Management

Marat Falyakhov, Executive Director

Date of birth: 10 April 1975.

In 1998, he graduated from the Kazan State Technological University with a degree in Engineering and Technology. In 2000, he graduated from the Volga Academy of Public Administration majoring in Financial Management in State and Municipal Administration. Mr Falyakhov holds a PhD in Chemistry.

2007–2008: Head of Development Department at SIBUR Synthetic Rubbers Division.

2009–2010: Chief Engineer at the Krasnoyarsk Synthetic Rubbers Plant.

2011–2015: Chief Engineer at Voronezhsintezkauchuk.

2015–2017: CEO of Voronezhsintezkauchuk.

2017–2020: Executive Director at BIAXPLEN In July 2020 he was appointed General Manager at BIAXPLEN.

Andrey Petrov, Director for Economics and Efficiency Management

Date of birth: 29 April 1985

Andrey graduated from the Moscow Banking School of the Central Bank of Russia and from the Moscow Academy for Industry and Finance and holds an MBA degree.

He has been working at SIBUR since 2010, including within its Internal Audit function. He has experience in executing organisational projects, such as the implementation of SIBUR’s production system and business processes re-engineering.

Before SIBUR, Andrey worked as an external auditor for Russian and global companies.

He is in charge of financial reporting and management accounting (including planning), personnel and business performance management, strategy, and development.

Alexander Kharkovsky, Director for Sales and Technical Service

Date of birth: 4 April 1976

Alexander holds two university degrees – one in Management as an engineering economist (Kuban State Technological University, Faculty of Economics) and one in Government Law (Kuban State Agrarian University, Faculty of Law). Alexander has spent 23 years at Mars, working his way up from a sales manager to Global Distributor Services Director. In July 2021, Alexander Kharkovsky was appointed Director for Sales and Technical Service at BIAXPLEN.

Alla Potapova, Chief Operating Officer

Date of birth: 16 January 1976

Alla graduated from the Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics in 1998 with a degree in Economics and Enterprise Management.

She joined SIBUR in 2008.

2010–2012 – Head of Hydrocarbons Supply, Commercial Office, Hydrocarbons Division

2012–2013 – Manager, Hydrocarbons Division

2013–2014 – Head of Strategic Feedstock Supply

2014–2016 – Head of Hydrocarbons Division

2016–2017 – Head of Feedstock Supply and Operational Control

2017–2019 – Director for Feedstock Supply and Operational Control

2019–2020 – Director for Supply Chain Management

2020–2021 – Head of Supply Chain Management

July 2021 – present – Chief Operating Officer, BIAXPLEN

Date of birth: 3 April 1972

Vladimir graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Kursk State Technical University in 1996 with a degree in Metalworking Machinery and Tools.

His experience in production management spans over 15 years. Vladimir started his career as a maintenance officer before being put in charge of production nine years later.

Before SIBUR, Vladimir Kushnerev supervised production at a number of major Russian companies, managing to increase production volumes, implement unified procedures, successfully optimise costs and set up new operations.

Maxim Sosunov, Chief Engineer

Date of birth: 23 April 1981

Maxim holds two university degrees. He graduated from Boris Yeltsin Ural Federal University in Yekaterinburg with the degree of Engineer in Metallurgical Machinery and Equipment and from Ural State University of Economics in Yekaterinburg, majoring in National and World Economics. Maxim worked his way up from repair technician to Chief Engineer and Director for Repairs and Maintenance. His career spans work at Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant, Mechel Group, Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant, ChelPipe, and VSMPO-AVISMA.

On 23 May 2021, Maxim Sosunov assumed the position of Chief Engineer at BIAXPLEN.

Natalya Kotlyarova, HR Director

Date of birth: 23 August 1985

Natalya graduated from Moscow Pedagogical State University with a degree in Pedagogy and Psychology.

She joined SIBUR in 2013 and has worked her way up from Senior HR Management Expert to HR Director at SIBUR International.

Natalya focuses on ambitious tasks aimed at improving the existing procedures for talent identification and development, succession planning, and HR processes.

Alexander Teryushov, Head of Supply Chain, Logistics, Customer Service

Date of birth: 4 May 1988

Alexander holds two university degrees – one as an Information Systems and Technologies Engineer from Moscow Aviation Institute and one in Strategic Management in Logistics (Supply Chains) from the Higher School of Economics (an MA in Management). His work experience spans over 10 years.

Prior to SIBUR, Alexander held senior logistics and supply chain management positions at global logistics and FMCG companies.

He joined SIBUR in June 2019 and is responsible for supply chain management, logistics and customer service at BIAXPLEN.

Ivan Salin, Head of Health, Safety and Environment

Date of birth: 1 May 1984

In 2006, Ivan graduated from Birsk State Social and Pedagogical Academy, majoring in Foreign Languages, and in 2015 from Ufa State Petroleum Technological University, majoring in Economics and Enterprise Management.

He worked his way up from occupational safety engineer to Head of HSE. In 2018–2021, he worked for Ferrero Russia

In January 2021, Ivan assumed the position of Head of HSE at BIAXPLEN.

Alexey Gich, Head of Sales in Russia and the CIS

Date of birth: 30 April 1973

Alexey holds two university degrees. In 1994, he graduated from Military Institute of Physical Culture, and in 2004 from Moscow International Higher Business School MIRBIS with a degree in Economics, majoring in Finance and Credit.

Prior to joining SIBUR in 2012, Alexey held senior positions at several private companies.

In 2018, he joined the BIAXPLEN team.

Alexey Gich oversees sales in Russia and the CIS.