Strategic Partner

Director General of State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom
Alexey Likhachev
Alexey Likhachev
Director General of State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom

Born 23 December 1962 in Arzamas-75 (currently – Sarov).


1985: Graduated from the Radiophysics Faculty of Gorky State University (currently – Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod).

1998: Graduated from the Economics Faculty of the same university.

1999: Defended his Candidate’s dissertation on the subject of ‘Managing Investments Under Developing Market Relations’ at Nizhny Novgorod State University.

Has a PhD in Economics. In 2006, defended his Doctoral dissertation on the subject of ‘Russia's Economic Diplomacy Under Globalization’.

Professional experience:​

1985–1987: Engineer at the Gorky Research Institute of Instrument Engineering. Was involved in public and political activities. 1987–1988: Secretary of the Youth League Committee at the Gorky Research Institute of Instrument Engineering. 1988–1992: Served as part of the Gorky City Youth League Committee.

1992–2000: Managing Director of the Social Industrial Insurance Company ‘Aval’ in Nizhniy Novgorod; Member of the Nizhny Novgorod City Congress of People's Deputies; Adviser to the Governor on Insurance and Investment.

1997–2000: Member of the Nizhny Novgorod City Duma.

2007–2008: Adviser to the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

2008–2010: Director of the Joint Department of Analysis and Regulation of Foreign Economic Activity at the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

2010–2015: Served as Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

From 13 February 2015: First Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

From 5 October 2016: Director General of State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom.


State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom or ROSATOM is a global technology leader and multi-industry holding comprising assets in power engineering, machine engineering and construction, among other sectors. With competencies across the entire nuclear fuel cycle, the corporation boasts the largest foreign project portfolio in the world with 35 power units at different stages of implementation in 12 countries. ROSATOM is the largest producer of electricity in Russia, providing over 20% of the country’s energy needs. ROSATOM also manufactures equipment and isotopes for nuclear medicine, carries out research projects, creates digital products and manufactures various innovative nuclear and non-nuclear products. ROSATOM is involved in low-carbon energy generation, including wind energy. The corporation is made up of around 400 enterprises and organizations employing a total of more than 275,000 people. Since October 2020, ROSATOM has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact, the largest corporate social responsibility and sustainable development initiative for businesses in the world.


Official Partners

General Director
Nikolay Gorban
Nikolay Gorban
General Director

Born 23 June 1970, Lukhovitsy, Moscow Region.

In 1997, he graduated from the Donbass State Academy of Construction and Architecture specializing in Industrial and Civil Engineering. In 2001, he graduated from the Tyumen Oil & Gas University specializing in Design, Construction and Operation of Gas/Oil Pipelines and Gas/Oil Storage Facilities. CSc (Eng.).

Since starting his working career as a foreman in a construction division, he has risen to the position of chief executive officer in the petroleum product and oil transport industry.

April 2012 – June 2016 – Senior Vice President, President of Transnefteproduct.

Since 25 June 2016 – General Director of Caspian Pipeline Consortium.

Awarded the Order of Dostyk (Friendship) Grade 2 Kazakhstan state decoration, a 120 Years of Kazakhstani Crude Oil anniversary medal, a Medal of the Order of Merit of the Astrakhan Region, a Letter of Award by the Russian Federation Energy Ministry, a Letter of Award by the Astrakhan Region Governor, a Letter of Appreciation by the Head of the Republic of Kalmykia, a Letter of Award by the Krasnodar Territory Fuel & Energy Industry Department, Letters of Award by Transneft and Chernomortransneft; he holds the honorary titles of Honorary Oilman, Honorary Citizen of Kalmykia and Labor Veteran.


