Nornickel Strengthens Management Team
World’s largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel and a major producer of platinum and copper Russian Nornickel has announced appointments intended to strengthen its management team and bolster the Company’s efforts in operations, innovations and communications.
Sergey Stepanov has been appointed Senior Vice President — Operational Director of Nornickel. He will be in charge of coordinating mining and exploration, and managing operational units. Mr Stepanov will oversee the drafting of the Company’s development strategy for the respective divisions and the investment programme. His responsibilities also include managing and coordinating the development and implementation of the environmental policy, and compliance with environmental and safety legislation. Under Mr Stepanov’s control as Senior Vice President — Operational Director — will be the role of Vice President for Environmental Protection and Industrial Safety.
Evgeny Fyodorov has assumed the role of Nornickel’s Vice President for Energy. In this new capacity he is responsible for coordinating the design and implementation of the development strategy for the company’s energy assets, managing production, environmental, regulatory, tax and reputational risks. Mr Fyodorov has direct control over the Energy Department.
Vitaly Busko has been appointed Vice President of Innovation. He is responsible for identifying priority areas for new technologies and advanced solutions applicable to production processes, engaging partners and suppliers of innovative solutions for the implementation of technological solutions within the Company and building internal expertise in the area of innovative technologies.
Larisa Zelkova, Senior Vice President and Head of Human Resources, Social Policies and Public Relations at Nornickel, is now also responsible for the Company’s government relations. This change is intended to unify and optimize strategic communications in a bid to achieve the most effective liaison between business units.