Speakers

JOCHEN EICKHOLT CEO, Rail Systems Division, Infrastructure and Cities Sector
Siemens AG
Born in 1962 in Lage, Germany.
Studied electrical engineering at the Aachen University of Technology,
Aachen, Germany and the Imperial College of Science, Technology
and Medicine, London, UK, Dipl.-Ing.
Fraunhofer-Institute for Production Technology and Aachen University of
Technology, Aachen, Germany, PhD degree
From 1989 to 1994 – Leader on Industry Consulting Projects Fraunhofer-Institute for Production Technology, Aachen, GermanyProject.
From 1994 to 1997 – Head of Corporate Planning,Technical Director and Plant Manager at Kostal UK Ltd.Vice President Strategic Procurement, Leopold Kostal GmbH, L?denscheid, Germany.
From 1997 to 1999 – General Manager Business Unit Display Glass Desag AG, Gr?nenplan, Germany.
From 1999 to 2000 Joined Siemens AG, Trutnov, Czech Republik CEO of Siemens Elektropristroje s.r.o.
From 2000 to 2004 – Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Management and partly Sales Siemens ICM CP, Munich, Germany.
From 2004 to 2005 – Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Management Devices Siemens COM, Munich, Germany.
From 2005 to 2006 – Board Member and Member of the German Management Direction BenQ Mobile International, Munich, Germany.
From 2006 to 2009 – CEO Siemens Home and Office Communications GmbH, Munich, Germany.
From 2009 to 2011 – CEO of Business Unit Rail Automation Siemens AG, Industry Sector, Brunswick and Berlin, Germany.
In 2011 CEO of Business Unit Rail Automation Siemens AG, Infrastructure & Cities Sector, Berlin, Germany.
Since October 1, 2012 – CEO Division Rail Systems Siemens AG, Infrastructure & Cities Sector, Berlin, Germany.
KANAT ALPYSBAEV Vice-President for Logistics
Kazakhstan Railways
Born in 1972
Graduated from Alma-Ata Institute of Railway Engineering, the University of Kentucky (USA), Moscow International Higher Business School. Holds a master degree.
From 1994 to 2002 worked at the Tselinnaya railway enterprises, RSE “Kazakhstan temir zholy”, joint-stock companies of various profiles.
In 2002 – 2003 worked as a director of finance and administration, Vice-president of finance and Information Technology at JSC “Air Astana”.
From November 2005 to June 2008 worked as a director of business development at General Electric corporation branch. Was decorated with the order “Qurmet” – 2010.
OLEG ATKOV Vice-President for Healthcare and Work with NGOs
Russian Railways
Born in 1949.
Doctor of medical science, professor and Hero of the Soviet Union, received the Lenin Komsomol Prize laureate (1978), winner of the USSR State Prize (1989), winner of the Russian Federation State Prize (2007, 2012), and honored scientist of the Russian Federation.
After he graduated from the Moscow Medical Institute named after I.M. Sechenov he started his residency training (1973) and graduate jobs (1975). At the Cardiology Science Research Institute in the All-Union Cardiological Sciencific Center (VKNTs), the USSR Academy for Medical Science (AMS), he worked as a senior associate in the clinical functional department at the Institute for Clinical Cardiology, named after A.L.Myasnikov (VKNTs).
In 1977 was selected to be in the cosmonaut team.
At the beginning of 1983 was appointed as the doctor-cosmonaut at USSR AMS VKNTs.
In 1984 completed a 237 day space flight in the orbiting space station Salute 7.
Once he had returned to Earth, he continued his work at the Institute for Clinical Cardiology, named after A.L. Myasnikov. He was appointed as the head of the laboratory for research into functional methods, and became head of the department for new diagnostic methods.
Since 1989 he has worked with the International Space University in Strasbourg (ISU) as a co-director for the Space Life Science department, and from 1998 to 1999 conducted teaching and research work at ISU.
In 2002, he was appointed head of the Department for Health at the Russian Ministry of Transport, and from 2003 was head of the Department of Medical Provision for the Russian Railways.
On 17 August 1991 he was appointed Vice-President of the Russian Railways.
At the same time, he has been head of the faculty for instrumental diagnostic methods at the Russian State Medical University, since 1991.
Since 2002, he has been Chairman of the Commission on Cooperation of Railway Administrations from CIS member states in the field of health. Since 2004 he has been Chairman of the All-Russian Committee for Civil Organizations, the “Russian medical association of railway transportation” and from 2009 has been Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Russian telemedicine association. Since 2012, he has been Chairman of the Russian Railways delegation for the International Union of Railway Medical Services (UIMC).
SALMAN BABAYEV Vice-President for Commerce Activities
Russian Railways
Born in 1955.
In 1978 graduated from Khabarovsk Institute of Railway Transport Engineers, worked as Civil Engineer in Railway Operations.
Began working with railway transport in 1978 as an Assistant Yardmaster at the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Station on Far Eastern Railways. Later worked as a Station Duty Officer and Station Dispatcher at the Komsomolsk Marshalling Yard of Far Eastern Railways, and a Train Dispatcher at the Komsomolsk Branch.
From 1980 to 1982 – Chief Engineer, Director of Komsomolsk Marshalling Yard Station.
From 1982 to 1986 – Director of Khabarovsk-2 Station, Director of Traffic Department of Khabarovsk Branch of Far Eastern Railways.
From 1987 to 1997 – Director of Urgalsky Branch of Baikal-Amur Railways, First Deputy Director of Baikal-Amur Railways, Director of Baikal-Amur Railways.
From 1997 to 1998 – First Deputy Director of Far Eastern Railways.
From 1998 to 1999 – Deputy Director of North Caucasus Railways.
From 1999 to 2002 – Deputy Director of Moscow Railways - Director of Traffic Centre of Corporate Transport Service, Deputy Director of Moscow Railways.
In 2002 – Took over Centre of Corporate Transport Service under the Russian Ministry of Railways.
In 2002 – Director of Volga Railways.
In 2003 – Russian Railways Vice President – Director of Centre of Corporate Transport Service.
In August 2005 – Russian Railways Vice President.
In July 2007 – General Director of Freight One.
In March 2011 – Appointed Russian Railways Vice President for Commercial Operations.
PETR BASKAKOV President
UTLC
Born in 1961.
In 1986 graduate from the Moscow Institute of Engineers in Railway Transportation, specializing in “Managing freight processes for railway transportation.”
Is a member of the Board of Directors and is General Director of Trans Container, since the company was founded in 2006.
Has more than 24 years of experience working in the railway transportation.
Before coming to Trans Container, he held senior positions at the Podolsk intersectoral enterprise for industrial railway transportation at the Ministry of Railways, Russia.
In 1993 was appointed head of the Moscow-Tovarnaya-Kurskaya station.
From 1999 to 2000 worked in senior positions at the Moscow Railway, and was subsequently appointed head of the Container Shipping Department for the Moscow Railways.
In November 2014 was appointed President of the United Transportation Logistics Company (OTLK). He currently combines both posts.
IVAN BESEDIN Head of transport and logistics business project management department
Russian Railways
Born in 1954.
Graduated from the Moscow State University of Railway Engineering (MSURE) with a major in Electrical Engineering in 1976. He has a PhD in technical sciences. After finishing MSURE, he worked there as a junior researcher, senior engineer and senior researcher.
Has worked at the USSR/Russian Ministry of Transport since 1985, during which time he has served as Head Expert, Department Head, First Deputy Head of the Main Economic Administration and Head of the Economics and Development Administration.
From 1993 to 1995 – Deputy Minister and from 1995 to 1999 – First Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.
From 2000 to 2001 – Deputy Chairman of Organization of Co-Operation between Railways in Warsaw.
Since April 2002 – Deputy Chairman of the Federal Energy Commission. Since September 2003 – Director of the All-Russian Research and Development Institute of Railway Transport. Appointed Head of Kaliningrad Railways by the president of Russian Railways Awarded the Order of Friendship (1993) and medal “for railway development” (2008).
Since February 2015 – head of transport and logistics business project management department of Russian Railways.
DIDIER BOHIN Vice-President TIS Strategy and Portfolio
Alstom Transport
Has a background of Electronic Engineering, Computer Science and Business Administration.
Is an experienced professional in Signalling, Telecommunication and Security solutions with significant experience in project management, sales, account management and business management as well as wide ranging knowledge in Infrastructure Equipment.
Has 18 years of experience in transportation systems for the major companies in the transportation domain.
Held several positions in technical, project  and general management in several European and Asian countries.
Currently, holds the position of Strategy and Solutions Portfolio VP for Transport Information Solutions at Alstom Transport.
DMITRIY BOVYKIN Deputy CEO,
Executive Director
United Wagon Company
Graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology with a major in Applied Mathematics and Physics.
Since 2012 has been an employee of United Wagon Company. At present he holds the position of Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to this, worked at Brunswick Rail leasing company and also handled market research at Kraft Foods and Wimm-Bill-Dann.
DARIYA BORISOVA Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company CIS
Born in 1972.
Graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1994 and from the University of Toledo (USA) in 1998.
From 1999 to 2003 – Consultant, McKinsey & Company.
From 2003 to 2006 – Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company.
From 2006 to 2007 – Associate Principal, McKinsey & Company.
From 2008 to 2013 – Principal, McKinsey & Company.
Since July 2013 – Director, McKinsey & Company.
RICHARD WERNER Chair in International Banking, Director of the Centre for Banking
Finance and Sustainable Development and Director of International Development
University of Southampton Management School
Born in 1967
Graduated from the London School of Economics (University of London) in International and Development Economics with First Class Honours in 1989.
Holds a doctorate (DPhil) in Economics from the Unviersity of Oxford.
From 1992 to 1994 – European Commission doctoral research fellow at University of Oxford.
In 1992 announced Quantity Theory of Credit, explaining asset bubbles, banking crises and non-inflationary, sustainable economic growth
From 1994 to1998 – Chief Economist, Jardine Fleming Securities (Asia) Ltd.
In 1995 coined new monetary policy concept called ‘quantitative easing’.
From 1997 to 2004 – Assistant Professor of Economics, Sophia University, Tokyo.
Since 1998 – Chief Strategist, Profit Research Centre Ltd., Tokyo.
2001/2003: Published bestselling book ‘Princes of the Yen’ on central banking.
In 2003 selected as ‘Global Leader for Tomorrow’ by the World Economic Forum, Davos.
Since 2004 – Professor of International Banking, University of Southampton.
Since 2007 – MD, Providence Asset Management Ltd., Winchester, England.
From 2006 to 2007 – Senior Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager, Bear Stearns Asset Management Ltd.
Since 2014 – Chairman, Local First Community Interest Company.
MARTIN VAUJOUR Senior Vice-President CIS Region
Alstom Transport
Graduated from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris in 1998.
Expert comptable (French Certified Public Accountant) in 2006.
From 1999 to 2003 – Consultant at Arthur Andersen France.
From 2003 to 2009 – Senior Manager at Ernst & Young France.
