The strength of the ONEXIM Group lies in the range of experience represented by the management team, from their successful investment and financial projects, to the effective management of production assets.
Founder - Mikhail Prokhorov
Mikhail Prokhorov is among the most successful and prominent Russian businessmen. His personality and entrepreneurial skills were the driving force behind the success of today’s leaders of the Russian economy: Norilsk Nickel, Polyus Gold, ROSBANK, Open Investments and numerous other projects and businesses. In 2007, Mikhail set up the ONEXIM Group with the purpose of creating a leading international Russia-based diversified private investment fund.
CEO - Dmitry Razumov
Before shifting his focus to financial ventures, early into his career, Dmitry Razumov practiced business and corporate law at Clifford Chance, followed by investment banking experience with Renaissance Capital, Russian leading investment bank. In 1998, he left Renaissance Capital to co-found the LV Finance, an independent venture capital firm that stands behind the success of MegaFon, the third largest mobile phone operator in Russia, before selling his interest in 2003. From 2001, Dmitry served as Deputy CEO for Strategy and M&A at Norilsk Nickel, Russia's largest mining company, leading its transformation into the world class company through groundbreaking deals with Stillwater Mining Company, Gold Fields and Polyus Gold, and pioneering industry’s best corporate governance standards among Russian blue-chip companies. After acquisition of the 14 percent stake in UC RUSAL by ONEXIM Group, Dmitry joined the UC RUSAL Board of Directors. Since December 2008, he has been a Board member of OPIN Investment and Development Group, while also acting as Chairman of the Board of IFC-Bank. From June 2009 through June 2010, Dmitry served as a Board member at Norilsk Nickel. Prior to that, Dmitry was elected as a Board member of MMC Intergeo.
Deputy CEO - Michael Sosnovsky
Michael Sosnovsky has been Deputy CEO of ONEXIM Group since May 2007. From November 2008 to 2010, he served as a Board member at IFC-Bank (former APR-Bank), and has been a member of the Board at OPIN since December 2008. Michael has a vast experience in corporate law and corporate governance matters. Before joining ONEXIM Group, he held the position of Vice-President and Adviser to CEO of Norilsk Nickel and represented the company on the Board of Directors of Gold Fields. In 2000-2003, Michael served as General Counsel and Vice-President of LV Finance. Prior to that, he practiced law at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Eckstein & Partners and Firestone Duncan Legal Services Ltd. Michael graduated magna cum laude from the International Law Department of the Moscow State Institute of International Affairs.
Deputy CEO - Christophe Charlier
Christophe Charlier joined ONEXIM Group as Deputy CEO in September 2008. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Renaissance Capital (RFHL), RCIL, Rusal Global Management, RBC, Quadra (former TGC-4), Russian Forestry Products and Ukrainian Agrarian Investments and is Chairman of Boards of Optogan and Renaissance Credit. Prior to joining Onexim, Christophe was Director of Strategic Development and M&A at Norilsk Nickel from 2002 to 2004. From 1998 to 2002, Christophe was Vice President of LV Finance, a corporate finance and venture capital boutique in Moscow. Prior to that, Christophe worked in the Investment Banking Group of Renaissance Capital in Moscow and in the M&A Group of JP Morgan in New York. Christophe graduated cum laude with a BSE with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School and with a BA in International Relations from the College of Arts & Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania.
CFO - Elena Barbasheva
Elena Barbasheva joined ONEXIM Group in September 2007 to become its CFO. Elena has represented the Group on the Board of Directors of KM Invest, where she held a similar position from 1997 through 2007. Prior to joining ONEXIM Group, she held a number of management positions at Interros – member of the management board and Director for Finance. Elena acted as Chairman of the Board of Directors at APK Agros from 2002 to 2008, and served on the Board at Roza Khutor in 2002-2007. Elena’s earlier experience includes ONEXIM Bank and State Tax Inspectorate. Elena graduated from the Moscow Financial Institute with a major in finance.
Deputy CFO - Ekaterina Salnikova
Ekaterina Salnikova joined ONEXIM Group in September 2007. Prior to that, Ekaterina served as Director for Corporate Entities at Interros in 1998-2005. In 1991-1997, she held various positions at the Russian State Anti-Monopoly Committee and was a member of the Committee’s Board. Throughout her career, Ekaterina served on Boards of Directors at SIDANKO, ROSBANK, Prof-Media, Power Machines, APK Agros, Open Investments, IFC-Bank (former APR-Bank) and is currently Chairman of Polyus Gold and a Board member at Quadra (former TGC-4) and OPIN. Ekaterina graduated from the Sergo Ordjonikidze Management Institute with a degree in organization management and from the Russian Civil Service Academy under the RF President with a PhD in jurisprudence.
Investment Director - Valery Senko
Valery Senko joined ONEXIM Group in May 2007. Prior to that, since 2002, Valery had held a number of positions at the Corporate Development and M&A with Norilsk Nickel, focusing on implementing the company’s international M&A and corporate development projects, and managing investor relations. In 2000-2002, Valery worked as a business analyst with ROUST Inc, Sputnik Group and Gazprom-Media. Valery was a Board member at Quadra (former TGC-4). Currently, he serves as a Board member at OPIN, RBC, Optogan, yo-AUTO and Soglassye Insurance Company. Since April 2012 serves as Chairman of the Board of RBC.
He graduated magna cum laude from the Moscow State Institute of International Affairs with a degree in international economics.
Executive director - Julia Basova
Julia Basova is an executive director at ONEXIM Group, while also acting as Chairwoman of the Board and President at Quadra (former TGK-4) since 2008. From 1993 to 2000, Julia worked as Deputy Chairman of the Board of ONEXIM Bank. From 2000 to 2002, she served as Senior Financial Consultant to President of Rosbank, and from 2002 to 2007, she worked as Deputy GD of Norilsk Nickel MC.
Julia Basova graduated from the Ordzhonikidze Moscow Management Institute majoring in engineering and economics, specializing in automatic management systems in the energy sector.