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SERGEY ABRAMOV
Head of Railway Stations Directorate
Branch of Russian Railways
MIKHAIL AKULOV
Vice-President
Russian Railways -
General Director
Federal Passenger Company
KIRILL ANDROSOV
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Russian Railways;
Managing Partner, Altera Capital Investment Company
SERGEY ARISTOV
Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
MIKHAEL ARO
President
VR Group Ltd.
NIKOLAY ASAUL
Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
SALMAN BABAYEV
Vice President
Russian Railways
RICHARD BARTLETT
Head of Department for Debt Capital Markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa,
Royal Bank of Scotland
PAVEL BEZRUCHKO
General Director
ECOPSY Consulting
ALEXEJ BELJAJEV
Chairman of the Board
Tatravagonka, a.s.
IVAN BESEDIN
Head
Moscow Metro
CHRISTIAN BRAMBRING
Managing Director
DB AutoZug GmbH
KAI BRANDSTAK
Head of Interoperability Sector
European Railway Agency
OLEG BUKIN
CEO
Freight One
CARLOS VENTURA
Director of Passenger Stations
ADIF
VALENTIN GAPANOVICH
Senior Vice-President
Russian Railways
EVGENY GLININ
First Deputy General Manager
Cotton Way
BERNARD GONNET
Managing Director, Russia and CIS
Alstom Transport
RUEDIGER GRUBE
Chairman of the Board
Deutsche Bahn AG
VITALY EVDOKIMENKO
General Director
Freight Two
EKATERINA ZATAKAVAI
Partner,  Ernst & Young
DMITRY ZINOVYEV
General Director
UVZ-Logistic
ANTON ZUBIKHIN
General Director
Center for Innovative Development of STM
INNOKENTY IVANOV
Partner, Head of Practice for Infrastructure and Transport in Russia, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
VLADIMIR IVIN
Head, General Directorate of Customs Clearance and Customs Control
Federal Customs Service
SERGEY KALETIN
Deputy General Director for Technical Development
Freight One
SIIM KALLAS
Vice-President
European Commission
KERN CHRISTIAN
Chief Executive Officer
?BB-Holding AG
MARTIN KRETSCHMER
Director
Deutsche Bahn AG in Russia
ELENA KUNAEVA
General Director of Company Transport Service Centre
Russian Railways
BORIS LAPIDUS
Chairman, All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Railway Transport
LIBOR LOCHMAN
Executive Director
Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies
EVGENY LUKOVNIKOV
Deputy Head of Federal Agency for Railway Transport
JEAN-PIERE LOUBINOUX
General Director
International Union of Railways
UGIS MAGONIS
President and Chairman
Latvian Railways
ASKAR MAMIN
President
Kazakhstan Railways National Company
VLADIMIR MATUSHIN
Vice-President
Union of Industries of Railway Equipment
DIETRICH MOELLER
President, Siemens in Russia and Central Asia;
Vice-President, Siemens AG
ANTON NAGRALYAN
First Deputy Head of Personnel Management Department, Russian Railways
DMITRY NIKITIN
General Director
Eurosib
NIKOLAY NIKIFOROV
Chairman
Russian Trade Union of Railway Employees and Transport Builders
SERGEY NOVIKOV
Head of Federal tariff service
ALEXEY OKISHEV
Partner, Audit of Transport Sector
PwC
TUVDЕN OCHIRKHUU
Chairman
Ulaanbaatar Railway, Mongolia
MAREK PAWLIK
Vice-president of the Management Board
PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A.
TATIANA PARAMONOVA
General Director
ZHASO
VYACHESLAV PETRENKO
Head of the Department for Freight Transportation Marketing and Tariffs Policy
Russian Railways
FEDOR PEKHTEREV
General Director
Institute of Transport Economy and Development
VLADIMIR PROKOFYEV
General Director
BaltTransService
DMITRIY PUMPYANSKIY
Chairman of the Board
Sinara Group
PETER RAMSAUER
Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development of Germany
KARL-FRIEDRICH RAUSCH
Member of the Board of Management for Transport & Logistics
«DB Mobility Logistics AG»
NIKOLAY REZVOV
General Director
Russkaya Troyka
VALERY RESHETNIKOV
Senior Vice President
Russian Railways
AIVIS RONIS
Minister of Transport of Latvia
VYACHESLAV RYBKIN
General Director
Lengiprotrans
YURY SAAKYAN
General Director
Research Institute of Natural Monopolies
OLEG SIENKO
General Director
Uralvagonzavod
BRIAN SIMPSON
Chairman of the Transport and Tourism Committee
European Parliament
SMITH JULIAN
Leader, Global Railway
PwC
ERMOLAY SOLZHENITSYN
Managing Partner of Moscow Office
McKinsey&Company
VLADIMIR SOSIPATOROV
Deputy CEO for Commerce
Freight One
RUXANDRA STOIAN
Partner
PwC
GENNADY TALASHKIN
First Deputy General Director, Member of the Board
RZDStroy
OLEG TRUDOV
Deputy General Director
Institute of Natural Monopolies
WILLIAM WHITE
Chairman,
Economic and Development
Review Committee, OECD
VLADIMIR KHOROSHILOV
Deputy CEO and Director of Business Development
Brunswick Rail
ALEXEY TSYDENOV
Head
Federal Agency for Railway Transport
ALEXANDER SHARAPOV
President
NAI Becar
DMITRY SHAKHANOV
Vice President
Russian Railways
VLADIMIR SHNEYDMULLER
Deputy General Director, Technical Director
Transmashholding
EVGENY YAKOVLEV
Director General
Kaluga Plant Remputmash, RPM Group
VLADIMIR YAKUNIN
President
Russian Railways
SERGEY ABRAMOV
Head of Railway Stations Directorate
Branch of Russian Railways

Graduated from the Tashkent State Economic University, Masters degree from the Russian Academy of State Service under the Russian President.
2001 through 2003 - Ministry of Finance, the Government of the Russian internal Republic of Chechnya. 2003 through 2004 - Adviser to Chairman of the Russian Audit Chamber S.V. Stepashin; chief of the inspection, monitoring the flow of budgetary assets, allocated for rehabilitation and restoration of Chechnya’s social and economic infrastructure. 2004 through 2006 - Chairman of the Chechnya Government, Acting President of Chechnya. 2006 through 2007 - auditor on the staff of the Russian Audit Chamber. Since 2007 - Director of the Railway Stations’ Agency, JSC Russian Railways. Awards & Decorations: Honorable sign “Excellent Financial Worker”, 2002; Medal of Honor - awarded by President of Russia, 2005.
MIKHAIL AKULOV
Vice-President
Russian Railways -
General Director
Federal Passenger Company

Born in 1960.
He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Railway Transport Engineers in 1982, specialising as an electro-mechanical railway engineer, and in 1998, from the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation.
He worked on the Moscow railway. He progressed from electric Locomotive Workshop Team Leader to Head of the Locomotive Depot at the Moscow Kievsky passenger station.
From 1992 to 1998, he was Chief Safety Inspector for train traffic, then First Deputy Head of the Moscow-Smolensk section of the Moscow railway.
From 1998 to 1999, he was Deputy Head of the Moscow railway, then Head of the Moscow-Kursk section.
From 1999 to 2000, he was First Deputy Head of the South-Eastern Railway.
From 2000 to 2002, he was Head of the South-Eastern Railway.
From 2002 to 2003, he was Deputy Minister of Railways of the Russian Federation.
In 2003-2004, he was First Deputy Minister of Railways of the Russian Federation.
From March 2004 to November 2005, he was Head of the Federal Agency for Railway Transport of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.
In November 2005, he was appointed Vice-President of RZD.
In May 2009, he was appointed Vice-President and Managing Director of the Federal Passenger Directorate.
Since April 2010, he has been Vice-President of Russia Railways and General Director of the Federal Passenger Company.
KIRILL ANDROSOV
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Russian Railways;
Managing Partner, Altera Capital Investment Company

Born in 1972.
In 1994, he graduated from the Saint Petersburg State Marine Technical University.
In 2000, he was awarded a degree in Economics at St Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance
In 2005, he received an MBA degree from the Business School of the University of Chicago.
1996-1999: Head of Preparations for investment projects, Director of the Economics Department for city property on the City Property Management Committee in St Petersburg.
1999-2004: Deputy General Director for Strategic Development, First Deputy General Director, and Finance Director of Lenenergo.
2004-2008: Head of the Department for the State Governance of Tariffs and Infrastructural Reforms, Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
2008-2010: Deputy Chief of the Government Staff, Russian Federation.
Since 2010:
· Managing Partner for the investment company Altera Capital
· Member of the board of directors at A 3
· Member of the board of directors at LSR Group
From 2008 to 2011: Member of the board of directors at Aeroflot.
Since 2011:
· Chair of the board of directors at Aeroflot.
· Member of the board of directors at Channel One (Russia).
· Member of the board of directors for the Altera Investment Foundation.
SERGEY ARISTOV
Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation

Born in 1955.
Graduate of the Sverdlovsk Law Institute.
Began his working life in 1973 as a tractor driver.
After graduating from the institute in 1980 he worked as an intern, as an assistant public prosecutor, as an investigator for the public prosecutor’s office in Krapivinsky district of Kemerovo region, and then as senior investigator and deputy head of the investigative section of the Kemerovo region public prosecutor’s office.
From 1986 to 1989 he was deputy public prosecutor for the city of Kemerovo. He also worked in the RSFSR Prosecutor’s Office. From 1992 he worked for the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation as a public prosecutor, senior public prosecutor, head of department, deputy head of the Main Investigative Directorate, and head of directorate for the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation. From February 2002 to April 2004 he was state secretary and Deputy Minister of Railways of the Russian Federation. He was appointed Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation by order No. 733 of 28 May 2004 of the Government of the Russian Federation.
MIKHAEL ARO
President
VR Group Ltd.