The Caspian Pipeline Consortium pipeline system is one of the biggest investment projects involving foreign capital in the energy sector in Russia and Kazakhstan. CPC was established to transport crude oil from Western Kazakhstan and Russian fields, including those in the Caspian Region. The crude pipeline system, which has 15 pump stations and a Marine Terminal near Novorossiysk, is over 1,511 km long. The volume of “black gold” delivered to world markets from 2001 to 2020 exceeded 700 m tonnes. The through capacity of the CPC system is 67 m tonnes of oil a year. Once the Debottlenecking Programme is complete in 2023, the system’s through capacity will be approximately 80 m tonnes. 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of CPC.


CPC priorities include strict compliance with the legislative requirements in the fields of occupational health and industrial safety, and application of a risk-orientated approach to ensure accident-free equipment operation.

Implementation of progressive Safety Culture programmes within CPC aimed at developing personnel leadership and competencies, ensuring an efficient risk management process, identification of the root causes of non-compliance, contractor management, and making safety rules an absolute priority enables the Consortium to progress confidently toward a zero injury rate and trouble-free operation of the pipeline system.

Being part of the NSW is an opportunity for efficient exchange of experience in implementing programmes aimed at developing Safety Culture. It is a chance to interface with partner companies equally committed to the idea of a zero injury rate at their facilities.

CPC Shareholders: Russian Federation (represented by Transneft and CPC Company), Republic of Kazakhstan (represented by KazMunayGas and Kazakhstan Pipeline Ventures LLC), Chevron Caspian Pipeline Consortium Company, LUKARCO B.V., Mobil Caspian Pipeline Company, Rosneft-Shell Caspian Ventures Limited, BG Overseas Holding Limited, Eni International N.A. N.V. and Oryx Caspian Pipeline LLC.

President and Chairman of the Management Board at PJSC MMC NORILSK NICKEL
Vladimir Potanin
Vladimir Potanin
President and Chairman of the Management Board at PJSC MMC NORILSK NICKEL

Born 1961.

Vladimir Potanin has a degree in International Economics from Moscow State Institute of International Relations.

On graduating from the Institute in 1983, he joined the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Trade, where he served until 1990.

1990: became President of Interros Foreign Trade Association.

From 1992 to 1993: Vice-President and then President at International Company for Finance and Investments (MFK).

1993: President of United Export Import Bank (UNEXIM BANK).

Between 1996 and 1997: First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.

May 1997: President of UNEXIM Bank

Since 1998: President and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Interros.

Since 2012: Chairman of the Management Board at MMC Norilsk Nickel.

Since 2015: the Company’s President.
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Nornickel is the world’s biggest producer of nickel and palladium, and a leading global producer of platinum and copper. The Company produces cobalt, rhodium, silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium and sulfur.


Nornickel is involved in prospecting, exploration, extraction, refining and metallurgical processing of minerals; production, marketing and sale of base and precious metals.

Nornickel’s main Russian production units include the Norilsk, Kola and Transbaikal divisions.

Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta, which belongs to the Group, is the only nickel refining plant in Finland.

Norilsk Nickel has its own global network of representative and sales offices in Russia, the UK, China, the USA and Switzerland.

When determining the strategy for its global operations and future development, Nornickel focuses on compliance with all social and environmental responsibility principles in the various countries in which it operates, this being essential for sustainable and efficient business development.

Official sponsors

VTB Bank President and Management Board Chairman
Andrey Kostin
Andrey Kostin
VTB Bank President and Management Board Chairman

1956 – Born in Moscow;

1979–1992 – diplomatic service at the USSR Consulate General in Australia (1979–1982) and Embassy to the UK (1985–1990);

1993–1995 – Imperial Bank: Deputy Head of Foreign Investment Department;

1995 – National Reserve Bank: elected Senior Vice-Chairman;

1996 – Vnesheconombank: appointed Chairman by presidential executive order; term in office extended in 1999 for another three years;

Since 2002 – VTB Bank: President, Management Board Chairman, Supervisory Council Member.


Married, with children and a grandson.


Theatre, arts, mountain skiing.

JSC VTB Bank, its subsidiary banks and financial institutions (the VTB Group) is an international financial group offering a wide range of financial and banking services and products in Russia, the CIS and certain countries of Europe, Asia and Africa.


