OREANDA-NEWS. PJSC ALROSA, the world leader in diamond mining, has announced the appointment of Elena Gangalo as the Company Vice President.

Elena Gangalo will supervise the Company’s financial and economic policy and concentrate on the improvement of ALROSA Group’s operational efficiency, cost optimization for large-scale investment projects, and development of long-range planning programs.

Ms Gangalo’s professional experience, including her work in government agencies, will boost ALROSA’s economic unit to raise the Company’s profitability and strengthen its leading market position.

In 1993–2008, Elena Gangalo, Honored Economist of the Russian Federation, worked for government agencies and non-governmental organizations, including the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation (Minprirody of Russia). In 2008–2011, she was a Deputy Director of the Department of Economy and Finance at the Minprirody of Russia. Since July 2011, she was a Deputy Head of the Federal Service on Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring. From September 9, 2015, until her new appointment, she was a Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.