6 February 2012
NLMK appoints new vice president for logistics
NLMK, (LSE:NLMK), a world’s leading steel company, announces today an appointment of Mr Alexander Sapronov to the newly created position of Vice President for Logistics. This decision will improve the efficiency and operational flexibility of the Group’s management structure.
In his new role, Mr Alexander Sapronov will be responsible for the international and domestic logistics, as well as the Group’s logistics infrastructure.
Alexander Sapronov was born in 1953. From 2009 to January 2012 he was Director General for Independent Transportation Company (NTK). Prior to that he worked as Deputy Director General for Strategy and Corporate Development at Freight One (PGK) and VicePresident at Rosneft. He graduated from All-Union Correspondence Law Institute, and the Russian Management Academy. In 2007 he received an МВА in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the State University Higher School of Economics.
NLMK is one of the world’s leading producers of steel and steel products. In 2011 the Company produced 12 m tonnes of steel. NLMK production facilities located in Russia, the EU and US employ around 60,000 people.
The Company produces a wide range of steel products, including slabs and billets, hot-rolled, thick hot-rolled plates, cold-rolled, pre-painted, electrical steel (transformer grain-oriented steel and dynamo steel), and other high value added grades, as well as a wide range of long products, including rebar, wire-rod and metalware. In 2011 NLMK delivered its products to customers from over 70 countries.
NLMK shares are traded in Russia on MICEX and RTS, and, in the form of GDRs, on the London Stock Exchange.