Partners 2023

Business Programme Partners
The State Corporation “Deposit Insurance Agency”
Business Programme Partner

The State Corporation “Deposit Insurance Agency” (DIA) was established in January 2004 in accordance with the Federal Law “On the Insurance of Deposits with Banks of the Russian Federation” No. 177-FZ dated December 23, 2003.

Governor of the Bank of Russia Ms. Elvira S. Nabiullina chairs the Board of Directors of DIA; General Director of DIA is Mr. Andrey G. Melnikov.

Key functions of DIA:

• ensuring effective functioning of the deposit insurance system, reimbursing insured depositors of failed banks;

• guaranteeing mandatory pension savings, as well as pension payments and voluntary contributions of citizens in non-government pension funds (NPFs);

• managing liquidation proceedings in failed banks, NPFs and insurance organizations;

• resolution and capitalization of credit institutions;

• sale of financial institutions’ assets as part of liquidation or resolution procedures.

Andrey Melnikov - General Director of the State Corporation “Deposit Insurance Agency” (DIA)

Business Programme Partner

BitRiver is the largest operator of mining data centers and importer of mining equipment in

Russia. The company provides hosting services and turnkey solutions for the production of

digital financial assets in its high-tech data centers. BitRiver was founded by Igor Runets in

2017, and the company has emerged as a world leader in the data center and industrial-

scale mining industry.

BitRiver creates backbone IT clusters and new jobs in the regions where it has a footprint,

closely interacting with government authorities and faithfully adhering to the principles of

corporate social responsibility. At present, BitRiver has a headcount exceeding 500 full-time

employees, 9 operational data centers with a total capacity of 300 MW, where more than

100,000 units of computing machines have already been hosted, while the company is

currently rolling out 6 more new facilities with a total capacity of 900 MW.

Igor Runets - Founder and CEO of BitRiver

JSC “Bashkir Soda Company”
Business Programme Partner

Legally, the company was established in 2013 as a result of merger of open joint-stock companies “Kaustik” and “Soda”. Today JSC “BSC” is one of the largest chemical complexes in the country.

The company ranks first in Russia in the production of soda ash and baking soda, and is also one of the leaders in the production of PVC, caustic soda and PVC cable compounds. The company is the only manufacturer of terephthaloyl chloride, ruthenium-iridium coated anodes, cationic polyelectrolyte flocculant.

It consists of two production facilities located in the city of Sterlitamak: the “Soda” production site and the “Kaustik”-site; the company also includes JSC ”Berezniki Soda Plant” (city of Berezniki).

Main products:

• Soda ash

• Sodium bicarbonate

• Calcium chloride (liquid), calcined calcium chloride

• White carbon and silica fillers


• Caustic Soda

• PVS cable compounds

• Hydrochloric acid

• Corrosion inhibitors

• Wood-polymer composite

• Terephthaloyl chloride

Eduard Davydov - General Director of JSC “Bashkir Soda Company”

Gazprom Energoholding LLC
Business Programme Partner

Gazprom Energoholding LLC is a vertically integrated holding which manages the Gazprom Group’s energy industry companies in accordance with unified corporate standards.

Gazprom Energoholding includes Mosenergo, TGC-1, OGK-2, generating companies operating approximately 80 electric power plants (1/6 of Russia’s entire energy sector capacity). The Group also includes MOEK, Moscow’s unified heat supplying company which provides centralized heating and hot water supply in the nation’s capital.

Gazprom Energoholding diversifies its activities by entering adjacent and promising markets. On the basis of the company Gazprom Energoholding Industrial Assets, it consolidates enterprises in the field of power engineering industry (Nevsky Zavod, Tyumen Motor Builders, Gazenergoservis and etc.). Gazprom Energoholding executes trust management of Gazprom Teploenergo, a holding company in the field of small-scale heat generation, operating in twenty regions of Russia.

Denis Fedorov - Director General

Department for External Economic and International Relations of Moscow
Business Programme Partner

The Department for External Economic and International Relations of Moscow plays a key role in the development of trade and economic activities and strengthening the position of the Russian capital in the international arena.

The main objectives of the Department are:

- attracting foreign investments and creating international partnerships;

- support for foreign trade activities and development of Russian exports;

- promotion and development of city infrastructure programs, including Smart City and Safe City.

- implementation of state programs to support compatriots living abroad.

