Board of Directors

Pursuant to the Joint Stock Companies Law and our charter, members of the Board of Directors are elected annually by a general meeting of shareholders. A person elected as a member of the Board of Directors may be re-elected an unlimited number of times. The business address for each of our Directors is 14, 1-st Tverskaya-Yamskaya Street, Moscow 125047, Russian Federation. The membership of the Board of Directors is set out below:

All of the Directors were elected or reelected on June 27, 2011 by the Company’s annual general shareholders’ meeting. The terms of appointment for each Director expire on the date of the next annual general shareholders’ meeting of the Company.

Members of the Board of Directors


Name Date of Birth Position Since
1 As per Mr. Shchegolevs request, Rostelecom does not notify him of the Board of Directors' meetings and/or absentee voting, and does not submit to him meeting materials.
Ivan I. Rodionov November 30, 1953 Chairman of the Board of Directors May 2009
Vladimir N. Bondarik November 7, 1957 Director May 2009
Yury A. Kudimov April 19, 1953 Director June 2010
Sergey I. Kuznetsov December 25, 1953 Director June 2011
Anatoly A. Milyukov April 15, 1972 Director June 2011
Alexander N. Pertsovsky September 2, 1968 Director June 2011
Alexander Y. Provotorov November 7, 1974 Director May 2009
Igor O. Shchegolev1 November 10, 1965 Director June 2011
Vadim V. Semenov August 21, 1965 Director January 2011
Anatoly V. Tikhonov June 13, 1969 Director June 2010
Anton A. Zlatopolsky September 12, 1966 Director June 2011

The qualifications and certain other information for each Director are set forth below:

Ivan I. Rodionov has been a member of our Board of Directors since May 2009 and its Chairman since June 2011. Mr. Rodionov also serves as a member of the board of directors and a member of the audit committee of Svyazinvest. He also serves as a member of the boards of directors of OJSC FosAgro, Svyazinvest, OJSC IBS Group Holding, OJSC EnergoMashinostroitelny Alliance, OJSC Rusinvest, and OJSC Amofos. Mr. Rodionov has also served as a member of the board of directors of OJSC MGTS from 2005 to 2007. In addition, he is a professor at the Russian State University for the Humanities and a professor at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Rodionov served as the managing director of AIG-Interros RCF Advisor. Mr. Rodionov graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1978 with a degree in economics.

Vladimir N. Bondarik has been a member of our Board of Directors since May 2009 and served as its Chairman in 2010. He also serves as the general director of OJSC Gyprosvyaz, deputy general director of Svyazinvest and advisor to the Minister at the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation. Mr. Bondarik also serves as the chairman of the board of directors of OJSC Vitanet since 2010. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Bondarik held various management positions, including the general director, the managing director and the deputy general director, at LLC Roilcom. In addition, he served as the general director of LLC Sensor Systems from 2004 to 2005. Mr. Bondarik graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1980 with a degree in radio-electronic devices.

Yury A. Kudimov has been a member of our Board of Directors since June 2010. He also serves as the general director of LLC Investment Company of Vnesheconombank (VEB Capital). Mr. Kudimov serves as the chairman of the boards of directors of VEB-Invest LLC and Globeks-Capital LLC, and a member of the boards of directors of Svyazinvest, OJSC First Freight Company, and OJSC Terminal. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Kudimov held various management positions at OJSC National Reserve Bank, including the President and the chairman of the management board. Mr. Kudimov graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1979 with a degree in journalism and from the Dowling College in 1998 with a master’s degree in banking and international financial systems.

Sergey I. Kuznetsov has been a member of our Board of Directors since June 2011. Mr. Kuznetsov also serves as a member of the Independent Directors’ National Register of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. From 2004 to 2009, he served as chairman of the Board of Directors of Rostelecom, OJSC Central Telegraph, OJSC Telecominvest and several IRCs. From 2004 to 2006, he served as deputy general director and member of the management board of OJSC Svyazinvest. Mr. Kuznetsov graduated from North-Western Polytechnics Institute where he specialized in computer technologies. He also trained at Columbia University and studied business administration at the Fuqua Business School at Duke University.

