Independent Directors

JEROEN VAN DER VEER Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Philips;
Ex-CEO, Royal Dutch Shell
Born in 1947.
Has two degrees, one in mechanical engineering from Delft University
of Technology and another in economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Earlier was a Supervisory Director at De Nederlandsche Bank (Dutch central bank) and was Vice-Chairman of a group of experts who advised on a new Strategic Concept for NATO.
In 2012 took up the role of Chairman of New Energy Architecture WEF (World Economic Forum). In the same year became a member of the Executive Committee of the Governing Board of the EIT (European Institute of Technology).
In June 2009 was appointed by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands as a Commander in the Order of Orange-Nassau. Also in 2009 became an honorary Citizen of Singapore.
BORIS TITOV Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights;
Chairman and Co-Founder, Delovaya Russia
Born in 1960.
In 1983 graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.
From 1983 to 1989 worked at Soyuzneftexport Foreign Trade Company.
From 1989 to 1991 – head of the department at the Urals Soviet-Dutch Joint Enterprise.
From 1991 to 2012 – executive director of Solvalub Group.
From 1999 to 2001 – chairman of Interkhimprom joint board.
From 2001 to 2002 – president of Azot Agrochemical Corporation.
From 2001 to 2004 – president of fertiliser industry's development fund.
From 2004 to 2010 – CEO of Gas Market Coordinator non-profit partnership.
From 2006 to 2012 – chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Abrau-Dyurso company.
Since June 2012 to present – Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs' Rights.
From 2000 to 2005 – member of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs' administrative office.
From 2006 to 2009 – member of the Russian Federation Civic Chamber. From 2004 to 2012 – chairman of Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia) All-Russia Public Organisation.
VLADIMIR SALAMATOV CEO
World Trade Center
Born in 1958.
1980 – Graduated from the Moscow State Automobile and Road Technical University.
1998 – Graduated from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation.
PhD in Technical Sciences, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Associate Member of the Russian Academy of Missile and Artillery Sciences (RARAN), сlass 2 Active State Advisor of the Russian Federation.
The author of scientific works in economics, engineering, technical regulation. Author of the inventions, patent owner.
1995 - 2004 – Director of division, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Vice-president in commercial banks without limitation to “Evrofinance” and VTB
2004 - 2008 – Deputy, Director of division in Ministry of Industry and Energy of the Russian Federation.
2008 - 2012 – Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation (Minpromtorg of Russia).
2010 - 2011 – Member, Chairman of the Coordinating Committee of the Customs Union (Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, Russian Federation) on technical regulation, application of sanitary, veterinary-sanitary and phytosanitary measures.
From April 2012 – Director General of the World Trade Center Moscow.
From July 2013 – Chairman of the Public Council with Rosakkreditatsiya. From January 2013 – Chairman of the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry Committee for the SCO and CIS Economic Integration.
ANDREY NIKITIN CEO
Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Born in 1979.
In 2001 graduated from the State University of Management (Moscow).
In 2008 received the degree of EMBA of the Stockholm School of Economy
From 2002 to 2004 worked as the Director of Development in the investment company Neftegazinvest.
From 2004 to 2009 – General Director of the STEKLONIT Trading House.
From 2007 to 2009 – General Director STEKLONIT Management.
From 2009 to July 2011 – held the post of General Director of Management Company RUSKOMPOZIT.
Since 27 July 2011 – the General Director of Agency for Strategic Initiatives.
A member of the Council of the President of Russian Federation on the economic modernization and the innovative development of Russia.
Included in the Commission of the President of Russian Federation on the reform and development of the state service.
STEVE SZEGHI Professor of Economics
Wilmington College of Ohio
Born in 1953.
From 1983 – B.S. in Social Science, University of Cincinnati;
From 1985 – Masters of Arts in Economics, University of Cincinnati;
From 1987 – Professor of Economics at Wilmington College in the state of Ohio, in the USA. At various times he has been Department Head and also Area Coordinator for Accounting, Business Administration and Economics;
From 1989 – Ph.D. in Economics University of Cincinnati.
Starting at the age of 15 began working ardently for social justice doing substantial work with the United Farm Workers Union until his mid-twenties. Steve Continues to work for social justice, equality, and the environment; working with or consulting for on a pro-bono basis, environmental and labor organizations, candidates for political office who demonstrate a commitment to social justice and ecology, as well as indigenous groups and tribal governments. Has also been the author of many articles on social justice, environmental economics, primers in economics for social activists, and the economies of indigenous and aboriginal peoples as alternative economic systems, in numerous on-line journals such as Journal of Globalization for the Common Good as well as printed journals such as Kosmos.