Ilim Group Names Vladimir Tuzov as VP, Strategy and Product Management

Vladimir Tuzov

Sept. 5, 2013 - Ilim Group has appointed Vladimir Tuzov as Vice-President, Strategy and Product Management.

Tuzov will be in charge of future strategic planning of Ilim Group to capture the full value of the recent major investments in Bratsk and Koryazhma, as well as product management and its positioning in the market.

"Vladimir brings a wealth of knowledge from his more than 10 years of business development, consulting and strategic planning," said Franz Josef Marx, CEO of Ilim Group. "His diversified experience is invaluable to help shape our company's future."

Prior to joining Ilim, Tuzov held management positions in business development and strategy in several large manufacturing and consulting companies. Most recently he served as Leader for Strategy and Business Development functions for Honeywell.

Tuzov is a graduate from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University. He obtained a Master's degree in Industrial Management from Ecole Centrale Paris, France, and an MBA degree from the Wharton Business School, USA.

Ilim Group is one of the largest producers of pulp and paper in Russia. Headquartered in St. Petersburg, the company's business assets are located in the Leningrad, Arkhangelsk and Irkutsk Oblasts and account for more than 66% of the total pulp production in Russia and over 24% of the Russian board production. Ilim's total annual pulp and paper production volume is over 2.6 million tons. The company employs some 19,000 people. For further information about Ilim Group, visit www.ilimgroup.ru.

SOURCE: Ilim Group