VTB Bank provides a full range of banking services through a wide network of branches. Its subsidiary organizations offer insurance, leasing, factoring and other financial services.

The VTB Group has the most extensive international network of any Russian bank, with more than 20 banks and financial companies in over 20 countries.

As of 30 June 2021, the Group was the second biggest financial group in Russia by assets (RUB 19.6 trn) and by customer accounts (RUB 14.3 trn).

The Government of the Russian Federation is VTB Group’s main shareholder and owns 60.9% of the voting shares through the Federal Property Management Agency.


Chairman of the Management Board – General Director
Victor Khmarin
Victor Khmarin
Chairman of the Management Board – General Director

Born 1978.

2000: Victor Khmarin graduated from the law department of St. Petersburg State University.

Occupied management positions in a number of commercial entities.

He has been working at RusHydro since March 2015.

16 March 2015 to 8 April 2018: Deputy Director General for Economics, Investment and Procurement.

9 April 2018 to 15 January 2019: Deputy General Director for Resources and Future Development.

16 January to 1 September 2020: Member of the Management Board, Deputy General Director.

2 September to 10 November 2020: Member of the Management Board, Senior Deputy General Director.

11 November 2020: elected Acting Chairman of the Management Board – General Director.

27 January 2021: elected Chairman of the Management Board – General Director.  


RusHydro is one of Russia’s biggest electricity companies, the country’s first and third in the world in the hydropower industry. The Russian Federation owns 61.73% of the shares in RusHydro.


RusHydro operates over 400 power generation facilities with an installed capacity of 38 GW, electric power grids in the Far East of Russia, R&D, engineering and electricity retail companies. The Group has more than 66 thousand employees.

RusHydro is the leader in sustainable development in Russia: the share of renewable energy sources in the Company’s power balance tops 80%.

The Company operates in 30 regions of Russia. RusHydro Group companies in the Far East provide 70% of the electricity generated in the region, ensuring its transmission and sale to the end user.

Rosseti PJSC
Andrey Ryumin
Andrey Ryumin

Born 12 June 1980

2002: graduated with merit from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of Moscow State University.

2004: awarded a Candidate of Sciences in Economics by the Institute of Market Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences.

2002–2011: held various management positions in leading Russian investment and industrial companies.

From 2011: Senior Deputy CEO, United Energy Company.

2013: appointed CEO of the United Energy Company.

2014–2016: engaged in business.

2016–2017: independent director, member of the Management Board, Mosenergo.

2018–2021: CEO, Rosseti Lenenergo (previously Lenenergo).

14 January 2021: elected member of the Rosseti Management Board and appointed Acting CEO, Chairman of the Rosseti Management Board.

12 February 2021: appointed CEO and Chairman of Management Board of Rosseti.

Awarded a medal of the order “For services to the Motherland” degree II, letters of appreciation and gratitude from the Ministry of Energy of Russia, the Governor of St Petersburg and the Governor of the Leningrad Region.


Rosseti PJSC is the electrical grid operator of the Russian Federation and one of the biggest grid companies in the world. Its business covers over 80 regions of the country. It manages 2.40 m km of power transmission lines, 528 thousand substations with a transformer capacity of over 809 thousand MVA. In 2020, the useful output of power to consumers amounted to 734.1 bn kWh.


The Rosseti Group has 216.5 thousand employees. The Group’s assets include 35 subsidiaries and affiliates, with 15 inter-regional companies including a backbone grid company. The controlling shareholder is the government, represented by the Federal Agency for State Property Management, which owns 88.04% of the charter capital.

Rosseti’s CEO and Chairman of the Management Board is Andrey Ryumin.

