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"An executive always selects people to his liking. People able todelegate do so by delegating decision-making down the line. I hire people to whom I am likely to delegate authority. I believe that they are qualified, competent, and hard-working".
Vladimir Potanin, "Vedomosti", 2013

Vladimir Potanin, the founder and president of Interros, was born in Moscow on January 3, 1961. He graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1983 with a degree in International Economics. Shortly after graduation, Mr. Potanin began his career at the USSR's Ministry of Foreign Trade, where he worked until 1990. That year, he became President of the Interros Foreign Trade Association. From 1992 to 1993, he served as the Vice-President, and then as President of the International Company for Finance and Investments (MFK), a banking institution. In 1993 he became President of UNEXIM Bank and Chairman of MFK's Board of Directors.

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Mr. Barbashev, the CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of Interros, was born in 1962. A graduate of the Moscow Higher School of Militia, he began his career in the military, serving in the Soviet armed forces from 1981 to 1984, and in the troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR from 1984 to 1990. The following year, he began working in the private sector, serving as the President of Avtoritet for 4 years, and then as the CEO of Valga from 1995 to 1999. Mr. Barbashev joined Interros in 2000 as the Deputy CEO, a position he held until 2008, when he was named CEO. Since 2010, he has also served as the Chairman of the Management Board. Mr. Barbashev also sits on the Board of Directors of MMC Norilsk Nickel since June 2011, and has been the Chairman of the Board of Rosa Khutor since November 2011.

Sergei Barbashev’s article “The New Environmental Reality” appeared in Interros Review vol. 8, 2012
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Mr. Bashkirov, the Deputy CEO for Investments and a member of the Management Board of Interros, was born in 1977. In 1999 he received a degree fr om the School of International Economic Relations at MGIMO (the Moscow State Institute of International Relations). After graduation, he worked in ING Barings' corporate banking division until 2000. Later that year he became an analyst in Morgan Stanley's Investment Banking Department, a position he held for 3 years.

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Mr. Svanidze has been with Interros since November 2009, when he became Deputy Director of the Financial Department and the Head of the Office of Accounting Methodology and Reporting. In January 2013 he was promoted to Director of the Financial Department. His prior experience includes working as Deputy Financial Director at Integrated Financial Systems from December 2007 to November 2009, and Chief Accountant and Deputy Financial Director at National Cable Networks from March 2006 to November 2007. He holds a degree from N. E. Bauman State Technical University with a specialization in High Efficiency Processing Technologies and Equipment (1993), and a degree from the Nationwide Distance Learning Institute of Finance and Economics with a specialization in Finance and Credit (1998).

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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
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Ms. Zelkova, the President of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation, was born in 1969. She has a degree in journalism from the Lomonosov Moscow State University. During her studies, she worked for Sobesednik, a weekly, and Moskovskaya Pravda, a daily newspaper. After the events of August 1991, she was part of a group of young journalists working for Moskovskaya Pravda who spearheaded the reform of the newspaper. She continued working for Moskovskaya Pravda until 1995, first as a freelance correspondent, and then as a staff writer.
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Ms. Zinovieva, the Deputy CEO and Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Interros, was born in 1971. She graduated with honors from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in Economics. She also studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science and in the Chartered Institute of Independent Directors program. Ms. Zinovieva is a chartered certified accountant with the ACCA Qualification (Fellow).

From 1997 to 2001, Ms. Zinovieva was the financial director of AIG's Russian subsidiary. She then moved on to head the finance department of NTV, a Russian television channel, a position she held until 2003. She then joined Basic Element, a Moscow-based diversified investment company, as the Director of the Finance Department and Deputy CEO for Finance, positions she held until 2006. That year, she was promoted to head the company's financial services sector, later becoming the company’s first Deputy CEO. Ms. Zinovieva continued working for Basic Element until 2009, when she joined Interros as the company’s first Deputy CEO. From 2009 to 2011, she also sat on ProfMedia Holding's board of directors.

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