From 2009 to 2011 – Vice-President Mergers and Acquisitions at ALSTOM Transport.
From 2011 to 2014 – Vice-President Finance for CIS Region at ALSTOM Transport.
From 2014 to 2015 – General Director for Central Asia and Caucasus at ALSTOM Transport. 
As of 1 April 2015 – Senior Vice-President CIS Region at ALSTOM Transport, General director of ALSTOM Transport RUS LLC.
SERGEY GAVRILOV Chairman of the Property Committee
State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Born in 1966.
Graduated from Moscow State University in 1989, majoring in political economy. Graduated from the Russian Presidential Academy of the National Economy and Public Administration in 2002, specialising in law. Holds a PhD in economics.
Was elected member of the Tula City Council of People’s Deputies; member of the Belgorod Regional Duma.
Member of the Government Commission for Preventing Bankruptcy of Strategic Enterprises and Organisations; member of the tripartite Working Group for Improving Inter-Budgetary Relations in the Russian Federation.
Chairman of the Property Committee of the State Duma of the sixth convocation. Member of the CPRF faction. Served as Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Transport in the State Duma of the fifth convocation, supervising the aviation complex.
VALENTIN GAPANOVICH Senior Vice-President for Innovative Development and Chief Engineer
Russian Railways,
President
NP ‘Union of industries of Railway Equipment’
Born in 1955.
Graduated from Novosibirsk Institute of Railway Engineers in 1992, and in 1998 studied at the Academy of Economics under the Government of the Russian Federation.
From 1989 to 1998 – Head of Locomotive Depot at Novokuznetsk-Kemerovo Railways; Chief Engineer at Novokuznetsk Section of Kemerovo Railways; Deputy Engineer at Kuzbass Section of West Siberian Railways.
From 1998 to 1999 – Deputy Head of Locomotive and Wagon Management at West Siberian Railways, Deputy Head of Railways.
From 2000 to 2003 – Chief Engineer at October Railways.
In 2003 appointed Vice-President of the Russian Railways.
In 2008 was appointed Senior Vice-President.
DMITRY GARANIN Principal
McKinsey & Company
In 2002 graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University.
In 2003 graduated from the New Economic School.
In 2008 an MBA degree from INSEAD business school.
Since 2005 has been working at McKinsey. During this time, implemented over 30 projects for clients from various industries in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, and UAE, mostly focusing on issues of strategy development and performance management for transportation companies.
Prior to joining McKinsey, headed the Investment Department at METALLOINVEST Holding, as well as interned at FBK Company.
RUSLAN GRINBERG Director
RAN Institute of Economics
Born in 1946.
Graduated Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1968 with MA degree in Foreign Economics.
In 1971 was awarded a PhD degree at Plekhanov Moscow Institute of National Economy.
From 1972 until 1981 worked at the Research Institute of Price Formation supervised by the USSR State Committee on Prices (Goskomtsen).
Since 1981 has been working at the Institute of International Economic and Political Studies of Russian Science Academy (IMEPI RAN) (currently – Institute of Economics of Russian Science Academy).
In 1995 obtained a Habilitation degree.
In 1996 became a professor, and in 2006 – a corresponding member of Russian Science Academy.
In 2003 became a Director of the Institute of International Economic and Political Studies RAS.
Since 2005 – Director of Institute of Economics RAS.
ALEXANDER DIANIN-HAVARD Founder
Virtuous Leadership Institute
Born in Paris, he is a barrister by profession having graduated from the Ren? Descartes University, one of France’s leading law schools, and practiced law in several European countries.
He is now living and working in Moscow where he offers seminars in Virtuous Leadership to senior business executives and university students.
In the United States Alexandre Havard presented at the US Army War College, the Harvard Business School and the Corporation Service Company (CSC). His book Virtuous Leadership (New York, 2007) has been translated into 15 languages.
Is also the author of Created for Greatness: The Power of Magnanimity (Washington, 2011).
MIKHAIL DMITRIEV President
Centre for Strategic Developments Foundation
Born in 1961.
Graduated in 1983 from Voznesensky Leningrad Financial and Economic Institute (now the St Petersburg University of Economics and Finance), specialising in economic cybernetics.
In 1989, he received the degree of Candidate of Economic Sciences at the Voznesensky Leningrad Financial and Economic Institute.
In 1997, he defended his doctoral dissertation at the Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
1983–1990: a researcher at the Leningrad Financial and Economic Institute.
1991–1993: a People’s Deputy of the Russian Federation, chairman of a sub-committee and deputy chairman of the Committee of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Federation on issues concerning inter-republican relations, regional policy and cooperation.
1993–1994: a Member of the Commission for Legislative Proposals under the President of the Russian Federation.
1994–1995: Deputy Director of the Institute for Economic Analysis
1994–1995: a Member of the Russian Federation Government’s Committee for economic reform.
1996–1997: Leader of the economic programme, Carnegie Moscow Centre.
1997–1998: First Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Russian Federation.
1998–2000: Member of the Advisory Council, Carnegie Moscow Centre.
2000 to May 2004: First Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
From June 2004, Research Director, and from October 2005 President of the Centre for Strategic Research Foundation.
EVGENY DOROT Deputy General Director for Innovative Development
RZDstroy
He holds two higher education degrees: one in economics from St Petersburg State University and the other in jurisprudence from the North-West Academy of Public Service. He studied international relations management at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and leadership skills improvement and strategic innovation management at the IMD business school (with support from MIT – the Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
He is a Candidate of Economic Sciences.
Began his career in the construction sector as an entrepreneur. In 2005 he received a proposal to head the refurbishment turnkey contract department of construction and mounting enterprise No. 15, a subsidiary of Russian Railways in Chita. In 2007 he was transferred to Moscow to the post of head of the Analytical Department at RZDstroy. He was responsible for corporate management issues and coordinated liaison between the company’s divisions and shareholders, investors and government bodies. In 2009 he was appointed to the post of deputy general director. Since 2012 he has been working in the post of deputy general director for innovative development.
OLEG DUNAEV Chairman of Committee on Logistics
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Research in the field of management of cooperation between different types of transport and transport and logistics systems, and innovative and strategic management of organisations. Author of 137 published works on transport management in the context of economic transformation. Deputy chairman of the economic committee on development programmes in the Urals region, general director of the UralAviaTrans consortium, general director of the Intermodal Logistics Centre company (1996–2004). He was involved in extending the 2nd international transport corridor and was leader and coordinator of international innovative programmes in transport and logistics management in the Urals economic region, and a leading expert in the management of restructuring of science-based businesses. He was involved in developing the Russian Federation transport strategy for the period up to 2030 and the federal strategic programme “Developing the Russian transport system” (2010–2015). He is an expert on the development of the 2020 Strategy. He has supervised (as scientific consultant and academic supervisor) four students for doctorates and 14 for the degree of Candidate of Economic Sciences. President of the Eurasian Transport Union (2003–2006), member of the Industrial Policy, Tariffs and Regulation of Natural Monopolies Committee of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (2005–2008), head of the Expert Panel on the development of regional transport and logistics systems of the Federation Council Commission on Natural Monopolies (2008–2011), member of the presidium of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Logistics Operators’ Guild (since 2005).
PIOTR DUTKIEWICZ Professor and Director
Centre for Governance and Public Management,
Carleton University, Canada
Was educated at Warsaw University (LLM) and the Russian Academy of Science, Moscow (PhD).
Was a Fellow of St. Peter’s and Nuffield Colleges in Oxford and a Visiting Professor at Berkeley University, Institute for International Relations (USA) and taught at Warsaw University in Poland (1977-1989) and Queen’s University (1990-1993) in Kingston, Ontario.
Co-organizer of twenty international conferences.
Was Editor-in-chief of a 19-volume series on Local and Regional Development in Poland and Eastern Europe (1986-1989) and editor (or co-editor) of 12 other books, the most recent of which are Eurasian Integration: The View from Within (co-edited with Richard Sakwa, Routledge, 2015), 22 Ideas To Fix the World (co-edited with Richard Sakwa, New York University Press, 2013), Democracy versus Modernization: A Dilemma for Russia and for the World (co-edited with Vladislav Inozemtsev, Routledge, 2012) and Russia: The Challenges of Transformation (co-edited with Dmitri Trenin, NYU Press, 2011), Teresa Rakowska -Harmstone and Piotr Dutkiewicz, eds.,New Europe . The Impact of the First Decade, Vol. 1 Trends and Prospects. Collegium Civitas, 2006, pp.247 vol.2 Variations on the Pattern, pp.406.
Has received a doctorate honoris causa from the People’s Friendship University, Moscow, in 2006 and the Russian Academy of Public Administration (2007) for his contribution to the development of Canada-Russia relations and academic achievement.
He is a member of so called Valdai Club, a group of forty world renowned experts on Russia; in 2009 he received the Russian Federation’s Order of Friendship from President Dmitry Medvedev.
GAEL DUMETIER Regional President Russia – CIS
Vossloh AG
Born in 1976.
Graduated from European Transport School in 1999.
Graduated from INSEAD, EMBA in 2012.
From 1999 to 2001 – Master Production Schedule Manager, Carrier Corporation.
From 2001 to 2006 – Supply Chain Manager, JTEKT Corporation.
From 2006 to 2008 – Supply Chain Development Manager, Alstom Transport.
From 2009 to 2012 – Production System Director, Transmashholding.
From 2012 to 2014 – Industrial Strategy & Performance Director, Alstom Transport.
From July 2014 to December 2014 – Operation Director Russia, Vossloh Cogifer.
Since December 2014 – General Director, LLC «Vossloh Bahn- und Verkehrstechnik», Regional President Russia, CIS & Mongolia, Vossloh AG.
VITALY EVDOKIMENKO CEO
Federal Freight
Born in 1962.
Graduated from the Rostov Railway Engineering Institute.
From 1984 to 1996 worked on the North Caucasus Railway.
From 1997 to 1998 occupied the Railway Director position of the Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port.
From 2004 to 2010 worked as Deputy Manager of the Federal Tariff Service. Having become senior adviser of the CEO of PLC «Russian Railways», Vitaliy Yevdokimenko was one of the key developers of the JSC Freight Two concept. On August 26, 2010, the Board of Directors of PLC «Russian Railways» elected V.M. Yevdokimenko as CEO of Federal Freight.
KONSTANTIN ZASOV Member of the Board of Directors
Rusagrotrans
Was born in 1970.
In 1995 graduated from the Moscow State Pedagogical University.
In 1996 graduated from Moscow State Law Academy.
In 1998 became head of the department of "PFG Rosvagonmash"
In 2006 became Chairman of the Board of Directors of "RusTransCom."
In 2008 became Director General of "Rusagrotrans".
In 2010 became a member of the Commission on Transport of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP).
In 2014 was elected Chairman of the Presidium of the SRO NP "Council of railway transport operators." Became a member of the Board of Directors of "Rusagrotrans."
In 2015 became president of "RusTransCom" management company Group of Companies "RTC".