Joint Stock Company Corporation Aerospace Equipment (JSC KAO)

Joint Stock Company Corporation Aerospace Equipment (JSC KAO) was founded in November 1998 on the basis of Resolution of the Government of Russia No. 1347 "On the establishment of an open joint stock company Corporation Aerospace Equipment." JSC "KAO" was established within the framework of the Federal Target Program for Restructuring and Conversion of the Defense Industry. At present, JSC "Corporation" Aerospace Equipment "is part of the largest holding in Russia - JSC" Concern "Radioelectronic Technologies" (KRET), which unites more than 95 enterprises and organizations of the radio-electronic industry. From 07.10.2019 the sole shareholder of JSC "Corporation" Aerospace Equipment "is JSC" KRET ".


The main products of the Corporation are aviation instruments, on-board equipment, and flight simulators.

JSC "KAO" performs the most important contracts for Russia in the field of military-technical cooperation with India, China, Malaysia and other countries.

Business Programme Partners

Rosteс State Corporation
CEO, State Corporation Rostec
Sergey Chemezov
Sergey Chemezov
CEO, State Corporation Rostec


Born 20 August 1952.


1975 – graduated with honors from the Irkutsk Institute of National Economics; completed Higher Courses of the Military Academy of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff.

Professional activity  

1980–1988 – Experimental-industrial association Luch.

1988–1996 – Deputy CEO, Foreign Trade Association Sovintersport.

1996–1999 – Head of Foreign Economic Relations Department, Russian Presidential Administration

1999–2001 – CEO, Promexport

2001–2007 – Senior Deputy CEO then CEO, Rosoboronexport

Since 2007– CEO, State Corporation Rostec

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Rosteс State Corporation is one of the biggest industrial companies in Russia. It unites more than 800 scientific and industrial organizations in 60 regions of the country. Its key areas of activity are aircraft engineering, radio-electronics, medical technologies, innovative materials, etc. The corporation’s portfolio includes such well-known brands as AvtoVAZ, KAMAZ, UAC, Russian Helicopters, UEC, Uralvagonzavod, Shvabe, Kalashnikov, etc. Rostec is active in implementation of all 12 national projects. The company is a key provider of Smart City technology, is engaged in digitalizing public administration, industry and social sectors, and is drawing up plans for developing 5G wireless technologies, an Industrial Internet of Things, Big Data and blockchain systems. Rostec partners with leading world manufacturers such as Boeing, Airbus, Daimler, Pirelli and Renault. The corporation’s products are exported to more than 100 countries. Almost a third of the company's revenues come from high-tech product exports.
Has been the CEO of SUEK since May 2020
Stepan Solzhenitsyn
Stepan Solzhenitsyn
Has been the CEO of SUEK since May 2020

Work experience

From 2004, worked at the Russian office of McKinsey, responsible for the field of electric power and heat supply in Russia and the CIS. Managed electricity generation, grid development and operation, and sales projects. Stepan has been working for the SUEK Group since October 2018. From November 2018 through May 2020, he held the position of SGK General Director, handling matters of modernisation of the company’s energy assets, development of the thermal infrastructure and improvement of station environmental efficiency.

Education and qualifications

Graduated from MIT and Harvard University, specialising in regulatory and nature protection aspects of the power sector.

SUEK is a leading coal producer in Russia, its main supplier both domestically and abroad, one of the country’s key producers of heat and electricity, one of the leading stevedores in Russia. SUEK is among the ten biggest coal companies in the world and a leading international solid fuel supplier.


SUEK unites more than 70 coal-mining, power-generating, transport, production and service enterprises in 14 regions of Russia, employing more than 74,000 people.

In all regions where SUEK enterprises are located, they are among the biggest taxpayers, employers, regional customers, and investors in the regional economy and social sphere.

Every year, SUEK implements over 200 social projects for comprehensively improving the quality of life in the towns and villages where SUEK operates, many of which are mono-settlements, for developing people’s social activity of citizens, and patriotic education of young people.

