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Board of Directors

Ian Cockerill
Ian Cockerill

Chair of the Board of Directors

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Appointed 23 April 2019

Previous experience Chair of Blackrock World Mining Trust (LSE) 2016 — 2019; Lead Independent Director of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSX) 2011 — 2019; Non-Executive Director of Orica Limited (ASX) 2010 −2019; Director of Endeavour Mining Corp (ASX) (2013-2019), Executive Chair (2010-2015) and Chair (2015-2017) of Petmin Limited (delisted from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in 2017), CEO of AngloCoal (2008-2009), Managing Director and COO (1999-2002) and CEO (2002-2008) of Gold Fields, Executive Officer Business Development and African Operations for AngloGold (1997-1999).

Qualifications Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Geology from Chelsea College of Science and Technology, University of London, and a Master of Science in Mineral Production Management from the Royal School of Mines, London. Completed the Management Development Program at the University of South Africa and the Advanced Management Program at Templeton College, Oxford University.

Other roles Independent Non-executive Director of BHP since 01.04.2019; Director of Leadership for Conservation in Africa and Chair of Conservation 360 — conservation NGO’s.

M L S De Sousa Oliveira
M L S De Sousa Oliveira

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

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Appointed 25 April 2018.

Previous experience has over 40 years’ experience in finance, corporate finance, operational and strategic roles primarily in the mining and resource sector. Founder and Managing Partner of Greengrove capital LLP (London). Mr Oliveira served as an Independent non-executive director of Dominion Diamond Corporation and as a Chairman of its Audit Committee from 2013 to 2015. Head of Corporate Finance, Director of Diamond Trading Company (“DTC”) responsible for Russia and Angola, and Member of DTC and De Beers Executive Committees, 1997-2008 and Executive Director, Strategy and Business Development 2001-2008 in the listed and then unlisted De Beers holding company (based in London); Finance Manager, Corporate and International Finance in Anglo American Corporation of South Africa LTD, 1989-1997 (based in Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Brussels), Group finance director of Press Corporation LTD (1980-1989) based in Malawi, Mr Oliveira joined Touche Ross (now Deloitte) as a graduate trainee in South Africa (1974-1980).

Qualifications Bachelor of Commerce from University of KwaZulu-Natal, Fellow of Institute of Chartered Management Accountants (UK), Member of South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Other roles non-executive director (2011 to present) and Senior Independent Director (2016 to present) in Antofagasta, chairman of its project and audit and risk committees. Non-executive director of Blackrock World Mining Trust (appointed 3 Feb 2020 ).

Vitaly Nesis
Vitaly Nesis

Group Chief Executive Officer

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Appointed 29 September 2011.

Previous experience: member of JSC Polymetal Board, 2004-2012., CEO of Vostsibugol, 2002-2003. Head of the Investment Planning Department at SUAL-Holding, 2001-2002. Strategic Development Director at the Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant in 2000, McKinsey in Moscow, 1999-2000. Merrill Lynch in New York, 1997-1999.

Qualifications: BA in Economics from Yale University; MA in Mining Economics from St. Petersburg Mining Institute.

Other roles: Chief Executive of JSC Polymetal since 2003.

Konstantin Yanakov
Konstantin Yanakov

Non-Executive Director

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Appointed 29 September 2011.

Previous experience Member of JSC Polymetal’s Board of Directors, 2008-2012 and member of its Audit Committee. Various positions at MDM Bank. CFO of JSC Polymetal until 2004. Member of the Board at Piraeus Bank, Inbank, Greek Organisation of Football Prognostics (OPAP S.A.) and Tiscali S.p.A., member of the Supervisory Board of Rigensis Bank.

Qualifications MBA from the London Business School; PhD in Economics from the Russian State University of Management; degree in Global Economics from the Government of Russia’s Finance Academy.

Other roles Deputy Director General in charge of Finance at CJSC ICT, and Director of ICT Holding Ltd.