Mikael Aro has been working in his present position in VR Group since 2009.
From 2001 to 2009 he worked in various positions in Carlsberg Group, including work as Senior Vice President, Northern Europe, Carlsberg Breweries AS for years 2007-2009 and CEO of Finnish beer brewery Sinebrychoff for years 2005-2009.
He also holds numerous positions of trust as board chairman or board member in many companies and corporations.
SALMAN BABAYEV
Vice President
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 1980-1982 - Chief Engineer, Director of Komsomolsk Marshalling Yard Station.
From 1982-1986 - Director of Khabarovsk-2 Station, Director of Traffic Department of Khabarovsk Branch of Far Eastern Railways.
From 1987-1997 - Director of Urgalsky Branch of Baikal-Amur Railways, First Deputy Director of Baikal-Amur Railways, Director of Baikal-Amur Railways.
From 1997-1998 - First Deputy Director of Far Eastern Railways.
From 1998-1999 - Deputy Director of North Caucasus Railways.
From 1999-2002 - Deputy Director of Moscow Railways - Director of Traffic Centre of Corporate Transport Service, Deputy Director of Moscow Railways.
2002 - Took over Centre of Corporate Transport Service under the Russian Ministry of Railways.
2002 - Director of Volga Railways.
2003 - Russian Railways Vice President - Director of Centre of Corporate Transport Service.
August 2005 - Russian Railways Vice President.
July 2007 - General Director of Freight One.
March 2011 - Appointed Russian Railways Vice President for Commercial Operations.
RICHARD BARTLETT
Head of Department for Debt Capital Markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa,
Royal Bank of Scotland

Born in 1969.
Graduated from Cambridge University 1992.
From 1992 to 1997 - Civil Engineer.
From 1997 to 1999 - Manager Barclays Capital.
From 1999 to 2007 - Head of Secured Debt Markets RBS.
From 2007 to present - Head of Corporate Debt Capital Markets RBS.
A member of the Global Markets Management Team, Richard is the head of the Corporate Debt Capital Markets and Risk Solutions business in the EMEA region for RBS. In this role he is responsible for the product teams which execute all transactions for corporate clients across the loan and bond markets and for deriviative transactions with these clients.
A Civil Engineer by background Richard qualified as Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1997 having worked on dam, water supply and high speed rail design. He joined RBS in 1999 to take responsibility for the structured bond business. The business led the development of structured bond market completing a number of notable transactions spanning most aspects of infrastructure, utility and public/private partnerships.
Richard is also a chair of the Bank’s Global Capital Committee, chair of the Emerging Markets Management Committee for the CEEMEA region and Chair the Board of Directors of RBS ZAO, the Bank’s subsidiary in Russia.
Richard received an MA in Engineering from Cambridge University.
PAVEL BEZRUCHKO
General Director
ECOPSY Consulting

An engineer by training, he graduated from the Moscow State Institute of Electronic Technology in 1996 and later completed an international psychology programme at Karen Horney Institute, USA.
Pavel Bezruchko joined ECOPSY in 2001. In 2003-2005, he headed up the “Personnel development and introduction of change” unit. In 2005-2007, he held the post of Executive Manager and, since September 2007, has been General Manager of the company. Co-author of the book “A Top Manager’s Scenario. How to Build a Manager’s Career in Russia.”
ALEXEJ BELJAJEV
Chairman of the Board
Tatravagonka, a.s.

Born in 1956.
Graduated from the University of Economics in Bratislava, Faculty of Commerce - Department of Foreign Commerce. After successful graduation in 1979, he started to work as a business correspondent in the company Cechofracht Bratislava (monopolistic freighter in ?SSR). Since 1988, he worked as a head of International transport department and as a deputy director of Business departments of chemistry and rubber production. From 1990 to 1993, he was employed as a business director in the companies Deltas, a.s. and Conamis, a.s. in Bratislava. For the first time he was appointed as a Chairman of the Board in the company Z?S Sabinov, a.s. Sabinov in 1995. Since then, he works as a member of Supervisory Board, member of the Board, or Chairman of the Board in many machine companies. Since 2001 he has been a Vice Chairman of the Board of Express Slovakia, International Transport company. Since 2006 he is a Chairman of the Board of the company TATRAVAG?NKA, a.s.
IVAN BESEDIN
Head
Moscow Metro

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. Deputy Minister from 1993 - 1995 and First Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation from 1995 - 1999. Deputy Chairman of Organization of Co-Operation between Railways in Warsaw from 2000 - 2001. Deputy Chairman of the Federal Energy Commission since April 2002. Director of the All-Russian Research and Development Institute of Railway Transport since September 2003. Appointed Head of Kaliningrad Railways by the president of Russian Railways Awarded the Order of Friendship (1993) and medal “for railway development” (2008).
CHRISTIAN BRAMBRING
Managing Director
DB AutoZug GmbH

Born in 1966.
Academic degree: Dipl.-Kaufmann (graduate economist), University of Mannheim for Economic Sciences/Economics, Industrial Management, Marketing.
From 1995 to 1996 - Consultant for KPMG.
From 1997 to 1999 - Finance, controlling, DB Reise & Touristik.
From 1999 to 2003 - Project manager controlling, DB Reise & Touristik.
From 2000 to 2004 - Managing Director Metropolitan Express-Train.
From 2003 to 2005 - Head of Purchasing Planning, DB Personenverkehr GmbH.
From 2005 to 2007 - Head of Purchasing Planning, DB AG.
Since February 2007 - Managing Director DB AutoZug GmbH.
KAI BRANDSTAK
Head of Interoperability Sector
European Railway Agency

He has been in the Agency since summer 2005. Before joining the Agency he worked in private companies dealing with railway business. The most important tasks he has performed have been certification of railway subsystems in DNV Certification Oy, restructuring of Moldovan railway infrastructure as a member of team representing Finnish research Center. He has also been in several European Union projects and in the beginning of his career he worked several posts in Finnish Railways for 25 years.
OLEG BUKIN
CEO
Freight One

Born in 1966.
In 1988 graduated from Moscow Management School S.Ordzhonikidze and qualified for “Management building-up in transport industry”
1992 - 2001 - vice-president, CEO at BMTCargo CJSC
2001 - 2009 - CEO at Independent Transport Company LLC
Since 2009 - CEO at Т.A. Management (Transport Asset Management LLC),
a managing company of UCL Holding transport group.
Since 2009 - Chairman at Board of Directors of Independent Transport Company LLC, Board member at Sea Port of Saint Petersburg JSC, Tuapse Commercial Sea Port JSC, Taganrog Commercial Sea Port JSC, North-Western Shipping Company JSC, Volga Shipping Company JSC and Western Shipping Company JSC.
Since 2012 - till today - CEO, JSC Freight One.
JEAN-PIERE LOUBINOUX
General Director
International Union of Railways

Graduated from Ecole Centrale of Paris, was at the Economic Expansion Observatory in Hong-Kong (1977-1978) before joining the French railway company SNCF in 1978. He held in the SNCF various responsibilities: Train Operations Executive, Marketing Manager, SNCF Freight Executive branch (1980-1982, Director of SNCF Sales branch for North America (1982-1986), Director of On-board SNCF long-distance services (1986-1988), Chief executive French Railways Ltd UK (1988-1995), Director of Coal-Steel Business Unit, SNCF Freight (1995-1999), Director HR, Data Processing and Finance, SNCF Freight (1999-2000), Chief Executive SNCF Freight International (2001) and from 2001 Chairman and CEO of SNCF International and Director of International Development at SNCF. Jean-Pierre Loubinoux was appointed Director General of the International Union of Railways on 31 March 2009.
In addition, Jean-Pierre Loubinoux is holding responsibilities in a large number of associations or institutions: President of AFFI (the French association of railway engineers and managers), Vice President of Ecole Centrale association, Advisor for the French Foreign trade and President of the Transport Committee, President of Medef International France-Argentina committee.
CARLOS VENTURA
Director of Passenger Stations
ADIF