Organization Partners

NLMK Group's President
Grigory Fedorishin
Grigory Fedorishin
NLMK Group's President

President (Chairman of the Management Board) since March 2018. Senior Vice-President, Vice-Chairman of the Management Board from March 2017 to March 2018. Vice-President for Finance from 2013 to 2017. In 2016, headed the NLMK Group’s Long Products Division in Russia.

From 2011 to 2013, he served as NLMK Director for Strategy and Business Development. From 2009 to 2011, served as an investment manager at Libra Capital, a Moscow-based investment management company. From 2001 to 2009, he worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers consulting company, where he held positions up to director of the Business Restructuring Practice.

Graduated from the Academy of Finance, Moscow. Holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the INSEAD business school, France & Singapore. Member of the Association of Certified Financial Analysts (CFA).

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The NLMK Group is Russia’s biggest steelmaker and one of the most efficient in the world. Its steel products are used in various industries, from construction and machine building to manufacture of power-generation equipment and offshore wind turbines. NLMK operates production facilities in Russia, Europe and the United States. The Company’s steel production capacity exceeds 17 m tonnes a year. NLMK has a highly competitive production cost among global manufacturers and one of the highest profitabilities in the industry.

Chief Executive Officer of Management Company Metalloinvest LLC
Nazim Efendiev
Nazim Efendiev
Chief Executive Officer of Management Company Metalloinvest LLC

Graduated from the Military Institute of Foreign Languages, the Academy of National Economy (MBA programme) and Kingston University in the UK (specializing in international management); completed the advanced management programme at IESE Business School of the University of Navarra.

Since April 2020 – Chief Executive Officer, Management Company Metalloinvest LLC

03.2012–05.2020 – Senior Deputy CEO, Sales Director, Management Company Metalloinvest LLC

2011–2012 – Deputy CEO, Government Relations Director, Management Company Metalloinvest LLC

2010–2011 – Managing Director, Ural Steel JSC

2009 – Chairman of the Board of Directors, Uralmash Machine-Building Corporation JSC

2007–2009 – CEO, Uralmash Machine-Building Corporation JSC

2007 – CEO, Uralmashzavod JSC

2006–2007 – Executive Director, Management Company Metalloinvest LLC

2004–2006 – CEO, Ural Steel JSC

2002–2004 – Marketing Director, NOSTA JSC (Ural Steel JSC)

1996–2002 – Worked at Siberian Aluminium as Deputy Commercial Director of the Sayan Aluminium Plant, Director of the Trading House of Samara Metallurgical Plant, Chief of the rolling division at Russian Aluminium

Recipient of the title of Honorary Metallurgist (2014), the Badge of Honour for Labour and the Fatherland (2015), the Medal for Merit to the Fatherland 2nd Class (2017), a letter of appreciation from the Governor of the Belgorod Region (2019), and the medal "300 Years of the College of Mining of Russia" (2019).

Metalloinvest is a leading global producer and supplier of merchant hot briquetted iron (HBI), iron ore and steel products.


The Company has the world’s second-largest measured iron ore reserve base. Metalloinvest is the world’s second-biggest pellet producer, the biggest producer of iron ore products in Russia and a regional leader in the production of niche grades of high-quality rolled steel.

Metalloinvest is made up of some of Russia’s leading metals and mining enterprises, including Lebedinsky GOK, Andrey Varichev Mikhailovsky GOK, Alexey Ugarov OEMK, Ural Steel and the Ural Scrap Company, as well as companies providing maintenance services and supplying raw materials to mining and steel enterprises.

The Company provides more than 42,000 stable jobs and endeavours to maintain a favourable social environment in the regions where it operates and at each of its enterprises.

General Director – Chairman of the Board, Russian Railways JSCo
Oleg Belozerov
Oleg Belozerov
General Director – Chairman of the Board, Russian Railways JSCo

Born in 1969. Graduated from St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance in 1992.

1998–2000 – Deputy Commercial Director, Commercial Director – JSC Lenenergo.

