OREANDA-NEWS. On October 21, 2008 The Board of Directors of MMC Norilsk Nickel (MMC Norilsk Nickel or the Company) introduced Oleg Pivovarchuk into the Management Board as the First Deputy General Director, reported the press-centre of Norilsk Nickel.

The Board of Directors highly appreciated professional merits and wide experience of Oleg Pivovarchuk and unanimously supported MMC Norilsk Nickel managements initiative.

As the First Deputy General Director Oleg Pivovarchuk will supervise the Companys external economic activities.

Pivovarchuk .. owns no shares or options for the acquisition of shares in MMC Norilsk Nickel, its subsidiaries or dependent companies.

Im grateful to MMC Norilsk Nickels management for the confidence given to me and I hope that my knowledge and experience will positively contribute to the Companys development and to overcoming successfully the difficulties the Russian economy is now facing,   said Oleg Pivovarchuk.

Pivovarchuk Oleg Modestovich
Born in 1953.

In 1975 graduated from Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys with the qualification engineer-metallurgist, in 1992 graduated from the Russian Academy of Foreign Trade with the qualification economist.

Worked in Foreign Trade Association Metallurgimport (the Ministry of Foreign Trade, the Ministry of External Economic Relations of the USSR), occupied positions of Deputy General Director of MC Dinamo, Deputy Director for External Economic Activities of OJSC AvtoVAZ,  Executive Director of Dinamo-Telecom.

Good command of English.