Board of Directors

Directors and Senior Management

Alexei Maximov - Chairman

Alexei Maximov has 25 years of experience working between international venture capital, private equity and the oil and gas industry. This includes a combined 13 years at Urals Group, including as CEO for the Company from 2009-2014. Within finance, he held senior positions at Soyuzcontract and Balt-Trading International in New York, and Schooner Capital International in Boston. He has a BA in Economics and International Relations from the Institute of International Relations in Moscow, and an MBA from the Olin Graduate School of Business Administration at Babson College.

Jean-Pascal Peltier, Director

Jean-Pascal Peltier combines 20 years of international expertise in banking & finance, oil & gas, and digitalization. He has spent 18 years in Société Générale entities worldwide (Brazil, UAE, UK, Russia, Hong Kong) at various management positions, from senior auditor, investment banker in oil & gas, to CEO. He graduated from Paris IFP-School (French Petroleum Institute) with an Advanced Master, and worked for Total Exploration & Production Strategy department. He also holds an MSc in Information Technology from ENSIIE (France).

Vasily Mescheryakov - Director

Vasily Mescheryakov is an experienced investment professional with 25 years of global corporate finance, principal investment and asset management expertise across industries in Russia, USA and Western Europe. He has worked as an investment banker for a number of global financial institutions, including Lehman Brothers, UBS and Credit Suisse in New York and London. He then represented the Sputnik Group as Investment director on the boards of Afisha publishing house and Renaissance Insurance, and later worked as Director at Troika Dialog. He is currently Managing Director of an asset management firm Headway Management. He graduated from the HEC School of Management, Paris with an equivalent of an MBA and has a Masters’ degree in International Economics from the Moscow Finance University.

Sergey Uzornikov - Chief Financial Officer

Mr Uzornikov has an extensive financial experience in oil and gas and power generation sectors. He started his career in PwC's audit practices and after that has held senior positions in Yukos Oil Company, Lundin Petroleum Group and Enel OGK-5. Mr Uzornikov graduated from Moscow State Institute of international relations. As the Chief Financial Officer he is responsible for the Company's financial management, budgeting and reporting.