Born in 1957.
Carlos Ventura has receive a degree as an Industrial Engineer and a
degree in law.
He has been working in station management for more than 20 years.
Nowadays he’s Passenger Station Director in Adif.
He is a member of the Spanish Association of Shopping Centres (AECC) a member of International Council Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Also he’s the Chairman of the Station Managers Global Group (UIC).
Present Situation:
From July, 2008 Passenger Stations Director (Adif, Spanish Railway Infrastructure
Manager). He is responsible for Adif Multi-Operator and commuter stations.
Previus Positions:
From 1995, Commercial Director of Adif Passenger Stations.
From 1994, Mayor Terminal Director of Renfe (Spanish Railway).
From 1991, Regional Station Manager, actively involved in the modernization of
border stations for the Olympics and World Expo in 1992.
VALENTIN GAPANOVICH
Senior Vice-President
Russian Railways

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.
1989 - 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.
1998 - 1999: Deputy Head of Locomotive and Wagon Management at West Siberian Railways, Deputy Head of Railways.
2000 - 2003: Chief Engineer at October Railways.
2003 - appointed Vice-President of the Russian Railways.
In 2008 was appointed Senior Vice-President.
EVGENY GLININ
First Deputy General Manager
Cotton Way


Born in 1977.
Graduated from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.
From 1997 to 2006 - The head of operations in the region, Procter & Gamble.
From 2006 to 2007 - Head of projects for the development of distribution operations, Procter & Gamble.
From 2007 to 2009 - Executive Director, "Master Cleaning" LLC.
From 2009 to 2011 - Deputy General Manager, "Master Cleaning" LLC.
Since 2012 - Deputy General manager, "Cotton Way" LLC.
BERNARD GONNET
Managing Director, Russia and CIS
Alstom Transport

Born in 1953.
Graduated from the University of Lyon, France, in 1973.
From 1973 to 1982 - position in Berliet.
From 1982 to 1985 - position in accounting and business controlling, Renault Industrial Vehicles (RVI).
From 1985 to 1992 - position in product cost controlling, RVI.
From 1992 to 1995 - Head controller, RVI.
From 1995 to 2000 - Director of mid-range products for RVI and Mack.
From 2000 to 2001 - responsible for spare parts, RVI.
From 2001 to 2002 - After Sales & Services Director, RVI.
From 2002 to 2005 - Product & Strategy Director, member of the Executive Committee, RVI.
From 2005 to 2006 - Impact project Director, Alstom Transport.
From 2006 to 2010 - SVP Product & Strategy, Alstom Transport.
March and August 2010 - Vice President Operations Strategy, Alstom Transport.
From September 2010 to 2011 - Managing Director CIS Region, Alstom Transport.
Since December 2011 - CIS Senior Vice President, Alstom Transport.
RUEDIGER GRUBE
Chairman of the Board
Deutsche Bahn AG

Born in 1951.
Graduated from the University of Hamburg in 1989 with degrees in automotive construction and engineering and vocational and business education; doctorate from the Universities of Hamburg and Kassel.
1989 - 1990: Head of Marketing, Sales and International Relations for the Energy and Industrial Technology Division at Messerschmitt-B?lkow-Blohm GmbH, Munich (later Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG (DASA)).
1990 - 1992: Head of the management office, Deutsche Airbus GmbH, Hamburg.
1992 - 1996: Various positions at Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG, Munich; head of the Munich-Ottobrunn location; head of the Aviation staff unit; Director of Corporate Planning and Technology.
1996 - 1998: Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Strategy at Daimler-Benz AG.
1998 - 2009: Member of the Board of Management of Daimler Chrysler AG responsible for Corporate Development (corporate strategy, mergers & acquisitions, industrial investments and IT) and North Asia (from 2004).
2009 - present: Chairman and CEO of the Management Board of Deutsche Bahn AG and DB Mobility Logistics AG.
VITALY EVDOKIMENKO
General Director
Freight Two

Was born in 1962.
Graduated from the Rostov Institute of Railway Transport Engineers.
Since 1984 year he has been working in the railway branch. He worked on the Northern-Caucasian railway in shipping service of different sections.
In 1997-1998 - Director on railway transport of the Novorossiysk Commercial Seaport Company.
In 1998-2000 - First Deputy of the Transport Service Center director - Director of the Novorossiysk Representation Office of the Northern-Caucasian Railway, deputy of the railway director - director of the Transport Service Center.
In 2000-2003 - Director General of the Transport and Communications Department of the Krasnodar Territory.
In 2003-2004 - Deputy of the Chairman of the Federal Energy Commission of the Russian Federation.
Since July, 2004 - Deputy Director of the Federal Tariff Service of the Russian Federation.
EKATERINA ZATAKAVAI
Partner, Head of Advisory Services to Companies in the Transport Sector and Infrastructure in Russia and the CIS, Ernst & Young

Born in 1978.
Graduated from the Finance Academy under the Government of Russian Federation in 1999.
ACCA member from 2004.
From 1998 to 2002 - Senior , Andersen.
Since 2002 works for Ernst & Young. Partner in Performance Improvement, head of Transportation & Infrastructure advisory group in Russia and the CIS.
DMITRY ZINOVYEV
General Director
UVZ-Logistic

Born in 1972.
Higher vocational education: Branch of the Mozhaisk Military Institute, 1994.
Supplementary (to higher) education: Moscow International Higher Business School MIRBIS (Institute), 2008, MBA.
Holder of a government award: the Order “For personal courage”, 1992.
1999-2002: Head of production and commercial department, Roswagonmash Group, Moscow.
2002-2004: Head of strategic development and marketing department, Sojuzvneshtrans, Moscow.
2004-2005: Head of Marketing Directorate, Finance and Marketing Department, EvroLineLogistics, Moscow.
2005-2006: Marketing Director, EvroLineLogistics, Moscow.
2006-2010: First Deputy General Director, Kargotrans, Moscow.
2010-2010: General Director, CJSC UVZ-Logistic, Moscow.
2010-now: General Director, OJSC UVZ-Logistic, Moscow.
ANTON ZUBIKHIN
General Director
Center for Innovative Development of STM

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.

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.
VLADIMIR IVIN
Head, General Directorate of Customs Clearance and Customs Control
Federal Customs Service

Born in 1969.
Graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute in 1992.
Graduated from the Russian customs academy in 1998.
Working in customs service and customs authorities since 1993.
From 1993 to 1998 - Inspector, chief inspector of the Moscow customs directorate, after West customs directorate.
From 1998 to 2008 - Chief inspector, chief of division, The Deputy Chief of Main Directorate of Organization and Inspection. From 2008 to 2012 - Head of the Analysis Directorate.
Since 2012 - The Chief of Head department of organization of customs processing and customs control.
SERGEY KALETIN
Deputy General Director for Technical Development
Freight One

Born in 1965.
Graduated from the Urals Electromechanical Institute of Railway Transport Engineers. Began his career in railway transport in 1986 as a carriage trainmaster at the Chelyabinsk station of the South Urals Railways (SUR).
Since 1987-1992 - Worked as a carriage inspector and senior inspector at the Carriage Depot of the SUR Chelyabinsk Marshalling Yard.
Since 1992-1993 - Senior Instructor at the Carriage Depot of the SUR Chelyabinsk Marshalling Yard.
Since 1993-1999 - Director of the Carriage Technical Inspection Checkpoint at the Carriage Depot of the SUR Chelyabinsk Marshalling Yard.
Since 1999 - Deputy Director of the Carriage Depot of the SUR Chelyabinsk Marshalling Yard.
Since 2000-2001 - Chief Engineer at the Carriage Depot of the SUR Chelyabinsk Marshalling Yard.
Since 2001-2003 - First Deputy Director of the SUR Chelyabinsk Branch - Chief Inspector for Train Traffic Safety.
Since 2003-2005 - Chief Engineer of the SUR Chelyabinsk Branch.
In 2005 - Appointed Director of the Repair Carriage Depot at the SUR Chelyabinsk Freight Carriage Repair Directorate.
Since 2005-2006 - Director of the SUR Carriage Facilities Service.
Since 2006-2008 - First Deputy Director of the Carriage Facilities Department at Russian Railways.
August 2008 - Transferred to Freight One as Deputy General Director for Technical Development.
SIIM KALLAS
Vice-President
European Commission

