Russian & CIS Metals & Mining Summit 2020

19 November, 2020

Lotte Hotel, Moscow, Russia

Speakers 2020

Matthew Chamberlain is the CEO of the London Metal Exchange and a member of the Management Committee of HKEX Group.

Matthew joined the LME in 2012, having advised HKEX on the acquisition of the LME while at UBS. He started his career at Citibank, and holds an MA from Trinity College, Cambridge.

Jörgen Sandström is Head of Mining and Metals Industry at the World Economic Forum.
The World Economic Forum’s Mining & Metals Industry community consists of the world’s leading mining and metals companies, representing a broad range of commodities and all regions.

As Head of Mining and Metals Industry, Jorgen lead a high-performing Forum team who:

• address critical issues facing the industry on global, regional and industry levels; through cross-industry inter-action and engagement with governments, financial industry, industry associations and civil society.
• advance the conversation on how the Mining and Metals industry can remain relevant, competitive and sustainable in a globalized low carbon economy.
• develop projects, initiatives and public private partnerships to address industry and societal issues.

Jörgen has twenty years of experience working with energy and commodities as well as in diplomacy.

From 2008 to 2016 he was Executive Officer of Addax Bioenergy SA leading a large bioenergy venture in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

Jörgen was previously with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs with postings in Russia, Switzerland, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Estonia.

He has degrees in economics, political science and international organisations from Uppsala University in Sweden and McGill University in Canada. He is married with two children and lives in Geneva.


1994 — Graduated in Aeromechanics and Aerospace Technology from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

1999 — Obtained a Master’s degree in Finance from the Institute of Business and Economics of the Academy of National Economy.

1999 — Received an MBA in Finance from the California University Business School.

Professional experience:

Since May 2014

Director of Strategy and Development of Management Company METALLOINVEST LLC.

2012 — 2014

CEO of the CIS division of Tenova Bateman.

2007 — 2012

CEO of the Russian division Bateman Engineering Russia B.V. Managing Director of the international division of Bateman Engineering CIS.

1994 — 2007

Worked in various positions in the Russian division of Bateman



A leading global producer and supplier of HBI and iron ore products, and a regional producer of high quality steel.

Metalloinvest extracts iron ore from the second largest measured iron ore reserve base in the world with approximately 14.4 billion tonnes of proven and probable reserves on a JORC (IMC Montan) equivalent basis and about 150 years of reserve life.

The Company is:
·      the world leading producer of merchant HBI,

·      the third largest producer of pellets,

·      the largest iron ore company in Russia and the CIS,

·      producer of high quality steel.

The Company is a global producer of HBI and processes a large proportion of its iron ore into high added value products, such as pellets and HBI/DRI.

According to the Company’s data, share of Metalloinvest on the Russian market in 2014 accounted for 38% for iron ore concentrate and sintering ore, 57% for pellets and 100% for HBI/DRI. The Company is also a leading regional producer of niche steel products. In 2014, the Company produced approximately 7% of Russian crude steel.

Metalloinvest comprises of leading iron ore production facilities in Russia – Lebedinsky GOK and Mikhailovsky GOK; steel mills – Oskol Elektrometallurgical Plant and Ural Steel; a ferrous scrap enterprise – Ural Scrap Company.

Metalloinvest’s sales and marketing operations are centralised. The managing company coordinates the Company’s operations in the market, their production policy and external shipments, thereby achieving synergies and increasing the efficiency of production.

The Company strives to maintain a favourable social environment in the regions wh ere it is present and at each of its plants. Metalloinvest provides stable employment for more than 62 thousand employees and assists in solving actual problems in the regions wh ere it operates. The primary principle of the Company's social policy is the “unity of purpose” 


Russian citizen, born 1970. Joined Kopy Goldfields in January 2009.

Education: MSc degree in optical engineering, Bauman Moscow Technical University (Russia), BSc degree in Mining engineering from Tomsk Polytechnic University (Russia), BSc degree in International Economics from Russian Academy of Foreign Trade (Russia) and an MBA degree from Cranfield University (UK).

Experience: During 2007-2008 Mikhail Damrin was employed with Central Asia Gold AB as senior project manager responsible for corporate development, M&A and planning. Mikhail Damrin kept top management positions with West Siberian Resources and with Vostok Nafta Investment Ltd. Mikhail Damrin is fluent in English and Russian.

