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LSR Group

December 29, 2008

EGM and new Board

The EGM elected the new Board of Directors of LSR Group made up of 7 members comprising the four senior managers of the company and three independent non-executive directors.

The new Board of Directors is made up of the following persons:

1. Igor Levit, CEO of LSR Group

2. Mikhail Romanov, Managing Director of LSR Group

3. Elena Tumanova, CFO of LSR Group

4. Dmitri Gontcharov, Managing Director of LSR Europe (LSR Group’s subsidiary)

5. Lauri Ratia, independent non-executive director

6. Sergey Skaterschikov, independent non-executive director

7. Mark Temkin, independent non-executive director

The newly elected Board of Directors of LSR Group re-elected Dmitri Gontcharov, as the Board Chairman as well as the following Committees:

Audit Committee:

- Sergey Skaterschikov— Chairman

- Mikhail Romanov

- Elena Tumanova

Human Resources and Compensation Committee:

- Sergey Skaterschikov— Chairman

- Dmitri Gontcharov

- Mark Temkin

Strategy and Investment Committee:

- Lauri Ratia — Chairman

- Igor Levit

- Sergey Skaterschikov


Notes to Editors:

Dmitri Gontcharov

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Director of LSR Europe GmbH

Dmitri Goncharov has been the Director of LSR Europe GmbH, Munich since 2003. Between 1997 and 2003, he  was a business manager and then a commercial director of the sales department for Siemens AG, CIS and Eastern Europe region of the business divisions Information and Communication Networks. Between 1996 and 1997, he worked for BBMS Treuhand GmbH in its audit department. Dmitri Goncharov was a student of St.Petersburg State University until 1991 and then graduated from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat at Munich with a degree in Economics in 1996. He is a German citizen. Born in 1970 in Leningrad.

Igor Levit

CEO, Member of the Board of Directors

In 2006 Igor Levit was appointed the General Director/CEO. Previously, Igor Levit was the Senior Vice President from 2004 to 2006 and Vice President from 2002 to 2004. He has worked for the group since 1994 and has held a number of senior management positions in the brick operations of the group. Igor Levit graduated from the St. Petersburg State Technical University in 1994 and was awarded a doctorate in technical sciences in 2003. He has been awarded the classification of Honored Builder of Russia. Born in 1971 in Leningrad.

Mikhail Romanov

Managing Director, Business Development, Member of the Board of Directors

In 2002 Mikhail Romanov became the Managing Director for business development (formerly called Vice President). In 1993, he was appointed a General Director of  Stroydetal (reinforced concrete). Mikhail Romanov, who has worked for the group since October 1993, graduated from the Leningrad Arctic School in 1978 and the Admiral Makarov Leningrad Higher Maritime Engineering School in 1983. Born in 1957 in Leningrad.

Elena Tumanova

CFO, Member of the Board of Directors

Elena Tumanova has been the Chief Financial Officer since 2002. Elena Tumanova has worked at the group since 1993 and has held a number of senior finance positions in the group operations. She is an auditor certified by the Russian Ministry of Finance and is also a member of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Auditors. Elena Tumanova graduated from the Leningrad Shipbuilding Institute in 1981 and the St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance with a degree in Auditing and Accounting in 1995. In 2007, graduated from the International Banking Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia) and the Stockholm University Business School. In 2007, awarded the degree of Master of Economics, additional qualification – Master of Business Administration. Born in 1958 in Lipetsk Region.

Lauri Ratia

Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Lauri Ratia is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the VR Group Ltd (Finnish Railways), Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sponda plc (real – estate) listed in OMX Helsinki, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Edita plc Helsinki (marketing services, printing and publishing), Chairman of the board of Directors of Medisize Ltd Helsinki (drug delivery devices, pharmaceutical packaging, medical and diagnostics equipment) and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tecnomen plc (messaging and charging systems for telephone operators globally) listed in OMX, Helsinki

He is also a member of the board of directors in Olvi plc (beer and other beverages) listed in OMX in Helsinki, among others. 

From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Lauri Ratia was the Managing Director of Lohja Rudus Group Helsinki, Finland (building materials). From 1993 to 1997, he held a number of top management positions in construction and building material companies such as Scancem International ANS Oslo Norway, Euroc Abp, Malmo Sweden and Kone plc, Helsinki Finland. From 1990 to 1993 he was a Partner with Euroventures Nordica Ab (equity financing), Stockholm Sweden.

From 1978 to 1990 he held various senior management positions in Nokia. He was the president of Nokia Inc. Atlanta, USA, the Vice President responsible for corporate planning at Nokia headquarters in Helsinki Finland and the President of Nokia Robotics. Mr. Lauri Ratia was the chairman of the Confederation of Building Materials Producers in Finland from 1998 to 2001 and the Chairman of the Confederation of Construction Industries in Finland from 2003 to 2004.

Mr. Lauri Ratia graduated in the Helsinki University of Technology with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1971 and from Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 1986. Mr. Lauri Ratia is a Finnish citizen.

Born in 1946 in Helsinki, Finland.

Sergey Skaterschikov

Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Sergey Skaterschikov is Chairman of Skate Capital and also a member of the boards of directors of OAO OMZ and Independence Holding. In 2007-2008 Sergey served as Vice President of OAO MTS, between 2005 and 2007 he was an investment banking director at Dresdner Kleinwort. Sergey Skaterschikov graduated from Moscow State University with a degree in Geography and American Studies in 1994 and Duke University, the Fuqua School of Business with a Global Executive MBA in 2003. Born in 1972 in Moscow.

Mark Temkin

Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Mark Temkin is also Head of URALSIB Investment Bank and General Director of URALSIB Capital LLC. Mark Temkin began his career in investment banking in 1995 at Asia-Trust Commercial Bank. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Temkin held several positions at Iskol-Bank Commercial Bank (later Expobank Commercial Bank), before moving to Rinaco-Plus JSC. After Rinaco-Plus JSC was merged with NIKoil in 1998, Mr. Temkin started to work for the Brokerage Department of the merged company in the Russian Sales division. In 2002, he was appointed head of the Russian Sales division.

In 2005, Mr. Temkin was appointed Head of Equity Sales and Trading at URALSIB Investment Bank, with direct supervision over domestic and international Equity Sales, Equity Trading and Equity Research, as well as URALSIB’s offices in New York and London.

As head of URALSIB Investment Bank, Mr. Temkin currently supervises: Equity Sales and Trading, Corporate Finance and Consulting, Fixed-Income Sales and Trading, Middle Office, Financial Analysis Department, Research Department, as well as URALSIB’s London and New-York offices.

Mr. Temkin is a member of the Board of Directors of the Russian Trading System.

In 1995, Mark Temkin graduated from the Economics School of Moscow State University.

Born in 1974 in Moscow.




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