ANTON ZUBIKHIN Deputy CEO
Ural Locomotives
Deputy CEO
Sinara Transport Machines
Vice-President
NP Union of Industries of Railway Equipment
Born in 1980.
Graduated from the Moscow auto-road Institute in 2002 (the State technical university) on a speciality the civil engineer of highways and airdromes.
In 2006 he got the scientific degree of Cand.Tech.Sci. by results of dissertation protection on application of nanostructured modified cement concrete in a design of coverings of highways.
In structure of Group Sinara works since 2007 being the assistant to the general director – the director of the Moscow branch of Sinara – Transport Machines and the assistant to the general director – the director of the Moscow branch of Ural locomotives. Enters into Board of Directors of the Ural Diesel engine-motor Factory, Ljudinovsky Teplovozostroitelnyj Factory and All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Railway Transport.
Conducts active public work in Association of Manufacturers of Railway Technics, being the vice-president and the chairman of committee on innovations and technological development, and also in the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, being the vice-president of Committee on technical regulation, standardization and a correspondence estimation.
Enters into the Russian union of young scientists.
According to the order of Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation he nominee is included in the structure of the Federal reserve of administrative shots of the President of Russia.
Since 2010 – General Director of Center Innovative Development STM.
ALEXEY IVANOV Vice-President - Head of the Steel Division
EVRAZ
Born in 1975.
In 1997 graduated from the Finance Academy under the Government of Russian Federation (Institute of Finance).
From 1997 to 1998 – AB Inkombank,Head of Credit Department
From 1998 to 2002 – Ligget Ducat,Manager of transport and storage activities
From 2002 – present time – EvrazHolding Ltd, since 2009 – Vice – President.
INNOKENTY IVANOV Partner, Head of Practice for Infrastructure and Transport in Russia
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Graduated Moscow State Law Academy, Dr. Ivanov received his Ph.D. in Law from the Institute of State and Law, Russian Academy of Sciences. He also received his master's in law from the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main.
Dr. Ivanov has been working at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer since 1994, having spent 1996 and 1997 in the firm's Frankfurt office. He is currently a partner of the Moscow branch, where he heads the firm's Russian practice for infrastructure and transport. He specialises in corporate law and project financing. He is vastly experienced in consulting Russian and foreign clients on mergers and acquisitions, founding joint companies, the securities market and corporate management, including public servant responsibility. He has for a few years now been in charge of customer service for the state sector and provides consultations on various different corporate issues regarding contracts with foreign business partners, stock market transactions, attracting financing and infrastructure projects. As a leader of the firm's infrastructure practice in Russia, Dr. Ivanov has participated in structuring and implementing many significant projects, including ones based on public private partnership in transportation infrastructure, energy, utilities and other spheres. He is active in developing respective federal and regional regulatory framework, and is a member of the Expert Council on Public Private Partnership Legislation for the State Dume Committee on Economic Policy and Entrepreneurship. Among other things, Dr. Ivanov has worked on drafting the bill on “St. Petersburg Participating in Public Private Partnerships,” which currently serves as the legislative framework for a number of projects in St. Petersburg.
AKIRA IWATA General Manager
Nomura Research Institute, Moscow Branch
Born in 1966 in Tokyo, Japan.
Graduated from the High School of Science and Technology, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Keyo University (Tokyo, Japan), with a degree of Master of Financial Administration.
In 1991 having joined Nomura Research Institute, has built his carreer from a consultant in ICT Consulting Department to the current post of General Manager of Nomura Institute's Moscow Branch.
DENIS ILATOVSKIY Deputy CEO, Director for Logistics
SUEK
Born in 1971.
Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Mines and Steel in 1994 and in 2011 graduated from Executive MBA AMS IBS-Moscow (Belgium).
From 1994 to 2007 worked at the Industrial Group MAIR, a major Russian company, progressing in his career as: Key Account Department Manager, Torgmet CEO – Director for Exports.
In 2000 – Saratov Metalware Works CEO.
From 2001 to 2002 –Metconsulting CEO.
From 2003 to 2006 – Vice-President for Innovations and IT IG MAIR; Vice-President for Manufacturing and Logistics IG MAIR.
In 2007 – Zagorsk Paints-and-Varnihshes Works CEO.
From 2008 to 2012 – Baltic Metallurgical Terminal (Ust Luga) CEO.
From 2010 to 2012 – OMK Director for Logistics.
Since 2012 – Deputy General Director – Director for Logistics SUEK.
заместитель генерального директора, директор по логистике
ULRICH JOCHEM President of Business Unit Locomotives
Bombardier Transportation
Born in 1965.
Graduated Mechanical Engineer from the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt (FHD), Germany and Brighton Polytechnique, UK in 1992.
From 1992 to 2003 – Various management positions with Linde AG in Germany, Italy and France.
From 2004 to 2007 – Managing Director Operations, Linde AG, France.
From 2007 to 2011 – President CLAAS Tractor SA, Board Member CLAAS KGAa.
Since 2011 – President Business Unit Locomotives, Bombardier Transportation.
GLEB KINDER Member of the Presidium
Russian Public Organization “OPORA ROSSII”
Was born in 1977.
In 2000 graduated from the Ural State University of Railway Transport in the city of Yekaterinburg.
Since 2010 is CEO of "RTS", LLC "FTC", LLC "TechnoExpert", LLC "business partner."
Gleb Kinder companies working in the fields of transport logistics, operating railway rolling stock, industrial safety expertise, legal and accounting and audit outsourcing.
Since 2010, member of the Board of Trustees of Church of the Ascension, Yekaterinburg.
From 2012 to 2015 – Head of the Commission of Railway Transport "SUPPORT OF RUSSIA". Member of the Board «OPORA RUSSIA».
Since 2015 – Member of the Presidium of the Board «OPORA RUSSIA».
Since April 2014 Deputy Chairman of the Coordination Council on development of small and medium businesses in the transport sector Ministry of Transport.
Since April 2015 – Head of the Committee on Transport «OPORA RUSSIA».
SERGEY KOBZEV Technical Director
Transmashholding
Was born in 1964.
In 1986 graduated from Moscow Institute of Railway Engineers.
From 1997 to 1999 – Head of Liskinskoye Branch of South-East Railroad.
From 1999 to 2003 – Head of Moscow and Ryazan Branch; Deputy Head of the Railway, Locomotive and Rolling Stock; Chief Railway Engineer.
From 2003 to 2007 – Head of Locomotive Fleet Department – Member of JSC RZhD Board.
From 2007 to 2009 – First Deputy General Manager of JSC VNIIZT (All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Railway Transport), acting General Manager of JSC VNIIZT.
From 2009 to 2011 – Head of Kuibyshevskaya Railroad, RZhD branch.
From 2011 to 2014 – Head of Technological Coordination Center, a structural division of JSC RZhD.
From 2014 – till present – Technical Director, JSC Transmashholding.
Board Member of JSC NIIAS.
Awarded by title of Honored Worker of Railways.
In 2001 he was awarded with anniversary medal “100 years of Trans-Siberian Railroad” by the Russian President Decree.
Winner of the Russian Government Award in science and engineering.
DMITRY KOVALEV Partner
PwC Russia
In 2001 graduated with honours from the Saint-Petersburg State University with a diploma in the World Economy.
In 2000 completed a training programme in the Trondheim Business School (Norway). Is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Is a Partner of the PwC Corporate Finance practice in Moscow specialising in project finance, investment projects financial feasibility studies, project structuring, raising project finance and Public Private Partnership (PPP) transactions.
Has lead projects that included analysis of comprehensive financial models and related key assumptions both at the model development stage and at the financial closure of a project; review of operational project structures; analysis of project financing structures, including subordinated loans, loan syndication. Also has lead a number of rating advisory projects for major financial institutions.
DMITRY KOROLEV Executive Director
NP Council of Members of the Market for Rolling Stock Operator Services
Born in 1967.
Graduated from NII of Special engineering industry under Bauman MGTU in 1991. Since 2003 he is working in Sibur: first he filled the position of deputy director of Transportation Department. In 2006 he was appointed to the position of the adviser of the senior Executive Vice-President of the Sibur Holding. Since 2009 he is the Executive director of Noncommercial Partnership "Council of Railway Operators Market".
VLADIMIR KOSOY President
Center of Infrastructure
Born in 1964.
Graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance in 1987
Candidate of Economic Sciences
From 1994 to 1999 – Vice-president, First Deputy Chairman of the Board, OAO Baltiyskiy Bank
From 2000 to 2003 – Vice-president , Director of Division for regional institution relations, OAO TransCreditBank
From 2003 to 2006 – Vice-president, OAO Baltiyskiy Bank
From 2006 to 2009 – Chairman of Board, ZAO Usitek
From September 2010 till present - Vice-president, ‘Center for Strategic Research’ Foundation
ANDREY KOSTIN President and Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Council
VTB Bank
Born in 1956.
In 1979 graduated cum laude from Lomonosov Moscow State University in international economics.
From 1979 to1992 – Diplomatic service at the USSR Consulate General in Australia (1979-1982) and Embassy to the UK (1985-1990)
From 1993 to 1995 – Imperial Bank: Deputy Head of Foreign Investment Department.
In 1995 – National Reserve Bank: elected First Deputy Chairman.
In 1996 – Vnesheconombank: appointed Chairman by presidential executive order; term in office extended in 1999 for another three years.
Since 2002 – VTB Bank: President and Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Council.
ARTEM KUDRYAVTSEV President
TransTeleCom
Born in 1971.
Graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics.
From 1993 to 2000 occupied different executive post at Promradtekhbank.
From 2000 to 2008 was a Financial Director, then – First Deputy Head for finance and development of the media holding Sistema mass-media (AFK Sistema).
From 2008 to 2009 occupied the position of the General Director of Digital Television and Radio Broadcasting company (AFK Sistema).
From 2009 to 2010 was the First Deputy for corporate governance of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network.
In August 2010 was appointed President of TTK.
At the same time acts as Vice-President of Russian Cable Television Association (RCTA) and leads the Commission on Telecommunications and IT at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs /RSPP/.
MAXIM KUZEMCHENKO Deputy CEO for Business Development
United Wagon Company
Was born in 1980.
Graduated with Honors from Tomsk State University of control systems and radio electronics as an engineer and an economist.
In 2010 got a Master in Business Administration degree at Fuqua School of Business: Duke University (USA).
Earlier was a Sales Director of Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant. Before entering the freight car manufacturing industry he held executive positions with the mining, heavy manufacturing and metallurgical industry companies, such as Ukrainian Mining Company, Polymetal, Baltic Plant, Kharkov Tractor Plant, Kuzbassugol and Severstal.
ELENA KUNAEVA General Director of Centre for Company Transport Services
Russian Railways
Born in 1954.
Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Railway Engineering in 1976. She started her professional career at railway transport in 1978 as an economist in “Transorgmashuchet” Trust of the Ministry of Railways. Afterwards she held positions of Head of department of Data-processing Center of the Trust, Assistant Head of Main Data-processing Center of the Ministry of Railways of Russia. Since 1996 she has been working at the Transport Service Centre as Deputy General Director, Development Director. Currently she holds the position of General Director of the Transport Service Centre - structural division of Russian Railways.
