Management

Alexander Frolov Alexander Frolov Chief Executive Officer
Alexander Frolov Alexander Frolov Chief Executive Officer

Born in 1964.
Mr Frolov has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2005 and was elected EVRAZ's CEO effective 18 January 2007. He joined EvrazMetall, a predecessor of EVRAZ Group, in 1994, and subsequently held various positions at EvrazMetall and EVRAZ. Mr. Frolov served as EVRAZ's Chief Financial Officer from 2002 through 2004 and as Senior Executive Vice President from 2004 through April 2006, responsible for strategy and business development, finance, corporate affairs and communications, business processes, human resources, legal affairs and information technology. From May 2006 until December 2008, Mr. Frolov served as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Prior to joining EVRAZ, Mr. Frolov worked as a research fellow at the I.V. Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy.

A director of OAO Raspadskaya and ZAO Raspadskaya Coal Company, OAO OUK Yuzhkuzbassugol, EVRAZ Inc. NA.

Mr. Frolov graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology with a first-class honours degree in 1987, and received a Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics in 1991 from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

Leonid Kachur Leonid Kachur Senior Vice President, Business Support and Interregional Relations
Leonid Kachur Leonid Kachur Senior Vice President, Business Support and Interregional Relations

Born in 1961.
Mr Kachur joined EVRAZ in 1993 and, as Vice President for Business Support and Interregional Relations, is responsible for safety and security issues within the Group.

Prior to his appointment as Head of Business Support and Interregional Relations in 2000, Mr Kachur held various positions within the Group. From 1995 to 2000 he was Chief Executive of security enterprise, Interlock, and was responsible for security matters within EVRAZ. Between 1993 and 1995 he was Deputy Chief Executive, with responsibility for general issues, at EvrazMetall, a predecessor of EVRAZ.

Prior to joining EVRAZ, Mr Kachur was involved in production and process management at the Russian Automobile Plant ZIL.

Mr Kachur graduated from Moscow State Industrial University in 1984 with a degree in Engineering.

Aleksey Ivanov Aleksey Ivanov Senior Vice President, Commerce and Business development
Aleksey Ivanov Aleksey Ivanov Senior Vice President, Commerce and Business development

Born in 1975.
Mr Ivanov joined EVRAZ in 2002. Prior to his appointment as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Commerce in November 2015 he held the positions of Vice President, Head of the Steel Division (2011-2015) and Head of the Siberia Division  (2009 - 2011).  Earlier he served as Senior Deputy CFO responsible for supervising Controlling and Treasury functions (2008-2009) and was Director of Controlling through 2002-2009.

Between 1998 and 2002 Mr Ivanov held various positions in Liggett-Ducat where his responsibilities included production, controlling and logistics. He was formerly Head of the Credit Department at Inkombank (1997-1998).

Mr Ivanov graduated from INSEAD in 2002. He holds a degree in Finance from the Financial Academy of the Government of the Russian Federation and has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants since 2004. In 2008 Mr Ivanov received a diploma in Human Resources from the Australian Professional Association.

Maksim Andriasov Maksim Andriasov Vice President, Head of the Urals Division
Maksim Andriasov Maksim Andriasov Vice President, Head of the Urals Division

Born in 1974.

Mr Andriasov joined EVRAZ in November 2015. Prior to his appointment as Vice President, Head of the Urals Division, he had held various managerial positions in OJSC Tyumen Oil Company, OJSC Sidanko, and TNK-BP. Starting from 2012, Mr Andriasov worked in PJSC ANK Bashneft, as Head of regional sales and later as first Vice President, processing and sales.

Maksim graduated from the State Gubkin Oil and Gas Academy, majoring in mining engineering. In 2012, he completed the INSEAD programme “Building a global company”.

Natalia Ionova Natalia Ionova Vice President, Human Resources
Natalia Ionova Natalia Ionova Vice President, Human Resources

Born in 1966.
Ms Ionova joined EVRAZ in 2006 as Vice President for Human Resources and is responsible for all issues related to human resources within the Group.

Prior to joining EVRAZ, Ms Ionova served as Head of Human Resources at NDK Merkury where her responsibilities included analysis of the holding company’s personnel structure and the implementation of more effective work systems (2003-2006). Ms Ionova previously held the positions of Deputy Head of Human Resources (1999-2003) and Manager for Human Resources (1997-1999) at NDK Merkury. Between 1995 and 1997 Ms Ionova served as Manager for Human Resources at Russian Gold.

