Igor V. ZyuzinChairman of the Board of Directors
Igor V. Zyuzin is the Chairman of our Board of Directors. He returned to this position on July,2010. Before, Mr. Zyuzin was Mechel OAO's CEO and Director from December 2006. Since March 2003, when Mechel was organized. Mr. Zyuzin served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Southern Kuzbass Coal Company, a position Mr. Zyuzin has held since May 1999. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Zyuzin was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mezhdurechensk Coal Company, which was merged into Southern Kuzbass Coal Company, and a member of the Board of Directors of Kuzbass Central Processing Plant. Mr. Zyuzin holds a doctorate in coal mining and is also a certified coal mining engineering economist.
Valentin V. ProskurnyaDirector
Valentin V. Proskurnya is our Director. He took this position in July 2009. From March 2003 to July 2009 he was Mechel OAO's Board of Directors Chairman. From 2004 to April of 2005, Mr. Proskurnya was a member of the Board of Directors of Magnitogorsk Metallurgical Plant. From January 2001 to March 2002, Mr. Proskurnya served as General Director of Mechel Trading House. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Proskurnya served as the First Deputy Director of Southern Kuzbass Coal Company, in charge of economic and financial analysis. Mr. Proskurnya has over 37 years of engineering, financial and management experience in the coal mining industry and holds a degree in labor economics from the Higher School of Trade Unions. Mr. Proskurnya has been decorated with all three grades of the “Miner’s Glory” order by the Russian government. In addition, in 1996, the Russian government awarded him the title of Honorable Economist of the Russian Federation.
Roger I. GaleIndependent director
Roger I. Gale is a member of the Board of Directors since October 2004. Currently Mr Gale is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Calypte Biomedical Corporation, a US publicly listed company headquartered near Portland, Oregon. From 2002 to mid 2006 Mr Gale was Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Wavecrest Group Enterprises Limited, a communications services provider. From 1999 to 2001 he was Chairman of the Board of Directors and Co-Founder of End2End Wireless Limited, a wireless communications services provider. From 1996 to 1998 Mr Gale was Chief Executive Officer of AIG-Brunswick Capital Management, a US$300 million, and OPIC- sponsored, Russia investment fund. From 1988 to 1995 worked at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), including as Chief of the IFC’s Resident Mission in Russia from 1991 to 1995. Mr Gale was 9 years with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and taught economics at the University of New England (Australia) and Lincoln College (New Zealand). Mr Gale holds a Diploma from The Royal Agricultural College and a Master of Economics degree from the University of New England.
A. David JohnsonIndependent director
A. David Johnson has been a member of our Board of Directors since October 2004. From 1990 to 2002, Mr. Johnson was Managing Director of Joy Mining Machinery Limited. From 1986 to 1990, Mr. Johnson was the Managing Director of Dosco Overseas Engineering, a UK-based mining equipment manufacturer, where he began as a mining engineer in 1960. He also worked at the UK National Coal Board from 1953 to 1960. Mr. Johnson is Joy Mining Machinery’s representative on both the Coal Industry Advisory Board and the World Coal Institute. From 1990 to 1992, he served as President of the Association of British Mining Equipment Companies. In 1998, he was awarded the Order of Friendship by the Russian government for services to the Russian coal industry. Mr. Johnson is a qualified mining engineer having obtained the Mining Qualifications Board Certificate of the UK in 1958.
Igor S. KozhukhovskiyIndependent director
Igor S. Kozhukhovskiy has been a member of our Board of Directors since June 2008. He was Head of the Economic Policy Department at OAO RAO “UES of Russia” from 1999 to July 1, 2000. He serves as General Director of the Energy Forecasting Agency (EFA) since 2005. Mr. Kozhukhovskiy is a member of the Board of Directors of ATS OAO (Trade System Administrator) and a member of the Supervisory Boards of Non-Commercial Partnership “Innovations in Electric Power Industry” (NP “INVEL”) and the All-Russian Branch-Wise Association of the Electric Power Industry Employers. Mr. Kozhukhovskiy graduated from the Siberian Metallurgical Institute with a degree of engineer in automation of metallurgical production in 1978. In 1985, he obtained a degree of mining electrical engineer from the same institute. After that, he worked at the Kuznetsk Metallurgical Plant named after Lenin and Abashevskaya Mine of Southern Kuzbass Coal Production Association as underground miner, electrical fitter, mechanic, and section foreman. From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Kozhukhovskiy served in the Russian Federation Ministry of Economy being a member of the Interdepartmental Committee for Social and Economic Problems of Coal Mining Regions. In 1991, he organized and became the Head of the Social Guarantees Fund and served as Head of the Kemerovo Region’s Representation to the Russian Federation Government. In 1997-1999, he served as Deputy Fuel and Power Minister of the Russian Federation. Igor Kozhukhovskiy holds a doctorate in economics and is the author of a monograph and over twenty articles on various issues of economic policy in coal and electric power industries.
