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Profiles

The Board comprises the following executive and non-executive directors who bring significant expertise and experience to the Group's operations and activities:

Executive

Dmitry Khilov

Chief Executive Officer

Dmitry Khilov graduated from the Moscow Institute of Finance in 1980. He has held senior positions at the Russian Ministry of Finance and at the World Bank, and was a member of the Board of Tokobank. From 1998 to 2000 he was Deputy Chairman of Russia's Federal Commission for Securities Markets. From 1995 to 2009 he held senior positions in the United Financial Group (UFG), latterly as Managing Director of the Private Equity Division of UFG Asset Management. He joined Trans-Siberian Gold in July 2009.

Simon Olsen

Finance Director & Company Secretary

Simon Olsen qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Thomson McLintock, London, after graduating with a law degree from Oxford University. After 13 years in various senior financial and administrative roles with the Maersk shipping and industrial group in London, Jakarta and Manila, he spent four years with Sierra Rutile, latterly as Chief Financial Officer and six years as Company Secretary of Navan Mining plc. He was appointed as the Company's Finance Director in 2004 and will step down from the Board at the Annual General Meeting on 29 June 2017.

Non-Executive

Charles Ryan

Chairman

Charles Ryan is a graduate of Harvard University. He was an Associate and Principal Banker with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, before becoming a founder director of UFG. After UFG sold its investment banking business to Deutsche Bank in 2006, he spent two years as Chief Country Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank in Russia, stepping down in October 2008 to become Chairman of UFG Asset Management. He is also a general partner with Almaz Capital and a director of PGI Group plc, Yandex N.V., Limitless Mobile Limited, Preferred Sands, Acumatica and serves on the Harvard Global Advisory Council and Capital International Inc. Advisory Board.

Peter Burnell

Peter Burnell was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford University. He spent most of his business career as a senior executive and director of Anglo American Corporation of South Africa and Minorco SA. He was Chairman of Black Rock Latin American Investment Trust plc until March 2017.

Robert Sasson

Robert Sasson graduated from Exeter University with a degree in Russian Studies and International Government. He worked for Phibro Salomon before serving as the head of the St Petersburg office of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development from 1993. Prior to joining UFG Asset Management in 2009, he spent three years with a leading US hedge fund on private equity transactions in Russia and Ukraine.