Powerlist Members

Aidar R. Sultanov

Aidar R. Sultanov photo Member of the board, head of legal lepartment | Nizhnekamskneftekhim

In charge of the legal department at one of the largest petrochemical companies in Europe and Russia’s leading producer of raw rubber and plastic, Aidar Sultanov has been described by nominators as a ‘proactive, incredibly hard-working and unique professional’. Apart from successfully managing legal support at an enterprise with a workforce of 20,000 employees, Sultanov …

Aleksey Andronov

Aleksey Andronov photo General counsel | Megapolis Group

To broaden its portfolio of goods, the leading consumer goods company MEGAPOLIS Group has recently been involved in various negotiations, pilot projects and subsequent comprehensive distribution agreements with worldwide recognised manufacturers of consumer products. Apart from providing full scope support to these initiatives, the corporate legal function headed by Aleksey Andronov has gained recognition for …

Aleksey Bolshakov

Aleksey Bolshakov photo Head of legal | BASF Group

German-headquartered global chemical giant BASF generated €58bn worldwide revenue in 2016, making it the largest chemical producer in the world. It has a presence in all corners of the globe, with Russia being no exception; the company retains an in-house legal team on the ground in Russia in order to respond directly to matters there. …

Alexander Bardugov

Alexander  Bardugov photo Head of legal | Banca Intesa

Alexander Bardugov started his career as a legal adviser at Banca Intesa (formerly known as KMB-BANK) in 2004 and has remained at the company since then. Until 2013, Bardugov held the position of head of the department for legal support of SMEs and retail businesses as well as head of the business legal support department, …

Alexander Gudzenko

Alexander  Gudzenko photo Head of legal | GPB Resource

Leading the legal department at GPB Resource, a fully owned subsidiary of Gazprombank created for the venture governance of oil and gas projects in Russia, Alexander Gudzenko has been described by nominators as a ‘smart, experienced and dedicated’ lawyer. Having been in the position since October 2016, Gudzenko heads up legal advice for petroleum and …

Alexander Kalinov

Alexander Kalinov photo Head of legal, international affairs | Ilim Group

‘Be friendly with people and never let them down. Learn how to build up relationships within the company and remember that your reputation is very important,’ says esteemed in-house lawyer Alexander Kalinov when asked to give advice to fellow in-house legal professionals. After starting off his career as a private practice lawyer at Coudert Brothers …

Alexander Kotlyar

Alexander Kotlyar photo Head of legal and compliance | Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engines Institute (NAMI)

With the status of being the leading scientific organisation in the automotive development industry in Russia, The Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engines Institute – more commonly known as NAMI – will next year celebrate its centenary year. During this auspicious time for the Institute, legal director Alexander Kotlyar will be crucial in continuing …

Alexander Matveev

Alexander Matveev photo Head of legal department | ALROSA

Describing themselves as the world leader in diamond mining, partially state-owned company ALROSA runs a truly vast operation with tens of thousands of employees and RUB 317.1bn in revenue for 2016. The company traces its history back to the 1950s, when the Soviet Union began diamond mining in earnest, and its long history combined with …

Alexander Rodionov

Alexander Rodionov photo Head of legal department | PNK Logistics

Marked out as a truly exceptional legal leader by his attention to detail combined with a ‘helicopter view on issues’, Alexander Rodionov impresses with his mentoring and problem-solving skills. Supporting the activities of one of the largest industrial and warehouse developers in Russia is not an easy task and has required Rodionov and his team …

Alexander Smirnov

Alexander Smirnov photo Legal director | Moscow Exchange

Serving as the legal director at Moscow Exchange for over four years, Alexander Smirnov is seen as a bright and adaptive lawyer who has held senior in-house roles in several leading Russian companies. Prior to assuming his current position in 2013 he headed Goltsblat BLP’s commercial law practise. Since his arrival Smirnov has restructured the …

Alexander Tarabrin

Alexander Tarabrin photo Group general counsel | Otkritie

Alexander Tarabrin currently stands as the group general counsel at Otkritie, Russia’s largest independent financial services group that offers corporate, retail, investment, brokerage, pension and insurance services with assets exceeding USD 58bn. Internationally recognised as a stand-out in-house lawyer, Tarabrin is commended by several senior partners for his stewardship of the group. As a key …

Alexei Sirotenko

Alexei Sirotenko photo Head of legal | PhosAgro

Alexei Sirotenko has been head of legal at PhosAgro since 2011, contributing to its exponential growth despite falling oil prices and economic sanctions. Sirotenko is no stranger to senior positions of responsibility as he also held the position of deputy CEO for corporate and legal affairs at PhosAgro. In 2005-2006 Sirotenko was deputy CEO of …

Alexey Guznov

Alexey Guznov photo Head of legal department | The Bank of Russia

Alexey Guznov became head of the legal department of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, also known as Bank of Russia, in 2014, having previously worked at the bank since 1995. As the bank became a major regulator of financial services in Russia in September 2013, by transferring functions and staff of the abolished …

Alexey Nikiforov

Alexey Nikiforov photo Director, head of legal | Sibur

Alexey Nikiforov is extremely proud of the role he plays supporting the business objectives of one of the most important gas processing and petrochemical companies operating globally. Sibur posted almost RUB 412bn in revenue for 2016 and employs tens of thousands of individuals across its many sites. Nikiforov’s journey to the top of the legal …

Alina Kuznetsova

Alina Kuznetsova photo Executive director, legal department | VTB Capital

Described by peers as ‘proactive, ambitious efficient in many areas of the law’, Alina Kuznetsova navigates the legal function of one of the largest investment banks in Russia and Eastern Europe. Coming from a private practice background, Kuznetsova joined VTB Capital in 2008 as head of corporate governance and since 2017 she has served as …

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