MIKHAIL LAVROV Programme Director
Business Dialogue
Born in 1975.
Graduated from the Russian State Humanitarian Univercity in 1999.
From 2000 to 2006 – editor, anchor, correspondent and commentator, Russian Sports Channel NTV Plus
From 2006 to 2008 – producer, editor and writer, Vesti Nedeli weekend analytical programme, Russia TV-Channel
From 2008 to 2014 – Speechwriter to the Russian Railways President.
Since 2009 – Programme Director, Business Dialogue.
BORIS LAPIDUS Chairman, All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Railway Transport; Chairman, International Railway Research Board at the International Union of Railways; General Director, Russian Research and Development Institute of Railway Transport Born in 1947.
Graduated from the All-Union Correspondence Railway Engineering Institute.
Worked as Deputy Administrator and Administrator at the Planning and Economic Department for Privolzhskaya Railways from 1981 to 1988.
From 1988 to 1994 Mr Lapidus worked as Head Economist and Deputy Administrator at Privolzhskaya Railways.
From 1994 to 2003 he was Managing Director of Economics and Development for the Traffic Ministry, Administrator of its Economics Department and a member of the Ministry's body.
Mr Lapidus was Vice-President in 2003 and has been Senior Vice-President of JSC Russian Railways since 2005.
In 2010 he was appointed Chairman of JSC Russian Railway's Joint Academic Council, as well as President and CEO of the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Railway Transport. Also He is a Chairman of International Railway Research Board at the International Union of Railways.
He is a merited economist of Russia.
BORIS LEVIN Rector of Moscow state university of railway engineering MGUPS Born in 1949.
Graduated from Moscow Institute of Railway Engineering in 1973.
Since 1973 till 1977 was an engineer of “Automated control systems” chair.
Since 1977 till 1991 was the head of MIIT Postgraduate studies department, head of Branch center for training research and academic personnel (since 1989).
Since 1991 till 1997 was the rector of All-union institute of professional development for railway transport executives and experts (since 1995 Russian Railway Academy)
Since 1997 has been the rector of Moscow State University of Railway Engineering (MIIT) and the president of the Russian Association of Higher Educational Institutions.
LIBOR LOCHMAN Executive Director
Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER)
Born in 1963.
In 1987 graduated from the Transport University of Zilina, Czech Republic.
In 2001 – PhD in Electronics from West-Bohemian University Plzen, Czech Republic.
From 1988 to 1994 – Research Specialist, Railway Research Institute in Prague (VUZ).
From 1994 to 1997 – Signalling Specialist, Czech Railways (?D).
From 1997 to 2000 – Research Scientist, Railway Research Institute in Prague (VUZ).
From 2000 to 2005 – Director, Railway Research Institute in Prague (VUZ).
From 2007 to 2011 – Deputy Executive Director and Head of Technical Affairs, CER.
Since 2012 – Executive Director, CER.
UGIS MAGONIS President and Chairman
Latvian Railways
Born in 1965.
In 1989 graduated from Leningrad Higher Marine College named after admiral S.O. Makarov, engineer – navigator.
From 1989 to 1992 – Latvian Shipping Company, navigator, 3rd mate of the captain. Has a huge business experience in organization of port terminals and infrastructure work (Latvian Shipping Company, Riga Commercial Port, Latvian Railway).
From 1992 to 1993 – Head of Ship Agents Division Lsa Hanza. Ltd.
From 1993 to 2000 – Director of Hanza Maritime Agency, Ltd.
February through August 1999 – Member of Supervisory Board of Latvian Privatization Agency .
From 1999 to 2000 – State Authorized Representative and Member of Supervisory Board of Riga Commercial Port .
From 1999 to 2002 – Member of Supervisory Board of Latvian Shipping Company.
From 2000 to 2001 – Director of Riveko.
From 2003 to 2005 – Chairman of Supervisory Board of Latvian Railway.
From 2004 to 2005 – Adviser to the Minister of Transport of the Republic of Latvia and also Vice-Chairman of Supervisory Board Latvijas Mobilais Telefons.
From 2005 to 2007 – Prime Minister’s Supernumerary Adviser for Railway Transport.
In 2005 – Founder of Latvian Association of Freight Forwarders. Vice-president of National association of shipbrokers and agents of Latvia.
In 2005 – Chairman of the Board, Latvian Railway.
Since November 2010 – President, Latvian Railway.
ASKAR MAMIN President
Kazakhstan Railways
Graduated from Tselinograd Engineering and Construction Institute, Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics in Engineering and Economics. Started his career in the position of Steel Erector for Tselintyazhstroy. Has worked as Deputy Director General at the Union of Innovation Enterprises of Kazakhstan.
From 1996 to 2008 – First Deputy to Head of Astana Administration, Vice-Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Head of Astana Administration.
From April 2008 – present – President of National Company Kazakhstan temir zholy, member of the Board of Directors of National company Kazakhstan temir zholy. Was decorated with the medal Eren enbegi ushin – 1998, and order Qurmet – 2006.
YAROSLAV MANDRON Director
Department of State Regulation of Tariffs, Infrastructure and
Energy Efficiency
Ministry of Economic Development, Russian Federation
Born in 1983.
In 2005 graduated from the State University of Management, specializing in “state and municipal management”, and in 2006 graduated from the same university, specializing in jurisprudence.
Since January 2005 has been involved in the state civil service, as Director of the State Department for Tariff Regulations, Infrastructure Reform and Energy Efficiency starting from January 2014.
Part of his responsibilities is working to improve state policy and legal regulations in the state regulations on natural monopolies, fuel and energy systems, including issues of electrical energy, oil and gas, pipelines, renewable energy, communications, housing services and transport.
Also offered his expert opinion on investment projects which were aimed at the development of natural monopolies, as well as the improvement of tariff regulations in these sectors.
Under his direction, various important measures to increase the investment attractiveness of the utilities sector were implemented.
Played a direct role in the development of the Russian Federation’s state programme called “Protecting the Environment” for 2012-2020, a target model for the railway freight market until 2015, as well as the conceptual development of the suburban railway system.
Has received the gratitude of the Russian Federation government for his active participation in creating the regulatory framework for the Common Economic Space.
DAVID MELIKYAN Technical Director
ALSTOM Transport Rus
Born in 1976.
Graduated from the State Engineering University of Armenia in 1999.
Doctor of Engineering in 2002.
From 1998 to 2001 – Electrical Engineer, (First Dynasty Mines).
From 2001to 2005 – Electrical Department head, (First Dynasty Mines).
From 2005 to 2007 – Project Manager, General Electric Transport (GE Rus).
From 2005 to 2012 – Engineering Manager, General Electric Transport (GE Rus).
Since 2012 – Technical Director, «ALSTOM Transport Rus» ltd.
DIETRICH MOELLER President
Siemens in Russia,
Vice-President
Siemens AG
Graduated from Kiev Polytechnic institute, a degree in electrical engineer. Afterwards has defended a dissertation and took a degree of doctor of science in Technical University in Dresden. Works in Siemens AG since 1991. Has managed “Locomotives” in “Transport equipment” Department. Assisted in realization of a number of key national and international Siemens projects in the sphere of railway traffic. Since April, 2006, appointed a President of Siemens in Russia and Vice-president of Siemens AG.
VADIM MIKHAYLOV Senior Vice-President for Economics and Finances
Russian Railways
Born in 1969.
Graduated from the State Finance Academy in 1992, specialising in finance and credit.
From 1992 to 2003 worked for the Arthur Andersen auditing company, where he progressed from the position of economist to that of director of the bank auditing department.
From 2003 to August 2009 worked as a director and then as general director of Ernst & Young Business Consulting.
From 2009 – Senior Vice-President for Economics and Finances of Russian Railways.
ALEXANDER MISHARIN First Vice-President
Russian Railways,
General Director
High-Speed Rail Lines
Born in 1959.
Graduated from the Ural Electromechanical Institute for Railway Engineers, specialising in “Electrification of Railway Transport” in 1981. In 1997, he received his second higher education (in economics) from the Ural State Academy of Railway Transport, he went on to become a Candidate of Economics and Doctor of Technical Science.
Started his career as a power grid engineer and worked his worked his way up to head engineer of Sverdlovsk Railway. He then worked as deputy, then first deputy minister of communications, Sverdlovsk Railway manager, Director of the Department for Integrated Infrastructure Development at Russia's Ministry of Transport, Deputy Minister of Transport and Director of the Department of the Industry and Infrastructure of the Government of the Russian Federation.
From 2009 until 2012 – Sverdlovskaya region mayor.
Since December 2012 – Russian Railways First Vice-President.
VADIM MOROZOV First Vice-President
Russian Railways
Born in 1954.
In 1977 graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Railway Transport Engineers, railway engineer on railway maintenance, Candidate of Science (Engineering).
His career was started in 1971 as a millwright of the Volhovstroy-1 locomotive depot of the Oktyabrskaya railway. After the graduation from the institute he continued his work at the railway. He held an appointment from the switching foreman to the railway head. In 1998 he was Deputy Chairman of the legislative assembly of the Leningrad Region. Since 1998 until 1999 and since 2000 until 2002 - First Deputy of the South-East and Moscow railway correspondingly. Since May, 1999 until May, 2000 - Deputy Minister of Railways of the Russian Federation, since 2002 until 2003 - First Deputy Minister, since November, 2003 until June, 2004 - Minister of Railway Transport of the Russian Federation. Since July, 2004 - Executive Director of the Blagosostoianie (welfare) private pensionary fund. On August, 17, 2005 he was appointed the First Vice-President of the Russian Railways.
LUC NADAL CEO
GEFCO
Graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (X82).
Began his career as a consultant with Arthur Andersen & Cie in 1985, before joining MENSIA Conseil, specialised in strategy, management and organisation consulting, in 1988. Worked as a senior consultant, then manager, and later became a partner in charge of the infrastructure and transport sector.
Joined SNCF in 2005 as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the CNC, which turned around and transformed into Naviland Cargo. In 2007 joined the Transport and Logistics branch of the SNCF and was appointed Deputy Operations Director of SNCF Freight.
In 2008, the SNCF took over Geodis. Was appointed Deputy Managing Director of the SNCF Geodis branch in charge of the rail transport of goods and Director of Fret SNCF.
Joined GEFCO as Freight Transport and Logistics Director in October 2010.
In July 2012 took up the position of Chief Executive Officer of the GEFCO Group.
Was appointed Chairman of the management board of the GEFCO Group by the Supervisory Board on the 20th of December 2012.
MARIYA NIKITINA Director, Transport Department
RUSAL
Born in 1973
In 1996 – Gubkin Russian State Oil and Gas University.
In 2000 – Lomonosov Moscow State University.
In 2013 – postgraduate studies in managerial economics in the field of transportation at Moscow State University of Railway Engineering.
