Moscow, 15 January 2014. Pavel Lyakhovich was appointed Managing Director and Head of SIBUR’s Plastics and Organic Synthesis Products Division, effectivefrom 15 January 2014.
Prior to this appointment, he served as Director of SIBUR's Plastics and Organic Synthesis Products Division in charge of the ethylene and styrene business.
Mr Lyakhovich succeeded Sergey Merzlyakov, who had decided to pursue his career outside the company.
Mr Lyakhovich was also elected to OOO SIBUR's Management Board, while Mr Merzlyakov resigned from the Board.
Lead by Mr Merzlyakov, the company's Plastics and Organic Synthesis Products division has carried out substantial work to strengthen SIBUR's market position and increase production efficiency. Under his leadership, the Division made several successful acquisitions, constructed two expandable polystyrene production lines in Perm, and launched a new BOPP-film production facility in Tomsk. Currently, SIBUR continues to execute several major investment projects in an effort to further modernize production and enhance competitiveness of this business segment.
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Pavel Lyakhovich was born on 19 October 1970 in Leningrad. He graduated from Leningrad Shipbuilding Institute with degrees in Marine Machinery and Marketing. Prior to joining SIBUR, he held a position of CEO at Research and Production Association Reaktiv. Since 2011, Mr Lyakhovich was Deputy Director for Marketing and Sales at SIBUR's Plastics and Organic Synthesis Division and since 2012, Director of SIBUR's Plastics and Organic Synthesis Division.
Sergey Merzlyakov was born on 25 September 1971 in Tyumen. In 1993, he graduated from Tyumen Industrial Institute with a degree in Engineering Systems Automatic Control and Management and in 1997 obtained a degree in Finance from Samara Academy of Economics. He also holds a PhD in Economics. Until 1993, Mr Merzlyakov worked in private companies; in 1994–2002, he held the positions of Director, President, and CEO at Roza Mira, a Samara-based company. In 2002–2006, Mr Merzlyakov was First Deputy CEO and CEO at SIBUR-Khimprom in Perm. In 2006, he was appointed CEO of Tomskneftekhim. Since December 2006, he held the post of Vice President and Head of the Plastics and Organic Synthesis Division and since January 2012, the post of Managing Director and Head of the Plastics and Organic Synthesis Division.
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