Members of the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of 11 members who are elected by the general meeting of shareholders for a period extending until the next annual general meeting of shareholders. The Chairman and the Deputy Chair are elected by the members of the Board of Directors in accordance with Clause 17 of TransContainer’s Сharter.

Under the resolution of the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders dated 18 January 2019, the following persons were elected to the Company’s Board of Directors:

  1. David Davidovich;
  2. Sergey Ludin;
  3. Andrey Starkov;
  4. Alexey Belsky;
  5. Vladimir Gaponko;
  6. Aleksey Taycher;
  7. Sergey Tugarinov;
  8. Viktor Shendrik;
  9. Lea Verni;
  10. Maksim Gavrilenko;
  11. Evgeny Zaltsman.

In this Report, the information on the members of the Board of Directors and its committees is valid as of 31 December 2018.

Andrey Starkov Chairman of the Board of Directors
Non-executive Director

First elected to the Company’s Board of Directors in 2017.

Born in 1969.

Graduated from the Kosygin Moscow Textile Institute with a degree in Heat and Power Engineering in 1992, and from the Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics with a master’s degree
in Business Administration (MBA) in 2008.

Professional experience:

  • 2017–present – Deputy СEO, Russian Railways;
  • 2016–2017 – Vice President, Russian Railways;
  • 2016 – Senior Advisor to the President, Russian Railways;
  • 2011–2015 – Corporate Secretary, Russian Railways.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC UTLC ERA, JSC Federal Freight Company, JSC Russian Railways Logistics, member of the Board of Directors of Gefco S. A., JSC Investment Company RZD-Invest.

Citizenship: Russian Federation.

Does not hold shares or any other securities of the Company.

Sergey Tugarinov Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, Non-executive Director,
Chairman of the Strategy Committee, Member of the Audit Committee

First elected to the Company’s Board of Directors in 2016.

Born in 1970.

Graduated from the Moscow State Aviation Institute (Technical Department) with a degree in Spacecraft and Boosters in 1995.

Professional experience:

  • 2017–present – First Deputy Head, Centre for Corporate Transport Service, Branch of Russian Railways;
  • 2016 – Deputy CEO, Centre for Corporate Transport Service, Branch of Russian Railways;
  • 2012–2014 – Advisor to the CEO, LLC Sevtechnotrans;
  • 2004–2012 – Deputy Director of the Department of State Policy for Railway, Marine and River Transport, Director of the Department of State Policy for Railway Transport of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.

Chairman of the Board of JSC Refservis, member of the Board of Directors of JSC Russian Railways Logistics, BSF ltd, JSC EURO RAIL TRANS.

Citizenship: Russian Federation.

Does not hold shares or any other securities of the Company.

Vladimir Gaponko Non-executive Director, Chairman of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee, Member of the Strategy Committee

First elected to the Company’s Board of Directors in 2018.

Born in 1979.

Graduated from the Moscow State University of Railway Engineering
with a degree in Finance and Credit in 2001.

Professional experience:

  • 2017–present – Head, Economics Department, Russian Railways;
  • 2015–2017 – Head, Department of Management Accounting and Reporting, Russian Railways;
  • 2010–2015 – Head, Management Accounting and Reporting Administration, Russian Railways.

Member of the Board of Directors of JSC Federal Passenger Company, JSC Federal Freight Company, JSC Institute of Transport Economics and Development (IERT), CJSC South Caucasus Railway.

Citizenship: Russian Federation.

Does not hold shares or any other securities of the Company.

Sergey Ludin Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee,
Member of the Strategy Committee

First elected to the Company’s Board of Directors in 2018.

Born in 1981.

Graduated from the Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod with a degree in Economics and Enterprise Management (in Mechanical Engineering) in 2003; the State University Higher School of Economics with a master’s degree in Economics in 2006; the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO with Executive Master of Business Administration degree in 2011. Expert of the SKOLKOVO Club of Independent Directors.

Professional experience:

  • 2017–2018 – CEO, LLC Magic World;
  • 2017–present – Managing Director, LLC CIS Investment Advisors;
  • 2014–2016 – Director of Investments, LLC CIS Investment Advisors;
  • 2013–2016 – Senior Vice-President, LLC CIS Investment Advisors.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of LLC Kanchalano-Amguemskaya Area, LLC Mine Valunistiy, JSC EVRAZ Nakhodka Sea Trade Port, member of the Board of Directors of LLC Regional Mining Company, LLC MKM-Logistics.

