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Business programme 2018

January 24
11:00–12:30 (GMT+1)
Conference Hall №2 (Level -1)
Broadcast
Panel session
Russian Competitiveness in the Global Energy Sector In an era of growing competition in energy markets, Russia holds an uncontested advantage in its first-class resource base, geographical location, and attractive regulatory system. The Russian fuel and energy sector is attractive to investors in all key regions, from the point of view of both its development potential and valuations of its assets. What steps should be taken by Russian companies (and by the government in support of them) to leverage Russia’s experience and competitive advantages in organizing and managing complex technical solutions? How can advantages in energy sector be leveraged to stimulate the development of corresponding industries? How are technical innovations impacting the global energy balance, and what steps should Russia take to both respond to and embrace these changes?
In an era of growing competition in energy markets, Russia holds an uncontested advantage in its first-class resource base, geographical location, and attractive regulatory system. The Russian fuel and energy sector is attractive to investors in all key regions, from the point of view of both its development potential and valuations of its assets. What steps should be taken by Russian companies (and by the government in support of them) to leverage Russia’s experience and competitive advantages in organizing and managing complex technical solutions? How can advantages in energy sector be leveraged to stimulate the development of corresponding industries? How are technical innovations impacting the global energy balance, and what steps should Russia take to both respond to and embrace these changes?
Moderator:
Ryan Chilcote
TV Host, Special Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
TV Host, Special Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
With two decades of journalism under his belt at Bloomberg Television and CNN, Ryan Chilcote's been an eyewitness to many of the biggest stories of our time. Thanks to his unique background spanning general and financial news, Chilcote is as at home interviewing world leaders and politicians at the World Economic Forum in Davos as he is reporting from the world's front lines. Ryan has received several awards for his work. Among them: an Emmy nomination for Best Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast from the National Academy for Television Arts & Sciences, a New York Film Festival World Medal, a Clarion Award, and a nomination at the Prix Bayeux Competition for War Correspondents. Chilcote's relentless reporting has taken him from the United States throughout the whole of Europe, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, South Africa, Sudan, Kenya and Iceland. After graduating from the University of California in 1995, Chilcote moved to Russia where he worked for CNN and traveled extensively throughout the former Soviet Union. In 2007, he moved to the United Kingdom to join Bloomberg. Since March 2017, he joined the PBS NewsHour team.
Panellists:
Vagit Alekperov
President, Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Management Committee, LUKOIL
President, Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Management Committee, LUKOIL
Graduated from the M. Azizbekov Azerbaijan Oil and Chemistry Institute in 1974. Doctor of Economics. Full member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. Recipient of five orders and eight medals, and a Certificate of Gratitude from the Russian Federation President. Two times winner of the RF Government Prize. Employed since 1968; worked at oil fields in Azerbaijan and Western Siberia. 1987-1990: General Director of the Production Association Kogalymneftegaz of Glavtyumenneftegaz of the USSR Ministry of Oil and Gas. 1990–1991: Deputy Minister; First Deputy Minister of the USSR Ministry of Oil and Gas. 1992-1993: President of the Oil Concern Langepasuraikogalymneft. 1993–2000: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO “LUKOIL”. Since 1993: President of OAO “LUKOIL”.
Elected to the LUKOIL Board of Directors since 1993.
Arkady Dvorkovich
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Born March 26, 1972 in Moscow.
Education
1994: Graduated from the Economics Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in Economic Cybernetics.
1994: Graduated from the New Economic School with a Masters in Economics.
1997: Graduated from Duke University in North Carolina with a Masters in Economics.
Experience
1994: Consultant, senior expert, chief executive and scientific director of the Economic Expert Group of the Russian Ministry of Finance.
2000: Expert at the Centre for Strategic Research.
August 2000: Adviser to the Minister for Economic Development and Trade.
2001: Deputy Minister for Economic Development and Trade.
2004-2008: Head of the Presidential Experts' Directorate.
2008-May 2012: Aide to the President of the Russian Federation.
May 21, 2012: Appointed Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation by Presidential Executive Order.
Daniel Yergin
Vice Chairman, IHS Markit
Vice Chairman, IHS Markit
Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics. He is Vice Chairman of IHS, one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms, and Founder of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates.
