Nikolai Kolesnikov
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Mr Kolesnikov started his professional career in 1985 with Sovfracht, a major Moscow-based shipping company. From 1993 he worked for 12 years as an investment banker with Morgan Grenfell/Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan in Moscow and London specializing in corporate finance, capital raising and privatization advisory work in Russia and Central and Eastern Europe.

Mr Kolesnikov joined Sovcomflot in June 2005 as Vice President for Corporate Finance. In September 2007 he was promoted to his current position of Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. He is a member of the Executive Board of Sovcomflot, sits on the boards of directors of a number of the Group's companies, and chairs the Company's Investment and Finance Committees.

Nikolai Kolesnikov graduated with honours from the Moscow Institute of Finance, holds an MBA degree from Instituto de Empresa Business School in Madrid, and completed Columbia Business School's Senior Executive Programme.