Russian steel maker NLMK has appointed Mr Nikolay Ivanov as Vice President for Finance & CFO. Mr Shamil Kurmashov, who previously held this position, is moving to the position of advisor to the CEO. The priorities of the new vice president will be to adapt the financial infrastructure to changing sales markets, create a new diversified structure of external financing, as well as further improve the quality and level of automation of data and financial planning.Prior to joining NLMK Group, Nikolai Ivanov held the position of Vice President for Finance at Evraz. Previously, he held senior positions in finance, operational efficiency and commerce at VimpelCom and TNK-BP.NLMK Group is a vertically integrated steel company and is Russia's largest. NLMK's production assets are located in Russia, Europe and the USA. The company's steel production capacity exceeds 18 million tons per year.