Dr. Yergin is the Pulitzer Prize-winner for The Prize: the Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power, which has been translated into 20 languages. He is the author of the new bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World.
In 2014, the Prime Minister of India presented Dr. Yergin with “Lifetime Achievement Award” and the U.S. Department of Energy awarded him the first “James Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security.” In 2015, the University of Pennsylvania presented him with the first Carnot Prize for “distinguished contributions to energy policy.” Dr. Yergin was awarded the United States Energy Award for “lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding.”
Dr. Yergin is a director of the Council on Foreign Relations and a trustee of the Brookings Institution. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council, and on the advisory boards of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative and Singapore’s International Energy Advisory Board. He is a “Wise Man” of the International Gas Union and became an Adjunct Professor at the China University of Petroleum in Beijing.
Dmitry Konov
Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR Holding; Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR LLC
Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR Holding; Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR LLC
Year of birth: 1970
1994: Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) with a degree in International Economic Relations.
2001: Received an IMD MBA degree.
2004–2009: Various positions at OAO AK SIBUR, including Advisor to the President, Vice President for Corporate Policy and Strategy, Senior Vice President for Corporate Policy and Strategy, President, member of the Board of Directors.
2005–2012: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO SIBUR Russian Tyres.
2006–2011: President of the Management Company OOO SIBUR.
2007–2010: Member of the Board of Directors of OAO Polief.
2007–2010: Chairman of the Board of Directors of ZAO Sibur-Trans.
Since 2007: Chairman of the Group’s Management Board.
Since 2007: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OOO RusVinyl.
Since 2008: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OOO SNHK.
2008–2011:Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO Sibur-Fertilizers.
Since 2009: Chairman of the Management Board of the Management Company OOO SIBUR.
2010–2013: Member of the Board of Directors of OOO Tobolsk-Polymer.
Since 2014: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO Stroytransgaz .
Since 2014: Member of the Board of Directors of OOO STGM, ZAO STGM.
2011 - 2016: General Director of the Management Company OOO SIBUR.
Since 2016: Chairman of the Management Board of OOO SIBUR.
Mr. Konov served in the Treasury Department of OAO NK YUKOS, held various positions at AKB Trust and Investment Bank, including Vice President – Head of the Investment Banking Department and Managing Director of Corporate Finance Department, was a member of the Board of Directors of OAO Gazprom neftekhim Salavat and OAO Gazprombank.
Alexander Novak
Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Mr Alexander Novak, born August 23rd , 1971 in Donetsk region of Ukranian SSR, is currently serving as Russia's Minister of Energy. From 2000 to 2002 he was Deputy Mayor of Norilsk on financial and economic issues and First Deputy Mayor of Norilsk. In 2002-2007 was Vice Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Krai, Head of the Main Financial Directorate of the Krasnoyarsk Krai administration. From July 2007 to September 2008 he was the First Vice Governor of Krasnoyarsk Krai and from July to September 2008 he was also the Chairman of the government of Krasnoyarsk Krai. From September 2008 he was the Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation and from October 2008, a member of the board of the Ministry of Finance of Russia. He is a graduated from the Norilsk Industrial Institute and the Moscow Lomonosov State University.
Denis Khramov
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, NOVATEK
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, NOVATEK
Graduated in 1997 from the Urals State Law Academy with a degree in Law. In 1999 completed a master’s course in Private Law with the Russian School of Private Law. In 2004, he obtained his candidate degree in Law.
From 1995 he was an in-house counsel at Transneftegaz CJSC. In 1997, he joined the Legal Center for Northern Territories as a lawyer and was subsequently appointed Chief Specialist and Deputy Head of Department with the Russian Ministry of Fuel and Energy in 1999.
In 2001, he was appointed Deputy Head of Department and Head of Department with the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.
In 2002, he joined Zarubezhneft JSC as Deputy Head of Division with the responsibility of supervising subsoil use, economic and financial affairs. In 2007 he became Senior Lawyer at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP.
From 2008 he held a number of positions with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, including Chief Officer for State Policy and Regulation in Geology and Subsoil Use and Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, and was appointed First Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation in 2014. During his service with the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, he was in charge of economic and financial affairs, geology and subsoil use.
