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Audit Committee

The Audit Committee preliminary considers and prepares recommendations for the Board of Directors regarding the interaction of the company with the external auditor, control of reliability and completeness of financial reporting (including the execution of business plans and the budget), estimations of internal efficiency control systems and risk management.

The Audit Committee consists of 5 members.

Richard Werner
Chairman of the Committee

In 1989 he graduated from London School of Economics of London University and commenced as the Bachelor of Natural Science (Economics) with major in: "International trade".

From 1989 till 1994 he studied at Oxford University, the College Linacre, where he commenced as the Master of Economics and the Doctor of Philosophy. In 1990-1991 he performed research works at University of Tokyo, Higher School, in the Department of Economic Research.

He has the vast academic and research experience, holding various positions at University of Southampton, Goethe University of Frankfurt, University of Sheffield and other known academic institutions from 1991 up to present.

Since 2014 he is the Convenor of the Association for Research on Banking and the Economy (ARBE).

Since 2012 he is the Founding Director of Local First Community Interest Company.

Since 2011 he is the member of the Shadow Council of the European Central Bank.

From 2011 to 2012 he was a member of the Working group of CRD IV Finance Watch.

From 2008 to 2013 he was a member of the Board of Supervisory Board of the Profit Global Macro Fund AGmvK.

Since 2007 he is the Member of Management Board and CIO at Providence Asset Management Ltd.

From 2001 to 2013 he held the position of the Chairman at Profit Capital Partners AG. 

Irina Kostenets
Member of the Board of Directors

In 1984 she graduated from Irkutsk Institute of Railway Engineers with major in: "Railway construction, construction of tracks and track facilities". In 1998 she was graduated from the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation with major in: "State administration of economy and finances in the branch of railway transport".

From 1998 she held positions at the Krasnoyarsk railway as the Head of Economic Service, the Deputy Head of the Railway Road on economic problems.

 From 2003 to 2005 she worked as the Deputy Head of Department of Planing and Budgeting.

From 2009 to 2012 she held the position of Head of Department of organizational staffing matters of JSC Russian Railways.

 From 2012 up to present she is the Head of Department of Economics of JSC Russian Railways.

Peter Lloyd O’Brien
Member of the Board of Directors

Alexander Panchenko
Member of the Board of Directors

First elected to the Board of Directors in 2014.

Alexander Panchenko was born in 1989.

In 2011, he graduated from the Journalism Faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University with a major in journalism. In 2011 he will defend his dissertation to obtain his Candidate of Philosophical Sciences degree.


2016 – present                        First Deputy Director of the Summa Group

2013–present              Advisor to the Head of the Management Board, Baronetta Investments

2014–2016                 Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Summa Group

2012–2014                 Manager of Investment Projects, Summa Group

2010–2012                 Business columnist, Kommersant

Member of the board of directors of the following companies: Russkaya Troyka, Investor

Citizenship: Russian Federation.

Mr. Panchenko does not own shares or any other securities in the Company.

Irina Shytkina
Member of the Board of Directors

First elected to the Board of Directors in 2010.

Irina Shytkina was born in 1965.

She graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University Faculty of Law in 1988. In 2006, she defended her doctoral dissertation and obtained her doctorate in legal sciences. Ms. Shytkina is a professor of entrepreneurial law at Lomonosov Moscow State University. She has extensive experience in academic and research work in corporate and entrepreneurial law.


2011–present              Advisor to the CEO, Elinar Holding Company

2009–2011                              Deputy CEO for Corporate Governance, Elinar Holding Company

2005–present              Professor, Department of Entrepreneurial Law, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Citizenship: Russian Federation.

Ms. Shytkina does not own shares or any other securities in the Company.

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2015 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

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