From 1998 to 2000 – PR-center: support of election campaigns for State Duma and governor elections.
In 2000 – Centre for Political Studies – expert, analyst.
From 2000 to 2006 present – senior specialist at press office of OAO Russian Aluminium; advisor at Government Relations Department of OOO RUSAL Management Company.
From 2007 till present – Head of Transportation Department at ZAO RUSAL Global Management Branch.
NIKOLAY NIKIFOROV Chairman
Trade Union of Railwaymen and Transport Construction Workers of Russia
Born in 1952.
Graduated from Novosibirsk Institute of Railway Engineers in 1974 as an engineer for railways operations.
From 1974 to 1975 – centralization post master, Artyshta-II deputy station master at the West-Siberian Railway.
From 1975 to 1977 – Pojektnaya station master, West-Siberian Railway.
From 1977 to 1978 – Leninsk-Kuznetskiy-I Zapadno station master, Siberian Railway.
From 1978 to 1981 – Cherkasov Kamen station master, Kemerovo Railway. From 1981 to 1985 – Instructor of the transport and communications department of the Kemerovo regional committee of the CPSU.
From 1985 to 1997 – chairman at the Kemerovo Railway DORPROFSOZH (trade union of a railway division).
From 1997 to 2004 – chairman at the West-Siberian Railway DORPROFSOZH.
Since 2004 – chairman of the Russian Union of Railwaymen and Transport Builders.
Nikolai Nikiforov has been awarded with the governmental awards: “Over merit” II degree; medal of award “100 years anniversary of the Transsiberian mainline”; medal of award “For particular contribution to the development of Kuzbass” III degree; medal of award “60 years’ anniversary of the Kemerovo oblast”; medal of award “For 20 years faultless service at railways”; order after St. Prince Alexander Nevsky I degree and other.
TATIANA PARAMONOVA CEO, Chairman of the Board of Directors
ZHASO
Honored Economist of the Russian Federation. Tatyana Paramonova is awarded by the Order of Honour. Candidate of Economic Sciences, аn author of more than 120 scientific articles.
Graduated from the Moscow Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. Ph.D. in Economics, an Honorary Doctor of Science of the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.
Tatiana Paramonova work experience in the field of finance is more than 37 years, of which 32 she worked at the USSR State Bank, Central Bank of Russia, as well as in commercial banks. In the State banking system she held the positions from the USSR State Bank branch economist to the Acting Chairman of the Central Bank of Russia.
Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC TransCreditBank, a member of the Board of Directors of Insurance Company ZHASO.
PHILIPPE PEGORIER Chairman of the Board
Association of European Businesses in the Russian Federation
From January 2011 is President and General Director of the Russian branch of Alstom, a global leader in power generation, power transmission and rail transport. After graduation from Bordeaux business school, started his professional career in Moscow 30 years ago and then served the French Minister of Economy and Finance alternatively in Paris, Tehran, Kiev and Moscow.
Also worked several years as a Diplomatic Advisor to Christine Lagarde, who was then the French Minister for Foreign Trade.
Was elected Chairman of the Association of European Business in May 2014.
Is awarded with the Legion of Honour and Russian plaque “For contribution to the international cooperation”.
FEDOR PEKHTEREV General Director
Institute of Transport Economy and Development
Graduated from Moscow Railway Transport Engineers Institute.
Started his professional career at railway transport in 1973 as an engineer of GiprotransTEI.
Since 1995 – Director of GiprotransTEI (Institute of Transport Economy and Development).
Since 2010 – General Director of GiprotransTEI (Institute of Transport Economy and Development).
He took part in the development of international projects conducted by ESCATO, UN, TACIS, FAR, EU and others. He is actively involved in the creation of international corridors “North-South” and “West-East”.
In 1990 was awarded insignia “Honorary Railway Worker,” and in 2000 – state decoration “Honoured Transport Worker of the Russian Federation.” He has also been awarded branch award of the RF Ministry of Transport “Honorary Worker of Russian Transport.”
In 2003 was awarded insignia “For Faultless Service in the Railway Transport - 30 years”.
BORIS PORETSKY Partner and Vice-President
A.T. Kearney
Came into international management consulting in 1997 and since then has worked in the area of corporate strategy and commercial activity in a whole range of industries – telecommunications, transport, vehicle-building, oil and gas.
In the transport sector developed commercial strategies for freight and passenger carriers and operators, including some of the biggest airlines in Russia and freight carriers in neighbouring countries. In vehicle-building, worked for eight years as a consultant for one of the leading Russian vehicle manufacturers on strategic alliances, new model development, development management, general strategy and strategies for individual areas of business (vehicle components, sales networks, logistics).
Before joining A.T. Kearney, was a senior partner in Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.
Also represents A.T. Kearney in the Friends of the Russian Museum International Society. For several years he has provided consultancy to the State Russian Museum on strategic development, raising awareness of the museum’s brand and expanding cooperation with leading foreign museums.
Graduated from the Mechanical Institute in St Petersburg, specialising as a mechanical engineer, and was awarded the degree of Master of Management (ММ) at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management (USA).
VLADIMIR PROKOFYEV General Director
BaltTransService
In 1977, Prokofyev graduated from the All-Union Correspondence Institute of Railway Engineers as a mechanical engineer with studies in railway car construction and rolling stock.
In 1989 graduated from Leningrad Institute of Railway Engineers as a railway engineer.
In 2005 became a candidate of technical sciences.
Began his career in the city of Georgiu-Dezh as a worker and then a mechanic after which he became head of the refrigerator depot and head of the refrigerator train of the railway car refrigerator depot of the Order of the Red Banner of Labour Southeast Railways.
Then worked in Voronezh as an electrical equipment repairman, chief mechanic and head of the Dostroytrest repair and mechanical workshop organisations, head of the Voronezh Mechanised Division for Loading and Unloading Work at the Order of the Red Banner of Labour Southeast Railways.
In Kandalashka was head of the railway car depot of the Murmansk division of the Order of Lenin Oktyabrskaya Railways, then head of the Olenegorsk station and head of the Murmansk station.
Then became general director of the St Petersburg-based company LinkOil. From 1999 until now, he has served as general director of BaltTransService. He has also served as president of the Association of Carriers and Rolling Stock and Operators of Russia since 2001.
HENRI POUPART-LAFARGE President
ALSTOM Transport
Born in 1969.
Graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
From 1992 to 1994 – position in the World Bank in Washington, D.C.
From 1994 to 1998 – position in the French Ministry of Economy.
From 1998 to 2000 – Head of investor relations, then Head of Management Control, Alstom.
From 2000 to 2004 – Chief Finance Officer of the Transmission & Distribution sector, Alstom.
From 2004 to 2010 – Chief Finance Officer, Alstom Group.
From 2010 to 2011 – Executive Vice-President and President of Alstom Grid.
Since 2011 – President, Alstom Transport.
VLADIMIR PUSTOVOY Deputy CEO for Production
Locomotive Technologies
Born in 1959.
Graduated from the Omsk Institute of Railway Engineers in 1981.
Between 1981 and 2000 was working at West Siberian Railway where he passed the way from Brigadier of the repair shop of electric locomotives at depot Karasuk to Deputy chief of locomotive and wagon economy of the Railway.
From 2000 to 2003 – Deputy Minister of Railways of the Russian Federation.
From 2003 to 2004 – Vice-president of Russian Railways.
From 2005 to 2008 was working as Director of CJSC "Transelektromash", then as Director of CJSC "VKTTS PS".
From 2008 to 2009 – Deputy Chief of Moscow Railway - branch of JSC "Russian Railways" on locomotive and wagon economy.
From 2009 to 2015 held senior positions in "Holding Transelektromash".
In February, 2015 joined Locomotive Technologies LLC as Deputy General Director for corporate order. Became General Director of manufacture in March, 2015.
GRIGORY RUBIN Partner and Managing Director
The Boston Consulting Group
Joined BCG Moscow office in 2010 as a Project Leader.
Specializes in corporate strategy, business-unit strategy, organizational re-engineering and performance management projects – and is one of the leading experts of BCG's Industrial Goods, Transportation and Logistics Practices. 
Prior to joining BCG, had been working in consulting in A.T. Kearney and Strategy Partners focusing on number of industries and topics (FMCG, Agriculture, Media, Industrial Goods).
In total has 10 years of management consulting experience.
Holds a MA degree in Economics and Management science from the Berlin Humboldt University and MA in Strategic Management and Corporate Finance from Moscow State University – Higher School of Economics.
VYACHESLAV RYBKIN Head
Eastern Rail Network Development Department – Russian Railways branch
Born in 1962.
Is a graduate of two universities, holds a Candidate of Sciences in Sociology and is an Academician of the International Transport Academy.
Has served as head of the legal department of the Committee on State Property Management of St Petersburg, department for economic development of the Property Fund of St Petersburg, as General Director of Lengiprotrans OJSC, General Director of Grand Hotel Europe CJSC, Deputy General Director of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, head of the investment office for infrastructure projects at Venture Investments & Yield Management LLP and, prior to that, worked as Senior Deputy General Director of BalttransService LLC (building contractor of a terminal to transship light petroleum products at Primorsk Seaport and a subsidiary of Transnefteproduct OJSC) for four years.
Is President of the Union of Builders of the Railway Network. Has held executive positions in commercial and state organisations for more than 20 years, including more than 13 years in the transport sector.
ZHANAR RYMZHANOVA CEO
Project office UTLC
In 1989 graduated from the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, majoring in Economics.
In 1997 – Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. In 2012 – TRIUM Global Executive MBA.
From 1998 to 2012 was with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: Senior and Principal Banker, Transport (Russia and Central Asia), and Director, Infrastructure and Energy (Russia and Central Asia).
Since 2012 – Adviser to the President of Russian Railways.
Since 2013 – CEO «Project office UTLC»
YURY SAAKYAN General Director
Institute of Problems of Natural Monopolies
Graduated from the Moscow State University, department of mechanic and mathematics.
Moscow State University
Until 1991 he was engaged in scientific work.
Since 1991 held executive posts in different commercial companies.
Since May, 1, 2005 up to the present he’s been General Director, Institute of Problems of Natural Monopolies.
VLADIMIR SAVCHUK Head of Rail Transport Research Department
Institute of Problems of Natural Monopolies
Born in 1971.
Graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute in 1994.
Before joining the Institute of Natural Monopolies worked in the field of organising export freight transport, manufacturing parts for rolling stock, and operator functioning in supplying wagons for transport.
Since 2005 has worked at the Institute of Problems of Natural Monopolies.
ALEXANDER SALTAEV CEO
Ural Locomotive
Born 1951.
Career began in 1969.
Worked in key positions at the Kachkanar Mining and Dressing Plant and the city of Kachkanar, as well as major enterprises in the Sverdlovsk Region.
From November 1998 to February 2000 – Senior Deputy Minister for Industry and Science, Head of Industrial Complex Administration of the Government of the Sverdlovsk Region.
Since July 2003 – Director for Finance and HR, Ural Transport Engineering Works.