His outstanding service was recognized with awards at different levels.
In December 2015, he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Management Board at OAO NOVATEK.
17:00–18:00 (GMT+1)
Conference Hall №2 (Level -1)
Broadcast
Panel session
It’s More Than Just Football: Realizing the Opportunities of World Cup 2018 With the support of the Department for External Economic and International Relations, Moscow City Government According to experts, Russia’s attractiveness to foreign investors has risen over the last two years. An important role in this process has been played by various major international sporting events held in the country, including the Olympic Games, the FIFA Confederations Cup, and the World Cup, which attract an enormous number of fans, tourists, and business executives, provide the country with an opportunity to demonstrate its potential, and stimulate the development of infrastructure which can be used in the longer term. How are the authorities in Moscow making use of these opportunities? Where are the most favourable conditions for investment being created? Which sectors benefit the most from the hosting of major events? Moscow is expecting more than a million extra tourists during World Cup 2018 – is the city ready to receive them? How can the economic impact of hosting major events be assessed? What conditions must the Moscow authorities put in place in order not to miss out on the positive effects? Which sectors might receive the strongest stimulus for growth? What other positive effects do major international sporting events have on life in major cities? What other events outside the world of sport could have a positive influence on the investment climate? What plans are in place to make use of the infrastructure that will remain after World Cup 2018?
According to experts, Russia’s attractiveness to foreign investors has risen over the last two years. An important role in this process has been played by various major international sporting events held in the country, including the Olympic Games, the FIFA Confederations Cup, and the World Cup, which attract an enormous number of fans, tourists, and business executives, provide the country with an opportunity to demonstrate its potential, and stimulate the development of infrastructure which can be used in the longer term. How are the authorities in Moscow making use of these opportunities? Where are the most favourable conditions for investment being created? Which sectors benefit the most from the hosting of major events? Moscow is expecting more than a million extra tourists during World Cup 2018 – is the city ready to receive them? How can the economic impact of hosting major events be assessed? What conditions must the Moscow authorities put in place in order not to miss out on the positive effects? Which sectors might receive the strongest stimulus for growth? What other positive effects do major international sporting events have on life in major cities? What other events outside the world of sport could have a positive influence on the investment climate? What plans are in place to make use of the infrastructure that will remain after World Cup 2018?
Moderator:
Tinatin Kandelaki
General Producer, Match TV
General Producer, Match TV
Tina (full name: Tinatin) Kandelaki was born on November, 10 1975 in Tbilisi (Georgia). Her father is an economist and her mother a physician.
Tina graduated from the journalism department of Tbilisi State University and from the department of international relations of the Russian State University for the Humanities.
Prior to 1995, she worked at Radio 105 radio station and for Georgian television.
After 1995, she worked for the radio stations and television channels M-Radio, RDV, Serebryany Dozhd, 2x2, Biz-TV, Muz-TV, Vremechko on TVC, YV-6 in Moscow.
2002–2007: host of the Detali programme on the STS TV Channel.
From 2003: host and producer of The Smartest programme.
2008–2011: host of the TV programme Unreal Politics on REN TV and later on NTV channels.
In 2008, Ms. Kandelaki became a co-owner of Apostle Media (later –Centre for Strategic Communications Apostle), specialising in PR and production of television and video content.
In 2010, she was author and host of the discussion programme Alternative on the Vesti FM radio station.
In August 2011, she organised and conducted the first National Educational Forum Smart School.
2010–2012: member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.
In 2013, together with Margarita Simonyan, she co-hosted the political talk show Iron Lady on the NTV channel.
From 2014, she was co-investor and art director of the elite club village Shelestovo in New Moscow.
In July 2015, Tina was appointed General Producer and Deputy General Director of the consolidated sports editorial board established on the basis of the new federal TV Channel Match TV.
