Partners 2018

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Telecommunications Partner
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MegaFon (PJSC)
Telecommunications Partner

MegaFon is a company of digital solutions that occupies leading positions on the Russian telecommunications market. The company and its subsidiaries operate across Russia and in Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Tajikistan. The total subscriber base as of 2017 was more than 77 million people, which is more than half the country’s population.

MegaFon is one of the innovation leaders with the most saturated infrastructure of any Russian operator – more than 205,000 radio-electronic facilities as of the end of 2017, according to Roskomnadzor – which is the foundation for development of digital solutions and for meeting the requirements of subscribers today. MegaFon was the first in Russia to roll out 3G, 4G, LTE and LTE Advanced and is leading development of the 5G standard. In 2017, MegaFon set an absolute mobile internet speed record in Russia, demonstrating operation of a 5G network at speeds of 35 GB/s. The company was also granted permission for frequencies from the state commission for the creation of 5G test zones at the 2018 World Cup. The company also provides access to the fastest mobile internet in Russia, according to Speedtest by Ookla testing conducted in 2017.

MegaFon is actively involved in implementation of the Digital Economy state program: it creates integrated solutions for state and business and is rolling out new technologies in Russia’s regions. Agreements have already been reached with the administrations of the Ulyanovsk, Pskov and Saratov regions and with the Udmurt Republic. Development priorities include big data and the Internet of Things. MegaFon also won a tender to provide telecom infrastructure to ensure mobile and fixed line services at 2017 Confederations Cup and 2018 World Cup venues.

“Gazprombank” (Joint-Stock Company)

“Gazprombank” (Joint-Stock Company) is one of three largest banks in the Russian Federation in terms of total assets and equity. Our principal business areas are corporate banking, retail banking, investment banking and depositary services. Our banking activities also include securities trading, foreign exchange operations, precious metals operations, clearing operations and settlement services.

We provide a broad array of commercial banking services to a variety of our corporate customers, including lending in various currencies, trade finance, settlement and cash management services. One other very important sphere of our relationship with our corporate customers is funding we receive in the form of customer current accounts and term deposits.

Our investment banking activities include capital markets, brokerage, corporate finance and project finance services, asset management and private equity investments. In the course of our investment banking activities we conduct private equity investments in companies from different industries not connected with banking.

JSC Rosgeo

ROSGEO is a Russian multi-industry geological holding company, which offers a full range of geological exploration services from regional surveys to stratigraphic drilling and subsoil monitoring. It boasts unique expertise, particularly in marine geology and shelf operations.

ROSGEO was established by Decree No. 957 of the President of the Russian Federation dated 15 July 2011. It is a fully state-owned company.

The enterprises within the holding company operate in all eight federal districts of Russia. A total of more than 1,000 fields and deposits have been discovered by ROSGEO, including Astrakhan field (2.5 trillion cubic meters of natural gas), the Tengiz field (3.1 billion tonnes of oil), the Kovykta field (1.9 trillion cubic meters of natural gas), the Sukhoi Log deposit (about 2,000 tonnes of gold), the Kursk Magnetic Anomaly, and many others.

ROSGEO’s subsidiaries have rich experience in implementing projects abroad: in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America.


URALCHEM is one of the leaders in mineral fertilizers production in Russia, CIS states and Eastern European countries. The company is the largest ammonium nitrate producer in Russia and second in gross ammonia and nitrogen fertilizers production.

URALCHEM’s product range of fertilizers is one of the most versatile and well balanced. It includes both commodity products and innovative solutions tailored specifically to meet the requirements of modern agricultural business.
URALCHEM’s joint research activities with the leading Russian and international R&D institutions allow to increase efficiency of newly introduced types of fertilizers produced by the company.

URALCHEM operates production capacities of over 3 million tons of ammonium nitrate, 3 million tons of ammonia, 1.2 million tons of urea and 1 million tons of phosphate and complex fertilizers a year.


LUKOIL is one of the largest publicly traded, vertically integrated oil and gas companies in the world accounting for more than 2% of the world's oil production and around 1% of proven hydrocarbon reserves.

LUKOIL Group's main activities are exploration and development of oil and gas fields, production and sales of petroleum products, petrochemicals and electricity.

The company plays a key role in the fuel-and-energy sector of Russia with a 15 percent interest in the production and refining of oil. LUKOIL is a major tax payer in the country.

Considerable funds are invested annually in environmental protection. HELCOM response, an international Helsinki commission, recognized LUKOIL’s zero discharge principle a model ecological standard for offshore production.

LUKOIL supports socially important projects within its footprint and invests more and more in sponsorship and charity every year.