Born in 1948.
1972 - graduated with distinction from Tartu University, majoring in finance and credit.
1973-1975 - defended his post-graduate dissertation in finance and credit.
1975-1979 - specialist in the Estonian SSR Ministry of Finance.
1979-1986 - director of the Estonian republican branch of the Sberbank of USSR.
1986-1989 - deputy editor in chief of the newspaper Rahva H??l.
1989-1991 - chairman of the Central Union of Estonian Trade Unions.
1989-1991 - People’s Deputy in the USSR Supreme Soviet.
1991-1995 - President of the Bank of Estonia.
1995-1996 - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia.
1999-2002 - Minister of Finance of the Republic of Estonia.
2002-2003 - Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia.
2004-2009 - European Union Commissioner for Administrative Affairs, Audit and Anti-Fraud and Vice-President of the Commission.
2010 - Vice-President of the European Commission.
SERGEY KARAGANOV
Chairman
Presidium of the Public Council for Foreign and Defence Policy

Born in 1952.
In 1974, graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in Economics.
Between 1974 and 1977, interned with the USSR delegation to the UN.
In 1979, defended a candidate dissertation on the topic “The Role and Place of Transnational Corporations in US Foreign Policy”.
In 1978-1988, worked at the America and Canada Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences, first as Junior, then Senior Researcher, where he managed a sector.
In 1988, became one of the founders of the Europe Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences, in 1989-2010 serving as Deputy Director. His specialisations included the study of the economic aspects of foreign policy, Soviet-American relations, US military strategy, disarmament, and European security.
In 1989, defended a doctoral dissertation on the topic “The Role and Place of Western Europe in US Strategy Regarding the USSR (1945-1988)”.
Since 2006 - Dean of the Department of World Economics and World Policy of the National Research Institute “Higher School of Economics”.
Work for state and public organisations:
Since 1991 - member of the Foreign Policy Council of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.
In 1993-1999 - member of the Presidential Council of Russia.
Since 1993 - member of three Scholarly-Consultation Councils attached to the Russian Security Council.
Since 2001 - Advisor to the Deputy Director of the President’s Administration for Foreign Policy.
Since 1992 - Deputy Director of the Council for Foreign and Defense Policy; since 1994 - Chairman of the Presidium of the Council for Foreign and Defense Policy, a public organisation that has now brought together more than 180 visible representatives from the business world and mass-media outlets, as well as important politicians and power structure representatives.
Since 2002 - founder and Chairman of the Editorial Board of the journal Russia in Global Policy.
Since 2004 - member of the Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights of the President of Russia.
In 2006-2010 - member of the Public Council of the Russian Ministry of Defence.
Since 2009 - member of the Expert Council of Vnesheconombank.
2009 - member of the Expert Council for Issues of Investment Collaboration and Integration Cooperation with Members of the Commonwealth of Independent States attached to the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia.
Since 2010 - member of the Supervisory Board of “International Relations” Publishing.
Membership in international organizations:
In 1992-2002 - Co-Chair of the Russian-Ukrainian Forum (regular meetings between representatives of the economic and political elite of both countries).
In 1994-1995 - Co-Chair (with S.O. Lambsdorf) of the Economic Development Committee of the Commission for Greater Europe (The Chirac Commission).
In 1995-2005 - member of the International Consultation Committee of the Council for International Relations (New York), a leading organisation of major American groups concerned with foreign policy.
Since 1997 - member of the Trilateral Commission, a leading organisation of US, North American, Western European and Asian elite.
In 1999-2005 - member of the Tokyo Club or “Shady Eight”, a permanent confederation for the development of recommendations to G8.
2004 - member of the Board of Trustees of Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society.
Since 2004 - Chairman of the Valdai International Discussion Club.
In 2007-2009 - member of the International Consultation Council of UniCredit Group.
Member of managerial bodies, head of a number of professional and philanthropic organisations and academic boards.

Scholarship:
Specialisation - foreign and military policy of the USSR/Russia, cooperation between Russia and the West, global society in whole and in the spheres of politics, economics and security.
Spring semester, 1991 - assumed the honorary B.A. Rolling chair at Groningen University.
Dr Karaganov is the author and managing editor of 25 books and pamphlets. He has published approximately 470 articles on problems of economics, foreign policy, armament oversight, strategies for national security, Russia’s foreign and military policy, and Russian national security. His articles and books have been published in Russia, the US, China, Germany, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Singapore, Finland, Denmark, Greece, and other countries (approximately 40 in all).
During the mid-1990’s, The New York Times named him one of the twelve most significant specialists in international policy. During the mid-2000’s, leading analytical journals Foreign Policy (USA) and The Prospect (Great Britain) included him in their list of the world’s 100 most influential intellectuals.
KERN CHRISTIAN
Chief Executive Officer
?BB-Holding AG

Born in 1966.
1989 Economic journalist.
1991 Assistant to the Secretary of State for Public Affairs.
1994 Office Manager und Press Spokesman for the Leader of the Austrian Social Democratic Parliamentary Group.
1997 Assistant to the Managing Board VERBUND AG.
1999 Area Manager of Strategic Marketing and Sales Management of VERBUND AG.
2000 Chairman of the Managing Board of VERBUND-Austrian Power Vertriebs GmbH.
2002 Member of the Managing Board of VERBUND-Austrian Power Trading AG (APT).
2007 Member of the Managing Board VERBUND AG.
2010 Chief Executive Officer ?BB-Holding AG.
MARTIN KRETSCHMER
Director
Deutsche Bahn AG in Russia

Born in 1968.
Graduated from the University of Rostock (Germany) in 1999.
From 1999 to 2001 Internship at the Hessian Ministry of Justice (Germany).
From 2001 to 2003 - Manager of purchasing department Frankfurt, Deutsche Bahn AG.
From 2003 to 2011 - Head of purchasing department Frankfurt, resp. for shunting yards, catenary and telecommunications, Deutsche Bahn AG.
Since 2011 - Director of Moscow branch, DB International GmbH.
NIKITA KRICHEVSKY
Chairman
Expert board, All-Russian Public Organization for Small and Mid-level Enterprise Opora Russia

Born in 1968.
In 1987-1989, served in the Soviet Army.
In 1992, graduated from Ordzhonikidze State University of Management with the specialisation “Managerial Organisation of Production in the Machine Industry”.
Between 1992 and 1995 - graduate student at Ordzhonikidze State University of Management.
Since 1995 - Candidate of Economics.
In 1996-2003, occupied leadership positions in banking and commercial organisations, simultaneously pursuing management, scholarship, and teaching .
Since 2003 - Doctor, Russian State Social University (RSSU).
2005-2007 - Professor and Chair, department of Social Insurance, Russian State Social University.
2008-2009 - Scientific Director, Institute of National Strategy.
Since 2010 - Chairman, Expert Board Opora Russia.
Doctor of Economics (2004), Professor (2006).
Professor Krichevsky has participated in the development of a series of legal projects by the State Duma of the Federal Council of the Russian Federation, is a consultant for the state legislative and executive bodies of several Russian regions, and conducts research and scholarship under grants from the Russian government, foreign governments, and social and commercial organizations. He is the author of the textbooks Social Insurance (2007) and Investment Insurance (2005), as well as several monographs and over 200 scholarly and journalistic articles.
ELENA KUNAEVA
General Director of Company Transport Service Centre
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.
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.
LIBOR LOCHMAN
Executive Director
Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies

He has been acting as the Coordinator of Environmental issues, noise related studies, revision of Non-road mobile machinery Directive and a contact for research activities. Since 2005 he coordinates the Corridor E ERTMS deployment; he represents CER in the ERTMS Steering Committee of the European Commission and co-chairs the Steering Committee for the deployment of telematics applications. His professional background is signalling; between 2000 and 2005 he acted as a manager of the Railway Test Centre in Prague - a facility for testing rolling stock, infrastructure and signalling components.
EVGENY LUKOVNIKOV
Deputy Head of Federal Agency for Railway Transport