Vladimir V. GusevIndependent director
Vladimir V. Gusev is a Independent director of the Board of Directors of the Company from July 2009. In 2008 Mr. Gusev held the position of Vice President for Finance of the State Corporation “Olympstroy”. He was Deputy Head of the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation in 2005-2008. He was First Deputy Minister of Taxes and Levies of the Russian Federation in 1999-2005. Mr. Gusev graduated from Saint-Petersburg State University in 1969 with major in law; he is Associate Professor and holds Ph.D. degree in economics. He was awarded with several national awards and, under Decree of the President of the Russian Federation in 2000, with the Honored Economist of the Russian Federation title. Mr. Gusev is the author of more than 30 scientific papers and publications.
Alexander E. YevtushenkoIndependent director
Alexander E. Yevtushenko has been a member of our Board of Directors since June 2004. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mechel OAO from 2009 to 2010. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Yevtushenko served as First Vice President of Sokolovskaya OAO, a holding company for a group of Russian coal mining and engineering enterprises. From 1999 to 2000, he was President of the General Committee of the Inter-State Eurasian Association of Coal and Metals. From 1991 to 1999, Mr. Yevtushenko was First Deputy Fuels and Energy Minister of the Russian Federation. From 1973 to 1991, he worked in various positions, including as General Director of the Raspadskaya Mine in the Kuzbass region, the Soviet Union’s largest coal mine. Mr. Yevtushenko graduated from the Siberian Metallurgical Institute with a degree in mining engineering. He has a doctorate in engineering and is a member of the Academy of Mining Sciences of Russia. Mr. Yevtushenko is the author of more than 50 scientific publications, including Mineral Resources of the Coal Industry of Russia, a study for which he was awarded the Science and Technology Prize by the Russian government in 2002. He has received a number of governmental awards, including the title of Honorable Miner of the Russian Federation in 1997.
Evgeny V. MikhelBoard of Directors
Evgeny Mikhel has been a member of our Board of Directors since June 2011. Evgeny Mikhel has been our Chief Executive Officer starting July 2010. Prior to this, in April 2009 Mr. Mikhel was appointed Mechel OAO's First Deputy CEO. Before that, starting in September 2007 he has worked as Mechel OAO’s Vice-President for Legal Matters and Director of the Legal Department. In July 2003- September 2007 he was Director of the Department of Judicial Protection and Legal Regulation of Mechel OAO. In July 2002 - July 2003 he was Director of the Legal Department of Mechel Trading House OOO. Before that, Evgeny Mikhel has worked as Head of the Department of Litigation and Enforcement of Court Orders of Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant since October 2000. He graduated from the Urals State Law Academy.
Victor A. Trigubko Board of Directors
Victor A. Trigubko has been a member of Mechel OAO’s Board of Directors since June 2012 and member of the Board of Directors of Romania’s Mechel Targoviste plant since June 2008. He has been Mechel’s Senior Vice President — Government Relations since August 2006. Also, since 2008 he has been Chairman of the Russian Business Council on Cooperation with Lithuania at the Russian Federation’s Trade and Industry Chamber and Chairman of the Business Council on Cooperation with Romania since 2010.
In 2002-2006, he was our Vice President, Mechel OAO’s Representative in Central and Eastern Europe, Director of Mechel International Holdings AG’s representative office in Romania, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mechel Campia Turzii and a member of the Board of Directors of Mechel Targoviste.
From 1997 to 2002, he was Head of Izhstal’s representative office in Moscow. From 1992 to 1997, he held executive positions in the metallurgical company Unibros Steel Co. LTD, as director of its Moscow representative office, its representative office in India and Deputy General Director. Mr. Trigubko also worked in the USSR State Committee for Labor and Social Issues, the USSR Ministry of External Economic Relations and in the USSR Trade Representation Office in Romania.
Mr. Trigubko has more than 20 years of experience in the sphere of foreign economic relations, has a degree in economics.