Since May 2007 – General Director, Ural Railway Engineering Works.
Since February 2009 – General Director, Sinara – Transport Machines.
Since 1 July 2010 – General Director, Ural Locomotives, joint venture of the Sinara Group and Siemens AG.
As of 1 May 2015, under the management of Mr Saltayev, Ural Locomotives had produced 486 Sinara (series 2ES6), 120 Granit (series 2ES10) electric locomotives and 10 Lastochka electric trains.
PETER CEDERVALL President of RCS Division
Bombardier Transportation Company 
Holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lulea in Sweden.
Was appointed President, Division Rail Control Solutions, of Bombardier Transportation on 11 October 2011.
Joined the organisation in 1997, holding a number of positions of increasing responsibility within the Propulsion & Controls Division. He was appointed Vice President Operations in March 2003 and, additionally, Vice President Project Management in March 2005. Prior to this, held various roles in the Swedish defense material industry.
In January 2008 joined the Swedish train operator, SJ, where he was a Member of the Board of Directors and responsible for all SJ traffic execution throughout the network. In April 2010 rejoined Bombardier as Vice President Rail Control Solutions Region 2 (Nordic, UK, RUS/CIS & Baltics).
VALERY SELEZNEV First Deputy Chairman, Committee on Property, State Duma,
Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Born in 1964.
In 1986, he graduated from the Far Eastern Institute of Soviet Trade (now Pacific State University of Economics) with a major in Economics of Trade.
He began working immediately after high school. After graduating from university, he worked in the real sector of the economy where he implemented numerous major infrastructure projects.
In 2007, he was elected as a deputy to the State Duma of the fifth convocation as part of a national list of candidates nominated by the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (Primorsky region). From the beginning of his time in the State Duma of the fifth convocation, he was a member of the Property Committee and led work on legislation related to anti-raiding and bankruptcy. Starting in April 2009, he began working on the State Duma Committee for International Affairs. In December 2011, he became a deputy to the State Duma of the sixth convocation (national top-ten of the LDPR list). He was elected First Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Property Issues.
During his time in the State Duma of the fifth convocation, he established the Inter-Fractional Association of Deputies (IAD) for Invalid Affairs. As IAD co-chairman, he consolidated the efforts of deputies from different fractions in order to solve problems faced by persons with disabilities and implement the targeted government programme “Accessible Environment”.
From 2008 to 2011, he was a member of the Permanent Delegation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation within the Russia-European Union Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (Russia-EU PCC) on behalf of the State Duma.
In 2009, he established and headed the Foundation for Assistance to the Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities “Accessible Environment and Universal Design”.
From 2011 to 2012, he has been a member of the PACE Committee on Social, Health and Family Affairs and the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population.
In 2009, he joined the Board of Trustees of the Non-Profit Partnership “African Alliance”.
In 2012, he became a member of the Permanent Delegation for Economic Policy under the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Eurasian Economic Community (IPA EurAsEC).
SERGEY SINYAGIN CEO
TelecomExpress
Born in 1957.
In 1981 graduated from the Moscow Medical Academy. 
Since the mid 1990s has developed his management talent leading customer service teams, including large call-centers at VimpelCom, TelecomExpert, MTS, and Air Union.
From March 2008 to August 2009 served as Operations Director at Sequoya Credit Consolidation.
From 2009 served as Deputy General Director and Director of Development for the TelecomExpress Call Center business unit.
From 2011 assumed the position of CEO of TelecomExpress.
ALEXEY SOKOLOV Vice-Chairman - Chief of Design Office
Railway Research Institute
Born in 1972.
Graduated from St Petersburg State Railways University (SPSRU), specialising in materials handling, track and construction machines, after which he continued working in the department and undertook postgraduate study.
In 1999 he defended his PhD dissertation on the subject of “Improving the durability of load-bearing structures in freight wagons with regulated unloading”.
From 2009 he managed the SPSRU department of materials handling, track and construction machines. Alongside his university work he worked in a number of industry-related engineering organisations: as head of department at the Vagony Scientific and Commissioning Centre (1998–2002), deputy CEO of the Railcar-Building Engineering Centre (2002–2004), and deputy CEO, and then CEO, of the Scientific Research Institute of Transport Engineering (2008–2011). Since 2011 he has been deputy chairman of the RZD Joint Scientific Council with responsibility for scientific development and cooperation issues.
He is the author of 55 scientific works, 8 patents and 3 monographs. A.M. Sokolov’s field of scientific interests includes mathematical modelling of rolling stock dynamics and durability, the application of fuzzy set theory and other “soft computing” methods to transport processes, and mechatronics and automation.
VLADIMIR SOKOLOV CEO
Transoil
Graduated from Leningrad Institute of Railway Engineers in 1978, specializing in Transportation Organization and Management and worked for Oktyabrskaya Railway, holding various positions ranging from Deputy Station Operator to being the manager of Vitebsk Railway Branch.
From 2001 to 2004 worked in Apatit-Trans and in the Ministry of Railways of the Russian Federation.
Joined Transoil in 2004 as Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Development, and later held the position of Deputy Director General for Operations.
Since 2008 has been First Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
In June 2013, by General Meeting he was appointed the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.
MAXIM SOKOLOV Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Born in 1968.
From 1987 to 1989 served as a conscript in the army.
In 1991 graduated from the economics department of St Petersburg State University.
From 1989 to 1991 also studied in the same university’s law department. From 1991 to 1993 taught in the economics department of St Petersburg State University.
From 1992 to 1999 was general director of Rossi.
From 1999 to 2004 was general director of Corporation S.
From 2004 to 2009 was chairman of the St Petersburg Administration’s Committee for Investment and Strategic Projects.
In 2009 was a member of the St Petersburg Administration and chairman of the Committee for Economic Development, Industrial Policy and Trade.
On 4 December 2009 was appointed director of the Department of Industry and Infrastructure of the Government of the Russian Federation.
On 21 May 2012 was appointed Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation by Presidential Decree number 660.
Has been awarded the medal of the Order of Service to the Fatherland 2nd Class and the Governor of St Petersburg’s badge for the humanisation of St Petersburg’s schools.
VLADIMIR SOSIPATOROV Managing Director
Vostok1520
Was born in 1967.
Has two high educations (Gubkin Russian Institute of Oil and Gas; Lomonosov Moscow State University). 
Prior to joining Vostok1520, the freight rail operator of innovative rolling stock, Vladimir held the position of Deputy CEO for Commerce at Freight One, where he was responsible for commercial policy.
Prior to this, held the senior positions at Ministry of Railways, Corporate Transport Service Center at Russian Railways. Also was actively involved in the railway industry restructuring. Took part in  establishing of Freight One  and other railway companies. His experience in the railroad transport area amounts to 20 years. 
Took an active part in foundation of SRO NP Council of Railway Operators Market. Since 2009 he is engaging in Council activities. 
In 2014 joined Consumer Council of RZD and it`s Subsidiaries as an expert of a few committees.
TAMARA STEBUNOVA Deputy Head
Federal Tariff Service
Born in 1956.
Studied at the Moscow Institute of Railway Transport Engineers.
Between 1979 and 1993 was a trainee researcher, an engineer, a junior researcher, and a researcher at the Ministry of Railways’ All-Russian Railway Research Institute (VNIIZHD).
Between 1993 and 1997 was chief economist, deputy head of department, and head of the currency and tariffs committee department of the Russian Ministry of Railways, in Moscow.
From 1997 to 2004 was head of the department of freight tariffs on export, import and transit freight at the Russian Ministry of Railways’ Centre for Corporate Transport Services, in Moscow.
From 2004 to 2010 was deputy head of the Railway Regulation Directorate at the Russian Federal Tariff Service.
Since 2010 has been deputy head of the Federal Tariff Service.
She holds the title of Distinguished Economist of the Russian Federation.
VIKTOR STEPOV Vice-President for Management System Development
Russian Railways
Born in 1957.
In 1980 graduated from the Petrozavodsk College of railway transport.
In 1986 graduated from the Leningrad Institute of railway engineers, majoring in the electrification of the railway, the engineer of means of communication - electrician".
In 1994 graduated from St. Petersburg state University of means of communication specialty "Economics and organization of railway transport".
Graduated from the Stockholm school of Economics Master of business administration" in 2009, from "Corporate University of JSC "RZD" - the advanced training program "Corporate leader" in 2011.
Has a degree: candidate of economic Sciences.
In 1980 – repairer-Petrozavodsk locomotive depot of October railway.
From 1980 to 1981 – assistant engineer at Petrozavodsk locomotive depot of the October railway.
From 1981 to 1982 - electrician operation of distribution networks in Murmansk area of supply of October railway.
From 1982 to 1984 electrician on repair of traction substation equipment in Murmansk area of supply of October railway.
From 1984 to 1987 – dispatcher of Kandalaksha land supply of October railway.
From 1987 to 1989 – the Deputy head of the Murmansk distance of power supply of October railway.
From 1989 to 1991 – senior power dispatcher Murmansk distance of power supply of October railway.
From 1991 to 1992 – Deputy Manager of transport and freight sections of JSC "Murmansk commodity exchange".
From 1992 to 1994 – Deputy chief engineer of the Murmansk branch of October railway.
From 1994 to 1997 – chief economist, Deputy head of the Murmansk branch of October railway.
In 1997 – Deputy head on economic issues of St. Petersburg branch of the road Directorate of maintenance of October railway.
From 1997 to 1999 – head of economic department of October railway.
From 1999 to 2004– chief economist, Deputy head of October railway.
From 2004 to 2014 – head of October railway – branch of JSC "RZD".
From October 2014 – Vice-President of JSC "RZD".
ALEXEY STORCHAK Director, Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets, Russia and CIS
Deutsche Bank
Born in 1980.
In 2003 graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University, where he earned a MA degree in Economics.
From 2002 to 2007 – Deputy Head of foreign debt and financial assets division, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.
From 2007 to 2010 Associate, coverage and origination in international debt capital markets, Credit Suisse.
Since 2010 – Co-Head for Debt Capital Markets, Russia and CIS, Deutsche Bank.
ANDREJ TIMOFEEV Partner and Managing Director
Boston Consulting Group in Russia
He has been specializing in railways transportation and infrastructure topics for more than a decade. Andrej is also a leader of Nuclear Industry Practice in CIS and a core member of the Industrial Goods and Energy practice groups of BCG. Andrej has over 17 years of management consulting experience in Russia, USA and Europe managing client projects in transportation and infrastructure, energy and industrial goods and services industries. His consulting assignments have focused on CEO-level strategy, restructuring and business-model-innovation topics for a wide variety of companies. Since 2006, Andrej has been leading major projects for Russian government-owned corporations on their path to business growth, globalization, and efficiency improvement. In the field of railway transport, there have been also projects performed on the development strategy of transport and infrastructure cluster, finance and business strategy, container transport, mergers and acquisitions, etc. .Among his clients are major Russian natural monopolies that are in the middle of reform and liberalization.
