The Supervisory Board is Metinvest Group’s highest strategic management body.
The Supervisory Board is responsible for key decisions related to Metinvest’s activities, including the approval of Metinvest’s long-term business strategy and annual business plans; annual assessment of the delivery of business plan targets; appointment of the top management, approval of their compensation system and KPIs, and decisions on annual bonuses; approval of external auditors; and approval of the Group’s annual reports and financial statements and all M&A transactions.
The Supervisory Board is a collective and consists of ten members of the Board. There are seven Supervisory Board members of Metinvest B.V. from SCM (Class A members of the Supervisory Board and three from Smart-Holding (Class B members of the Supervisory Board).
IGOR SYRY Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Metinvest B.V.
Igor Syry was born on October 8, 1972 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the Kharkiv State Agrarian University in 1995.
He worked as Deputy Investment Manager at Investment Company Agroprominvest in 1994-1995.
Mr. Syry was a loans manager at Western NIS Enterprise Fund (Kiev).
He obtained an MBA at Cornell University (USA) in 1999.
He worked as a senior consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1999-2002 and as a senior manager at CJSC System Capital Management (SCM, Donetsk) in 2002-2006. Mr. Syry established the development concept for SCM’s mining and metals business and initiated the foundation of Metinvest Group.
He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Certified Financial Analyst (CFA).
Mr. Syry was CEO of Metinvest Holding, LLC from 2006 to December 2013.
Mr. Syry performs general supervision of the Supervisory Board.
ALEXEY PERTIN Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Metinvest B.V. , Class B Member of the Supervisory Board of Metinvest B.V.
Born on May 4, 1972 in Cherepovets, Russia.
Alexey Pertin graduated from Cherepovets State University in 1994, and from the Saint Petersburg State Technical University with a qualification in financial management in 2001.
Mr. Pertin has an MBA from Northumbria University (UK) and is a member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ACCA).
His career started in 1995 at Cherepovest Iron and Steel Works. Later he continued working at steel holding Severstal Group in different positions including General Director of Izhora Pipe Plant and Deputy General Director of holding Severstal Group. He is currently Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Smart-Holding.
As a board member, Mr. Pertin is responsible for the following areas: strategic development, production efficiency, sales and management of investment projects.
He is a member of the Strategy and Investments Committee and Appointments and Compensation Committee of the Supervisory Board of Metinvest B.V.
AMIR AISAUTOV Class A Member of the Supervisory Board of Metinvest B.V.
Born on August 3, 1979 in Kazakhstan.
Mr. Aisautov graduated with a BS degree from the Kazakh National Technical University in 2001 and received an MBA from Georgetown University in 2003.
He started his career in 2003 at the Moscow office of McKinsey& Company working on assignments in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Five years later he joined Kyiv, Ukraine-based Clever Management as Director of Strategy and Investments.
Mr. Aisautov worked as Metals & Mining Business Director at System Capital Management from 2009 to 2015.
He has extensive experience in the finance, telecommunications and industrial sectors in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
DAMIR AKHMETOV Class A Member of the Supervisory Board of Metinvest B.V.
Damir Akhmetov attended Le Rosey (Switzerland) through the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in 1996-2006. He graduated from Sir John Cass Business School (City University London) with an MSc in Finance.
Mr. Akhmetov oversees the following areas: strategy, corporate development, governance and production efficiency.
He is a member of the Strategy and Investments Committee of the Supervisory Board of Metinvest B.V.
CHRIS NORVAL Class A Member of the Supervisory Board of Metinvest B.V., Executive Chairman of Green Gas International Ltd.
Chris Norval is the founder and executive chairman of Green Gas International and oversees its financing activities.
He has extensive experience in senior management positions in the global resources sector. Prior to his involvement with Green Gas, Mr. Norval was the CEO and President of the Sual International Group, the world’s largest producer of aluminium and alumina.
He spent a significant part of his career building what is today known as BHP Billiton. As head of corporate finance, Mr. Norval oversaw most of the transactions to create BHP Billiton, including the execution of the IPO of Billiton Plc in 1997. His ability to create and drive corporate strategy was honed in the entrepreneurial Billiton Plc and its predecessor Gencor. He remained in charge of strategy for BHP Billiton until his departure in July 2002.
At Billiton Plc, he also headed up BCAP where he gained experience in corporate venturing, innovation and the incubation of new businesses. Mr. Norval planned, negotiated and executed the merger of two non-core metal distribution businesses owned by Alcoa and Billiton to create Integris Metals Inc, then the largest specialty metals distributor in the U.S.A.
Mr. Norval holds a B. Com. (Hons) from the Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, South Africa and is a Chartered Accountant — CA (SA). He is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.
As a board member, Mr. Norval oversees issues connected with his industrial expertise and the implementation of “best practices” in management and production. He is also responsible for international affairs.
Mr. Norval is the Chairman of Audit and Finance Committee of the Supervisory Board of Metinvest B.V. and is a member of Strategy and Investments Committee of the Supervisory Board of Metinvest B.V.
STEWART PETTIFOR Class A Member of the Supervisory Board
Born in 1945 in Warwick, England.
