• Nikolai Zelenski

    Chief Executive Officer

    Nikolai has led Nordgold’s management team since the company’s inception.

    Nikolai has led Nordgold’s management team since the company’s inception in 2007.

    Previously, he worked for the Russian steel company Severstal and was head of Severstal Resources’ gold division, which subsequently became Nordgold. Earlier, Nikolai covered the mining sector at McKinsey & Company. Nikolai holds a Master of Technical Sciences degree from St. Petersburg State Technical University, a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from the University of Texas, and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.

  • Dmitry Guzeev

    Chief Financial Officer

    Dmitry was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in November 2014

    Dmitry was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in November 2014. Before that, Dmitry was appointed as Acting Chief Financial Officer in May 2014, having joined Nordgold as Head of Corporate Reporting in July 2013.

    Prior to joining Nordgold, Dmitry was the Head of Corporate Reporting of SIBUR, Russia’s largest gas processing business and a leader in the Russian petrochemicals industry, where he established and developed the IFRS function and was a leading IFRS expert supporting complex corporate transactions.

    Dmitry also gained previous experience with Deloitte and Arthur Andersen. He holds a Degree in International Economics from the State Finance Academy (Russia). Dmitry is Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 2005.

  • Oleg Pelevin

    Director of Strategy and Corporate Development

    Oleg has been with Nordgold since its inception as the gold mining division of OJSC Severstal in 2007.

    Oleg has been with Nordgold since its inception as the gold mining division of OJSC Severstal in 2007.

    In October 2014, Oleg was appointed to Columbus Gold’s board of directors.

    He joined Severstal in early 2004, having previously worked at American Appraisal Russia.

    Oleg graduated with distinction from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Faculty of Control and Applied Mathematics) with a Master of Science degree. He then worked as a researcher at the Institute of Computer-Aided Design RAS.

  • Louw Smith

    Chief Operating Officer

    Louw has over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry.

    Louw joined Nordgold in July 2013. He has over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry in project execution and operations in senior project management roles.

    Previously, Louw was COO of Alacer Gold, leading a successful start-up of the Çopler Gold Mine in Turkey. His responsibilities also included operations in Western Australia and the development of the Group’s Technical Services functions.

    Prior to Alacer Gold, he spent over 15 years at Gold Fields International in Western Australia, Finland, Bulgaria and Ghana managing a variety of its mines and projects, including such flagship operations as Damang and St. Ives mine complexes.

    Louw holds Degrees in geology and geochemistry, engineering geology and commerce, and Master’s Degrees in Mining Engineering and Business Administration.

    He is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

  • Evgeny Tulubensky

    Chief Legal Officer, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs

    Evgeny was appointed as Chief Legal Officer, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs in 2014 having joined Nordgold as Chief Legal Officer in 2007.

    Evgeny Tulubensky was appointed as Chief Legal Officer, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs in 2014 having joined Nordgold as Chief Legal Officer in 2007.

    Evgeny previously was a senior lawyer at the mining division of Severstal (LSE: SVST). Before then, Evgeny was a legal consultant at Ernst & Young.

    Evgeny is a member of the Advisory Board of the Russian Society of Subsoil Experts and a participant of the Russian-Guinean intergovernmental Commission and the Presidential Investment Council in Burkina Faso.

    Evgeny graduated from St. Petersburg State University, Law faculty, and holds an LLM (with honors) from Northwestern University (Chicago). He also holds a degree in economics from St. Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics.

  • Yulia Sklar

    Human Resources Director

    Yulia joined Nordgold in January 2012.

    Yulia joined Nordgold in January 2012 as HR Director.

    Before joining Nordgold she served as Human Resources Director at Ferronordic Machines, a successful start-up of an exclusive Volvo equipment dealership in Russia and Ukraine. Ms. Sklar also worked in a number of Russian and international companies including BP, Alfa Bank, Agros and PepsiCo. She has 18 years of experience in HR.

    Yulia holds MA degree from New York University and a certificate of the International Executive Program at INSEAD in France & Singapore, she also graduated from the Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical Institute with honors.

  • Igor Klimanov

    Development Projects Director

    Igor has been with Nordgold since its inception as the gold mining division of OJSC Severstal in 2007.

    Igor has been with Nordgold since its inception as the gold mining division of OJSC Severstal in 2007.

    In June 2016, he was appointed to serve as Chief Executive Officer of Northquest.

    In July 2014, he was appointed to the board of directors of Northquest Ltd.

    In September 2009, he was appointed to the board of directors of High River Gold.

    Previously, he was CEO of High River Gold and Manager for Strategy and Corporate Development at Severstal Resources.

