Leading Russian mining and metallurgy company Metalloinvest announced the appointments of Mr Rinat Ismagilov as Director of the Mining Division and Mr Alexey Kushnarev as Director of the Steel Division. Mr Ismagilov is responsible for policy development, modernisation and the efficient use of resources at the Company's mining and processing enterprises, namely Lebedinsky GOK and Andrey Varichev Mikhailovsky GOK. Mr Kushnarev holds corresponding responsibilities for Metalloinvest's steel assets Alexey Ugarov OEMK and Ural Steel.
Mr Ismagilov graduated from the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys with a degree in Mineral Processing in 1986. For many years, he worked at Norilsk Nickel, the Russian metals and mining company. Since 2013, he has held the positions of Deputy Director and later Director of the Mining Production Department at Management Company Metalloinvest.
Mr Kushnarev graduated from the Nosov Magnitogorsk Institute of Mining and Metallurgy with a degree in Metal Forming in 1982. In 1995, he completed the Manager in Market Conditions programme at the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation. From 1982 to 2002, he worked at the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works, where he rose from Rolling Mill Operator to Chief Rolling Mill Manager at the enterprise. From 2002 to 2020, he was Chief Rolling Mill Manager, Chief Engineer and Managing Director of Evraz Nizhny Tagil Iron and Steel Works and Evraz Kachkanar GOK.
The appointments are into newly created roles in the Company’s structure. They are intended to improve production management efficiency, accelerate the implementation of new technologies and ensure the application of best practices in business processes.