Ms Ionova was voted Russia’s Best Human Resources Director at the Aristos Awards 2009.

Ms Ionova graduated from the Management Faculty of the Russian State University of Physical Training, Sports and Tourism in 1987 and holds a Ph.D. in Psychology.

Alexander Kuznetsov Alexander Kuznetsov Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Performance management
Alexander Kuznetsov Alexander Kuznetsov Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Performance management

Born in 1978. 
Mr Kuznetsov joined EVRAZ in 2002 and was appointed Vice President for Strategic Development and Operational Planning in July 2009.  In 2016 was appointed Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Performance Management. His responsibilities include strategic development, operational planning, M&A transactions and financial valuation of business and investment projects.

Prior to this Мr Kuznetsov held various positions within the Company and served as Director for Strategic Planning and Investment Analysis between 2008-2009. He was formerly Head of the Financial Analysis and Valuation Department with responsibilities for financial analysis, valuation of investment projects and M&A transactions (2006-2008). During the years 2002-2006 Mr Kuznetsov was Manager of the Capital Markets and International Investments Department and was involved in all of the Company’s M&A transactions.

Mr Kuznetsov graduated with honours from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 2001 with a degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics. He also received a Master’s degree in Economics from the New Economic School in 2002.

Artem Natrusov Artem Natrusov Vice President, Information Technologies
Artem Natrusov Artem Natrusov Vice President, Information Technologies
Born in 1971.
Mr Natrusov joined the Company in May 2011 as Vice President of Information Technologies.
Prior to joining EVRAZ, Mr Natrusov held management positions on Information Technologies in Eldorado from 2008 to 2011, ROSNO from 2006 to 2008, Nestle Russia from 1998 to 2006.
Mr Natrusov has a more than 16-years’ experience in information technologies including operational management and management of complex projects SAP and Oracle Applications.

Graduated with honours from Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology in 1994 and received an MBA degree from University of Southern California in 1998.
Denis Novozhenov Denis Novozhenov Vice President, Head of the Ukraine Division
Denis Novozhenov Denis Novozhenov Vice President, Head of the Ukraine Division

Born in 1974.

Denis Novozhenov has been with EVRAZ since 1996. He started as economist at EVRAZ NTMK, subsequently holding a number of managerial positions at EVRAZ VGOK, Evrazruda and Yuzhkuzbassugol. In 2011, he was appointed General Director of the Steel Mill in Smolensk region.

Denis graduated from the Urals State Technical University, majoring in engineering and economics. He earned his MBA from the SYNERGIYA institute for economics and finance. 

Vsevolod Sementsov Vsevolod Sementsov Vice President, Corporate Communications
Vsevolod Sementsov Vsevolod Sementsov Vice President, Corporate Communications

Born in 1971.

Mr. Sementsov joined EVRAZ as Vice President for Corporate Communications in June 2013.

Prior to EVRAZ Mr. Sementsov served as a Director of Public Relations at JSFC Sistema for more than five years. In 2001-2008 he was PR manager of Intel Corporation in Russia and CIS. In 1999-2011 Mr. Sementsov worked as a creative editor of the Beeline World Monthly Magazine. In 1992-1999 he served as Senior Reporter at several publications such as Interfax-AiF, Business World and Moscow News weeklies.

Graduated from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute with а degree in Technical Physics. 

Ilya Shirokobrod Ilya Shirokobrod Vice President, Sales
Ilya Shirokobrod Ilya Shirokobrod Vice President, Sales

Born in 1972.
In November 2014 Mr Shirokobrod was appointed Vice President, Sales.

Mr Shirokobrod joined EVRAZ in 2010. In 2010-2011 he served as Managing director of Trading Company “EvrazHolding”, in 2011-2012 as Vice President, Sales. In April 2012 Mr Shirokobrod was appointed Vice President, Head of the Railway Products Division.

Prior to joining EVRAZ, between 2005 and 2010 Mr Shirokobrod held various management positions in Centravis Limited (the largest CIS and the fifth world producer of seamless stainless pipes) with responsibility for worldwide sales, strategy and business development. In 1999 - 2005 he served as Commercial Director (Russia and Central Asia) and Chief Executive of Alcoa CSI. Mr Shirokobrod also held various commercial positions in Melitta Russland and Tetra Pak.

