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ALROSA is the world’s largest diamond miner in terms of carats produced and diamond reserves explored. The company's mining facilities, which account for 90% of Russian and 30% of global diamond market, are located in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and in the Arkhangelsk Region.

ALROSA operates primary diamond deposits at 9 open-pits and 3 underground mines, as well as alluvial diamond deposits, including those in the Arctic regions of Yakutia. The company's main divisions are located in the Mirny district of Yakutia, Novosibirsk and Moscow, with sales offices in key global diamond centers.

ALROSA employs over 30,000 people, and ALROSA provides them with decent working conditions and professional growth.

ALROSA is among the industry leaders in terms of social investments and is actively involved in financing social, educational, and cultural and sports projects and infrastructure in the regions of presence.

Pavel Marinychev - CEO of ALROSA

State Corporation “Deposit Insurance Agency”
Business Programme Partner

The State Corporation “Deposit Insurance Agency” (DIA) was established in January 2004 by the Federal Law No. 177-FZ “On the Insurance of Deposits with Banks of the Russian Federation”. DIA currently performs interrelated socially significant functions aimed at forming a comprehensive system for protecting the interests of depositors and other creditors of banks / customers of financial institutions.

DIA’s main functions:

• bank deposit insurance;

• guaranteeing mandatory pension savings;

• guaranteeing voluntary pension savings in non-government pension funds (NPFs);

• guaranteeing citizens’ funds within Long-term Savings Program;

• temporary administration for financial institutions after license revocation;

• liquidation of banks, insurance organizations and NPFs;

• bank resolution.

Chair of the DIA’s Board of Directors is the Governor of the Bank of Russia, Elvira Nabiullina. General Director of DIA is Andrey Melnikov.

Andrey Melnikov - General Director of the State Corporation “Deposit Insurance Agency” (DIA)

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INDUSTRIAL CRYPTOMINING ASSOCIATION represents the interests of a new industry sector and promotes to the formation of the digital economy of Russia.

The Association unites the largest participants of the Russian industrial mining market, who form the standards of the industry, contribute to the development of the digital economy of Russia, participate as experts in legislative work and dialogue with regulators.

Sergey Bezdelov - Director of Industrial Mining Association Ph.D. in Economics, professor

Gazprom Energoholding LLC
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Gazprom Energoholding LLC (a 100% subsidiary of PJSC Gazprom) owns controlling stakes and manages Gazprom Group companies in the electric power industry according to uniform corporate standards. Gazprom Energoholding LLC includes three large companies for generation of electric and thermal energy - PJSC Mosenergo, PJSC TGK-1 and PJSC OGK-2, that is about 80 power plants, including Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Gazprom Energoholding Group also includes PJSC MOEK, united heat supply company in Moscow. The company provides centralized heating and hot water supply to the capital, it is the operator of the most extended heat and power system in the world.

Gazprom Energoholding also manages «Gazprom Teploenergo» (Gazprom Heat Energy) enterprises, a municipal heat energy company in the regions of the country.

In addition, power engineering enterprises are merged into «Gazprom Energoholding Industrial Assets».

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Gazstroyprom is the largest construction company in Russia and the general contractor for the construction of Gazprom facilities. We are a full-service holding company that performs the whole range of works under the projects for the extraction, processing and transportation of natural gas. The subsidiary companies of the Gazstroyprom Group operate in all federal districts of the Russian Federation. The total number of staff is about 100.000 people. The Director General is Nikolay V. Tkachenko.

Nikolay Tkachenko - Director General of Gazstroyprom

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GIAP was established in 1931. The institute built up of nitrogen industry of the USSR. GIAP specialists developed and put into practice proprietary technologies for methanol, ammonia, urea, nitrogen acid, ammonium nitrate and organic synthesis products.

Today GIAP is a large-scale engineering and licensing company possessing a wide range of proprietary technologies for ammonia, urea, methanol and their derivatives production. GIAP provides the whole scope of works and services for “turnkey” projects implementation starting with basic design and up to management of procurement, construction and commissioning works.

