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Board of Directors

Sergei Nossoff


Mr. Sergei Nossoff currently serves as an Executive Director of Polyus Finance PLC. He has over 18 years experience in metals and mining, private equity and investment banking. His experience in the industry includes senior executive positions at GeoProMining Group, an international gold, copper and antimony producer and UC Rusal, a leading global aluminium producer.

Mr. Nossoff graduated from the European Business School and holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD.

He has been serving on the Board of PJSC Polyus since December 2017.

Vladimir Polin

Senior Vice President, Operations

Mr. Vladimir Polin joined Polyus in August 2014. He has extensive managerial experience in the metals and mining sector. Prior to joining Polyus, Mr.Polin was Chief Operating Officer at En+, a leading Russian industrial group with assets in the metals, mining and energy sectors. Before that, for three years, he headed the East aluminium division at Rusal, the world’s leading aluminium producer. Prior to joining Rusal, Mr. Polin spent almost ten years at Mechel, a major coal and steel producer in Russia, in a variety of senior posts including Chief Executive Officer and Senior Vice President at Mechel Management.

Mr. Polin graduated from Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute with a degree in metallurgy.

He has been serving on the Board of PJSC Polyus since April 2016.

Mikhail Stiskin

Senior Vice President, Finance and Strategy

Mr. Mikhail Stiskin joined Polyus in 2013 following a highly successful career in investment banking. Mikhail was Managing director at Sberbank CIB (until 2011 known as Troika Dialog where Mikhail was also a partner), a corporate and investment banking arm of Sberbank, Russia’s largest financial institution, where Mikhail was in charge of research coverage of the metals and mining/fertilizer sectors. For many years in a row Mikhail’s team rated as best in the sector within both the CIS and EMEA regions, according to annual institutional investor surveys. Mikhail has also been actively involved in a number of landmark transactions in the sector.

Mr. Stiskin is a Non-Executive Director of Detsky Mir.

Mr. Stiskin graduated with honours from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations with a degree in economics and holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor).

He has been serving on the Board of PJSC Polyus since May 2014.

Edward Dowling, Kent Potter and William Champion resigned from the Board of Directors with effect from 08 March 2022.
Maria Gordon resigned from the Board of Directors with effect from 09 March 2022.
Said Kerimov resigned from the Board of Directors with effect from 04 April 2022.
Pavel Grachev resigned from the Board of Directors with effect from 12 April 2022.