The Board comprises the following executive and non-executive directors who bring significant expertise and experience to the Group's operations and activities:
|Charles Ryan||Non-Executive Chairman||April 2009|
|Dmitry Khilov||Chief Executive Officer||July 2007|
|Robert Sasson||Non-Executive Director||June 2013|
|Florian Fenner||Non-Executive Director||September 2017|
|Lou Naumovski||Non-Executive Director||September 2017|
|Stewart Dickson||Non-Executive Director||September 2017|
Board of Directors
Charles Ryan – Non-Executive Chairman
Charles Ryan is a graduate of Harvard University. He was an Associate and Principal Banker with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, before becoming a founder director of UFG. After UFG sold its investment banking business to Deutsche Bank in 2006, he spent two years as Chief Country Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank in Russia, stepping down in October 2008 to become Chairman of UFG Asset Management.
He is also a general partner with Almaz Capital and a director of PGI Group plc, Yandex N.V., Limitless Mobile Limited, Preferred Sands, Acumatica and serves on the Harvard Global Advisory Council and Capital International Inc. Advisory Board.
Dmitry Khilov – Chief Executive Officer
Dmitry Khilov graduated from the Moscow Institute of Finance in 1980. He has held senior positions at the Russian Ministry of Finance and at the World Bank, and was a member of the Board of Tokobank.
From 1998 to 2000 he was Deputy Chairman of Russia's Federal Commission for Securities Markets. From 1995 to 2009 he held senior positions in the United Financial Group (UFG), latterly as Managing Director of the Private Equity Division of UFG Asset Management. He joined Trans-Siberian Gold in July 2009.
Robert Sasson – Non-Executive Director
Robert Sasson graduated from Exeter University with a degree in Russian Studies and International Government. He worked for Phibro Salomon before serving as the head of the St Petersburg office of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development from 1993.
Prior to joining UFG Asset Management in 2009, he spent three years with a leading US hedge fund on private equity transactions in Russia and Ukraine.
Florian Fenner – Non-Executive Director
Florian Fenner joined UFG Asset Management as Managing Partner in July 2002. In addition to his role as Managing Partner, Mr. Fenner is also responsible for the overall management of UFG's public markets funds business.
Prior to joining UFG, from 2000 to 2002, he was the Head of Unifund’s Moscow office with responsibility for its Russia portfolio. From 1996, Mr. Fenner served as the Deputy Head of Research at Brunswick Brokerage, one of Russia’s leading investment banks and, in 1997, he became the Russian Equity Portfolio Manager for Brunswick Capital Management.
Before joining Brunswick Brokerage, he worked as an investment banker for Schroder Munchmeyer Hengst Co. in their Frankfurt office. Mr. Fenner is a CFA charterholder and holds a degree in banking from Industrie- und Handelskammer in Frankfurt-am-Main.
Lou Naumovski – Non-Executive Director
Mr. Naumovski has more than three decades of experience working in Russia, most recently as Vice President and General Director of the Moscow office for Kinross Gold Corporation ("Kinross"), the largest Canadian investor in Russia. He also developed the business of Visa International, serving as Senior Vice President and General Manager Visa International Service Organisation (VISA), CEMEA region.
Additionally, he served as Senior Banker and Head of Mission for the Russian Team of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") in Moscow. While at EBRD, the Bank undertook more than half a billion dollars in financing of various projects, and he represented the Bank when the Russian Prime Minister's Foreign Investment Advisory Council was first founded.
Mr. Naumovski has a BA (Honours) in Economics and Political Science from the University of Toronto and an MA in International Relations (specialised in Russian / Soviet affairs) from the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
Stewart Dickson – Non-Executive Director
Stewart Dickson was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of ASX listed Variscan Mines Limited in 2017, having accumulated a decade of investment banking experience.
His prior appointment was as Managing Director and Head of Metals & Mining at Cantor Fitzgerald Europe, based in London. He had responsibility for client coverage of public and private mining companies across precious metals and base metals, bulks, fertilizers and specialty metals. He has a broad range of international financial advisory, equity capital markets and corporate broking transaction experience including initial public offerings, financings and M&A.
Prior to investment banking, Mr. Dickson served in the British Army as a commissioned officer and saw operational service overseas. Stewart is a graduate of University College London and holds a MBA from Henley Business School.
Alexander Dorogov – Chief Financial Officer - TSG plc
Alexander Dorogov graduated from the State Finance Academy in Moscow with a degree in financial management. Prior to joining TSGM in November 2008, he was Chief Financial Officer of the Alumina division of UC Rusal from 2005 to 2008. Between 2001 and 2005 he held various senior positions with the private investment fund Arlan, supervising the acquisition of gold mines in Siberia and Far East Russia, and previously spent five years with United Financial Group.
Simon Olsen – Company Secretary – TSG plc
Simon Olsen qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Thomson McLintock, London, after graduating with a law degree from Oxford University. After 13 years in various senior financial and administrative roles with the Maersk shipping and industrial group in London, Jakarta and Manila, he spent four years with Sierra Rutile, latterly as Chief Financial Officer and six years as Company Secretary of Navan Mining pic. He was appointed as the Company's Finance Director in 2004 and stepped down from the Board at the Annual General Meeting on 30 June 2017.
Mikhail Nikitin - Managing Director- Trevozhnoe Zarevo - TZ
Mikhail Nikitin, who was educated at the Dnepropetrovsk Institute of Engineering and Construction, has 27 years of engineering/construction experience, including ten years in the resources sector.
Prior to becoming Managing Director of TZ in 2008, he spent five years as Chief Engineer of Alprotek, involved in the construction of industrial buildings, boiler houses and power networks.
Alexey Selyutin - Chief Engineer - Trevozhnoe Zarevo - TZ
Alexey Selyutin, who graduated from the Mining department of the Far-Eastern Polytechnical Institute Vladivostok as a Specialist in the technology and mechanisation of underground mining, has 24 years experience in the mining sector.
Prior to joining TZ in January 2010, he was Deputy Operational Director of the Kommunarovsk gold mine in the Republic of Khakassia between 2006 and 2009 and Chief Engineer of the Mnogovershinny gold mine in Khabarovsk from 2004 to 2006.