Egor Krivchun - Chief Executive Officer, JSC GIAP

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JSC "State Transport Leasing Company" (GTLK) is the leader of corporate segments of the leasing market in Russia, an instrument of state policy of management and sustainable development of the transport and machine–building industry of Russia, is included in the list of backbone organizations of the Russian economy. GTLK is a conductor of state support, ensures the formation of an effective transport infrastructure, attracting extra-budgetary investments, the development of domestic engineering, along with digital transformation and increasing the operational efficiency of the company. GTLK implements 10 state-funded programs and 4 investment projects with the involvement of the National Welfare Fund, participates in the implementation of the national projects "Safe high-quality Roads" and "Unmanned Aircraft Systems", the national program "Digital Economy of the Russian Federation", as well as a comprehensive plan for the modernization and expansion of the main infrastructure for the period up to 2024.

Evgeny Dietrikh - General Director of JSC "State Transport Leasing Company" (GTLK)

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PJSC Inter RAO is a diversified energy holding company active in various power-related sectors in Russia and abroad. It is Russia’s leading power producer, trader, distributor, and developer of power engineering solutions. The company is also actively pursuing new business opportunities.

Inter RAO Group owns and operates 30.8 GW of installed power generation capacity.

Sergey Dregval - CEO, PJSC Inter RAO

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KAMAZ PTC is the leader of the Russian market, one of the top 20 truck manufacturers in the world. KAMAZ trucks are operated in more than 80 countries.

Product range covers vehicles with a gross weight from 9 to 100 tons. More than 30 KAMAZ chassis are used for production of a wide range of special vehicles for various sectors of economy. More than 100 special vehicles manufacturing plants are cooperating with the company.

Sergey Kogogin - General Director, KAMAZ PTC

PJSC “MegaFon”
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MegaFon is a pan-Russian provider of digital opportunities, a five-time winner of the Ookla Awards for the fastest mobile Internet in Russia. MegaFon offers mobile and fixed-line communication services, mobile and broadband Internet access, as well as high-tech solutions for subscribers, state-owned companies and businesses of varying scale.

Bringing together all IT and telecommunication business lines, MegaFon creates highly popular digital services based on cloud computing, the Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence, as well as solutions for reliable and secure telecommunication and cybersecurity. The company’s portfolio includes over 75 products and services, many of which are based on Russian software, thereby ensuring stable operation under any conditions.

In Russia, 74.9 million subscribers use the company's services.

Khachatur Pombukhchan - CEO of MegaFon

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Metalloinvest is a leading metals and mining company and the global leader in proven iron ore reserves on a JORCequivalent basis (15.4 billion tonnes and about 150 years of reserve life). The company is the world’s largest producer and supplier of merchant hot briquetted iron (HBI) products, a low-carbon raw material used to produce green steel; Metalloinvest holds a leading position in the production of pellets, iron ore concentrate and high quality steel.

Metalloinvest comprises some of Russia’s leading metals and mining enterprises, including Lebedinsky GOK, Andrey Varichev Mikhailovsky GOK, Alexey Ugarov OEMK and the Ural Scrap Company, as well as companies providing maintenance services and supplying raw materials to mining and steel enterprises.

The Company provides stable employment for more than 37,000 employees and strives to maintain a favourable social environment in the regions where it is present and at each of its enterprises.

Oleg Krestinin - Chief Executive Officer

PJSC “MMC “Norilsk Nickel”
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«Nornickel» is the world’s largest producer of nickel and palladium, and one of the world’s leading producers of platinum and copper. The Company produces cobalt, rhodium, silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium and sulfur.

The main Russian production units of «Nornickel» are vertically integrated and include: the Polar Division of MMC Norilsk Nickel and Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company.

Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta belonging to the Group is the only nickel refining plant in Finland.

«Nornickel» also includes Gipronickel Institute, a research and development facility located in Saint Petersburg (Russia), with branches in the cities of Norilsk and Monchegorsk.

Norilsk Nickel has its own global network of representative and sales offices in Russia, the UK, China, USA and Switzerland.

When determining the strategy for its global operations and future development, «Nornickel» is focused on compliance with all social and environmental responsibility principles in the various countries in which it operates, which is essential for ensuring sustainable and efficient business development.

Vladimir Potanin - President and Chairman of the Management Board of MMC Norilsk Nickel

Research and Production Corporation "United Wagon Company"
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Research and Production Corporation “United Wagon Company” is the leading manufacturer of freight cars in Russia. UWC’s product portfolio comprises more than 70 models of new generation railcars. The company designs and produces freight cars compliant to GOST, UIC and AAR standards, and delivers its rolling stock and railway components to various countries around the globe.

