Vladimir Razumov was born in 1944 in the Saratov Region and has been with SIBUR since 1999. He was Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of SIBUR Holding since 2016 and a member of the Board of Directors of SIBUR Holding since 2013. He was also a member of the Management Board of OOO SIBUR.
In 1967, Vladimir graduated from the Voronezh Technological Institute with a degree in Chemical Machinery and Equipment, in 1980 – from the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics with a degree in Industrial Procurement Planning, and in 1989 – from the Academy of National Economy under the USSR Council of Ministers with a degree in Economics and Management of the National Economy.
Vladimir began his career as a mechanic at the Voronezh Synthetic Rubber Plant, where he subsequently held various positions as a design engineer, shop manager, and deputy CEO after graduation. Later on, he was CEO of the Volga Synthetic Rubber Plant, and Head of the Main Committee and Deputy Minister of the USSR Ministry of the Chemical and Oil Processing Industry.
Together with a group of fellows, Vladimir Razumov stood at the origins of SUBUR. “The idea of building a petrochemical facility in Western Siberia goes back to the Soviet era, but then the project never got a green light. Later on, it was revisited and revised by SIBUR, with a focus on the same core goals: launching polymer production capacities for materials enjoying strong market demand, and pursuing sustainable and responsible use of hydrocarbon resources,” says Vladimir.
He was an active contributor to many of the Company’s projects, including the development of a production cluster in Tobolsk, the launch of TPE-50 facility at Voronezhsintezkauchuk, and the programme for social development of Tobolsk.
During his career, he received multiple accolades, including the Order of the Red Banner of Labour, Medal of the Order of Service to the Motherland of the 2nd Class, title of the Merited Chemist of the Russian Federation, title of the Laureate of the Russian Government Award in Science and Technology, and badge of the Honoured Oil and Gas Industry Worker of the Tyumen Region.
Outside of work, Vladimir enjoyed sports and social activities. As a long-term basketball player and lover of the game, which is his favourite, he was a member of the Council of the VTB United League. Over the recent few years, he has also been actively involved in operations of the Russian Chemists Union as its Vice President.
Aged 78 died suddenly whilst on a business trip on 27 May 2021. The death took place at Voronezhsintezkauchuk, the company he devoted himself to for many years.