Born in 1964.
In 1988, graduated from Order of the Lenin M.V. Frunze Leningrad Krasnoznamensky Academy of Railway Forces and Military Communications.
In 1982-1992, served in the Armed Forces of the USSR.
In 1993-1994 - Deputy Manager of Operations, Senior Railway Foreman, Tulun Arm of the East Siberian Railway Line, city of Tulun.
In 1994-1995 - Senior Railway Forman, Deputy Manager, Irkutsk - Passenger Arm of the East Siberian Railway Line, city of Irkutsk.
In 1995-1997 - Deputy Line Division Manager of the Irkutsk division of the East Siberian Railway, city of Irkutsk.
In 1997-2000 - Manager of the Engineering Installations Division for Line Maintenance, East Siberian Railway Administration, city of Irkutsk.
In 2000-2001 - Deputy Manager of Line Service for Engineering Installations of the Zabaikalsky Railway, city of Chita.
From March 2002 to September 2002 - researcher, Siberian Branch VNIIZht, city of Irkutsk.
In 2002-2004 - Manager of the Opytny-Moscow Arm - Structural Subdivision of the Moscow Branch of the October Railway, Moscow.
In 2004-2006 - Head Engineer, Moscow Branch of the October Railway - Affiliate of Russian Railways, Moscow.
From September 2006 to October 2006 - Inspector, responsible for quality assurance and the formal acceptance of construction and installation projects, Production Division of the Directorship for Comprehensive Railway Reconstruction and Building of Railway Transport Projects - affiliate of Russian Railways, Moscow.
From October 2006 to September 2007 - Deputy General Director for the Zabaikalsky Railway, Enterprise TsentrStroi Group, Moscow.
From 2 December 2008 to 3 May 2012 - Head of the Central Territory Administration, Federal Agency of Railway Transport, Moscow.
From 3 May 2012 to present - Deputy Director, Federal Agency of Railway Transport, Moscow.
ALEXANDER LUBIMOV
General Director
RBC TV

Alexander Liubimov is one of the founders of the independent television company VID. A television producer, journalist and broadcaster, he is holder of both the Order of Merit for coverage of the fighting in the Chechen Republic, and the Order of Friendship for his substantial contribution to the development of domestic broadcasting.
During his teens, he was drawn to mathematics, politics and sport. By 1984, he had graduated in Economics from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). In 1996, he took a course at Harvard University, entitled ‘Election campaign manager and political consultant’.
He has worked in television since 1987. During this time he has risen up the ranks from correspondent to the first Deputy Director General of the TV channel Rossiya. He is Vice-President of the Academy of Russian Television. Since November 2011, he has been the Director General of RBC TV.
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.
1989 - 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).
1992 - 1993: Head of Ship Agents Division Lsa Hanza. Ltd.
1993 - 2000: Director of Hanza Maritime Agency, Ltd.
February through August 1999 - Member of Supervisory Board of Latvian Privatization Agency .
1999 - 2000: State Authorized Representative and Member of Supervisory Board of Riga Commercial Port .
1999 - 2002: Member of Supervisory Board of Latvian Shipping Company.
2000 - 2001: Director of Riveko.
2003 - 2005: Chairman of Supervisory Board of Latvian Railway.
2004 - 2005: Adviser to the Minister of Transport of the Republic of Latvia and also Vice-Chairman of Supervisory Board Latvijas Mobilais Telefons.
2005 - 2007: Prime Minister’s Supernumerary Adviser for Railway Transport.
2005 - Founder of Latvian Association of Freight Forwarders. Vice-president of National association of shipbrokers and agents of Latvia.
2005 - Chairman of the Board, Latvian Railway.
Since November 2010 - President, Latvian Railway.
ASKAR MAMIN
President
Kazakhstan Railways National Company

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. 1996 through 2008 - First Deputy to Head of Astana Administration, Vice-Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Head of Astana Administration.
VLADIMIR MATUSHIN
Vice-President
Union of Industries of Railway Equipment

Born in 1945.
Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Transport Engineers in 1969.
From 1969 to 1974 - Postgraduate Studies in MITE.
From 1974 to 1977 - Senior Engineer in Moscow Subway.
From 1977 to 1983 - Director of Central Laboratory of Ssubway Cars Reliability and Diagnostic at Moscow Subway.
From 1983 to 1998 - Deputy Director of RSRIRT (Russian Scientific-Research Institute of Railway Transport).
From 1998 to 2007 - Head of Register of Certification on Federal Railway Transport.
From 2007 - Vice-President of NP “UIRE”.
ANTON NAGRALYAN
First Deputy Head of Personnel Management Department,
Head of the Centre for Internal Policy and Development of Corporate Culture
Russian Railways

Born in 1985.
In 2007, he graduated with honours from Moscow State University of Railway Engineering with a specialisation in (railway) transport organisation and management. During his studies, he also received additional training in professional communications. He underwent internships and training in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Singapore and Indonesia. He is a candidate of sociological sciences.
From his first years at university until 2007, Mr Nagralyan worked in the media business. He became an assistant to the OAO Russian Railways president in 2007 and director of the Centre for Internal Policy and Corporate Culture Development at OAO Russian Railways in 2010. He was appointed first deputy director of the Human Resources Department at OAO Russian Railways in November 2011. He is also in charge of coordinating a special targeted programme called Youth of the Russian Railways Holding and developing corporate social projects involving youth work in Russia and several other countries.
ANDREY NECHAEV
President
Bank Russian Financial Corporation

Born in 1953.
In 1975, graduated with distinction from Lomonosov Moscow State University, majored in Economics with a specialisation in economic cybernetics. In 1978, completed graduate study in Economics at Lomonosov MSU. He then defended a candidate dissertation (at Lomonosov MSU) in 1979 and a doctoral dissertation (at the Academy of National Economy) in 1998.
Andrei Nechaev is a celebrated scholar and economist. He is the author or co-author of 25 monographs and over 260 scholarly and journalistic articles on issues relating to economic development and economic policy. He is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, and the International Informatisation Academy. He is also a Professor at Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, having attained the academic rank of Professor in 2002.
In 1979-1991, occupied research positions at the Central Economics and Mathematics Institute and the Institute of Economics and Scientific-Technical Forecasting of the USSR Academy of Sciences.
In January 1991, was appointed Deputy Director of Research at the Institute of Economic Policy of the Academy of National Economy for the Government of the USSR and the USSR Academy of Sciences.
Andrei Nechaev is one of the authors, and an active participant in the realisation of, a programme for market reform in Russia. During his tenure as an employee of the Russian government, he led a series of important undertakings related to economic reform, supported industry, and authored outlines of new structural and investment policies.
November 1991 - February 1992 - First Deputy Minister of Economics and Finance of Russia. February 1992 - March 1993 - Minister of Economics of Russia, member of the Presidium, and member of the Russian Security Council.
Since 1993 - President of the state enterprise Russian Finance Corporation, which became the Russian Finance Corporation bank in 2005.
Andrei Nechaev is well-known for his activity in the public sphere, where he has made a significant contribution to various undertakings related to economic policy, the democratic movement, and the development of enterprise in Russia. He is also active as a public figure, participating in various public organisations, including:
Member of the Science Council for the Russian Security Council (1997-2003)
Member of the Expert Consultation Council for the President of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation.
Member of the Political Consultation Council for the President of Russia (1996-2000).
Member of the National Economic Council (1996-2011).
President of the International Youth Exchange Fund.
Member of the Federal Political Council of the Union of Rightist Forces party (2006-2008).
Member of the Federal Political Council of the Right Cause party, Chairman of the Economic Policy Commission (2008-2011)
Member of the Board of the Association of Russian Banks
Member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Private and Privatizing Industries.
Member of the Board of the Moscow Association of Business Owners.
Member of the Citizen Initiative Committee.
Member of the Coordinating Board of the “Citizens’ Dialog” forum.
Member of the Board of Trustees of the Gaydar Fund.
Member of the Board of Trustees and Senior Representative of the Moscow English Club
Third Court Judge of City of Moscow
Andrei Nechaev has received a number of state and public awards, including a medal in honor of the 850th anniversary of the founding of Moscow (1997) and a medal “For Services Rendered in Pursuit of the All-Russian Census” (2003). He bears the title of “Esteemed Colleague of the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade”. He has been awarded a badge by the Goskomstat of Russia “For Active Participation in the All-Russian Census of 2002”, a medal “For Distinguished Service” by the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, a badge in honor of “200 Years of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs”, a gold medal in honor of the 200-year anniversary of the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, a Certificate of Honor from the Expert Consultation Council for the President of the Accounts Chamber of Russia, and a certificate from the Vice President of the Federation Council of Russia.
He is a laureate of both the national public prize “Public Acknowledgement” and the honorary title of “Leader of Russian Economics” for 2003 and 2004, has been awarded the public decoration “Glory to Russia,” the international diploma of Esteemed Certified Accountant and Auditor, an international medal “For Accomplishments in Finance,” and other public awards. The British publication Who’s Who has included him in its list of remarkable people of the 20th century.
Andrei Nechaev is a celebrated journalist, appearing in various media outlets to discuss pressing issues of economic development. He was the author and director of the TV Center program “The Money Question” 2001-2006) and the programs “Finance Club” and “The Finance Expert” on the radio station “Lighthouse” (2003-2006), a participant on “Echo of Moscow’s” program “The Credit of Trust”
(2008-2011), and an economics expert on the radio stations “Russian Radio - The Lighthouse,” “Russian News Club,” “Echo of Moscow,” and “Business FM,” as well as the television stations NTV, TV Center, REN TV, RBK-TV, and a number of other media outlets. He is a celebrated blogger.
Member of the Russian Union of Journalists since 2002. Laureate of the public professional prize in journalism “Russia’s Finest Pens.”
DMITRY NIKITIN
General Director
Eurosib

