Board of Directors
Sergey Kashuba (1), Director
Sergey Kashuba is currently the Chairman of the Russian Union of Gold Producers. Over the past ten years Mr. Kashuba held executive positions in a number of gold mining companies, including Zapadnaya Artel in Yakutia Republic, GeoProMining and Zolotaya Zvezda in the Krasnoyarsk region. He has extensive experience in economic assessment, financing and trading in gold deposits in Russia and CIS countries. From 1999 to 2002 Mr. Kashuba was the Chairman of the Committee on precious metals of the Russian Banking Association where he led development of legislative initiatives aimed at liberalization of the Russian precious metals market. From 1996 to 2002 he was the head of Precious metals Department of Incombank and Investment Banking Corporation (Moscow). Mr. Kashuba is a graduate of the Institute of Foreign Languages, and in his early career worked in various state enterprises including Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR.
Sergey Yanchukov (1), Chairman
Mr. Yanchukov is the founder of the asset management company Mangazeya Financial Company LLC, an investment and brokerage firm based in Moscow Russia that focuses on brokerage and asset management services for corporate and individuals. Mr. Yanchukov also focuses on private equity investments with emphasis on the high growth opportunities, including early stage companies and business restructurings. Prior to founding Mangazeya, Mr. Yanchukov held progressively senior positions with various companies in Russia involved in trading, finance and mining.
Evgeny Konstantinidi (1)(2), Director
Mr. Konstantinidi is the Chief Executive Officer of Mangazeya Financial Company LLC, an investment and brokerage firm based in Moscow, Russia that focuses on brokerage and asset management services for corporate and individual clients. Over the past 10 years, Mr. Konstantinidi held various executive positions in investment banking, oil and gas trading and resource exploration industries. Mr. Konstantinidi has a Ph.D. in Economics from the Moscow University of Consumer Cooperatives, from where he also graduated with honors with a degree in Economics and Management.
Igor Omelchenko, Director
Mr. Omelchenko is a Partner at Agora Capital Partners Limited, Moscow-based financial advisory, private equity and asset management firm. He graduated from the Military Institute of Foreign Languages and Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics in 1997. Since then, Mr. Omelchenko held various positions in investment banking and asset management companies, including United Financial Group (UFG), a Russian investment bank; the Strategic Equity Transaction Group of DeutscheUFG and Deutsche Bank. Since 2006 he was Managing Director and one of the founding partners of United Capital Partners, a financial advisory and asset management company. Mr. Omelchenko has also served on the Board of Directors of OJSC “NOVOSIBIRSKENERGO”, an energy company, from 2004 to 2006 and OJSC “REGIONGAZHOLDING”, a Gazprom subsidiary engaged in gas distribution, from 2004 to 2007.
Sergei Tchetvertnykh (1)(2), Director, Director
Mr. Tchetvertnykh is the Chief Executive Officer of Bayview Ridge Capital Inc., a merchant banking firm based in Toronto that focuses on funding growth and providing strategic advice to private and public companies. He was the CEO and CFO of InfiniumGroup Inc., a brokerage company. Prior to forming Infinium Group, Mr. Tchetvertnykh held various executive positions within Merrill Lynch and CS First Boston in New York, London and Toronto.
(1)Member of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee (2)Member of the Audit Committee