Chief Executive

Vitaly Nesis has served as Polymetal’s CEO since 2003 and has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since 2004.

During 2002-2003 he was a CEO of “Vostsibugol”, a major coal-mining company based in Eastern Russia. Prior to that since 2001 he headed the Investment Planning department at SUAL-Holding. In 2000, Vitaly Nesis was responsible for the strategic development at the Ulyanovsk Auto Plant serving as a director there. From 1997 to 1999 he worked as an analyst at Merrill Lynch investment bank in New York, and from 1999 to 2000 as an analyst at McKinsey’s Moscow office.

In 1997 Mr. Nesis graduated from Yale University, New Haven, USA with a degree in Economics.