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


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.


Charles Ryan


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.

Florian Fenner (aged 46)

Mr. Fenner joined UFG Asset Management as Managing Partner in July 2002. He is also responsible for the overall management of UFG's public markets funds business. From 2000 to 2002 he was the head of Unifund's Moscow office with responsibility for its Russia portfolio. From 1996, Mr. Fenner served as the Deputy Head of Research at Brunswick Brokerage, one of Russia's leading investment banks and, in 1997, he became the Russian Equity Portfolio Manager for Brunswick Capital Management. Before joining Brunswick Brokerage, he worked as an investment banker for Schroder Munchmeyer Hengst Co. in Frankfurt. Mr. Fenner is a CFA charterholder and has a degree in banking from Industrie- und Handelskammer in Frankfurt-am-Main.

Lou Naumovski (aged 60)

Mr. Naumovski has more than three decades of experience working in Russia, most recently as Vice President and General Director of the Moscow office of Kinross Gold Corporation. He also developed the business of Visa International, serving as Senior Vice President and General Manager Visa International Service Organisation, CEMEA region. Additionally, he served as Senior Banker and Head of Mission for the Russian Team of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development in Moscow. Mr. Naumovski has a BA (Honours) in Economics and Political Science from the University of Toronto and an MA in International Relations (specialised in Russian / Soviet affairs) from the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

Stewart Dickson (aged 39)

Mr. Dickson has recently been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of ASX listed Variscan Mines Limited and has a decade of investment banking experience. He was previously Managing Director and Head of Metals & Mining at Cantor Fitzgerald Europe in London, with responsibility for client coverage of public and private mining companies across precious metals and base metals, bulks, fertilizers and specialty metals. Prior to investment banking, Mr. Dickson served in the British Army as a commissioned officer and saw operational service overseas. He is a graduate of University College London and holds a MBA from Henley Business School.

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.