Russian Automotive Forum

The premier international gathering for the Russian automotive industry

17 - 18 March 2020

Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow, Russia

Confirmed Speakers 2020

Alexey Kalitsev


Alexey Kalitsev was born in Moscow in 1977. In 2000 he graduated from Moscow State University named after Lomonosov (the faculty of Economics), received a PhD degree in Economic sciences. Alexey Kalitsev has been working in the automotive industry since 2000. From 2010 to 2015 he was Sales Director of Hyundai Motor CIS, from 2015 to 2017 — Executive Director of Hyundai Motor CIS. In August 2017, Alexey Kalitsev was appointed Managing Director of Hyundai Motor CIS responsible for strategy development of Hyundai and Genesis brands in Russia. In 2019, he became CEO of Hyundai Mobility Lab, a company developing and commercializing services based on an IT platform, innovative activities in the field of Connected Car and autonomous driving.


During the years of work at Hyundai Motor CIS Alexey Kalitsev made a significant contribution to the strengthening positions of Hyundai brand on the Russian market, significantly expanded the dealer network and successfully launched new premium Genesis brand in Russia.

- Graduated from Togliatti Academy of Management with a degree in Law
- In 2003, she began her career in Togliatti in the automotive business as a Purchasing Specialist
- In 2006, she became Deputy Manager of Procurement at JV GM AvtoVAZ
- In 2007, she became Head of Procurement Division at General Motors in Saint-Petersburg
- In 2011, she joined Volkswagen Group Rus as Head of «New Products» Procurement Division at the Kaluga plant
- In 2015, she was transferred to Volkswagen AG head office and headed procurement of interior parts for Volkswagen AG and Volkswagen brand in seats and safety systems categories
- Since January 1, 2019, she holds the position of Purchasing Director at Volkswagen Group Rus

Orhan Sabuncu was born in 1951 in Bursa. After completing his primary and secondary education in Bursa, he entered the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Yıldız Technical University in 1970. After finishing the university in 1975, he worked for two years in an engineering firm in Istanbul. He started to work as a construction engineer in Teknik Malzeme Company in Bursa in 1978. He was appointed General Manager in 1985. Since 2002 he has been appointed as the chairman of Orhan Holding automotive seat group and he is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Holding companies.

Orhan Sabuncu from 2006 to 2010, he was a member of the Board of Directors of TAYSAD and OİB. He has been serving as the Chairman of OIB Board since 2010. Orhan Sabuncu has also been serving as Coordinator of Uludağ Exporters' Associations since 4 June 2014.

Married and father of two children, Orhan Sabuncu speaks English.

Natalia A. Deriabkina

Russian Academy of National Economy, Finance and credit  (Moscow, 2001)

2005 – Ph D economy.

Working experience

2002-2005 BAT Russia (finance manager)

2005-2007 Bong Russia (business unit controller)

2007-2011 Forbo Flooring Russia and CIS (director services)

2011-2015 Lear Russia (finance director)

2015 – now Lear Russia (General Director)