Born in 1971.
In 1993 graduated from St.Petersburg Railway University, Masters Degree in Traffic Logistics and Transport Management.
With EUROSIB since 1997. Career: Export Sales Manager, Head of New Business Department, Deputy Marketing Director, Deputy General Director, General Director EUROSIB SPB, General Director Group EUROSIB.
NIKOLAY NIKIFOROV
Chairman
Russian Trade Union of Railway Employees and Transport Builders

Born in 1952.
Graduated from Novosibirsk Institute of Railway Engineers in 1974 as an engineer for railways operations.
1974 through 1975 - centralization post master, Artyshta-II deputy station master at the West-Siberian Railway. 1975 through 1977 - Pojektnaya station master, West-Siberian Railway. 1977 through 1978 - Leninsk-Kuznetskiy-I Zapadno station master, Siberian Railway. 1978 through 1981 - Cherkasov Kamen station master, Kemerovo Railway. 1981 through 1985 - Instructor of the transport and communications department of the Kemerovo regional committee of the CPSU. 1985 through 1997 - chairman at the Kemerovo Railway DORPROFSOZH (trade union of a railway division). 1997 through 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.
SERGEY NOVIKOV
Head of Federal tariff service

Born in 1962.
1979 - 1985 - student at Physics and Technology Institute in Moscow.
1985 - 1988 - post-graduate student at Moscow Physics and Technology Institute.
From 1994 - 1995 - economist, managing economist, chief specialist at intrabank processing center servicing Yukos Oil Company, Department of Customer Care at Promradtechbank Joint Stock Bank, Moscow.
1995 - 1996 - Head of Corporate Finance Department at Yukos Oil Company OJSC, Moscow.
1996 - 1997 - Vice-Chairman for Finance and Economy of East Siberian Oil and Gas OJSC (Vostsibneftgaz), Moscow.
1997-1998 - Adviser to Minister, Deputy Minister of Fuel and Energy of the Russian Federation.
1998-1998 - Chairman of the State Reserves Committee of the Russian Federation.
1998-2000 - Deputy Minister of Fuel and Energy.
2000-2004 - First Deputy of Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Volga Federal District.
2004 г - till present - Head, Federal Tariff Service.
ALEXEY OKISHEV
Partner, Audit of Transport Sector
PwC

auditing and consulting services both to industrial and commercial companies and also to businesses in the sector of railway transport and infrastructure. Alexei has worked in the Moscow office of PwC since 1995. In that time he has acquired extensive experience leading the audits of both Russian and international companies. He also has gained significant experience in rendering consulting services.
Alexei has managed account auditing projects of Russian companies and groups, organised both to Russian standards as well as to those of IFRS and GAAP USA.
More recently, Alexei has been working alongside subsidiaries of Russian Railways in the area of rendering auditing and consulting services.
Alexei is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of Great Britain (ACCA) and has the title of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from the United States, and also holds the Russian qualifying certificate of Auditor.
TUVDЕN OCHIRKHUU
Chairman
Ulaanbaatar Railway, Mongolia

Born in 1948.
In 1972, he graduated from st petersburg state university, russian federation. He specialised in economics and mathematics.
In 1980, he qualified in higher political sciences from moscow academy of social sciences, russian federation.
In 2000, he graduated from the mongolian state university as an economist, obtaining the qualification of masters degree in economics.
In 2001, he graduated in law at the mongolian state university.
His work has comprised the following:
July 1972 - August 1977: advising expert at the state committee for prices and standards.
July 1980 - April 1990: instructor of the central committee of the mongolian people’s revolutionary party.
April 1990 - September 1990: head of department for the government committee of politics and economics.
September 1990 - May 1992: member of the state small assembly (hural), head of the permanent committee for social politics.
May 1992 - August 2008: member of the state great assembly (hural).
September 2000 - July 2004: chief of the permanent committee for economics of the state great assembly.
October 2004 - January 2006: minister for fuel and power engineering.
December 2008 - October 2010: deputy minister of finance.
MAREK PAWLIK
Vice-president of the Management Board
PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A.

Born in 1964.
1988 graduated from the Faculty of Fine Mechanics Warsaw University of Technology
1992-1993 chief technology officer in a Polish IT company and consultant at the Transport Institute of Warsaw Technical University on the signaling systems for the Warsaw Metro
1994-2006 returned to CNTK, involved in substantive work on the standardisation of European Railway Management Systems implemented by the European Rail Research Institute, UIC and ERTMS Users Group
2006-2008 Deputy Director of Railway Scientific and technical Centre for Infrastructure Research
Since 2009 - Vice-president of the Management Board at PKP PLK S.A.
Since 2004, on behalf of Poland engaged in the work of the Directorate General Energy and Transport of European Commission on the interoperability and rail safety
Since 2006, on behalf of the Community of European Railways actively involved in the work of the European Railway Agency.
TATIANA PARAMONOVA
General Director
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.
VYACHESLAV PETRENKO
Head of the Department for Freight Transportation Marketing and Tariffs Policy
Russian Railways


Born in 1964.
In 1968 he graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Railway Transport Engineers. Railway transportation management.
1992 through 1998 he worked at the Octyabrskaya Railway where he occupied posts of foreman of the Leningrad - sortirovochnaya station, deputy head of the Cargo and Commercial Work Department of the St. Petersburg division, deputy head of the Marketing, Contract, Tariffs and Prices Department of the Cargo and Commercial Work Service, deputy head of the Cargo and Commercial Work Service, head of the Traveling Center for Trademark Transportation Services.
1998 through 2003 he worked at the Ministry of Communication Routes of the Russian Federation, occupied the position of deputy director general of the Center for Trademark Transportation Services. Since 2003 he has been working for Russian Railways where he held the posts of first deputy director general of the Center for Trademark Transportation Services, deputy director general on marketing of the Center for Trademark Transportation Services. Since 2008 he has been head of the Department of Cargo Transportation and Tariff Policy Marketing of Russian Railways.
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).
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, he was awarded insignia “For Faultless Service in the Railway Transport - 30 years”.
VLADIMIR PROKOFYEV
General Director
BaltTransService

Born in 1948.
He graduated as Technical Mechanic in Refrigeration from the Otrozhka Railway Technical College in 1968. He finished Music School with studies on the accordion.
In 1977, he graduated as Railway Engineer Mechanic from the Department of Railway Systems Engineering on the All-Union Institute of Railway Transport Engineers correspondence course.
In 1980, he graduated with Leadership in Business from the Department of Business Leaders at the Marxism-Leninism University.
In 1989, he qualified as Engineer in Railway Operation from the Leningrad Institute of Railway Engineers.
In the years 1966-1977, he worked at the South-East Order of the Red Banner Railways in Georgia-Dezh as worker, mechanic, Head of Refrigeration depot, and Head of the Refrigerator Wagon train depot.
During the years 1977-1984, he repaired electrical equipment and was chief mechanic, then head of the organisation Dostroitrest for road repair and mechanical workshops. He was Head of the Voronezh Mechanised-distance loading and unloading Depot at the South-East Order of the Red Banner Railways in Voronezh.
From 1984 to 1990, he was Head of the Wagon Depot of the Murmansk branch of the October Railway Order of Lenin in the town of Kandalaksha, then Head of the stations at Olenegorsk and Murmansk.
He was the Director of MPO Bereg in the town of Feodosiya in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in the period from 1990 to 1997.
He was Director General of the St Petersburg company OOO LinkOil between 1997 and 1999.
From 1999 to the present day, he has been the Director General of OOO BaltTransService.
PETER RAMSAUER
Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development of Germany

Born in 1954.
has been the Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development since 28 October 2009.
Since 1990, he has been a Member of the German Bundestag as the directly elected member of parliament for the Traunstein constituency.
From 1998 to 2005, he was Chief Whip of the group of CSU parliamentarians in the German Bundestag, and on 21 November 2005 he was elected Leader of the CSU parliamentary party.
He is currently:
A member of the presidium of the Christian Social Union (CSU)
A member of the Executive Committee of the CSU, Deputy Party Leader.
KARL-FRIEDRICH RAUSCH
Member of the Board of Management for Transport & Logistics «DB Mobility Logistics AG»

Born in 1951.
Graduated from the University of Darmstadt with a degree in business administration and engineering; doctorate in 1985.
1985 - 2001: Held various positions at Deutsche Lufthansa AG; head of production planning and control of aircraft maintenance; appointed Managing Director of Lufthansa CityLine GmbH, then Chairman of the Lufthansa Passage Airline Division.
2001 - 2003: Head of Technology, Chief Technical Officer at Deutsche Bahn AG.
2003 - 2009: Head of the Passenger Transport Board Division of DB Mobility Logistics AG.
June 2009 - present: Head of the Transport & Logistics Division of DB Mobility Logistics AG and thus of DB Schenker and all its activities.
NIKOLAY REZVOV
General Director
Russkaya Troyka

Born in 1965.
Graduated in 1987 from the Siberian Technological Institute (Krasnoyarsk), specialising as a production engineer, in 1999 from Krasnoyarsk State University, majoring as an economist, and in 2005 from the State University of Management (Moscow), specialising in business management. Since the beginning of 2010 he has been studying at the Russian Railways Corporate University.In 2003-2004 he worked as Director of Material and Technical Resources for Kuzbassenergo, and from 2004 to 2007 as General Director of Sibirgazservis. From June 2008 to November 2010 he held the post of First Deputy General Director of Russkaya Troyka.In November 2010 he was appointed General Director of Russkaya Troyka.
VALERY RESHETNIKOV
Senior Vice President
Russian Railways

Born in 1952.
He graduated from Leningrad Electro-Technical Institute as a systems engineer in 1975.
He began his career in 1975 as an engineer in the Faculty of Automation and Telecontrol at the Leningrad. Electro-Technical Institute. He then worked as a senior engineer at the R& D institute Prisma at the Leningrad Optical-Mechanical Association. Between 1985 and 1987 he worked in the trade representation of the Soviet Union in Norway. Reshetnikov has considerable experience in management positions at various companies and banks in St. Petersburg. In 2002, he was appointed head of the Department of Economic Security at the Ministry of Transport and Communications and in October 2003 head of the Safety and Security Department at Russian Railways. Since 2005 he has been an advisor to the president of Russian Railways. In March 2007, he was appointed Vice-President for Corporate Governance and a member of the Board.
AIVIS RONIS
Minister of Transport of Latvia

Born in 1968.
Work Experience.
Since 26.10.2011 - Minister of Transport of Latvia.
November 2010 - October 2011 - President, Private banking association of Latvia (untill 26.05.2011. called Latvian -American Financial Forum).
April 2010 - November 2010 - Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Latvia.
December 2005 - April 2010 Chairman of the Board, Latvian -American Financial Forum (R?ga, Latvia).
2004 - 2005 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to NATO (Brussels, Belgium).
April 2001 - September 2004 Non-resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to the United State of Mexico.
March 2000 - September 2004 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to the United States of America (Washington, USA)
December 1998 - March 2000 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to the Republic of Turkey (place of residence - R?ga, Latvia).
April 1995 - March 2000 Deputy State Secretary for Bilateral Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Latvia.
April 1993 - April 1995 - First Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the Kingdom of Sweden (Stockholm, Sweden).
November 1992 - April 1993 Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Latvia.
February 1992 - November 1992 Assistant to the Minister for Foreign Affairs for Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Latvia.
November 1991 - February 1992 Senior Expert, Policy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Latvia.
June 1989 - October 1991 Journalist, Editorial Office of Informative Programs, Latvian State Television.
Other professional experience.
August 2009 - May 2010 Expert, Group of Experts of the NATO's New Strategic Concept.
2006 - Co-Chairman, NATO Riga Summit 2006 Support Committee.
2005-2007 Member of the Foreign Policy Council, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Latvia.
VYACHESLAV RYBKIN
General Director
Lengiprotrans


Born in 1962.
From 1979 to 1984 he studied at the K.L. Khetagurovai North Ossetia State University. His specialism was biology, and he qualified as a biologist and a biology and chemistry teacher.
From 1988 to 1993 he studied at the Higher Correspondence Law School of the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs (the Rostov Higher School of the Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs). His specialism was jurisprudence and he qualified as a lawyer.
He has more than fifteen years’ experience of work in senior posts in commercial and state organisations. Before being elected as director general of Lengiprotrans he headed the infrastructure projects investment office at Venture Investment and Yield Management LLP, and before that he worked for four years as first deputy general director of BalttransServis (building contractor for a light oil products transhipment terminal at Primorsk port, a subsidiary of Transnefteprodukt). At various times he has also been head of the legal department of the St Petersburg state property management committee and head of the economic development administration of the St Petersburg Property Foundation, has been general director of the Grand Hotel Europe, and has worked as deputy general director of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.
Is also a director of MosgortransNIIproyekt; chairman of the Transport Infrastructure and Energy Saving Committee of the National Association of Planners; chairman of the board of the Inter-Regional Association of Architectural and Construction Planning Organisations (MOOASP); chairman of the board of Spetsenergoservis (the Inter-Regional Association of Energy Survey Organisations); and chairman of the board of the Guild of Professional Property Managers.
He is a member of the Board of the International Union of Lawyers and a member of the Russian Association of Maritime and International Maritime Law. He has been awarded the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping badge “For Service” (1st Class) and is an Honoured Worker of the Russian Maritime Fleet.
YURY SAAKYAN
General Director
Research Institute 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 Chief Executive Officer of Research Institute of Natural Monopolies.
OLEG SIENKO
General Director
Uralvagonzavod

Born in 1966.
His professional higher education was as follows: he graduated in Economics from the Interregional Institute in Management Studies; he then went on to study Economics and Business Management at the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas.
He practised professional cycling from his school days, becoming an International Master of Sport. With the achievement of such good cycling results, Oleg Sienko was elected President of the Russian Cycling Federation in 2008.
His work career began in 1988 in Irkutsk as an instructor with the Association of Youth Initiative Irkutsk for the Irkutsk City Committee of the Komsomol (VLKSM). From 1988 to April 2009, he held senior positions in the largest oil and gas companies, including heading the main export subdivision of the OAO Gazprom - Gazpromexport. In April 2009, he was appointed to the post of Chief Executive Officer of the Scientific Production Corporation UralVagonZavod. He was awarded the medal Order of Merit ‘For services to the Fatherland’ 2nd degree.
BRIAN SIMPSON
Chairman of the Transport and Tourism Committee
European Parliament

Born in 1953.
Graduated from the West Midlands College in 1974.
From 1974 to 1989 - Teacher, Liverpool;
Since 1989 - Member of the European Parliament;
From 2004 to 2006 - Director, North West Rail Campaign;
Since 2004 - Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport;
Since 2009 - Chairman of the Transport and Tourism Committee.
He is also a Vice President of the Heritage Railways Association.
SMITH JULIAN
Leader, Global Railway
PwC

Julian Smith is a Partner in PwC Russia’s Advisory team based Moscow. He co-leads the Capital Projects & Infrastructure team, which offers a range of services from inception to completion and management of capital projects, including socio-economic analysis and finance raising. He also leads the M&A advisory team.
Julian is a corporate and project finance adviser with 17 years of international experience. Prior to his current role, he was the leading adviser to the UK Department for Transport on private financing of rolling stock. He has worked on completed and pending transport deals worth more than ?9 billion in private finance.
He is also the PwC Global rail & transport infrastructure sector leader, heading a network of specialists in 20 countries.
Julian is a graduate in Economics and Politics of the University of Exeter and a Chartered Accountant.
ERMOLAY SOLZHENITSYN
Managing Partner of Moscow Office
McKinsey&Company

He graduated from Oriental languages faculty of Harvard University (USA).
He took master's degree on economics and foreign relations in Princeton University (USA).
He is one of the heads of McKinsey International Expert Group on mineral mining industry. He participates actively in the international projects of McKinsey on development of new approaches to business improvement for the companies of mineral mining industry.
He has solid experience of projects implementation for the enterprises in metallurgic, oil and gas and aircraft industry in the area of working out of strategy, production activity, issues of management and sales.
His career in McKinsey Company has started in 1998. Before it he lived and worked in China and Taiwan for some years.
VLADIMIR SOSIPATOROV
Deputy CEO for Commerce
Freight One

Born in 1967.
He graduated from Gubkin Moscow Institute of Oil and Gas with a specialty of mechanical engineer, and the Faculty of Law, Lomonosov Moscow State University.
In 1995-1997 he worked as a chief counsel at the Securities Department, Currency and Fare Committee of the Ministry of Railways.
In 1997-2001 he was the chief counsel at the Transport Service Center of the Ministry of Railways.
From 2001 to 2003 he headed the Contracting and Compliance Department, State Enterprise "Center of the Ministry of Railways of Russia for Interaction with Operations".
In 2003-2007 he was head of the department for regulatory work with operators and users of the services of infrastructure of Russian Railways' Transport Service Center.
Since August 2007, has been employed by JSC Freight One as the Deputy CEO. He is responsible for the corporate commercial unit.
RUXANDRA STOIAN
Partner
PwC

Ruxandra joined PwC in Romania in 1997. She has 15 years of experience in Reward and Performance management, organisational design and restructuring, HR function transformation, HR due diligence and organizational diagnosis.
Ruxandra has an extensive international experience, acquired through the participation in coordination of numerous large scale cross-country projects in the CEE region. Ruxandra joined PwC Moscow office in 2010 as leader of the Human Consulting group in Russia.
Ruxandra is an affiliate member of the Institute of Personnel and Development in UK. She holds the Global Remuneration Practitioner certificate from World@Work USA.
GENNADY TALASHKIN
First Deputy General Director, Member of the Board
RZDStroy

Born in 1966.
Graduated in 1993 from Obraztsov Leningrad Institute of Railway Transport Engineers.
In 2006, he graduated from the Federal State Educational Establishment for Higher Professional Education, the North-Western Academy of State Service.
From 1987 to 1991, he was a track serviceman on the Leningrad - Moscow test section of the October railway. From 1991 to 1997, he was a bridge foreman on the Leningrad - Moscow test section of the October railway. In 1997, he was a bridge foreman for maintenance, track repairs and engineering structures on the St Petersburg Finnish section of the October railway. From 1997 to 1999, he was chief engineer on the St Petersburg Finnish section of the October railway. From 1999 to 2000, he was chief engineer of the St Petersburg Passenger Services Directorate on TRANSKOM Group’s suburban routes of the October railway. From 2000 to 2001, he was Deputy Head of the engineering structures division on the Leningrad - Moscow test section of the October railway. From 2001 to 2004, he was Deputy General Director of transport construction for EUROSTROY. From 2004 to 2005, he was General Director of EURODORSTROY. In 2005, he was First Deputy Director of Construction and Assembly Trust No. 15, a subsidiary of RZD. From 2005 to 2006, he was Director of Construction and Assembly Trust No. 15, a subsidiary of RZD. From 2006 to 2007, he was Deputy Head of the production division, the “Integrated Railway Reconstruction Division”. From 2007 to 2008, he was chief engineer of RZDStroy. In 2008, he was Deputy General Director of ROZZHELDORSTROY. From 2008 to 2009, he was Deputy General Director and then Director of Construction and Assembly Trust No. 1, a subsidiary of RZDStroy.
From 2009 to 2010, he was First Deputy General Director, then acting General Director, of RZDStroy. He is currently First Deputy General Director, Member of the Board of RZDStroy.
OLEG TRUDOV
Deputy General Director
Institute of Natural Monopolies

Born in 1974.
In 1998, he graduated from the Moscow State Aviation Technological University (MATI) named after Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. Prior to his arrival at IPEM, he worked in the sphere of financial and investment analysis. He worked at IPEM from the moment the Institute was founded in 2005.
Oleg Trudov is author of a large number of publications in professional journals; as well as author, he is also compiler and editor of the following works for IPEM.
WILLIAM WHITE
Chairman,
Economic and Development
Review Committee, OECD

Born in 1943.
University of Manchester, England (1969), PhD (Thesis topic: The Authorities and the United Kingdom Gilt-Edged Market).
University of Manchester, England (1966), MSc with distinction (Economics).
University of Windsor, Ontario (1965), BA Hons (Economics and Political Science).
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (2009- ).
Chair, Economic Development and Review Committee.
Bank for International Settlements (1994-2008).
Economic Adviser and Head of the Monetary and Economic Department, May 1995 to June 2008.
Manager, Monetary and Economic Department, June 1994 to April 1995.
Bank of Canada (1972-94) .
Deputy Governor (1988-94).
Adviser to the Governor (1985-88).
Chief, Research Department (1979-84).
Deputy Chief, Department of Monetary and Financial Analysis (1978).
Assistant Chief, Financial Institutions, Department of Monetary and Financial Analysis (1975-77).
Economist, Special Studies, Department of Monetary and Financial Analysis (1972-74).
Department of Finance (October 1985 - March 1986).
Special Adviser on Macro-Economic Policy.
Bank of England (1969-72).
VLADIMIR KHOROSHILOV
Deputy CEO and Director of Business Development
Brunswick Rail

Mr. Khoroshilov joined the Group in November 2010 and is in charge of new business development and the Group’s commercial and technical activities and transportation services. From 1997 to 2010, Mr. Khoroshilov worked at PhosAgro Holding, and held various positions from a Logistics specialist to the Director of transport and logistics. Mr. Khoroshilov started his career as a programmer in the Moscow Institute of Electromechanics and Programming.
Mr. Khoroshilov graduated from the Department of Mechanics and Mathematics at M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in Mathematics.
ALEXEY TSYDENOV
Head
Federal Agency for Railway Transport

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, he held management positions at railway transport enterprises. From 2002 to 2004, he was general director of OOO Dalneftetrans in Khabarovsk. From 2004 to 2006, he was general director of Far Eastern Transport Group in Khabarovsk. From 2006 to 2009, he was deputy director of the Department for State Policy in Railway Transport under the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation. From 2009, he 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, he was appointed director of the Federal Railway Transport Agency.
ALEXANDER SHARAPOV
President
NAI Becar

Born in 1970.
Graduated from the Baltic State Technical University VOENMEH named after D. F. Ustinov1992.
Vice President, Gild of Property Managers and Developers, President of FIABCI-Russia ,Vice president of FIABCI World Council of Developers / Investors.Since 1992 - President, NAI Becar.
DMITRY SHAKHANOV
Vice President
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.
VLADIMIR SHNEYDMULLER
Deputy General Director, Technical Director
Transmashholding


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.
EVGENY YAKOVLEV
Director General
Kaluga Plant Remputmash, RPM Group

Born in 1958.
In 1981, graduated from Moscow Financial Institute with a degree in international economic relations.
In 1981-1988, worked for Foreign Trade Bank USSR, where he made his way from Inspector to Deputy Department Manager.
In 1988-1990, worked as department manager for Vnesheconombank USSR. Beginning in 1990, spent six years working overseas: from 1990 to 1994 as Director of Eurobank (Paris, France); from 1994 to 1996 as Senior Banker for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (London, Great Britain).
In 1996-1999, occupied the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of North Western Shipping Company.
In 1997-1998 - First Deputy Director of Norilsk Nickel.
In 1998-2005 - General Director of Power Machines.
From 2006 to present - President of Imperative Capital.
Currently heads the RPM Group Kaluga Plant Remputmash.
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 through 1991 he 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. Vladimir Yakunin was appointed president of Russian Railways by the Government of the Russian Federation in June 2005.
DMITRIY PUMPYANSKIY
Chairman of the Board
Sinara Group

Born in 1964.
From 1991 to 1998 he held management posts in major steel industry enterprises: the Verkh-Isetsk Steel Works and the Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant. In 1999 he was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sinara Tube Works (SinTZ). From 2002 to 2005 he was Chief Executive Officer of the Tube Steel Company (TMK). Since 2005 he has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of TMK and of the Sinara Group.
He is a member of the Bureau of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP); head of the RSPP’s Committee on Technical Regulation, Standardisation and Conformity Assessment; President of the regional employers’ association the Sverdlovsk Region Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; a member of the Board of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation; a member of the Supervisory Council of the Ural Federal University named after B.N. Yeltsin, the first President of Russia; Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Ski-Jumping and Biathlon Federation.
He has been awarded the title of “Honoured Metallurgist of the Russian Federation”, the “For Services to the Fatherland, 2nd Class” medal and the Order of Honour (2010). He is a winner of the Russian Federation Government’s prize in the field of science and technology.
He is a Doctor of Economic Sciences and Candidate of Technical Sciences and is the author of more than 70 scientific works
DIETRICH MOELLER
President, Siemens in Russia and Central Asia;
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.
NIKOLAY ASAUL
Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation

Born in 1977.
Graduated from Saint Petersburg State Academy of Engineering and Economics in 1999.
From 1993 to 2001, worked for construction and automotive transport companies in Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Region.
From 2001 to 2010, worked in Saint Petersburg Administration structures, first as Deputy Director, then Director, overseeing work with major domestic and foreign investors of the Center for Work with Credit Banks; advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of Saint Petersburg; beginning in 2004, served in the Committee for Investments and Strategic Projects, first as Deputy Chair, then as First Deputy Chair of the Committee, and, from 2007 to 2010, served as Chair of the Committee for Transport and Transit Policy.
When holding multiple offices: From 2002 to 2010, taught at the Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering; from 2002 to 2003, participated in the creation of the Union of Construction Associations and Organisations and lead the Union’s executive direction; from 2009 to 2010, served as President of the Saint Petersburg Sail Union.
Has received state accolades, including a medal “In Memory of the 300-year Anniversary of Saint Petersburg” and an “Honored Russian Builder” badge. Has the rank of Professor and the degree of Doctor of Economics.
Thanks to the activity of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Dr Asaul was appointed Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation on 10 December 2010.