Management

Yury Gilts
CEO of Volga Shipping Company JSC
Yury Gilts
CEO of Volga Shipping Company JSC

Yury Gilts was born in 1968.

Graduated from Saint-Petersburg University of Economics and Finances.

Between 1995 and 2001 – Murmansk Shipping Company OJSC.

Between 2001 and 2003 – First Deputy to Director General of Northern Shipping Company OJSC.

For over a decade, Yury Gilts was holding leading positions at FESCO Transportation Group. Was involved in management of Rail Garant and RusTransCom groups’ railway assets.

From August 2017 – Managing Director of North-Western Shipping Company PJSC.

Between April 2019 and July 2021 – Managing Director of Volga Shipping Company JSC.

In July 2021, was appointed as CEO of Volga Shipping Company JSC.

 

 

 

Andrey Rybakin
Director for Operations
Andrey Rybakin
Director for Operations

Andrey Rybakin was born in 1975.

In 1998, graduated from Volga State Academy of Water Transport with specialization in organization of transportation and management of water transport.

Following the graduation, joined Volga Shipping Company JSC as a control engineer. Between 1999 and 2004 – engaged in management of international transportation.

Between 2005 and 2012 – employed by foreign companies. Between 2012 and 2018 – Director, V.F.Tanker LLC. Between 2018 and September – Director for Operation of Oil Tanker Fleet, Volga Shipping Company JSC.

In September 2020, was appointed as Director for Operations, Volga Shipping Company JSC.

Igor Aleshkin
Commercial Director
Igor Aleshkin
Commercial Director

Igor Aleshkin was born in 1977.

In 1999, graduated from Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy. Specialization – engineer for organization of transportation and management of water transport.

Between 1999 and 2003 – employed by a variety of companies. Between 2003 and 2010 – head of a separate subdivision at Independent Transport Company LLC. Between 2010 and 2017 - head of a separate subdivision at Universal Forwarder LLC.

Between 2017 and 2020 – Deputy Commercial Director, North-Western Shipping Company PJSC.

From October 2020 - Commercial Director, Volga Shipping Company JSC.

Oleg Abukin
Director, Safety of Shipping
Oleg Abukin
Director, Safety of Shipping

Oleg Abukin was born in 1974.

In 1997, he graduated from Volga State Water Transport Academy with specialization in Navigation on Sea Routes. In 1998, graduated from Nizhny Novgorod Law Institute of RF Interior Ministry with specialization in Legal Studies.

Oleg Abukin began his career in 1994 as a motorman on the vessels of Volga Shipping Company. For 11 years he climbed up the professional advancement ladder. His job history continued at North-Western Shipping Company with a Master as the latest position on ships.

In 2012, Oleg Abukin worked at the Volga Department for State Marine and River supervision of the Federal Agency for Transport Supervision as the Head of the Department — Chief State Inspector.

From July 2021, holds a position of a Director for Safety of Navigation at Volga Shipping Company JSC.

Denis Samsikov
Director for Operation with Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Companies
Denis Samsikov
Director for Operation with Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Companies

Denis Samsikov was born in 1973.

Has a vast experience of holding top positions within NLMK. Between 2015 and September 2020 – Executive Director, Okskya Shipyard JSC.

From October 2020 - Director for Operation with Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Companies, Volga Shipping Company JSC.

Tayana Yefremova
HR Director
Tayana Yefremova
HR Director

Tayana Yefremova was born in 1980.

In 2002, graduated from Barnaul State Pedagogical University with specialization in psychology.

In 2020, obtained ЕMBA diploma at Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. Besides, has diplomas of German administration schools.

In 2002-2006, began her career as a recruitment consultant, used to head the recruitment department at an employment agency.

Between 2006 and 2009 – head of HR Department and Quality Control Department at engineering company AltayBusinessManagement. 

Between 2010 and 2015, was in charge of personnel management at several business units of RUSAGRO.

Between 2015 and November 2019 – Deputy General Director, HR Director at chemical corporation Tolyattiazot.

From November 2019 - HR Director, Volga Shipping Company JSC.

Rustem Galeyev
Administrative Director
Rustem Galeyev
Administrative Director

Rustem Galeyev was born in 1970.

In 1993, graduated from Volga State Academy of Water Transport with specialization in ships’ electric & automation systems. In 2004, underwent professional retraining at the Academy of National Economy of the Russian Federation Government​ with specialization in marketing management. In 2010, had a course of advanced studies at Moscow Academy of State and Municipal Management under the programme of info-analytic techniques and measures to support executive decision-making.   

Between 1993 and 1995, was working on foreign shipping vessels of Volga Shipping Company. Between 1995 and 2000, was working at Volga Customs Department. Between 2000 and 2009 – Customs Specialist at Legal Department of Volga Shipping Company.

Between 2009 and 2014 – Deputy Director of RF Transport Ministry’s Department of State Policy for Marine and River Transport. In 2014, was appointed as Deputy Director for Administrative Affairs and Public Relations at Volga Shipping Company.

From 2016 - Administrative Director, Volga Shipping Company JSC.

Vadim Gushchin
Director for Economics and Finance
Vadim Gushchin
Director for Economics and Finance

Vadim Gushchin was born in 1968.

In 1992, graduated from Radiophysics Facility of Gorky State University. In 1998, graduated with honors from Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration with specialization in finance and credit. In 2019, obtained master's degree in business administration at National Research University Higher School of Economics.