Today Moscow actively cooperates with capitals and megalopolises of friendly countries, which are members of such international organizations as BRICS, SCO and ASEAN, as well as with African countries. The Department, together with the Business Council for Cooperation with India, represents the interests of the capital in events held under the auspices of the G-20. Together with various units of the UN the Department is implementing a number of initiatives in the framework of international projects to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Sergey Cheremin - Minister of the Government of Moscow, Head of the Department for External Economic and International Relations of Moscow

Inter rao Group
Business Programme Partner

Inter rao Group is a diversified energy holding whose shareholder value growth is achieved by development of business areas at all stages of the value chain from designing generation facilities and manufacturing power equipment to selling products to end customers.

Business Programme Partner

KAMAZ PTC is the leader of the Russian market, one of the top 20 truck manufacturers in the world. KAMAZ trucks are operated in more than 80 countries.

Product range covers vehicles with a gross weight from 9 to 100 tons. More than 30 KAMAZ chassis are used for production of a wide range of special vehicles for various sectors of economy. More than 100 special vehicles manufacturing plants are cooperating with the company.

Sergey Kogogin - General Director, KAMAZ PTC

Joint Stock Company Caspian Pipeline Consortium-R
Business Programme Partner

CPC was established in 1992 to transport crude oil from the Western Kazakhstan and the Russian fields, including Caspian fields. The crude oil pipeline system with 15 pump stations and Marine Terminal near Novorossiysk is over 1,511 km long. The volume of the “black gold” delivered to the international markets from 2001 to 2020 exceeded 700 MM tons of crude.

In 2018, CPC completed Expansion Project to increase the throughput from 28 to 67 MTA. The Debottlenecking Program implementation in 2022 allowed for the mechanical readiness to transport at least 72.5 MTA from Kazakhstan and circa 83 MTA in total via the crude oil pipeline system.

CPC is a modern crude oil transportation company, which uses advanced technologies while meeting international environmental standards and implementing large-scale social projects in the regions of its operation. Over the last eight years, CPC has implemented dozens of charity projects in RF totaling more than 5 billion rubles.

Nikolay Gorban - General Director

Business Programme Partner

About En+

En+ is a Russian energy-metallurgical holding company, a leader in low-carbon metallurgy and renewable energy. The company is the largest aluminum producer outside of China (annual capacity - 3.9 million tons), and also operates power-generating and thermo-power assets across the country. The group's generating assets have a capacity of 19.7 GW, of which 15.1 GW is hydroelectric - making En+ the leader among independent hydropower producers.

The En+ team consists of 90,000 employees working on five continents.

En+ is focused on sustainable development and environmental protection, consistently reducing the negative impact of its own enterprises on the environment. In January 2021, En+ announced its intention to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050 and reduce them by at least 35% by 2030, setting the most ambitious goals in the industry.

The company is the founder of the "Baikal without Plastic" association and implements a comprehensive program to protect Lake Baikal. It includes scientific research, volunteer initiatives and educational projects.

Vladimir Kiriukhin - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Business Programme Partner

Metalloinvest is a leading metals and mining company and the global leader in proven iron ore reserves on a JORCequivalent basis (15.4 billion tonnes and about 150 years of reserve life). The company is the world’s largest producer and supplier of merchant hot briquetted iron (HBI) products, a low-carbon raw material used to produce green steel; Metalloinvest holds a leading position in the production of pellets, iron ore concentrate and high quality steel.

Metalloinvest comprises some of Russia’s leading metals and mining enterprises, including Lebedinsky GOK, Andrey Varichev Mikhailovsky GOK, Alexey Ugarov OEMK and the Ural Scrap Company, as well as companies providing maintenance services and supplying raw materials to mining and steel enterprises.

The Company provides stable employment for more than 31,000 employees and strives to maintain a favourable social environment in the regions where it is present and at each of its enterprises.

Nazim Efendiev

Netley Group
Business Programme Partner

Netley Group is a newly established company in the Russian Federation whose mission is to bring capital to the Russian Federation to build an exciting, profitable future.

Russia is strengthening and transforming its economy and the Netley Group wants to be an important part of that transformation.

From goods to manufacturing and new high-tech enterprises, anything is possible!

With limitless natural resources and a large pool of highly educated and driven professionals, Russia has what it takes to be the next economic miracle.

Our leaders have many years of experience in building businesses around the world.

Whether it's strategic investment in existing businesses or providing the capital needed for start-ups to thrive.

Netley Group strives to create a network of companies that will use the potential of Russia to the maximum.

We will use our experience and capital to help a new generation of business leaders navigate the challenging start-up and expansion process.

Michael J. Goddard - President Netley Group

PJSC “MMC “Norilsk Nickel”
Business Programme Partner

«Nornickel» is the world’s largest producer of nickel and palladium, and one of the world’s leading producers of platinum and copper. The Company produces cobalt, rhodium, silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium and sulfur.

The main Russian production units of «Nornickel» are vertically integrated and include: the Polar Division of MMC Norilsk Nickel and Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company.

Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta belonging to the Group is the only nickel refining plant in Finland.

«Nornickel» also includes Gipronickel Institute, a research and development facility located in Saint Petersburg (Russia), with branches in the cities of Norilsk and Monchegorsk.

Norilsk Nickel has its own global network of representative and sales offices in Russia, the UK, China, USA and Switzerland.

When determining the strategy for its global operations and future development, «Nornickel» is focused on compliance with all social and environmental responsibility principles in the various countries in which it operates, which is essential for ensuring sustainable and efficient business development.

Vladimir Potanin - President and Chairman of the Management Board of MMC Norilsk Nickel

JSC Russian Post
Business Programme Partner

Russian Post is the largest federal postal and logistics operator in the country. It is part of Russia’s strategic enterprises list. The seventh largest company in the world in terms of the number of customer service branches, it comprises over 38,000 post offices, about 66% of which are located in small settlements. Russian Post is the largest ecommerce market partner in the country. The company’s automated parcel locker network amounts to 7,500 terminals. Russian Post’s couriers work in over 14,000 locations.

Mikhail Volkov - CEO, Russian Post

Positive Technologies
Business Programme Partner

Positive Technologies is a leading global provider of information security solutions. For 21 years, our mission has been to safeguard businesses and entire industries against the threat of cyberattacks. Over 2,900 organizations worldwide use technologies and services developed by our company. Positive Technologies is the first and only cybersecurity company in Russia to have gone public on the Moscow Exchange (MOEX: POSI).

Denis Baranov

PАО Severstal
Business Programme Partner

PАО Severstal is one of the world’s most efficient metals and mining companies, working with customers and partners to create new products and integrated solutions from steel. Above 53.800 employees.

Share of high-value added steels in Severstal’s product portfolio is 45% (at the end of Q4 2021).

Severstal’s flagship plant – Cherepovets Steel Mill – is one of the world’s largest integrated and the most efficient steelworks (around 12 mln tonnes of finished steel capacity) with an excellent geographic location.

The majority shareholder and Chairman of Severstal is Alexey Mordashov, CEO is Alexander Shevelev.

In 2021, Severstal produced 11.6 mln tonnes of crude steel, reported revenue of $11.6 bln and EBITDA of $6 bln. Severstal is a global leader by EBITDA margin 51% in 2021.

Alexey Mordashov - Chairman of Severstal, Chief Executive Officer of Severgroup

Business Programme Partner

State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) is one of the largest oil companies in the region.

SOCAR is a state-owned company, vertically integrated across the whole oil and gas value chain, engaged in exploration, production, transportation, refining & chemicals production, marketing, fuel retail and gas distribution. SOCAR, together with its subsidies and joint ventures operates in more than 15 countries worldwide, successfully contributing to sustainable development and energy security in local, regional and international context by enhancing its glorious oil and gas heritage with advanced technology and competencies.

As per recently approved 2035 Corporate Strategy, SOCAR’s long-term vision is to become a state-of-the-art energy company by developing its operations through digitalization, innovation and energy transition.

Rovshan Najaf - President of SOCAR.

«Surgutneftegas» PJSC
Business Programme Partner

“Surgutneftegas” PJSC is one of the largest vertically integrated oil companies in Russia bringing together the research-design, exploration, drilling, production units, oil and gas processing and marketing enterprises. The Company develops its business in Russia operating from the Baltic Sea to the Far East.

The Company carries out a significant amount of exploratory and production drilling and is active in three Russian oil and gas provinces – Western Siberia, Eastern Siberia, and Timan-Pechora. The Company shows a high level of commitment in terms of ensuring environmental safety of production and rational use of all types of resources. A comprehensive engineering and environmental approach to the use of associated petroleum gas allows the Company to maintain a record level of its utilization exceeding 99%. “Surgutneftegas” PJSC incorporates LLC “KINEF” that is one of the largest refineries in Russia in terms of refining throughput. The refinery produces high quality products that are in high demand on the markets.

Business Programme Partner

TMK is a leading supplier of steel piping, piping solutions and supporting services for different sectors of the economy. TMK produces ready-cut piping, including special pipes and other products for the energy, chemical, mechanical engineering, construction and other sectors.

In addition to supplying its products, the company also provides a wide range of services in relation to the selection of piping products and the custom development of new designs, as well as supporting services including warehousing and pipe repair. TMK is constantly uprading its scientific and technological skill base and is implementing advanced solutions with the support of an R&D center in Moscow and the Russian Research Institute of the Pipe Industry (RusNITI) in Chelyabinsk.

The company’s shares are listed on the Moscow Stock Exchange.