Based in Moscow, Alla Baranovskaya has served as Chief Financial Officer since 1 June 2011. She is a graduate of the Moscow State University with a major in economics. From 2006 to 2007, she worked as CFO and Director of major Russian oil and gas company Slavneft. From 2008 to 2010, she was CFO of Russneft oil and gas company.

In 2002 graduated from State University of Management with honors with a degree in management, specialization — World Market of Metals. In 2005 obtained a Ph.D. degree in management of metallurgical companies. In 2001-2006 worked as an analyst in OAO Chermetinfromatsiya and in Infomine Research Group. In 2006-2010 was head of marketing department of Industrial Metallurgical Holding. Since June 2010 — investor relations director.

Eugene Antonov is the chief operating officer of Trans-Siberian Gold plc (AIM:TSG), a leading gold producer, developer and explorer in Russia. Trans-Siberian Gold is the 100% owner of the Asacha Gold Mine in Kamchatka, and is focused on low cost, high grade mining operations and stable gold production.


Mr. Antonov has more than 20 years of experience in the mining industry, mainly in managerial positions with responsibility for mine site operations and finance. In his previous appointments, he has established a track record of leading change, financial management and harnessing technology to drive operational efficiencies. Most recently he was an integral part of the leadership team at the Kupol Mine in Far East Russia which generated the largest annual cash flow and achieved the lowest operating cost across Kinross Gold Corporation (“Kinross”).


Prior to joining TSGM, Mr. Antonov spent 11 years at Kinross where latterly he was a Director of Commercial and Supply Chain Management Operations. He was responsible for directing the implementation of policies and procedures for adherence to Kinross’s and regulatory standards incorporating CSR, HR, life of mine plans, strategic business plans and annual budgets as well as the coordination of in-country logistical, operational and informational requirements. Between 1999 and 2007, he was employed at Bema Gold Corporation in Canada in various executive finance roles, including Director of Finance, until its acquisition by Kinross. His previous experience includes managerial positions at Teck in Canada.


Mr. Antonov, is a graduate of Pace University in New York and holds a MBA awarded by the Rotman School of Management in Toronto. Mr Antonov is also a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants in Canada.

Maria worked more than 13 years in banking, including 9 years in investment banks. Maria’s experience includes fundamental analysis of M&M sector, participation in restructurings of CIS metal companies, high-yld corporate bond research. She started career in UBS as a credit analyst in 2007, was promoted to Associate Director & later to Director. In 2013-14 Maria worked in BTG Pactual, one of the leading Emerging markets hedge funds in London. In 2015 she graduated from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and returned back to Moscow to join Sberbank CIB. Maria’s work in Sberbank CIB is focused on metals&mining industry strategy and forecasting of commodity prices

Engr. Khaled Alohali has joined Ma’aden in 2014. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering ‐ Honors from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. In the 20 years prior to joining Ma’aden, Engr. Alohali held multiple leadership positions in both the public and private sectors. He completed several business and industrial investment and developmental projects. He worked at the Project Management Office of Saudi Arabian Economic Offset Program, then he consulted for the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources before holding the Vice Presidency of the National Industrial Clusters Development Program. Engr. Alohali also worked as the Head of the Saudi & Japanese Industrial Cooperation Taskforce, representing the Saudi Government; then later moved to be the Vice President of Charles River Associates International (CRAI) and its Managing Director in Saudi Arabia.

During his career, Engr. Alohali has been involved with leadership, advisory and analytical tasks including; leading two startup companies, several organizational structuring, strategies planning and implementation (national and corporate), investments evaluation, dealings with multination companies, local firms and Government agencies, promoting the Kingdom with global investors, calculating the Kingdom’s hydrocarbon and non‐hydrocarbon incentives, planning for industrial infrastructure development, assessing economic impact of mega industrial projects, measuring national economic progress using matrices other than GDP, and articulating several cases‐for‐change aimed at adjusting some public policies or proposing new ones.

Engr. Alohali joined Ma’aden in 2014 as the Vice President for Strategy and Development, responsible for Key Stakeholders Interface teams. He then moved to be the first Senior Vice President for Ma’aden Corporate Affairs and Corporate Communication. He is also a member of Ma’aden Management Committee and a Board of Managers in several Ma'aden Affiliates and a Member of Board of Directors in the Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones (MODON).