Mr Shirokobrod graduated with honours from Saint-Petersburg State Technical University in 1995 with a degree in engineering physics and holds a Master of Sciences (Engineering) degree. He received an Executive MBA from Stockholm School of Economics in 2005.

Michael Shuble Michael Shuble Vice President, Health, Safety and Environment
Michael Shuble Michael Shuble Vice President, Health, Safety and Environment
Born in 1970.

Mr Shuble joined EVRAZ in May 2011 as Director, Safety – Flat Products Group, EVRAZ North America. In June 2012 he was promoted to Vice President, Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) for EVRAZ North America and in January 2013 he became Vice President of HSE at EVRAZ.

Before joining EVRAZ Mr Shuble was a Department Manager Health and Safety at ArcelorMittal Steel Indiana Harbor in the US. Prior to ArcelorMittal Michael spent over 15 years with U.S. Steel where his experience included a three‐year international assignment in Serbia and Slovakia as a Health and Safety Director at their production facilities there.

Mr Shuble holds a Bachelor’s degree in Safety Sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Alexey Soldatenkov Alexey Soldatenkov Vice President, Head of the Siberia Division
Alexey Soldatenkov Alexey Soldatenkov Vice President, Head of the Siberia Division

Born in 1972.

Alexey Soldatenkov was appointed  Vice President, Head of the Siberia Division in December 2015.

Prior to joining EVRAZ Alexey worked at Severstal, holding positions of Business Development Director of Severstal Russian Steel and Chief Technical Officer of PAO “Severstal”. Prior to this Alexey held managerial positions at Magna Technoplast, participated in the commissioning of Ford, General Motors, Renault, Volkswagen facilities in Russia.

Alexey Soldatenkov graduated from the N.E. Bauman Moscow State Technical University, majoring in mechanical engineering. Alexey also completed the Top Manager training programme with the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

Sergey Stepanov Sergey Stepanov Vice President, Head of the Coal Division
Sergey Stepanov Sergey Stepanov Vice President, Head of the Coal Division

Born in 1977.

Mr Stepanov joined EVRAZ in November 2012. Prior to his appointment as the Head of the Coal Division Mr Stepanov worked as the COO of Nordgold (previously part of “Severstal”, before Nordgold separated into an independent company), where he was responsible for the operating activities of gold mining enterprises in Russia, Kazahstan, Guinea and Burkina Faso.

Prior to holding his position at Nordgold, Mr. Stepanov worked as the COO of “Vorkutaugol”, and held senior positions in “Severstal-resource” and SUAL-holding. Mr Stepanov has an experience of working in Ukraine at the position of the director of coal’s mining and treatment in DTEK. From 2003-2005 he worked as a consultant in the Boston Consulting Group.

Mr Stepanov graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University with a Master’s diploma with honors in Finance, and a Bachelor’s diploma with honors in Economics.

Sergey Vasiliev Sergey Vasiliev Vice President, Compliance with Business Procedures and Asset Protection
Sergey Vasiliev Sergey Vasiliev Vice President, Compliance with Business Procedures and Asset Protection
Born in 1967.

Mr. Vasiliev was appointed Vice President for Compliance with Business Procedures and Asset Protection in July 2015.

Lieutenant-General of Police, Sergey Vasiliev held a number of managerial positions in the Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation from 1988 to 2015.

Graduate of the Ural Law Institute and the Russian Academy of Public Service under the President of the Russian Federation.
Anton Yegorov Anton Yegorov Vice President, Legal
Anton Yegorov Anton Yegorov Vice President, Legal

Born in 1973.

Mr. Yegorov was appointed Vice-President for Legal, EVRAZ, in April, 2015.

In this capacity Mr. Yegorov is responsible for legal support of the company’s business. He covers operational risks analysis and improving compliance control.

Prior to joining EVRAZ, Mr. Yegorov held the position of Director for Legal, Corporate and International Affairs at Russian Post. Prior to that, he was in charge of legal support at RUSAL in Russia and CIS and held various managerial positions with IFK Alemar and MDM Bank.

Mr. Yegorov holds degrees in Physics and Law from the Moscow State Lomonosov University. He earned his EMBA diploma from IE Business School.