Chief Executive Officer
Vladislav SviblovChief Executive Officer
Vladislav Sbiblov is the sole beneficiary of Fortiana Holdings Limited, the largest shareholder in Highland Gold. Mr Sviblov is the CEO of Ozernaya Mining Company, a developer of several mining assets including the Ozernoye polymetallic deposit, and also the Chairman and majority shareholder of Ecopolis Corporation, the Russian market leader in recycling and utilization of electronic equipment. He has been investing in mining projects in Russia, Kazakhstan and South America since 2017, following a successful 16-year career at two of Russia’s largest property developers – Rosbuilding and PIK Group. Vladislav is a 2002 graduate of the Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics with a degree in finance and credit, and earned a PhD in economics in 2006. He was elected Chairman of the Highland Gold Board of Directors in October 2020.
Chief Operating Officer
Denis RyzhkinChief Operating Officer
In his role, Mr. Ryzhkin is accountable for production enhancement, operational efficiency, replenishment of reserves and resources in production assets.
Mr. Ryzhkin has more than 20 years’ experience in mining industry, and before his appointment he was holding a position of the Deputy Executive Director of Nordgold. Denis’ background also includes management of the projects of JSC Lefa NordGold Company in West Guinea and of JSC Vorkutaugol.
Mr. Ryzhkin has graduated Saint-Petersburg Mining Institute with degree in mining and bachelor’s degree in engineering science.
Chief Research and Development Officer
Stanislav LuchitskyChief Research and Development Officer
In his capacity, Mr. Luchitsky is accountable for implementation of the large-scale projects starting from resource block model development and exploration to selection of the most appropriate technical solutions and process flowsheets with subsequent commissioning of the production facilities.
Before joining the Company, Mr Luchitsky was performing the duties of Deputy CEO of Ozernaya Mining Company. His experience includes more than 20 years in Norilsk Nickel, where he also held the position of CEO of Arctic Palladium LLC and was managing construction of Bystrinsky mining and processing plant.
Mr. Luchitsky has graduated magna cum laude from Norilsk Industrial Institute with degree in base metals metallurgy.
Chief Strategy and Development Officer
Anton GlazunovChief Strategy and Development Officer
Chief HR Officer
Svetlana KuzminaChief HR Officer
Mrs. Kuzmina administers timely employment of personnel ensuring the quality and is accountable for competitive salary levels, efficiency enhancement, motivation, training and development of the staff.
Before her appointment, she was holding the position of Deputy HR Director in Nordgold.
Mrs. Kuzmina has graduated from Amur State University (faculty of management psychology). She also graduated with MBA degree from University of Virginia, Darden School of Business (USA).
Chief Commercial Officer
Aleksey SurkovChief Commercial Officer
Mr. Surkov is accountable for Company’s sales, efficient tendering and logistics.
From 2016 he was working in business structures of Millhouse Capital and was occupied with M&A transactions on non-standard markets, construction of commercial greenhouse complex, development of purchase and sales procedures in oil & gas companies, transformation of JSC Transcontainer before divesture. Mr. Surkov has extensive experience in mining and oil & gas and developed his career starting from position of the specialists to the position of the top manager in such companies as Uralkaliy, SIBUR, SUEK.
Mr. Surkov is a graduate of Omsk State University (International Business faculty).
Chief Financial Officer
Alla BaranovskayaChief Financial Officer
Mrs. Baranovskaya is accountable for cash flow management, bookkeeping and tax accounting, financial and business analysis of Company’s operations, debt portfolio management.
Mrs. Baranovskaya is holding position of Chief Financial Officer of Highland Gold from 2011. Prior to join the Company she was performing the duties of Chief Financial Officer in oil & gas companies JSC NGK Slavneft and JSC NGK Russneft.
Mrs. Baranovskaya has graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with degree in economics.
Chief Legal Affairs Officer
Yulia VishinaChief Legal Affairs Officer
In her role, Mrs. Vishina is accountable for legal support in corporate activities of the Group, fund raising for investment of Company’s projects and legal guidance in operations of the managing company and of production assets.
Before her appointment, Mrs. Vishina was holding similar position in Ozernaya Mining Company, in a number of investment funds and production companies where she was providing legal support in M&A and for development projects in various industries both, domestically and internationally.
Mrs. Vishina has graduated magna cum laude from Russian State University of Justice (Law Academy of the Ministry of Justice of Russia) in 2009.