Report 2015

key investment projects ru

President and Management Board


The President (sole executive body) and the Management Board (collegial executive body) are in charge of managing the Company’s day-to-day operations.

The rights and obligations of the President and members of the Management Board with regard to the Company’s day-to-day operations are set forth in the Federal Law, other applicable laws and regulations of the Russian Federation, the Company’s Charter, by-laws and individual employment contracts establishing such rights and obligations.

The President and members of the Management Board are elected for an indefinite period. The Board of Directors may at any time terminate the appointment of or cancel a contract with the President or any member of the Management Board.

Responsibilities of the President:

  • serve as the Chairperson of the Management Board,
  • act on the Company’s behalf without a power-of-attorney, including:
    • represent the Company,
    • enter into transactions on its behalf,
    • approve staff profiles,
    • issue orders and instructions binding on all of the Company’s employees,
    • approve the Company’s by-laws governing production, technology, finance, accounting, business, HR, social, health, safety and documentation control matters;
    • decide on other matters related to the Company’s day-to-day operations that are not reserved to the remit of the General Meeting of Shareholders, the Board of Directors or the Management Board by the Company’s Charter.

Management Board

The Management Board runs the Company’s operations within the remit set out in the Company’s Charter and ensures the execution of resolutions adopted by the General Meetings of Shareholders and the Board of Directors.

Responsibilities of the Management Board:

  • conduct a preliminary review of materials prepared for the BD meetings defining the Company’s business priorities, vision and development strategy, and the methods of their implementation, and approving the Company’s plans and budgets and amendments thereto,
  • prepare proposals on amendments to the Company’s Charter,
  • prepare proposals on transactions that require approval by the General Meeting of Shareholders or the Board of Directors,
  • analyse and assess the Company’s financial and business performance,
  • draft proposals on the Company’s reserve fund,
  • attend to other matters set forth in the Company’s Charter.

Management Board performance in 2015

On 9 July 2014, MMC Norilsk Nickel’s Board of Directors approved members of the Company’s Management Board who continued their work in 2015.

In 2015, the Management Board held 44 meetings in absentia.

Management Board meeting attendance in 2015
Number of meetings attended in absentia
Vladimir Potanin 44
Elena Bezdenezhnykh 41
Sergey Batekhin 44
Larisa Zelkova 43
Nina Plastinina 44
Alexander Ryumin 42
Sergey Malyshev 42
Pavel Fedorov 44
Onik Aznauryan 43
Andrey Bougrov 44
Sergey Dyachenko 43
Vladislav Gasumyanov 43
Elena Kondratova 44

Biographies of Management Board members

Vladimir Potanin

Vladimir Potanin

  • President of the Company since 2015, Chairman of the Management Board since December 2012.
Born in: 1961 Education: Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), degree in International Economics Track record: 1995 — resent — member of the Presidium of the International Foundation for the Unity of Orthodox Christian Nations 2000 — present — member of the Bureau and Management Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) 2001 — present — member of the Board of Trustees of New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation 2003 — present — Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg 2004 — present — Chairman of the National Council on Corporate Governance (NCCG) 2005 — present — member of the Council of Trustees and the Board of the Russian Olympians Foundation 2006 — present — Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), member of the Board of Trustees of the Graduate School of Management (St Petersburg University), and member of the Bureau of the All-Russian Association of Employers (Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs) 2007 — 2012 — member of the Presidium of the Russian President’s Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sports, High-Achievement Sports, Preparation and Staging of the XXII Winter Olympic Games and XI Paralympic Games in Sochi in 2014 2007 — present — member of the Board of Trustees of St Petersburg State University and member of the Board of Trustees of the MGIMO Endowment Fund 2007 — 2014 — member of the Supervisory Board of the Sochi 2014 Steering Committee 2008 —2012 — member of the Russian Government’s Competition and Entrepreneurship Council 2008 — present — member of the Board of the Vladimir Potanin Charitable Foundation 2009 — present — Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian International Olympic University 2010 — present — member of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society 2011 — present — чmember of the Board of Trustees of the State Hermitage Museum Endowment Fund 2012 —2015 — CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of MMC Norilsk Nickel 2013 —2014 — member of the Board of Directors of Inter RAO UES 2013 —2015 — President of Interros Holding Company 2014 — present — Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the ROZA Club for Sport Development and Support 2015 — present — President of Interros Holding Company Share in the Company’s authorised capital: 0% Share in the common stock: 0%