary at Orsu Metals Corporation and between 2004 and 2008 she held various positions in Oriel Resources plc.

Qualifications In 2008, she received an MSc in Finance from London Business School. Ms Tchedaeva is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and has a degree in translation and interpretation from Moscow State Linguistic University.

Daria Goncharova
Daria Goncharova

Chief Sustainability Officer

Appointed 2015.

Experience Ms Goncharova joined Polymetal in 2010 in the corporate finance and investor relations team. Prior to this, she held a business development role at GiproShakht Severstal from 2008 to 2009.

Qualifications Ms Goncharova is a graduate of St. Peterburg’s Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, and holds a Master’s in Green Management, Energy and Corporate Social Responsibility from Bocconi University, Milan.