2000–2001 – Head of the Financial and Economic Department, Office of the Russian Presidential Envoy to the Northwestern Federal District.

2001–2002 – Deputy Director, Management of Corporate Property, JSC LOMO.

2002–2004 – Managing Director, JSC Russian Fuel Company.

2004–2009 – Deputy Head, Head, Federal Highways Agency.

2009–2015 – Deputy Minister, First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.
August 2011 – Assigned Class Rank of Active State Advisor of the Russian Federation, 1st Class.

20 August 2015 – Appointed President, Russian Railways JSCo.

17 November 2017 – by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation, appointed General Director – Chairman of the Board, Russian Railways JSCo.

Oleg Belozerov is Chairman of the International Union of Railways (UIC) and Co-Chairman of the Russia–France Business Cooperation Council.

Recognized with numerous state and industry awards for his services.

Member of the Board and Member of the Board Office, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; Chairman of the Commission on Transportation and Transport Infrastructure of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; Co-Chairman of the Russia–France Business Cooperation Council; Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly of the International Union of Railways; Chairman of the Coordinating Council on Trans-Siberian Transportation (CCTT) International Association; Chairman of the Commonwealth of Independent States Council for Railway Transport; Chairman of the Supervisory Board of GEFCO; Member of the Conference of General Directors (authorized representatives) of the Organization for Co-operation between Railways (OSJD); Member of the guardian council of the Russian Geographical Society.

Joint Stock Company “Russian Railways” is one of the largest rail companies in the world with huge volumes of passenger and freight transportation.


The company has high financial ratings, qualified specialists in all rail business spheres, an extensive scientific and technological base, project and construction facilities, and experience in international cooperation.

100% of the stock in the company operating 85,6 thousand kilometres of rail network belongs to the Russian Federation.

Russian Railways accounts for a quarter of the passenger turnover of Russia’s entire transport system and more than 46% of the freight turnover (including pipeline transport).

The company’s mission is to meet the market demand for transport services, increase efficiency, the quality of services and deep integration into the Eurasian transport system.

Healthy Life Project Partner

Johnson & Johnson
Managing Director Russia & CIS, Janssen, Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical division, General Director of Johnson & Johnson LLC
Katerina Pogodina
Katerina Pogodina
Managing Director Russia & CIS, Janssen, Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical division, General Director of Johnson & Johnson LLC

Katerina started her career with Johnson & Johnson back in 2001. With a criminal law background (degree with honours, the International University in Moscow), she joined Janssen, the pharmaceutical division of Johnson & Johnson, as a marketing team assistant, and in nine months was promoted to marketer position. Throughout her 19-year career with Janssen, Katerina has consistently demonstrated both integrity and strong results. She has launched a whole range of new products and worked in a number of therapeutic areas, holding various positions with increasing responsibility in sales, marketing, quality and market access departments.

Katerina has been a member of Janssen Russia board of directors since 2010 and was appointed Country Manager Russia in 2015; she was promoted to the position of Managing Director Janssen Russia & CIS in 2017. In April 2019 she was appointed Director General Johnson & Johnson LLC.

Katerina was one of the firsts leaders to implement and operate in a matrix team structure, she successfully led the business through a turnover and launched start-up business units within the company; under her leadership Janssen became a compliance benchmark for the Russian pharmaceutical industry.

Katerina is a regular Forbes magazine contributor, speaker of the prominent events (Second Eurasian Women’s Forum, Gaydar Economic Forum, SPIEF, etc.) In 2019, was recognized as the Business Woman of the year in the “Pharma” nomination by Ernst & Young.

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe good health is crucial for a vibrant life, thriving community and progress. That is why, for more than 130 years, our aim has been to keep people well at every age and every stage of their lives. Today, as the world’s biggest and most broadly based healthcare company, we are committed to using our reach and size for public benefit. We strive to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within everyone’s reach everywhere. We are blending enthusiasm, knowledge and innovative thinking to change profoundly the trajectory of health for all.