Has been with the holding from 2001. Positions: Director for Economics and Finance at Volga Shipping Company JSC, Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC, V.F.Tanker.

From September 2018 - Director for Economics and Finance,  Volga Shipping Company JSC.

Tatyana Morozova
Director for Legal Support
Tatyana Morozova
Director for Legal Support

Tatyana Morozova was born in 1976.

Graduated with honors from Volga State University of Water Transport with specialization in law. Completed professional retraining at Nizhny Novgorod State University of Linguistics named after N.A.Dobrolyubov and Saint-Petersburg State University. 

Between 2000 and 2007 - Legal Advisor and Deputy Head of Legal Support Office, Volga Shipping Company OJSC.

In October 2007, joined North-Western Shipping Company OJSC. From 2010 – Head of the company’s Legal Support Office.

From July 2020 - Director for Legal Support, Volga Shipping Company JSC.

Vitaly Kozichenko
Director for Operational Efficiency
Vitaly Kozichenko
Director for Operational Efficiency

Vitaly Kozichenko was born in 1981.

Graduated from Rostov State Economic University with specialization in finance and credit. Has a degree of Translator/Interpreter of European languages (English, German, Spanish) as well as the following certificates: Lean Production, Six Sigma, Quality Management System (ISO 19011:2011, ISO 9001:2008), “Process Mining Analysis”.

Vitaly Kozichenko embarked upon a career at Sberbank in 2004 where he was working until 2011. Has over a decade of experience in introduction of operational efficiency and lean production methods in Sberbank, Philip Morris, Rosatom.

From 2017, was working at Management Consulting Department of KPMG being involved in large metal and transport industry projects as well as in clothing manufacture.

​From August 2020 – Director for Operational Efficiency, Volga Shipping Company JSC.

Vladislav Lyakh
Procurement Director
Vladislav Lyakh
Procurement Director

Vladislav Lyakh was born in 1982.

In 2004, graduated from the Faculty of Engineering at Peter the Great Military Academy of SMF with specialization in electronics and computer technologies, systems and networks. In 2008, graduated from the Russian Academy for Foreign Trade with specialization in global economy under New Leaders of Evraz programme. In 2016, graduated from Skolkovo Business School with specialization in organization management and competitive growth.

Vladislav Lyakh embarked upon a career as a procurement specialist at Evraz Group having proceeded to the position of the Ore Division Procurement Head.

Between 2016 and 2019 - Head of Department on Introduction of Category Management, involved in successful transformation of procurement services within major holdings including PhosAgro, Norilsk Nickel, Polyus Zoloto, Kazakhstan Railway, Alrosa.

Between 2019 and 2020, was supervising procurement at Airports of Regions’ Technical Directorate.

From June 2020 – Procurement Director, Volga Shipping Company JSC.

Aleksandr Khlyustov
Technical Director
Aleksandr Khlyustov
Technical Director

Aleksandr Khlyustov was born in 1965.

In 1985, he finished Gorky River School named after I. P. Kulibin with specialization in Operation of Ship Propulsion Plants, in 1994 — graduated from Gorky Institute of Water Transport Engineering with specialization in Ship Engines and Mechanisms.

Having finished the River School, Aleksandr Khlyustov started working as an engine man / wheel man on Volga-Don 131 at Gorodets Ship Repair Plant. Between 1985 and 1992 — was working at Pamat’ Parizhskoy Kommuny ship repair plant as an engine man / wheel man, third and second assistant engineer on passenger ships. Then, till 2002, his carrier developed at Volgotanker OJSC with the latest position as a senior engineer. Between 2002 and 2006 — training mechanic at v. F. Tanker LLC. Further employment — head of the company’s repair point, between 2013 and 2018 — Technical Director of v. F. Tanker LLC.

In 2019, appointed as Head of Oil Fleet Technical Management at Volga Shipping Company.

From 1 July 2021 — Technical Director of Volga Shipping Company JSC.

Sergey Gromov
IT Director
Sergey Gromov
IT Director

Sergey Gromov was born in 1975.

In 1999, graduated from Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University with specialization in applied mathematics and informatics.

Has been working in the shipping industry for over 20 years. Having finished Nizhny Novgorod River Command College with honors was servicing as a radio officer onboard a passenger ship throughout the navigation season of 1994. Returned to water transport in early 2000-s and took the helm of Volga-Flot IT Service in 2001. In 2008, completed a course of retraining in logistics and supply chain management. In 2018, awarded with a Certificate of Acknowledgement from RF Transport Minister for many years of commitment to transport sector.

From December 2020 – IT Director, Volga Shipping Company JSC.

Aleksandr Pivovarov
Director for Digital Transformation
Aleksandr Pivovarov
Director for Digital Transformation

Aleksandr Pivovarov was born in 1992.

In 2013, he graduated from Moscow Power Engineering Institute with specialization in Power Supply to Enterprises. In 2015, received a Master’s Degree in Management of Innovative Projects at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

Aleksandr Pivovarov’s carrier began at the Innovations Department of United Machine Works (OMZ Group). He participated in creation and development of an accelerator and other innovation management instruments at MTS. He used to invest in startups of various stages within the Larnabel venture fund.

Later on, Aleksandr Pivovarov held a position of Deputy Director for Strategy at TransContainer, then — External Consultant under projects on development of digital products and ecosystems of companies listed among RBC 500.

On July 2021, was appointed as Director for Digital Transformation at Volga Shipping Company JSC.