Tracey Kerr
Tracey Kerr

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Appointed 01 January 2018.

Previous experience Ms Kerr has 30 years’ experience in the international mining industry. Held the role of Group Head of Exploration with Anglo American Plc, 2011-2015. Before joining Anglo American in 2011 she held technical and exploration management roles with Vale and BHP Billiton, based in Australia, UK, Canada and Brazil.

Qualifications MSc in Economic Geology from University of Tasmania, Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors, United Kingdom.

Other roles Group Head of Safety and Sustainable Development in Anglo American plc.

Giacomo Baizini
Giacomo Baizini

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Appointed 01 January 2018.

Previous experience: the EVRAZ plc group CFO in 2009-2014 and various positions in operations planning and business development since joining the group in 2005. Prior to joining EVRAZ, Mr. Baizini was a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. in their Milan and Tokyo offices.

Qualifications: MA Hons in Physics from the University of Oxford, a Diploma of Industrial Engineering from the Japan Management Association and a Summer MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Other roles: General Manager of EVRAZ Group S.A.

Italia Boninelli
Italia Boninelli

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Appointed 12 December 2019.

Previous experiencePrevious experience has more than 20 years’ international experience in building Human Capital with a proven track record in culture and change management, corporate performance enhancement, and the full range of generalist HR functions. Currently, she is an executive coach and organizational design consultant with the focus on strategy facilitation, remuneration, conflict resolution, HR advisory and leadership development. Her clients include international banks, large corporations, accounting and management consultancies, universities and business schools. Prior to this, she served as the Executive VP for Organizational Development at AngloGold Ashanti. Before joining AngloGold Ashanti in 2010, she held the position of Senior VP for Human Resources at Gold Fields. Ms Boninelli is also involved in different volunteer activities. In 2015, she was nominated as one of the “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” by Women in Mining, UK and BMO Capital Markets.

Qualifications Qualifications Master of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Other rolesIndependent Non-executive Director of Hospice Witwatersrand (South Africa) and the Patron of WIMSA (Women in Mining in South Africa).

Italia Boninelli
Victor Flores

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Appointed 30 January 2020.

Previous experienceMining Industry Consultant (April 2018 — October 2019); Co-Portfolio Manager, Partner, Paulson & Co. Inc. (November 2009 — March 2018); Senior Mining Analyst, Managing Director, HSBC (March 1998 — November 2009); Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager, US Global Investors (January 1993 — May 1997).

Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Geological Sciences and a Master’s degree in Energy and Mineral Resources from the University of Texas at Austin. CFA charter holder since 1992.

Other rolesDirector of Strategic Projects, Orion Resource Partners (USA) Inc., (November 2019-present), Director at Lydian International Limited (TSX:LYD) (June 2019-present).

Jonathan Best
Andrea Abt

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Appointed 04 March 2020.

Previous experience Has almost 30 years of experience in international management and leadership roles in a wide variety of challenging environments in the Daimler Benz and Siemens groups: building organisations, consolidating, turning them around in the areas of transportation (rail and aerospace), logistics, IT and more traditional manufacturing businesses. Her background includes leading teams in sales, services procurement and most recently, Chief Procurement Officer and Head of Supply Chain Management of global organizations ranging up to 9 billion € purchasing volume and 2,000 employees. Since 2014 focused on an international portfolio of non-executive and supervisory board positions mainly in the UK and Germany in a broad range of industries. Previously non-executive director of Brammer plc (2014-2017) and SIG plc (2015-2020).

Qualifications Graduated from the University of Bonn in 1985 with a degree comparable to a M.A. in Language and Literature. MBA at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto in 2000.

Other roles Non-executive director John Laing Group (member of audit & risk, nomination and remuneration committee), Petrofac (member of nomination, remuneration and compliance & risk committee), as well as a supervisory board member of Gerresheimer AG (member of audit committee).