Panellists:
Shlomo Weber
Rector, Academic Head, Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions, New Economic School; Professor, Southern Methodist University
Rector, Academic Head, Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions, New Economic School; Professor, Southern Methodist University
2016 – present Rector — New Economic School, Moscow, Russia, 2013 - present — Academic Director, Center for Study of Diversity and Social Interactions, New Economic School, Moscow, Russia, 1997 – 2016— Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Trustee Professor of Economics Department of Economics, Southern Methodist University.Some of Professional And Other Positions:Chair of Finance and Audit Committee, Global Development Network (GDN); Member of the Executive Committee, Global Development Network (GDN); Member of the Board of Directors, Global Development Network (GDN); Member of the International Academic Council, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg; Member of the International Advisory Board, Economic Education Research Consortium (EERC).Some of recent Academic Awards:2013 – Winner of the National Megagrant Competition,3rd wave, The Ministry of Education and Science, Russian Federation; 2010 –Fernand Braudel Fellowship, European University Institute, Florence; 2004 – E.H.E.S.S. Professorship, University of Toulouse, France; 2002 – The Humboldt Research Prize for Outstanding Foreign Scientists; 2000 – Japanese Society for Promotion of Science Fellowship, Tokyo, Japan.Some of the administrative duties:Academic Director, International School of Economics, Tbilisi, Georgia, Research Director, CORE, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, Chairman, Department of Economics, SMU.
Alexander Ivlev
Country Managing Partner for Russia, EY
Country Managing Partner for Russia, EY
Alexander is the leader of EY Russia. He is actively involved in the work of the Foreign Investment Advisory Council in Russia. At the 2007 World Economic Forum, Alexander was entered in the list of Young Global Leaders, and in 2009 he was included in the top 100 young leaders in the Russian Presidential Reserve. He is vice president of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Russia.
Alexander is a member of the Expert Council of the Open Innovations Forum, the Executive Committee of the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum, the Organizing Committee of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and the Public Council of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. He leads the National Business Initiative’s road map Improving the quality of the regulatory environment for business.
Alexander supervises the Entrepreneur of the Year program in Russia.
Alexander has over twenty years of experience in strategic development, client service and government and corporate affairs.
He is a graduate of Moscow State Linguistic University (1991) and has an EMBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (2003).
Victoria Lopyreva
Ambassador of the FIFA World Cup 2018
Ambassador of the FIFA World Cup 2018
Alexis Rodzianko
President, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia
President, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia
Alexis Rodzianko, President and CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, came to this role after three decades as a banker in New York and Moscow. He held senior positions in IFC Metropol, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and JP Morgan in Moscow from 1995 through 2013. Previously he was a senior banker at Chemical Bank in New York in the Emerging Markets business of the bank.
He serves as an independent member of the Board of SKB Bank in Russia and is a member of the Board of Centurion Capital (a Russian microfinance company).
Before receiving his MBA from Columbia University in 1980, he served as interpreter at the SALT II negotiations in Geneva. He is a 1973 graduate of Dartmouth College.
A fluent Russian speaker, he owns the Moscow Polo Club and represents Russia at the International Polo Federation (FIP). He is married and lives in Moscow with his wife Inna.
Sergei Cheryomin
Minister, Head of Department for Foreign Economic Activity and International Relations, Moscow City Government; Chairman of the Board, Business Council for Cooperation with India
Minister, Head of Department for Foreign Economic Activity and International Relations, Moscow City Government; Chairman of the Board, Business Council for Cooperation with India
Born July 5th , 1963 in Kislovodsk.
In 1989 graduated with honors from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations with a specialization in international journalism and completed his postgraduate course at Moscow State University specializing in global economic issues.
In 1992, he was an intern at the New York Institute under the Investments and International Accounts Program and in 1993 joined a course for banking specialists at Fairfield University (USA).
From 1991 to 2003 Mr. Cheremin headed various banks.
In 2004, he was appointed CEO of Moscow Bank of Reconstruction and Development (MBRD).
From 2005 to 2009 he acted as the Chairman of the Board of MBRD, he also served as Senior Vice President and Head of External Relations of JSFC Sistema.
From 2009 to 2010 — Deputy Chairman of the Board of JSFC Sistema.
From 2009— Chairman of the Board of Business Council for Cooperation with India, member of the Russian-Indian Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation.
November 8th 2010, Mr.Cheremin was appointed Minister of the Moscow City Government, Head of the Moscow City Department for External Economic and International Relations.
In 2015 was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Russian-Indian Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation.