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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

A description of the Board's responsibilities and constitution of the Board Committees can be found here.

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Mikhail Ivanov
Mikhail Ivanov Chairman
  • Appointed to the Board: 25 July 2006

From his appointment until May 2015, Mr. Ivanov served as Chief Executive Officer of Volga Gas.  Until 31 December 2014, he was also a Partner and Director of Oil and Gas Projects at Baring Vostok Capital Partners. Mr Ivanov has a long history of involvement in the oil sector. He worked for over ten years at Schlumberger, the international oil services company, where he served as head of its Iran operations and was responsible for business development in Russia. Prior to joining Shlumberger, he founded and headed two companies that focused on oil production and service.  Mr Ivanov holds an MS degree in Geophysics from Novosibirsk State University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. He is an elected member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Andrey Zozulya
Andrey Zozulya Chief Executive Officer
  • Appointed to the Board: 5 May 2015

Mr. Zozulya is a Russian citizen and has over 20 years' experience in the oil sector in Russia both with major oil and oil service companies, including over 10 years with Schlumberger.  He also has experience of operating in the Saratov region in which Volga Gas' operations are based.  He has a degree in Geophysics and Engineering from the Groznensky Oil & Gas Institute and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

 

Michael Calvey
Michael Calvey Non-Executive Director
  • Appointed to the Board: 29 September 2006
  • Committee membership: Audit, Nomination

Mr Calvey is a Senior Partner of Baring Vostok Capital Partners and a Director of Baring Private Equity International and is on the Boards of several of Baring Vostok’s portfolio companies. He began working in Moscow in 1994 as one of the members of the consulting committee of the First NIS Regional Fund. He is a member of the investment committees of three Baring Vostok funds. He is also a member of the Investment Committees of the Baring Asia and Baring India funds. Before 1994, Mr Calvey lived in London and New York, where he worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD”) and Salomon Brothers.  At EBRD he was responsible for investments in the energy sector of Central and Eastern Europe.  At Salomon Brothers Mr Calvey worked on mergers and acquisitions and capital market projects in the oil and gas sector. He is a member of the Boards of the Atlantic Council and the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association.

Ronald Freeman
Ronald Freeman Non-Executive Director
  • Appointed to the Board: 14 March 2007
  • Committee membership: Audit, Nomination, Remuneration

Mr Freeman is a member of the Executive Committee of the Atlantic Council of the United States (Washington DC), and a past independent director on the boards of Sberbank, Severstal, and Troika Dialog. From 1973 to 1991 and from 1997 until his retirement from Citigroup as co-head of European Investment Banking in 2000, he was an investment banker specialising in financing and mergers and acquisition for companies in the oil and gas industry with Salomon Brothers, now a unit of Citigroup.  From 1991 to 1997, he was head of the Banking Department of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (London).

Aleksey Kalinin
Aleksey Kalinin Non-Executive Director
  • Appointed to the Board: 29 September 2006
  • Committee membership: Remuneration

Mr Kalinin is a Senior Partner of Baring Vostok Capital Partners. He joined Baring Vostok in 1999 from Alfa Capital, where he served for six years as the Director of the Department for Direct Investments. Alexei represents the interests of Baring Vostok's funds on the Board of Directors of a wide range of portfolio companies. He has a doctorate from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute, where he conducted scientific research, lectured for 12 years and served as the Director of the Youth Center for Scientific and Technical Creativity.

Vladimir Koshcheev
Vladimir Koshcheev Non-Executive Director
  • Appointed to the Board: 29 September 2006
  • Committee membership: n/a

Mr Koshcheev currently acts as President of Joint Stock Company “NPO POG”. Until 2009 he was President of Pervaya Investizionno–Stroitelnaya Company LLC, Spinaker LLC.  He has been Chairman of CJSC AKSM since 2002. Mr Koshcheev was President of Privolzhskaya Neftyanaya Company LLC between 2003 and 2005 and was previously a shareholder in and acted as President of Vesla. Mr Koshcheev received a specialist diploma from Moscow State Technical University in 1978 and he is a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.

Stephen Ogden
Stephen Ogden Non-Executive Director
  • Appointed to the Board: 14 March 2007
  • Committee membership: Audit, Nomination, Remuneration

Mr Ogden is a Non-Executive Director of the West African shopping mall operator Persianas. He was previously a Non-Executive Director of United Confectioneries (Russia), Heineken Russia and Metropolis Media (former Yugoslavia). Mr Ogden was Chief Financial Officer of the Bochkarev Brewery in St Petersburg from 1997 to 2002. Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer of Bochkarev, Mr Ogden was an auditor with KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Financial Controller of CS First Boston (Moscow). Mr Ogden has a joint honours degree in economics & politics from Durham University, England, and is a qualified British chartered accountant (“FCA”).

Tony Alves
Tony Alves Consultant

Between January 2009 and May 2016, he served as Chief Financial Officer of the Group and was a director of the Company.  He has been retained as a consultant to the Company in matters relating to finance and strategy, investor realtions, corporate governance and Company Secretarial matters. Mr Alves has had experience with the independent oil and gas industry for over 20 years as one of the leading equity analysts covering the sector.  Prior to joining Volga Gas, he was head of oil and gas research for KBC Peel Hunt and was closely involved with the Company’s 2007 IPO.  He previously held positions with Investec Securities, The Bell Group International and Schroders.  He read Mathematics at Cambridge University between 1977 and 1983 both as an undergraduate and a post-graduate research student.