Andrej holds a master's degree in economics from University of Kiel, Germany, and an executive MBA from the University of Michigan.
ELENA TRUBHIKOVA Member of the Board of Directors
RZD-Zdorovie
Was born in 1968
Degree from Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, MBA STRATEGY from Open University, UK
From 1993 to 1997 made her way from accounting to the financial director of holding company Spetsteknologia.
From 1997 to 2012 – managing partner of audit and consulting group FinExpertiza. Prize winner of The Best Financier of the Year; has been among ten best leaders-managers in audit and consulting since 2004 (under Russian Association of Managers).
Has gained a significant experience in managing projects on asset restructuring, improving operating performance, strategic consulting.
From 2013 to 2015 – General Director of FinExpertiza-Capital.
Independent Director of Freight One, Federal Freight, RZD-zdorovie, Carriage Repair Company-2, Roszheldorproject, BetElTrans, Kaluga Plant Remputmash, ELTEZA, Medicine for You (Rosimushchestvo), Foratek ETS and others.
JEAN-LOUIS TRUEL Founder and Managing Director
International Business Development
Born in 1955.
In 1977 – MBA, Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) Business School, Paris.
In 1980 – PhD (Economics), Universit? Paris IX Dauphine, Paris.
From 1982 to 1984 – French Ministry of Industry. Manager of economic studies, in the Department in charge of IT and electronics industry.
From 1984 to 1989 – Alcatel Business Systems, Paris. .
Manager of international marketing for the office terminal equipments.
Manager of Economic studies within the strategy department.
From 1989 to 2003 – cofounder and vice-president for finance and international development of Imecom Group, a telecommunication software company.
Since 2004 – managing director of International Business Development – IBD. Based in Paris with partners in several countries IBD provides consulting services in the areas of business development. IBD is also involved in consulting on economic policy issues in Europe, the US and CIS countries.
Has a dual experience of international business in large corporations and innovative start-ups as well as academic teaching in the areas of international business, economic and innovation policies and cross-cultural management.
Jean-Louis is also Vice-president Cercle Kondratieff, Paris – a think tank gathering academics and business executives involved in activities with Russia.
ANTONIO FALLICO Chairman of the Board of Directors
Banca Intesa
Born in 1945.
In 1969 defended his diploma at the Philological Faculty, and later at the Faculty of Economics and Commerce, at the University of Catania.
From 1970 to 1989 was a professor at the Faculty of Economics and Commerce at the University of Verona.
Since 1995 has been accredited by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation (The Bank of Russia) as Head of the Moscow representative office of the Banco Ambrosiano Veneto. The Banca Intesa SpA was later formed based on this company, and is today known as the Intesa Sanpaolo Group.
Since 2003 has held the post of the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Banca Intesa, the Russian subsidiary company of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group.
From 2004 to 2008 was appointed President of the Association of Italian Entrepreneurs “GIM-UNIMPRESA”, which unites around 150 Italian companies operating in Russia.
Was awarded the Order of Friendship by the President of the Russian Federation, V. Putin, in 2008, the Star for Labor Services by the President of the Italian Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, in 2006 and an award pin from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs “for his contribution to international cooperation” (ordered by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2015).
In 2007 founded the Know Eurasia Association in Verona, a public non-profit organization aimed at developing and deepening the cultural, social and economic ties between Italy and the countries of Eurasia.
In 2008 received a degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics.
In May 2008 was appointed the Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation in Verona.
In 2012 became President of the Supervisory Board of the first Russian-Italian foundation for direct investments, Mir Capital, which was founded by Intesa Sanpaolo and Gazprombank.
MIKHAIL KHAZIN Economist, Publicist, Political Scientist In 1979 finished a mathematical school and later studied at Yaroslavl State University. Then graduated from the Department of Probability Theory of the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics at Moscow State University. Studied statistics, statistical physics and the theory of dynamic systems.
From 1984 to 1988 worked at the Academy of Sciences, USSR.
From 1989 to 1992 worked for Goskomstat, the Institute for Statistics and Economic Research, USSR/Russian Federation.
From 1993 to1998 worked for the Russian government (awarded with the title of Actual State Councillor of the Russian Federation).
From 1995 to 1997 – head of the Credit Policy Department at the Ministry of Economics, Russia.
From 1997 to 1998 – deputy head of Economic Management for the President of the Russian Federation (discharged June 1998)
Since 1998 – consultant on economic research.
In 2000–2001 he proved the structural causes of the economic crisis in the US.
In 2004 Khazin and A. Kobyakov published a book called “The Decline of the Dollar Empire and the End of Pax Americana” in which they outlined a new theory of capitalism, which implied the inevitability of a great economic crisis.
Khazin is the author of many articles in Russia and worldwide, and is often interviewed on economic issues and the Russian socio-political situation. He has led a number of radio and television programmes, which were also on economic themes. He actively tries to promote knowledge about economics among the population.
ANDREAS HEYM International Development Director
AREP,
Representative of the General Director, Gares & Connexions Station Directorate SNCF
Born in 1957.
Graduated as Architect-Engineer from Karlsruhe University (TH), Germany, in 1984.
From 1984 to 1991 - Private architectural practice.
From 1991 to 1995 - Project Manager at Architecture Division, SNCF French Railways.
From 1995 to 2005 - Head of Station Services Design Department at Architecture Division, SNCF.
Since 2006 - Director International Development at AREP (SNCF subsidiary for architecture, urban planning, engineering and design).
JAN HARDER Sales director
Molinari Rail AG

Born in 1973.
Graduated from the Law school of Constance, Germany in 1998
and MBA from Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Business School, Scotland in 2009.
From 1998 to 2003 –  Procurement and Contract Manager at Siemens AG, Postal Automation, Germany.
From 2003 to 2006 – Deputy Head of BA Sales & Marketing at Siemens AG, Postal Automation, Germany.
From 2006 to 2010 – Director of Strategic Planning at Siemens AG, Infrastructure Logistics, Germany and Head of the Branch Office in St. Petersburg, Russia.
From 2010 to 2012 – Head of Strategic Procurement, OOO Siemens, Rail Systems, Moscow.
Since 2012 – Vice-President / Business Development Director Mainline CIS Region Alstom Transport, Moscow.
Since 2015 – Sales director Molinari Rail AG.
MICHAEL HARMS Chairman of the Board
Russian-German Chamber of Foreign Trade
Born in 1964.
In 1983 – graduation from High School.
From 1985 to 1991 – International Relations and Iranian Studies in Moscow.
In 1993 – final degree in Political Science at the FU Berlin.
From 1994 to 1995 – sales manager at Philips Medical Systems in Hamburg and Moscow.
From 1995 to 1999 – cooperation Office of the German Industry, Berlin.
From 2000 to August 2007 – Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, Berlin, Member of the Executive Board.
From 2001 to 2003 – Executive Secretary of the Business Advisory Council for the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, Brussels
Since September 2007 – Delegate of the German Industry in the Russian Federation, Moscow.
Since March 31st, 2008 – Chairman of the Board of the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce.
Since May 21st, 2012 – Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Chambers of Commerce.
ALEXANER HEDDERICH CEO
DB Schenker Rail
Born in 1965.
Graduated from the Justus Liebig University in Giessen in 1991, where he obtained a degree in economic science.
From 1991 to 1996 – Research Associate for the Chair of Economics, Professor Gerd Aberle, Justus Liebig University.
1996 – earned his doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.).
From 1996 to 1998 – Head of Railway Transport section, WIBERA Wirtschaftsberatung AG, a business consultancy in D?sseldorf.
In 1999 – started working for the Deutsche Bahn in different functions.
From 2004 to 2009 – Head of Corporate Development.
Since 2009 – CEO of DB Schenker Rail.
KONSTANTIN KHOLOPOV Professor in the Chair of Technology of Foreign Trade Transactions
Russian Foreign Trade Academy
Born in 1955
Graduated from the Moscow University of Railway Transport in 1977.
From 1977 to 1989 – research scientist in Moscow University of Railway Transport.
From 1989 to 1999 – associate professor, professor in Russian Foreign Trade Academy.
Since 1999 – Head of Department, Doctor (Economics), Professor.
Doctor (Economics), Professor.
Member of the Russian Academy of Transport.
Member of the International Academy of Transport.
ALEXEY TSYDENOV Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Born in 1976.
In 1998 he graduated from Far Eastern State Transport University with a major in Logistics and (Railway) Transport Management.
From 1998 to 2002 held management positions at railway transport enterprises. From 2002 to 2004 was general director of Dalneftetrans in Khabarovsk.
From 2004 to 2006 was general director of Far Eastern Transport Group in Khabarovsk.
From 2006 to 2009 was deputy director of the Department for State Policy in Railway Transport under the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation. From 2009 served as deputy director of the Department of the Industry and Infrastructure under the Government of the Russian Federation.
Under Order No. 2318-r of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 22 December 2011 was appointed director of the Federal Railway Transport Agency.
Now he is Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.
IRINA CHIGANASHKINA Member of the Management Board
Railtransholding
Graduated from the Moscow State University of Railways (MIIT), specializing in carriage construction and car-load economy.
Worked as an engineer repairing rolling stock, as a specialist in carriage wheel workshops, as an engineer-technician at the Moscow-3 wagon depot for the Moscow Railways, as head of the technical department at the Nikolaevsk carriage depot for the Moscow Railways, and as deputy head of the Department of Wagon Economy, at the Moscow-Kursk branch.
From 2002 to 2004 was deputy general director of the Transportation Investment Company, Trans-Logic.
From 2004 to 2009 was technical director of the Far Eastern Transport Group, and concurrently the general director of Dalvagonoremont.
From 2009 to 2013 was general director of the Inter Cargo Company.
Currently, she is:
-a member of the Board of Management at Rail Trans Holding.
-Chairwoman of the Board at BVRD.
-member of the Council of Directors for the Inter Cargo Company.
-a member of the Expert-Consultancy Council for the Federal Agency of Railway Transportation (Roszheldor) .
-member of the Presidium at the self regulating non-commercial partnership “Council of market service operators of railway rolling stock”.
-member of the delegation for the Council for Railway Transportation of the Member States Fellowship.
-participant in the commission for the “Council on Railway Transportation for authorized professionals of the wagon economy of the railway administration”
-deputy Chairwoman for the Public Council of Roszheldor.
DIRK SCHEIBNER Director Marketing & Sales
STADLER RAIL
Born in 1960.
Graduated from the Byelorussian Polytechnic Institute, Minsk in 1985.
From 1985 to 1991 – Head of die-forging plant NE SKET SHR, Wildau, Germany.
From 1991 to 1997 – Consultant, LLC WUMI-Consult, Berlin, Germany.
From 1997 to 2003 – Freelance consultant for projects of the European Commission in the CIS countries.
From 2003 to 2014 – Sales Director, JSC SMS Concast, Zurich, Switzerland.
Since 2014 – Sales Director, JSC Stadler Rail, Bussnang, Switzerland
ANDREY SHARONOV President
Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Born in 1964.
