Mikhail Kuznetsov

Member of the Board of Directors (Independent Director)

Born: 1979.

Education: Samara State University of Economics, specialising in Management; Loyola Marymount University (USA), specialising in Finance; Institute of Directors (UK), diploma of Certified Director; IE Business School (Spain), Master of Business Administration; Higher School of Management of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Master of Public Administration. 

Academic degree: Ph.D. in Economics 

From 1999 to 2002 worked in various production enterprises of Samara region ("Promsvyaz", "Aviacor – aviation plant") where he held positions of Commercial Director. In 2002 he moved to International Finance Corporation (IFC, World Bank Group) where he headed the regional office of the Russia Corporate Governance Project till 2005. 

In 2006-2011 he was a Director General of the Center for Corporate Development of Independent Directors Association (IDA), in 2011-2018 he was an Executive Director of National Association of Corporate Directors. He holds positions of Director General of Topcompetence consulting company (since 2009) and Director of the Centre for Systemic Transformations of the Economics Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University (since 2017). 

In 2020 he was appointed Director of the Digital Technologies and Industry Transformation Department of the Far East Development Fund, then in 2021 headed the Eastern State Planning Center (Vostokgosplan) of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic.

At present he is a member of the boards of directors of TOO Eastcomtrans (Republic of Kazakhstan), AO Kristall Production Corporation and AO Company TransTeleCom. 

Mr Kuznetsov has been elected to the Board of Directors of PAO Sovcomflot in 2021.