Citizenship: Russian Federation.

Does not hold shares or any other securities of the Company.

Alexander Panchenko Non-executive Director, Member of the Strategy Committee, the Audit Committee, and the Nominations and Remuneration Committee

First elected to the Company’s Board of Directors in 2014.

Born in 1989.

Graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2011.

Professional experience:

  • 2016–June 2018 – First Deputy CEO, LLC Summa Group;
  • 2013–2016 – Advisor to the Head of the Representative Office, Baronetta Investments Limited.

Member of the Board of Directors at FESCO.

Citizenship: Russian Federation.

Does not hold shares or any other securities of the Company.

Igor Koval Non-executive Director, Member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee, Member of the Strategy Committee

Professional experience:

First elected to the Company’s Board of Directors in 2018.

Born in 1984.

Graduated from the Texas State University with a degree in Business Administration (Bachelor of Management Studies) in 2005, with a master’s degree in Economics in 2007; graduated from the Rostov State University of Economics in 2012, holds a PhD in Economic Sciences.

  • 2017–2018 – Head, Foreign Projects and International Cooperation Department, Russian Railways;
  • 2012–2017 – Director, Department for Investment Policy and Development of Private/Public Partnership, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

Citizenship: Russian Federation.

Does not hold shares or any other securities of the Company.

Tatiana Orlova Non-executive Director, Deputy Chair of the Audit Committee

First elected to the Company’s Board of Directors in 2018.

Born in 1978.

Graduated from the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics with a degree in Economics in 2000, and with a degree in Marketing in 2002.

Professional experience:

  • 2015–present – Deputy Head of the Corporate Finance Department, Russian Railways;
  • 2013–2015 – Deputy Head of the Corporate Finance Department, Russian Railways, Head of Capital Market and Investor Relations Department.

Citizenship: Russian Federation.

Does not hold shares or any other securities of the Company.

David Davidovich Independent Director, Member of the Audit Committee and the Nominations and Remuneration Committee

First elected to the Company’s Board of Directors in 2018.

Born in 1962.

Graduated from the All-Union Polytechnic Institute in 1989.

Professional experience:

  • 2006–present – Deputy СEO, LLC Millhouse.

Citizenship: Russian Federation.

Does not hold shares or any other securities of the Company.

Mark Garber Non-executive Director, Member of the Audit Committee

First elected to the Company’s Board of Directors in 2018.

Born in 1958.

Graduated from the Second Moscow Pirogov Medical Institute in 1981, holds a PhD in Medicine.

Professional experience:

  • 2013–2018 – UC RUSAL Plc;
  • 2012–present – Chairman of the Board of Directors, GHP GROUP.

Member of the Board of Directors of Amber Beverage Group, FESCO.

Citizenship: Russian Federation.

Does not hold shares or any other securities of the Company.

Leila Mammed Zade Non-executive Director, Member of the Strategy Committee, Member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee

First elected to the Company’s Board of Directors in 2016.

Born in 1975.

Graduated from the Texas A&M University (USA) with a degree in Finance and Oil Industry in 2002.

Professional experience:

  • 2013–2016 – Creative Director, Russia Restaurant Group;
  • 2012 – Executive Director, APEC Business Advisory Council, Russian presidency.

Member of the Boards of Directors of PJSC Novorossiysk Grain Plant, PJSC Yakutsk Fuel and Energy, PJSC Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port, OJSC United Grain Company, FESCO, OJSC Yakutsk Fuel and Energy, and PJSC Novorossiysk Center of Grain Production.

Citizenship: Azerbaijan.

Does not hold shares or any other securities of the Company.

Evgeny Charkin Non-executive Director, Member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee

First elected to the Company’s Board of Directors in 2018.

Born in 1977.

Graduated from the Finance Academy of the Russian Government with a degree in Finance and Credit in 1999.

Professional experience:

  • 2015–present – Chief Information Officer, Russian Railways;
  • 2014–2015 – Chief Information Officer, Metalloinvest Management Company LLC;
  • 2012–2014 – Director, Department of Information Technology, The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC NIIAS, JSC Company TransTeleCom, LLC Industry Center for Development and Implementation of Information Systems, LLC Industry Service Company InfoTrans.

Citizenship: Russian Federation.

Does not hold shares or any other securities of the Company.