    Igor holds a PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and an Engineering Physics degree from the Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute.

  • Howard Golden

    Exploration Director

    Howard joined Nordgold in April 2015

    Mr. Golden has over 24 years’ experience in the mining industry, across six continents. He has worked with some of the largest mining operators in the world and played a pivotal role in the discovery of the Syama, Oyu Tolgoi, Agbaou and West Musgrave ore deposits.

    Before joining Nordgold management team Mr. Golden was General Manager Exploration at Rio Tinto Mining and Exploration, responsible for discovering or acquiring resources in Central and West Africa.

    From 2009-2011, he worked at Kinross Gold Corporation in Russia.

    Prior to that, in 2005-2008, Mr. Golden was Executive General Manager - Global Development at Western Metals Limited, responsible for generating high quality mineral exploration projects worldwide. In 1999-2005, he worked as Chief Geophysicist of WMC Resources and in 1981-1999 Mr. Golden has also held various positions in BHP Minerals.

  • Michael Monaghan

    Mining Director

    Michael joined Nordgold in July 2015

    Michael has over 30 years’ of experience in both underground and open pit operations across a number of commodities in Australia, Africa, Asia and Europe.

    Before joining Nordgold management team Mr. Monaghan was Chief Operating Officer and General Manager for Akara Resources in Thailand, subsidiary of Kingsgate Consolidated.

    Prior to that, he worked as General Manager and Mining Manager at AngloGold Ashanti’s Geita Gold Mine in Tanzania, Etruscan Resources’s Youga Gold Mine in Burkina Faso and Redback Mining’s Chirano Gold Mine in Ghana.

    Michael is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Philip Lodewyk Engelbrecht

    Director of Metallurgy

    Philip is a professional Metallurgist with over 15 years’ experience.

    Philip joined Nordgold in August 2013.

    He is a professional Metallurgist with over 15 years’ experience in optimising and managing multiple ore processing plants in remote locations in Peru, Ghana, South Africa and Australia. Most recently, he was the Vice President and Head of Metallurgy at Gold Fields International, Australia.

    Philip holds a Higher National Diploma in Extractive Metallurgy from Vaal Triangle University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa. He is a member of the Australian Institute.

  • Oleg Maksimov

    Deputy COO, Director Project Office

    Oleg joined Nordgold in the beginning of 2012.

    Oleg joined Nordgold in the beginning of 2012.

    Previously, he worked as a consultant and project manager at international strategy consulting companies – Booz Allen Hamilton and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants with focus on operational topics in steel and mining industries.

    At Nordgold Oleg is responsible for implementation of Business System Program, efficiency improvement and cost reduction initiatives.

  • Igor Shelukhin

    HSE Director

    Igor was appointed as HSE Director in 2015, having joined Nordgold as Underground Mines supervisor in 2011

    Igor was appointed as HSE Director in 2015, having joined Nordgold as Underground Mines supervisor in 2011

    Previously he was a COO at Severstal Resource’s Vorkutaugol coal mining company with a focus on safety, operational improvement and processing plant improvement.

    Before joining Severstal Resources, Igor had extensive experience in strategic planning and project management in numerous companies, including Siberian Coal Energy Company and Boston Consulting Group.

    At Nordgold Igor works on production improvement at underground mines and oversees the safety function for all mines.

    Igor graduated from St Petersburg State University School of Management with a Master’s degree in International Business

  • Alexander Shein

    Deputy COO, Open-Pit Mines

    Alexander is responsible for operational performance and improvements.

    Alexander began working for Nordgold in July 2012 as Deputy Chief Operating Officer.

    Alexander is responsible for operational performance and improvements.

    His past experience includes various positions at McKinsey, UC Rusal and LG Electronics.

    He holds a Master’s in Electronic Machine Building from Bauman Moscow State Technical University and a Master’s in Economics from the First Professional University.

  • Ekaterina Nowak

    Procurement director

    Ekaterina joined Nordgold team as Head of Raw Materials Supply Department in 2010.

    Ekaterina began working in the Nordgold team as Head of Raw Materials Supply Department in 2010.

    Previously, Ekaterina was a consultant at A.T. Kearney and specialised in procurement transformation projects.

    Ekaterina graduated from MGIMO University and the University of Saarland with a degree in Economics.

  • Yury Bogdanov

    Security Director

    Yury joined Nordgold as a Security Director in 2012.

    Yury joined Nordgold as a Security Director in 2012.

    Before joining Nordgold he worked in various departments of OJSC Severstal focusing on security issues.

    Yury has also gained previous experience with his service as a military officer and a police officer.

    Yury holds degrees in Economics and Technical Science.

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