The Vladimir Potanin Foundation received the 5th Anniversary Award of the Art Newspaper Russia for achievements in the arts in the Personal Contribution category. Together with art collectors and artists, the Foundation received the award for a joint project with the Pompidou Center in Paris: Collection! Contemporary Art in the USSR and Russia 1950–2000.
Researchers compared the 300 most affluent business people and upper-level managers in the largest companies in Russia, both state-owned and private. The ranking was compiled based on the number of mentions in Russia’s main media outlets between January 1 and December 31, 2016; additionally, researchers analyzed print material from 100 leading foreign newspapers and magazines. Both Forbes and the readers selected Vladimir Potanin as an Entrepreneur with a track record of achievement in large-scale projects that benefit society.
Norilsk Nickel received first prize in the Global Ecology category for its «Integrated Project to Close the Nickel Plant in Norilsk». The competition was established by the
v. I. Vernadsky Nongovernmental Ecological Foundation.
Interros Detailed History
Since its very inception, Interros has been a force shaping the business climate, and an active participant in establishing ethical business practices in the new Russia. Interros operates in almost all sectors of the Russian economy: finance, machine building, mining, energy generation, oil and gas, construction and utilities, sports and tourism, media, logistics and infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and light industry.
Olga Voitovich, Deputy CEO for Legal Affairs, Member of the Management Board
Ms. Voitovich, the Director of the Legal Department and a member of the Management Board of Interros, has been working in the legal field since 1993. She graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University's College of Law in 1994. In 2005, she received an MBA from the Institute of Business Studies, Moscow. Before joining Interros, from 2002 to 2003, Ms. Voitovich was the Deputy Director of the Legal Department of AK SIBUR, a Russian gas processing and petrochemical company headquartered in Moscow. She began at Interros in 2003 in the Legal Department as the Deputy Head of the Contract Law Section, a position she held until 2004. That year she became the head of the Legal Department at Integrated Financial Systems, where she worked until 2005. From 2004 to 2010, she sat on the Board of Directors of OPIN. She was also the CEO of Invest Grant from 2005 to 2006. From 2008 to 2012, she served as the Executive Director of the non-profit Contemporary History Foundation, a position she held concurrently with her other professional activities. In 2007, Ms. Voitovich became the First Deputy Director of the Interros Legal Department, and in 2010 she was promoted to Department Head. Since 2015, Ms. Voitovich is Deputy CEO for Legal Affairs, Member of the Management Board
PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest producer of refined nickel and palladium, announces preliminary consolidated production results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2016 as well as its production outlook for full year 2017.
Heads of risk management departments from Russia’s leading companies – MMC Norilsk Nickel, Lukoil, Aeroflot, and AFK Sistema – emphasized integration of risk management in key business processes and utilization of risk management in daily operations, trends towards lower risk and better risk management, and regular risk assessments by external consultants. The speakers also provided information about the use of simulations to evaluate risk scenarios.
Norilsk Nickel has won first place in terms of charity work among the Russian and foreign companies - participants of the project «Leaders in Corporate Philanthropy» set up by the Donors Forum. The company showed an absolute record - 7 billion rubles in 2015. This is a 2.5 fold increase in spending compared to 2014.
Vladimir Potanin informed President Vladimir Putin about Norilsk Nickel’s 2016 performance and the company’s current operations. Norilsk Nickel embarked on a long-term development program that will last through 2023. Once implemented, it will lead to a 50 percent increase in the production of ore, and will almost double company's enrichment volumes. By 2023 Norilsk Nickel plans to reduce air pollutant emissions by 75 percent. Norilsk Nickel will create three thousand additional jobs to make sure that the upgrades do not lead to social tensions. That will require approximately 1 trillion rubles of investments, 250 billion of which will go towards environmental protection programs.
The Visitor Center of the Pasvik State Nature Reserve, Murmansk District, has opened its doors. The project, financed by Norilsk Nickel, took several years to complete. The investment totaled 77.5 million rubles