1C Company specializes in software development, distribution, publishing, and support. 1C Company serves customers through an extensive partnership network in 25 countries, including over 7 000 1C:Franchisee partners. These partners are certified by 1C to provide integration services for business automation. Among the software developed by 1C Company, the best known is 1C:Enterprise, a system of business automation products. It includes ERP-class business solutions, which improve the efficiency of enterprises and organizations and are built based on an innovative technological platform. Famous with outstanding flexibility, using on‑premise, cloud and mobile environment, 1C:Enterprise successfully automates enterprise resource planning, operations, accounting, finance, HR and management activities in more than 1 500 000 companies, including major corporations and government institutions. The system holds a leading position on the Russian ERP market by the number of automated workplaces and have high export potential.


Uralkali is a leading producer of potash, which is an essential component for the growth and development of all living organisms. The Company accounts for 20% of global potash sales. Uralkali controls its entire production chain, from potash ore mining to the supply of potassium chloride to customers.


Uralkali’s production facilities are located in the towns of Berezniki and Solikamsk (Perm territory) at the Verkhnekamskoye potassium and magnesium salt field, the world’s second largest deposit in terms of ore reserves

The Company’s assets consist of 5 mines as well as 6 potash mills and carnallite plant.

  • 2016 Uralkali produced 10.8 million tonnes of KCl



Russian market is one of the priority areas of the Company’s activity. In Russia Uralkali sells its products to agricultural producers, manufacturers of NPK fertilizers and industrial consumers. The share of supplies to the Russian market makes about 20% of total sales volumes of the Company. In 2016 Uralkali supplied to the internal market more 2 mln tones


Uralkali’s sales geography is more than 60 countries of the world. Company’s strategy is oriented to income maximization and maintaining the historical market share with focus to the regions with fast growing demand, such as Latin America, Southeast Asia, China and India, the share of which in the Company’s sales portfolio is about 79%. 

  • Key markets: Brazil, India, China, Southeast Asia, Russia, Africa, USA and European countires

  • Uralkali owns Baltic Bulk Terminal in t. Petersburg and a fleet of specialized mineral railcars

In 2016 Company’s total sales volume accounted to 11 mln tones of KCl.


Gazprom Neft, PJSC

Gazprom Neft is a vertically integrated oil company, primarily involved in oil and gas exploration and production, refining, and the production and sale of oil products. The company’s various subsidiaries include more than 70 oil production, refining and retailing businesses, located throughout Russia, the CIS and worldwide.

The company’s proved and probable reserves (SPE-PRMS) are estimated at 2.78 billion tonnes of oil equivalent (btoe), making Gazprom Neft one of the top-20 largest oil and gas companies in the world, and one of Russia’s top three largest companies in terms of production and refining volumes. Total production in 2017 reached 89.75 million tonnes of oil equivalent (mtoe), with refining volumes of 40.1 million tonnes.

Gazprom Neft products are exported to more than 50 countries worldwide, and sold throughout the Russian Federation and abroad. The company’s filling station network totals more than 1,850 outlets throughout Russia, the CIS and Europe. 

Gazprom Neft’s net profit in 2017 was RUB253 billion – a 26.5-percent increase year-on-year. The company is an industry market leader in terms of both financial growth and various efficiency metrics, including its internal rate of return (IRR).

The company’s largest shareholder is Gazprom PJSC, which has a 95.68-percent interest, with the remaining shares in free circulation.

State Corporation “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)”

State Corporation “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)” is a national development bank and one of Russia’s largest financial institutions. Established in 1924, Vnesheconombank has been operating in compliance with the special federal law On the Bank for Development since 2007. The Bank’s supreme governing body is the Supervisory Board headed by Chairman of the Russian Government. The Vnesheconombank Strategy 2021 provides for Vnesheconombank to focus on financing highly sophisticated projects, infrastructure development, non-resource exports; support for innovations and the National Technological Initiative (NTI) projects.

Vnesheconombank proactively searches for projects that correspond to the priorities of the state, deeply analyzes business projects with customers, attracts private co-investments, monitors high technology projects.

Joint Stock Company “Russian Railways”

Joint Stock Company “Russian Railways” is one of the largest rail companies in the world with huge volumes of passenger and freight transportation.
The company has high financial ratings, qualified specialists in all the rail business spheres, extensive scientific and technological basis, project and construction facilities, experience in international cooperation.

100% of the stock of the company operating the railways network as long as 85,3 thousand kilometers belongs to the Russian Federation.
Every year Russian Railways carries more than 1 billion passengers and ships up to 45% of the country's cargo turnover (including pipelines).

Russian Railways belongs to the top 3 of the world rail industry leaders.
The company’s mission is to meet the market demand for transportation services, increase efficiency, quality of services and deep integration into the Eurasian transport system.


