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.
Evgeny Masternak, Managing Director (coal business) En+
General Director of the company Vostsibugol; board member of Tubinsk Ore Mining Company
Evgeny Masternak was worked at En+ Group since August 2012, where he holds the positions of General Director of the companies En+ Coal and Vostsibugol.
Before joining EN+ Mr Masternak worked for three years as manager of the Moscow Measuring Equipment Plant.
Between 2000 and 2009 Evgeny managed the departments for coal projects and energy development at RUSAL, where he also directed investment projects and M&A deals.
From 1997 until 1999 Evgeny Masternak worked at various investment companies, where he managed regional projects and M&A deals in agriculture and heavy industry.
Mr Masternak is a graduate of Moscow State Legal Academy and the International Institute of Economics and Law.
Plakitkin Yuri A. - Professor, Doctor of Economic sciences, Member of the Academy of Natural Sciences, State Councilor of the Russian Federation, Deputy Director for Science at the Energy Research Institute at Russian Academy of Sciences, born June 21, 1956
In 1982 he defended his candidate thesis (PhD), and in 1993 - his doctoral thesis (PhD). In 2001 promoted promoted to the tenure of Professor. From 1992 to 2004 he held senior positions in organizations of coal and natural gas industry and was one of the authors of the coal industry restructuring and the reassesment of priorities in the field of scientific and technological problems of the gas industry. From 2004-2008 he had worked as an advisor to the Russian Ministry of Industry, Deputy Director of the Department of State Energy Policy, a member of the Supervisory Board of the Russian Gas Society, was one of the developers of the system of export duties and taxation of the oil industry, programmes and strategies for the development of the coal industry and the Energy of Russia. From August 2008 to present he has been serving as the Deputy Director of the Energy Research Institute at the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Mr Plakitkin is a leading expert in the field of scientific principles of energy policy, forecasting and development of innovative energy industries of Russia and the global energy industry and the author of more than 200 scientific papers.
Mr Plakitkin has helped train and supervise more than 20 candidates and doctors of science.
Publications of - 218, including monographs - 21 articles in national peer-reviewed journals - 33 in foreign journals - 2.
Gaurav is a Research Stream Leader in CSIRO’s Digital Productivity and Services Flagship. Gaurav leads CSIRO’s projects on Supply Chain Management, Finance and Risk and Socio-Economic Analysis.
He has close to 10 years of experience in developing planning and scheduling models in bulk material supply chains. This includes development of rail scheduling algorithms and long-term capacity planning modules in the Hunter Valley coal chain (world’s largest coal supply chain) and planning modules for Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s 240 Mt operation in Australia’s Pilbara region.
One of his current interest is also in supply chain optimisation with a focus on collaborative and adaptive strategies for improving efficiency in supply chains with multiple, and often competing, players.
Konstantin Skorik is European Business Development Director of the Freightliner Group. Freightliner is the leading independent rail freight markets. Mr Skorik is responsible for Freightliner's subsidiaries in Poland and Germany and for development of new business opportunities in Europe outside of the UK.
He has joined Freightliner in the UK in 2002 and held various commercial and strategy positions within Freightliner’s UK Heavy Haul business as well as Freightliner Group. Mr Skorik has overseen establishment of Freightliner's first ever international business in Poland in 2005-06. Prior to joining Freightliner Group, he gained 6 years of experience in energy and infrastructure project finance at the World Bank. Mr Skorik has MBA from the London Business School and Masters of Computer Sciences from Kiev Polytechnic University, Ukraine.