Ilim Group Appoints Alexander Pozdnyakov as Vice President - Director, Bratsk Branch

Alexander Pozdnyakov

Feb. 17, 2014 - Ilim Group has appointed Alexander Pozdnyakov as Vice-President - Director, Bratsk Branch, effective February 20th.

As a member of the first level team, Pozdnyakov will be in charge of management of Bratsk Mill, forest branch in Bratsk district and ramping-up of new softwood pulp line. He will report to Brett Mosley, Ilim Group Vice-President, Manufacturing.

Raisa Bouneeva, who currently holds the position of Bratsk Branch director, after transition will move to Ilim Group head-office in St. Petersburg to manage large capital projects.

"Alexander Pozdnyakov will be focused on the achievement of targeted production and financial results for our Bratsk branches, as well as on industrial safety and environmental protection. I wish both Alexander and Raisa every success in their new roles," said Franz Marx CEO of Ilim Group.

Pozdnyakov graduated from the Leningrad Technological Institute of the Pulp-and-Paper Industry, the St. Petersburg State Technical University of Plant Polymers and the Russian Government Academy of National Economy.

He started his professional career as a senior foreman at the Astrakhan Cardboard and Paper Mill in cardboard-and-paper shop. He went on to manage the board-and-paper shop, the corrugated containers shop, and the production and supervisory division at the Mill.

In 1999, Pozdnyakov was appointed Deputy General Director of Operations at Kotlas Pulp and Paper Mill and has served as Chief Managing Director of Kotlas Pulp and Paper Mill since 2003.

In July of 2007, Pozdnyakov was appointed Director of Koryazhma Branch of Ilim Group, and in October 2007, was appointed Ilim Group Vice-President, Managing Director Ilim West business unit.

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. To learn more, please visit: www.ilimgroup.ru.

SOURCE: Ilim Group