Stewart Pettifor has a BSc first class honours degree in metallurgy from Nottingham University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Minerals and a Companion of the Institute of Management.
Mr. Pettifor began his career in the U. K. steel industry in 1963 as a management trainee and progressed through a variety of operational management positions until in 1997 when he was appointed CEO and President of Avesta Sheffield, a Swedish stainless steel company based in Stockholm.
In 2000, following the merger of Avesta Sheffield with Outokumpu, he became Deputy CEO of Avesta Polarit. In 2001, Mr. Pettifor returned to the U.K. to run the flat products business of Corus and also joined the board. He became the Chief Operating Officer in 2003 until his retirement in 2005.
Mr. Pettifor is a member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee and the Strategy and Investments Committee of the Supervisory Board of Metinvest B.V.
OLEG POPOV Class A Member of the Supervisory Board, General Director of System Capital Management
Born in 1969.
Mr. Popov graduated from Donetsk Polytechnic Institute in 1990 and from Donetsk State University in 1996. Before becoming CEO of System Capital Management, he worked at various state establishments and enterprises for eight years.
Mr. Popov has been holding the CEO of System Capital Management since December 2005.
He is a member of the Strategy and Investments Committee and the Appointments and Compensation Committee of the Supervisory Board of Metinvest B.V.
YAROSLAV SIMONOV Class A Member of the Supervisory Board, Deputy Director of Voropaev & Partners Law Firm
Born on September 8th, 1978 in Ukraine.
Mr. Simonov graduated with distinction from Legal Department of Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University (1995-2000), and also received LL. M. in International Business Law (also with distinction) from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.
Previously in 2000-2005 Yaroslav Simonov was a Senior Associate at The Silecky Firm, affiliated with Squire Sanders and Dempsey LLP, specializing in Corporate Law, M&A, Secured Lending, Oil & Gas and Real Estate.
Before joining «Voropaev & Partners» in 2008, Mr. Simonov worked at the Ukrainian office of investment bank «Renaissance Capital» — first as Head of Legal & Compliance Department in Ukraine in 2005-2007, and subsequently as COO Ukraine since 01 January 2008. In addition to overall supervision of Renaissance Capital’s Legal Department in Ukraine, Yaroslav Simonov was advising on legal aspects of Ukrainian and foreign securities trading, domestic and international equity and debt offerings. Mr. Simonov is also experienced in Structured Products and Derivatives, as well as in Asset Management and Mutual Funds activity and regulation. Yaroslav Simonov participated in M&A deals involving Renaissance Capital and coordinated resolution of corporate disputes, including by litigation and arbitration.
Mr. Simonov specializes in Corporate Law and Securities, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, foreign investment and currency regulation. He advises on domestic and international debt and equity offerings, as well as cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions.
Mr. Simonov oversees legal matters and, compliance and corporate development and governance.
He is a member of the Audit & Finance Committee of the Supervisory Board of Metinvest B.V.
GREGORY MASON Class B Member of the Supervisory Board of Metinvest B.V.
Gregory Mason advises manufacturing and steel companies, financial institutions and investors on strategic and operations management, mergers and acquisitions, turnaround and restructuring strategies, corporate development, continuous improvement and manufacturing technologies.
Throughout his extensive professional career in the steel industry, Mr. Mason has been recognized for his technological expertise, leadership and broad international management experience, covering a wide range of companies from integrated steel plants to mini-mills throughout North America, the European Union, Russia and Asia. His experience in operations is complemented by in-depth knowledge of the technological aspects of steel production processes and their cost structures, in addition to key drivers for competitiveness and value creation.
He previously served as the CEO of Severstal International, managing its North American and European operations. Prior to Severstal, he held various positions in steel companies and consulting firms - from engineering and operations management to senior executive roles.
Mr. Mason is a registered professional engineer in the U.S. He received his master’s degree in electrical engineering in 1975 from the Naval University of St. Petersburg, Russia. He is a U.S. citizen; he resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
As a board member, Mr. Mason contributes his expertise in strategic and operations management. He is responsible for technological innovation and the implementation of continuous improvement practices.
Mr. Mason is a member of the Strategy and Investments Committee and Health, Safety and Environment Committee of the Supervisory Board of Metinvest B.V.
FRANK RIEGER Class B Member of the Supervisory Board
Frank Rieger graduated from the Kharkiv Engineering and Economic Institute with an honours degree and the qualification of Engineer-Economist in Machine-Building.
Mr. Rieger became a member of the Supervisory Board of Metinvest Group in February 2014.
He previously occupied managerial positions at Yukos Oil Company (Russian Federation) from 2000 to 2006; and acted as Chief Financial Officer of the company from 2005 to 2006.
Mr. Rieger was employed by consulting company Roland Berger & Partners in 1993-2000, where he was the leading consultant across various industrial areas with a focus on finance, strategic and investment planning and controls. He was Financial Director and Deputy Financial Director at Hengst Filterwerke (Federal Republic of Germany) in 1987-1993.
Mr. Rieger is a member of the Audit and Finance Committee of the Supervisory Board of Metinvest B.V.