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  • Alexander Shokhin
    Moscow, Russia,

    Chairman of the Board of Directors of EDC

    • Mr. Shokhin has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of EDC since January 2016 and a member of the Board of Directors of EDC since October 2007.
    • Currently, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs since 2005 and also President of the State University-Higher School of Economics since 1995.
    • Member of the Board of Directors of AO Federal Corporation for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprise since 2015.
    • Member of the Board of Directors of AO UTLC since 2014.
    • Senior Adviser of OOO Merrill Lynch Securities since 2013.
    • Member of the Board of Directors of PAO TMK since 2008.
    • Mr. Shokhin was the Chairman of the Supervisory Council of Renaissance Capital Investment Group from 2002 until 2005. 
    • From 1994 until 2002 he was a Deputy of the State Duma, where his last position was the Head of the Duma Committee on Credit Institutions and Capital Markets. 
    • Mr. Shokhin holds a degree in Economics from the Moscow State University. He is Doctor of Economic Science; Professor and Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Alexander Djaparidze
    Moscow, Russia,
    Chief Executive Officer of EDC

    • One of the founders of EDC in 2002 and its current Chief Executive Officer.
    • Board member of EDC since 2002.
    • Dr. Djaparidze served as the President of PetroAlliance Services Company Limited (which he also helped to found) from 1995 to 2007 and was Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors from February 2007 until 2009.
    • From 1990 until 1995 he served as Managing Director of MD SEIS, a Russian-US joint venture oilfield services company.
    • Dr. Djaparidze holds a degree in Mining Engineering and Geophysics from Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas where he obtained his Doctorate of Science.
    • In 2006, he was awarded the Russian Federation prize for special achievements in science and technology.
  • Taleh Aleskerov
    Nicosia, Cyprus

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Chief Financial Officer of EDC since April 2015.
    • Senior Vice President Finance of EDC since December 2011.
    • Vice President Finance of BKE since August 2005, Senior Vice President Finance and CFO of BKE since October 2006 until December 2011.
    • From 2001 to 2005 served as Vice President Finance of PetroAlliance Services Company Limited. 
    • From 1992 to 2000 he worked as Financial Manager in JV Caspian Geophysical. 
    • Holds a degree in Applied Mathematics from the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy; Qualification Certificates CPA, CIMA, DBA; is a Fellow Member in Institute of Professional Accountants of Russia
  • Kypros Chrysostomides
    Nicosia, Cyprus.

    • Member of the Board of Directors of EDC since January 2016. 
    • Currently, the managing partner of  Dr. K. Chrysostomides & Co LLC (since 1981), and one of Cyprus’ leading corporate and tax lawyers. 
    • From July 2015 until June 2018 he has been re-appointed as a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. 
    • From 1969 until 1973  Mr. Chrysostomides worked at the European Commission of Human Rights in Strasbourg. 
    • He also worked as a research fellow in Private International Law at the University of Bonn from 1964 until 1967. 
    • Dr. Chrysostomides is included in the 2016 edition of Chambers Global among the leading lawyers for the areas of Dispute Resolution and Corporate/Commercial and is also listed among ranked lawyers in Chambers Europe 2015 for his expertise in Dispute Resolution and Corporate/Commercial work and among the 250 leading global tax lawyers in the 2015 edition of the Tax Directors Handbook. 
    • Dr. Chrysostomides is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association, the Greek Institute of International Law, the International Law Association and the International Bar Association. 
    • Dr. Chrysostomides holds a degree from Law School of the University of Athens (LL.B.); from the University of Luxembourg (Diplome de Droit Compare); from the University of Bonn, West Germany (Doctor of Laws).
  • Evgenii Pegushin
    Limassol, Cyprus.

    • Member of the Board of Directors of EDC since July 2019
    • Managing Director of Burned Sun Limited, Cyprus since 2018
    • Vice President / Chief Financial Officer of JSC “ER Telecom Holding”, Perm, Russia since 2016 till 2018
    • Chairman of Board of Directors of JSC “ER Telecom Holding”, Perm, Russia since 2007 till 2014
    • Chairman of Board of Directors of LLC ”Perm Financial and Industrial Group”, Perm, Russia since  2013 till 2016 
    • Chief Executive Officer of LLC ”Perm Financial and Industrial Group” , Perm, Russia since 2007 till 2013 
    • Chief Financial Officer of LLC ”Perm Financial and Industrial Group” , Perm, Russia since 2003 till 2007
    • Head of Financial Department of Lukoil Overseas Service Ltd since 2001 till 2003
    • International Department of DG Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main (Germany) / Head of Russian Representative office of DG Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main (Germany) since 1994 till 2001
    • Holds a degree from Perm State University; MBA from Higher School of Finance and Management at Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; Bank Trainee Program at DG Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
  • Simon Ayat
    Houston, USA.

    • Member of the Board of Directors of EDC since July 2019.
    • Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Schlumberger Limited, since March 2007.
    • The company’s Vice President Treasurer of Schlumberger Limited since 2005 till 2007. 
    • Held the position of Vice President Controller and Business Processes of Schlumberger Limited from 2002 until 2005.
    • Mr.Anderson was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Prime Natural Resources, Inc. from May 2002 to March 2007. 
    • Mr. Ayat began career with Schlumberger in 1982. Mr. Ayat served a variety of management positions from Paris, Houston and Dallas to the Middle East and Far East regions. His assignments have included serving as Oilfield Services group controller; Vice President Finance for non-oilfield activities; GeoMarket manager, Indonesia; Drilling regional Vice President, Asia; group controller for Wireline; and region controller for Wireline in the Middle East and for Drilling in North and South America. He began his career as controller for the Forex Neptune drilling division.
    • Mr. Ayat holds a degree in business administration with an emphasis on finance and accounting from the University of San Francisco.
  • Yusuf Alekperov
    Moscow, Russia

     

    • Member of the Board of Directors of Eurasia Drilling Company Limited since July 2019
    • Deputy General Director of Strategic Development Holding LLC since March 2018
    • Chairman of the Board of Directors of LUKAVTO LLC since March 2017
    • Chairman of the Board of Directors of YUSAL LLC since March 2017
    • Chairman of the Board of the Autonomous Non-Profit Organization Sports Team LUKOIL Racing Team since April 2016
    • Until 2015 Mr. Alekperov worked in the various structures of the Lukoil company in Western Siberia and occupied the positions of an oil production operator and a process engineer in NGDU “Povhneft”
    • Mr. Alekperov graduated from the National University of Oil and Gas "Gubkin University" in oil fields development and operation.
    • Also holds a degree in Economics and Management.
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