Irina Olkhovskaya - General Director, Research and Production Corporation “United Wagon Company” (RPC UWC)

Polyplast JSC
Business Programme Partner

The largest Russian specialized manufacturing holding for the production of high-tech chemical products of its own design for various industries, with a wide geography of supplies around the world.

The holding includes:

• 6 production plants

• 4 scientific and technical centers

• More than 10 modification centers

• More than 30 sales offices located in all major regions of the country

The company has permanent partnership with more than 4,000 Russian and foreign companies. The production capacities allow to meet the needs for high-tech chemical products not only for the domestic, but also for the export market.

JSC Polyplast occupies a leading position in its industry and offers turnkey solutions in the field of specialized chemistry for:

• Mining and processing

• Metallurgy

• Petrochemical

• Construction

• Cement

• Gypsum

• Leather and others• Production of dry mix mortars

• Synthetic detergents

• Many other industries

Alexander Shamsutdinov - Chairman of the Board of Directors Polyplast JSC

Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)
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The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is Russia’s sovereign wealth fund.

Working alongside the foremost investors, we make direct investments in leading, as well as promising, Russian companies.

RDIF was created in 2011 under the leadership of the President and Prime Minister of Russia to co-invest alongside top investors, acting as a catalyst for direct investment in Russia.

RDIF has invested and committed for this purpose over 2.2 trillion rubles, of which RDIF alone invested over 300 billion rubles and 1.9 trillion rubles came from co-investors, partners and banks.

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RUSAL is a leader in the global aluminium industry and a leading low-carbon aluminium producer. The Company has its own resource base and carries out the entire production cycle, from extraction of bauxite to the production of high value added finished products. In 2023, the Company accounted for about 5.5% of global production of aluminium and 3.8% of global production of alumina. RUSAL's offices and production facilities are located in over 20 countries all over the world and across 5 continents. RUSAL was one of the first in the world to master the production of 'green' aluminium under the ALLOW brand. The Company's ordinary shares are traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (ticker: 486) and the Moscow Stock Exchange (ticker: RUAL).

Evgenii Nikitin - Chief Executive Officer, RUSAL

PJSC “RussNeft”
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PJSC “RussNeft”, founded by Mikhail Gutseriev in 2002, is one of the top 10 oil companies in Russia in terms of oil production.

The Company possesses a well-balanced portfolio of assets located in the key oil and gas provinces of Russia (West Siberia, Volga-Urals and Central Siberia), as well as in Azerbaijan.

More than 8 thousand highly qualified employees are involved in the development of the reserves of 628 million tons of oil equivalent.

RussNeft's present-day business model focuses on the production segment. The Company intends to aim its efforts at streamlining existing assets operations that meet its strategic priorities and intensifying development of the licensed areas with hard-to-recover reserves.

The Company's goal is to maintain its position among the top three Russian private oil companies with a clear focus on sustainable development, renewal of the resource base and the efficiency of its business activities.

Evgeniy Tolochek - President of PJSC “RussNeft”

Russian Export Center JSC
Business Programme Partner

Russian Export Center JSC (REC) is a State-owned development institute established by the Government to support the development of the non-commodity exports industry/sector. REC offers a wide range of financial and non-financial support tools to benefit the Russian exporters explore the foreign markets and build capacity in the global trade. REC also acts as a focal point for interaction with the relevant domestic ministries and agencies and cooperates with key industries and business players in Russia to improve the export conditions in Russia and help bypass trade barriers.

REC was established by the Federal Law No. 185-FZ dated June 29, 2015 “On Amendments to the Federal Law “On the Bank for Development” and Article 970 of Part 2 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation”.

The Russian Export Center Group incorporates the Russian Agency for Export Credit and Investment Insurance (EXIAR JSC) and Eximbank of Russia JSC aiming to offer comprehensive integrated services to the export-oriented companies.

REC offers its services to all the exporters of non-commodities’ products, goods and services with no industry restrictions. REC aims at providing the exporting companies with continuous support from the proposal and planning phase all the way to the successful completion of the export contract and implementation and beyond – including the e-commerce channels.

Veronika Nikishina - General Director of the Russian Export Center

PАО Severstal
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PАО Severstal is one of the world’s most efficient metals and mining companies, working with customers and partners to create new products and integrated solutions from steel. Above 53.800 employees.

Share of high-value added steels in Severstal’s product portfolio is 45% (at the end of Q4 2021).