Anatoly A. Milyukov has been a member of our Board of Directors since June 2011. Mr. Milyukov has also served as the managing vice president of OJSC Gazprombank and a member of the board of directors of CJSC Gazprombank – Asset Management, GBP Asset Management S.A. and CJSC New Instrumental Solutions since 2008. From 2001 to 2006, he also served as the Chief Managing Director of Alfa-Capital Management Company. Mr. Milyukov graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in economics. In 2001, Mr. Milyukov graduated from Harvard Business School (MBA).

Alexander N. Pertsovsky has been a member of our Board of Directors since June 2011. Mr. Pertsovsky also serves as the chairman of the management board of Renaissance Group and Renaissance Capital and as the chairman of the board of directors of Bank Renaissance Finance LLC. Mr. Pertsovsky is a member of the boards of directors of OJSC Svyazinvest, and CJSC Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange. Mr. Pertsovsky graduated from the Moscow Institute of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Automatics, and from Columbia Business School (MBA).

Alexander Y. Provotorov has been a member of our Board of Directors since May 2009. Mr. Provotorov also serves as our President and the Chairman of the Management Board and a member of the management board of Svyazinvest. He is also the chairman of the board of directors of OJSC Giprosvyaz, and a member of the boards of directors of Svyazinvest, OJSC Central Telegraph, OJSC Rosinfocominvest, and Telecom-Soyuz Pension Fund. He also served as a member of the boards of directors of CJSC PTT and OJSC MGTS. From 2009 to 2010, he served as the first deputy general director at Svyazinvest. In 2009, he served as the senior managing director of MarCap Advisors Limited. From 2006 to 2008, he served as the general director of Marshall Capital. In 2005, Mr. Provotorov served as the deputy general director of Marshall Capital Partners. Mr. Provotorov graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1996 with a degree in law.

Igor O. Shchegolev has been a member of our Board of Directors since June 2011. Mr. Shchegolev also serves as Minister of Communication and Mass Media of the Russian Federation. From 2002 to 2008, he served as the head of protocol of the President of the Russian Federation. Mr. Shchegolev graduated from the M. Tores Moscow State Institute of Foreign Languages, and from Leipzig University. As per Mr. Shchegolev’s request, Rostelecom does not notify him of the Board of Directors’ meetings and/or absentee voting, and does not submit to him meeting materials.

Vadim V. Semenov has been a member of our Board of Directors since January 2011. Mr. Semenov also serves as the general director and the chairman of the management board of Svyazinvest. He also serves as the chairman of the boards of directors of OJSC Moscow Inter-city Telephone Exchange №9, Sky Link, OJSC Gyprosvyaz, CJSC Delta Telecom, OJSC Moscow Cellular Communications, and OJSC Central Telegraph. Mr. Semenov has also been a member of the boards of directors of Svyazinvest and Telecom-Soyuz Pension Fund since 2011 and 2010, respectively. From 2009 to 2010, he served as an advisor to our general director, our vice President for corporate development and a member of the Management Board. From 2003 to 2009, Mr. Semenov held various management positions at MegaFon, including the head of legal department, the director for legal affairs and the deputy director for legal affairs. Mr. Semenov graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University in 1997 with a degree in law.

Anatoly V. Tikhonov has been a member of our Board of Directors since June 2010. He also serves as a management board member – the first deputy chairman at VEB. Mr. Tikhonov is also the chairman of the board of directors at the Interregional Bank for Settlements of the Telecommunications and Postal Services, and a member of the boards of directors of CJSC Alrosa, United Company RUSAL Limited, OJSC International Airport Sheremetyevo, VEB Engineering LLC, and OJSC Corporation of North Caucus Development. He has also served as a member of the boards of directors of Development and OJSC Corporation of Krarsnoyarsk Krai Development from 2006 to 2009. In 2008, Mr. Tikhonov served as a deputy Governor – the deputy chairman of Krasnoyarsk Region Government. From 2003 to 2008, he served as a deputy Governor – the head of foreign relations and investment department of Krasnoyarsk Region Administration. Mr. Tikhonov graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1995 with a degree in law.

Anton A. Zlatopolsky has been a member of our Board of Directors since June 2011. He also serves as the Director of Russia State Television and Deputy General Director of FGUP VGTRK and has held these positions since 2006. Mr. Zlatopolsky graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in law.

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