Rodrik first visited Moscow in June 1991 and after university his employer was a Canadian junior miner in the CIS in 1996-97.

He has worked and lived in the Russia for over a decade principally focused on the resource sector in senior management roles for Western companies.

Based in London since 2008, he represents CRU in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia as their Regional Director. CRU regularly consults for miners and investors in the region and separately Rodrik is an advisory board member for Silk Roads Mining & Development, a Canadian junior miner with projects in Central Asia.

He has degrees in engineering, Russian, and management from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and has taken courses at the Moscow Power Engineering Institute and the London Business School.

Sergey Kashuba was elected as the Chairman of the Russian Union of Gold Producers in April 2012.  
During previous ten years Sergey Kashuba  worked in different mining companies: deputy Chairman for corporate development of the Zapadnaya Prospectors Artel (Sakha (Yakutia) Republic); deputy CEO of GeoProMining; investment adviser in Tugansky GOK “Ilmenit” (Tomsk Region) and in Geo-Systema (Moscow); deputy CEO for economy of gold mining company “Zolotaya Zvezda” (Khakassia Republic).  He has experience in geological and economic evaluation of about 60 gold deposits in Russia and CIS countries and experience in structuring sales transactions of gold deposits. 
From 1999 to 2002 he was the Chairman of the Committee on precious metals of the Russian Banking Association. He took an active part in developing legislative initiatives for liberalisation of Russian precious metals market. 

In 1995-1998 he completed courses on “Banking operations with gold, precious metals and precious stones” in the Management Training Center (Switzerland) and in the Institute of Business and Management (Switzerland); professional courses on “Banking operations with precious metals” in the Banking Academy and in the Higher School of Economics (Moscow) and a course on “Custom Clearance of export operations with refined gold and silver” in the Academy of Management and Market (Moscow).
From 1996 to 2002 he was a head of Precious metals Department of Incombank and Investment Banking Corporation.  Has considerable experience in lending to Russian gold mining companies. 
From 1992 and till 1995 worked in “Poisk” Bank (Minsk) where he started as a head of international transactions department and worked his way up to Director of the foreign economic activity department.  At the same time he advanced his professional qualifications in Swiss Bank Corporation (Switzerland), Commerzbank (Germany) and in the MIRBIS Banking School (Moscow). 
Graduated from the Institute of Foreign Languages and worked from 1979 till 1992 in various state enterprises including Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR. 



Boris is the Head of the Metals & Mining Group in Russia and CIS

Starting from 2016, Boris is a Global Client Servicing Partner for ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation (a large state-owned global company alone responsible for the development of the civil nuclear industry in Russia and owing all stages of the nuclear power production chain).

Boris is also a Partner in Transaction Advisory, Valuation & Business Modelling Services of EY, based in the Moscow office.

Boris has over 13 years of experience in financial modeling, business and intangible assets valuation, valuation of capital investment project efficiency, commercial due diligence, valuation advisory services and business planning.

Starting from 2014, Boris actively participates in Russian and International arbitrations as a quantum or industry expert.

Boris has industry focus in Metals & Mining, Nuclear, Oil & Gas and Transportation sectors.

Participated in more than 100 engagements of business valuation and financial modelling. His major clients are ROSATOM, Atomredmetzoloto, Uranium One, Metalloinvest, Evraz Group, Mechel, CHECK-SU.VK, Magnesit Group, Vi Holding,, Kuzbassrazrezugol, Siberian Anthracite, SDS-Ugol, Port Vostocny, Port Muuga, Antipinski Oil Refinery Plant, etc.

Ph. D in Physics and Mathematics (2003), Ph.D. in Economics  (2006), Lomonosov Moscow State University

Diploma with honor in Business Valuation, Moscow University of Industry and Finance

The founder and director of Mongolia Mining RF Capital Markets. Upon relocation from the United States in 1996 Vladislav M. Portnov worked in architectural, real estate advisory and industrial real estate development sectors.  In 2008 Mr. Portnov completed his US MBA studies focusing on International finances and business strategies. Due to his outstanding experience in managing international business projects, he made the decision in October 2014 to expand his business goals to working with the mining sector of Mongolia. Currently Mr. Portnov is focusing selling rock-gold and non-ferrous metals deposits at advanced stage to mid-size and large Russian investors.