Severstal’s flagship plant – Cherepovets Steel Mill – is one of the world’s largest integrated and the most efficient steelworks (around 12 mln tonnes of finished steel capacity) with an excellent geographic location.

The majority shareholder and Chairman of Severstal is Alexey Mordashov, CEO is Alexander Shevelev.

In 2021, Severstal produced 11.6 mln tonnes of crude steel, reported revenue of $11.6 bln and EBITDA of $6 bln. Severstal is a global leader by EBITDA margin 51% in 2021.

Alexey Mordashov - Chairman of Severstal, Chief Executive Officer of Severgroup

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SIBUR is one of the world’s fastest-growing petrochemical players and Russia’s leading polymer and rubber manufacturer.

We supply the economy with essential products, leverage cutting-edge technologies to create new opportunities and invest in social infrastructure to provide a better quality of life for communities. Our growth is underpinned by cooperation, sharing of best practices, continuous improvement, progress towards ambitious goals and commitment to sustainable development.

The Company’s unique vertically integrated business model allows it to create highly competitive products consumed in a variety of industries across the globe, including agriculture, construction, food, pharmaceutical, healthcare and automotive industries

Mikhail Karisalov - Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, SIBUR LLC

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The Saint Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange (SPIMEX) was established in May 2008 on the initiative of President and the Government of the Russian Federation.

SPIMEX is the largest commodities exchange in Russia. The main markets in which it operates include: Refined Products, Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Timber, Mineral Fertilizers, Metals, etc. The Exchange is an effective channel for selling and buying real commodities at the market price. The Exchange’s derivatives market offers trading in cash settled futures for price indices of exchange-traded refined products and physically settled futures for refined products.

The generated price indices of the Exchange are used to monitor tariff, transfer pricing, and government procurement.

All major manufacturers and their distribution companies provide SPIMEX with information on OTC contracts made.

Based on the data on OTC contracts, SPIMEX calculates the National Price Index for exported crude oil. Components of the National Index will become a part of the basis for calculating the MET-oil starting 2025.

Igor Artemiev - President of the Saint Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange (SPIMEX)

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State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) is one of the largest oil companies in the region.

SOCAR is a state-owned company, vertically integrated across the whole oil and gas value chain, engaged in exploration, production, transportation, refining & chemicals production, marketing, fuel retail and gas distribution. SOCAR, together with its subsidies and joint ventures operates in more than 15 countries worldwide, successfully contributing to sustainable development and energy security in local, regional and international context by enhancing its glorious oil and gas heritage with advanced technology and competencies.

As per recently approved 2035 Corporate Strategy, SOCAR’s long-term vision is to become a state-of-the-art energy company by developing its operations through digitalization, innovation and energy transition.

Rovshan Najaf - President of SOCAR

Solar Group of Companies
Business Programme Partner

Solar Group of Companies, an architect of integrated cybersecurity, has been offering comprehensive solutions for business and government for more than 9 years. Solar protects more than 1,000 Russian organisations from key economic sectors including the fuel and energy complex, defense industry, mining, retail, transport, financial sector, telecom and others.

The key areas of activity are information security outsourcing, development of own products, training of information security specialists, analytics and research of cyber incidents. Solar develops its own solutions in network security, information leakage protection, access control, software security control, secure development and others. The company offers the services of Solar JSOC, Russia's largest commercial cyberattack counteraction centre.

Solar is developing Solar Cybermir, a platform for practicing cyber threat defense skills. The work of the Solar 4RAYS Cyber Threat Research Center is aimed at studying the tactics of cybercriminals. The analytical data obtained enrich the developments of the Cybersecurity Technology Center.

Igor Lyapunov - Senior Vice President of Rostelecom PJSC for Information Security, Founder, Member of the Board of Directors, CEO of Solar Group

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TMK is a leading supplier of steel piping, piping solutions and supporting services for different sectors of the economy. TMK produces threaded pipes, special pipes, pipeline systems and other products for the energy sector, chemical, mechanical engineering, construction and other sectors. The company also provides a wide range of services in relation to the selection of piping products and the custom development of new designs, as well as supporting services including warehousing and pipe repair. TMK is constantly uprading its scientific and technological skill base and is implementing advanced solutions with the support of its R&D centers. The company’s shares are listed on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

Sergey Chikalov - General Director, Tube Metallurgical Company (TMK)