Graduated from the Ufa State Aviation Technical University in 1986.
Graduated from the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation in 1996.
Obtained his PhD in Social Studies in 1994.
From 1989 to 1991 – Member of the Soviet Parliament, Congress of People’s deputies of the USSR.
From 1992 to 1996 – chairman of the Russian Federal Committee (Ministry) on Youth Affairs.
From 1996 to 2007 – Deputy Minister, State Secretary and First Deputy Minister at Economics Development Ministry of Russian Federation.
From 2003 to 2009 – Board Member for Russian Railways, Sheremetyevo International Airport, JSC Mostotrest, RAO “UES of Russia”, JSC TRANSNEFT, Russian Venture Company, JSC “OGK-2”, INTER RAO, Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System, RusHydro Group and JSC Aeroflot Russian Airlines.
From 2007 to 2010 – Managing Director and the Board of Directors’ Chairman for Troika Dialog (Private Investment Company).
From 2010 to 2013 – Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy.
Since 2012 – Head of the Executive Committees of Moscow Urban Forum and Open Innovations Forum.
Since September 2013 – President of Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
DMITRY SHAKHANOV Vice-President for Human Resources and Social Affairs
Russian Railways
Worked for a long time in the law enforcement authorities of the Russian Federation.
From October 2006 to April 2009 – Director, Roszheldorsnab, a subsidiary of Russian Railways.
Since April 2009 – Vice President for Staff and Social Issues, Russian railways.
ALBERTAS SIMENAS Deputy General Director
Lithuanian Railways
Was born in 1950.
Graduated from Vilnius University in 1972 with a degree in economics. He lectured at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University from 1984 to 1989. He joined activities of S?j?dis movement and was elected to the Supreme Council – Reconstituent Seimas.
Joined government as Minister of Economy on May 30, 1991 and served until the government resigned on July 21, 1992.
?imenas published several academic papers on economy and a monograph about economic reforms in Lithuania from 1990 to 1994.
From 1972 to 1973 – LSSR Plan Committee, Calculation Center, Economist.
From 1973 to 1984 – Economy Planning and Economics Scientific Research Institute, Junior Scientific Co-worker, Senior Scientific Co-worker.
From 1984 to 1989 – Vilnius Civil Engineering Institute (VISI), Senior Lecturer of Economics Department, Docent.
From 1989 to 1990 – Economics Institute of LSSR Academy of Sciences, Senior Scientific Co-worker.
From 1990 to 1992 – Deputy of LR Supreme Council (Regenerative Seimas), Vice-chairman of Social Affairs Committee.
From 1991 to 1992 – Minister of Economics.
From 1993 to 1996 – Deputy Director of Economics and Privatization Institute, Chief Scientific Co-Worker.
From 1996 to 2000 – Member of LR Seimas, Chairman of Seimas Economics Committee.
From 1998 to 2000 – Vice-chairman of European Affairs Committee.
November – December 2000 Lithuanian Economy Institute, Deputy Director.
December 2000 – March 2006 Development Director of SC Lithuanian Railways.
Since 27 March 2006 Deputy Director General of JSC Lithuanian Railways.
ILYA SHIROKOBROD Sales Vice-President
EVRAZ
Born in 1972.
In 1995 graduated with honours from Saint-Petersburg State Technical University with a degree in engineering physics and holds a Master of Sciences (Engineering) degree.
In 2005 received an Executive MBA from Stockholm School of Economics.
Prior to joining EVRAZ, between 2005 and 2010 held various management positions in Centravis Limited (the largest CIS and the fifth world producer of seamless stainless pipes) with responsibility for worldwide sales, strategy and business development.
From 1999 to 2005 served as Commercial Director (Russia and Central Asia) and Chief Executive of Alcoa CSI. Mr Shirokobrod also held various commercial positions in Melitta Russland and Tetra Pak.
In 2010 joined EVRAZ.
From 2010 to 2011 served as Managing director of Trading Company “EvrazHolding”, from 2011 to 2012 as Vice President, Sales.
In April 2012 was appointed Vice President, Head of the Railway Products Division.
In November 2014 was appointed Vice President, Sales, the Steel Division.
YURY SCHLEE Sales Director CIS-States NAUE GmbH & Co. KG Was born in 1969.
From 1988 to 1990 – Military service in the Soviet Army.
From 1990 to 1992 – University of Gorno-Altaisk, Russian Federation.
In 1992 – Move to Germany.
From 1992 to 1998 – Project Manager, company Salmen - Underground and landscape construction, District of Paderborn.
From 1998 to 2000 studies at the German Academy of employees, Minden.
From 2000 till present – Sales Director CIS-States NAUE GmbH & Co. KG, Espelkamp-Fiestel, Germany.
ANDREY SHLENSKIY Deputy General Director for Railway Equipment
Uralvagonzavod
Born in 1972.
From December 2002 to October 2003 – Bryansk Machine Building Plant, Bryansk, Commercial Director.
From October 2003 to March 2004 – Zheldorkomplekt (Transmashholding), General Director.
From March 2004 to February 2005 – Roslokomotiv (Transmashholding), Commercial Director.
From February 2005 to June 2006 – Kolomensky Zavod, Kolomna, Commercial Director.
From June 2006 to November 2007 – Uralsky Dizel-Motorny Zavod, Yekaterinburg, General Director.
From March 2008 to February 2010 – Russian Railways – Roszheldorsnab subsidiary, Deputy Head of Administration.
From February 2010 to October 2010 – UralVagonZavod Research and Production Corporation, Commercial Director.
From October 2010 till now – Deputy General Director for Railway Technology, Uralvagonzavod.
VLADIMIR SHNEYDMULLER Adviser to the CEO
Transmashholding,
Vice-President
NP Union of Industries of Railway Equipment
Born in 1948.
Graduated from Omsk Institute of Railway Engineers (now Omsk State Transport University) as a specialist in electrification of railway transport.
From 1966 - Driver’s Assistant in Pavlodar Railways Department (Kazakhstan); From 1977 - Chief of Pavlodar Railways Department; From 1977 to 2001: Chief Engineer and First Deputy Staff General Director of Kazakhstan Railways; From 2002 - First Vice-Minister of Transport and Communications in Kazakhstan; From 2003 - Industry, Trade and Small-Scale Business Support Department Director in Pavlodar Region, Deputy General Director for Transport Logistics for National Company KazMunaiGas; From 2003 to 2005: DALA GROUP General Director Advisor; Since 2005 – Technical Director of Transmashholding.
TOMASH SZUBA Chairman of the Board, General Director
AO TINES
Born in 1970.
Graduated from the Cracow AGH University of Science and Technology in 1997.
From 1995 to 1997 – Sales Director in VEGA Company (Cracow).
From 2003 to 2004 – Board member in MEGACHEMIE Company.
Since 2004 – Founder of TINES Company.
AXEL SCHUPPE General Manager
German Railway Industry Association
Was born in 1963.
Studies Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the TU Chemnitz.
In 1990 started his career in the railway industry at the then AEG-Westinghouse as a design engineer and was responsible for vehicle projects at home and abroad.
From 1996 worked successfully for Adtranz in various positions in the Engineering and Technical Controlling departments and gave the decisive impetus for introducing the first low-floor trams in Japan.
From 1999 assumed technical leadership roles in Mannheim and Berlin.
In 2001 became the head of the Engineering Department in the Propulsion & Controls Division at Bombardier Transportation in Hennigsdorf and was responsible for the successful integration of the Adtranz organisational units into the Bombardier Group and for the strategic reorientation of the department to become a system partner.
Since 1 April 2005 has been the Managing Director of the German Railway Industry Association.
JOHANNES EMMELHEINZ CEO Customer Service, Division Mobility
Siemens AG
In 1996 – Business Administration (IWW UNI Hagen).
In 1985 – Master Biomedical Engineering (FH Giessen).
Professional experience at Siemens:
Since 2009 – President Siemens Mobility Service Management Erlangen Germany.
From 2003 to 2008 – I&S ITS Intelligent Traffic Systems Global Service Management Munich Germany.
From 2002 to 2003 – Medical Solution Canada Service Management (entire product portfolio) Toronto Canada.
From 1999 to 2002 – Medical Solution Global Service Management (Ultrasound) Seattle USA.
From 1995 to 1999 – Medical Solutions Global Marketing Management (X-Ray, Fluoroscopy) Erlangen / Forchheim Germany.
From 1985 to 1995 – Medical Service / Service Management (CT, MR, Image Networking) Frankfurt / Kempten / M?nchen Germany.
ROLF EPSTEIN Director of Locomotives and Components Business Unit, Rail Transport Systems Division, Sector of Infrastructure and Cities
Siemens in Russia and Central Asia
Born in 1952.
Graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Railway Engineers in St. Petersburg in 1975 and received his PhD in Technical Sciences in 1979. Served as the Director from 1979 to 2004 of major international projects: the Berlin metro, modernising the Berlin-Hamburg line, building the Berlin-–Hamburg high-speed rail line and reconstructing Berlin’s urban rail transport. Worked as a consultant representing German railways for Polish railways in Warsaw, Lithuanian railways in Vilnius and Russian railways in Moscow from 2005 to 2008. Director of the Mobility Department in Russia and Central Asia since 2008.
Now he is the Director of Locomotives and Components Department Siemens in Russia and Central Asia.
VLADIMIR YAKUNIN President
Russian Railways
Born in 1948.
Graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Mechanics as a Mechanical Engineer in 1972 and began his career as a junior research scientist at the State Institute of Applied Chemistry.
After completing military service in the Soviet Army, he worked as an engineer and senior engineer at the Administration of the State Committee of the Council of Ministers of the USSR for Foreign Trade and was also head of department at the A. F. Yoffe Physics and Technical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.
From 1985 to 1991 was Second and then First Secretary of the USSR’s Permanent Representative Office at the United Nations. He was then Chairman of the Board at the International Centre for Business Cooperation before becoming head of the North-Western Federal District Inspectorate of the Senior Control Department of the President of the Russian Federation.
Since October 2000 – Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation. Since February 2002 – First Deputy Minister of Railway Transport of the Russian Federation.
Since October 2003, the Board of Russian Railways unanimously appointed Yakunin First Vice-President of the Company.
In June 2005 was appointed president of Russian Railways by the Government of the Russian Federation .
KIRILL YANKOV Head of Laboratory
Institute of Economic Forecasting, RAS;
Chairman
Association Union Passengers
Born in 1962.
Has two degrees: one from the Moscow State University of Economics and Statistics, which he acquired in 1986 and the second from the Moscow State Law Academy in 1996.
From February 1994 until February 2012 worked for the government in various capacities: the Federal Department for Insolvency (Bankruptcy), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation, the Federal Real Estate Cadastre Agency, the Federal Agency for Management of Special Economic Zones, the Government’s Executive Branch and the Federal Tax Service. He is also a Russian Federation Active State Adviser, II degree.
From March 2012 has worked economic policy director at the Center for Strategic Research Foundation. He has also headed the Union of Passengers Interregional Public Organisation.