Established in 1930 as a publishing house specializing in textbooks, Prosveshcheniye has maintained its leadership in this segment ever since. Its products can be found in all schools across Russia, and teachers use its products and solutions every day. According to the Russian Book Chamber, 100.4 million copies of publications by Prosveshcheniye were published in 2017.

Today, Prosveshcheniye is a diversified company that has grown beyond publishing to establish itself as an educational integrator by offering integrated solutions to regional education authorities, schools and pre-school institutions. It offers learning and teaching aids, digital products and systems, methodological support, career development programs for teachers, extracurricular activities for children and adults, and integrated space-planning solutions for educational institutions.

Prosveshcheniye is also committed to promoting development in the regions by offering education consulting services. These take into account key economic indicators, staffing needs and specialization in specific regions with a view to coming up with recommendations on ways to improve regional education systems. Prosveshcheniye offers solutions for schools as part of the School 2025 project and supplies learning and laboratory equipment as well as extracurricular programs.

Russian Agricultural Bank

Joint stock company Russian Agricultural Bank is one of the largest banks in Russia, established in 2000 to facilitate the development of the national credit and financial system for agribusiness and rural areas. Today, the Bank is the leader in domestic agribusiness financing and a universal commercial bank offering a full range of banking services. 100% of the Bank’s voting shares are held by the Russian Federation represented by the Federal Agency for State Property Management.

Russian Agricultural Bank is among top financial institutions by capital and assets and one of the most reliable banks in Russia. The Bank’s regional branch network is the second largest with 69 branches operating in all regions of the country. Russian Agricultural Bank has representative offices in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia and China.


NOVATEK is Russia’s largest independent producer and the second-largest producer of natural gas in the country. Founded in 1994, the Company is engaged in the exploration, production, and processing of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons. NOVATEK carries out commercial hydrocarbons production at 16 fields.

The Company has put in place highly efficient producing and processing facilities. In 2017, the Company's marketable hydrocarbons production totaled 513.3 mln barrels of oil equivalent.

NOVATEK is one the world’s Top 5 companies in terms of proved natural gas reserves and had the reserves life of 29 years as of the end of 2017.

Yamal LNG is the Company's biggest project that provides for the construction of a 16.5 mtpa natural gas liquefaction plant on the Yamal Peninsula (Russia). The plant’s first train was successfully launched in December 2017.


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 378,000 business and public sector customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

In 1992, SAP SE opened its office in Moscow. Over the past 25 years, SAP also opened representative offices in Yekaterinburg, St. Petersburg, Izhevsk, Almaty and Minsk with the overall headcount exceeding 1,100 people.

LLC Transoil

Transportation and logistics group Transoil – a leading Russian private group of companies consisting of the same name transportation and three service companies maintaining the technical operation of locomotives and rolling stock. The group's strategy is aimed to growth of the park and cargoes’ range diversification, as well as the development of supporting infrastructure.

LLC Transoil, a leading transport company, has been rendering cargo-shipping services using privately-owned and leased rolling stock since 2003. Company operations encompass roughly 50,000 rail tank cars. Moreover, the Company owns 47 locomotives serviced by locomotive crews and repair divisions run by the Group’s operating company – Transoil-Service.

Almaz-Antey Air and Space Defense Corporation

Almaz – Antey Corporation is one of the largest Russian defence industry holding companies which incorporates over 60 research institutes, design offices, research and production associations, industrial facilities and service companies. The Corporation delivers products to over 50 countries worldwide. The Corporation's stand is a platform for negotiating options for cooperation with B2B and B2G market players whose mission is to build up a corporate image to promote Almaz – Antey as a reliable industrial and financial partner with high scientific and industrial potential capable of implementing high tech civil product development and production projects through joint activities and experienced in applying the most successful promotion and sales techniques.

Business Networking Platform Partner

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services.

EY works together with companies across the CIS and assists them in realizing their business goals. 4,500 professionals work at 19 CIS offices (in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Togliatti, Vladivostok, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Bishkek, Baku, Kyiv, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Yerevan, and Minsk).

EY Russia works to the highest international standards. The company is owned by Russian citizens and in total 96% of employees hold Russian citizenship. The corporate governance bodies responsible for key decisions in respect of the company’s development and operating activities also mainly consist of Russian citizens.

EY Russia ranked first by RAEX (Expert RA) among the top Russian audit groups and networks for year 2017.

Knowledge Partner

PwC Russia provides industry-focused assurance, tax, legal and advisory services. Over 2,500 professionals working in PwC offices in Moscow, St Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Voronezh, Novosibirsk, Vladikavkaz and Ufa share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice for our clients.

PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity. Together, these firms form the PwC network, which includes over 236,000 employees in 158 countries.