People: CTC Media Inc (CTCM.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Angelo Codignoni

66 2011 Independent Co-Chairman of the Board

Natasha Tsukanova

2015 Co-Chairman of the Board

Yuliana Slashcheva

39 2013 Chief Executive Officer

Stanislav Ploschenko

2015 Chief Financial Officer

Oleg Kuzmin

36 2014 Chief Strategic Communications Officer

Yulia Moskvitina

41 2008 Chief Commercial Officer

Sergey Petrov

42 2009 Chief Broadcasting Officer, Chief Infrastructure Officer

Kaj Gradevik

44 2015 Director

Jean-Pierre Morel

63 2013 Director

Alexander Pentya

28 2013 Director

Timur Weinstein

40 2013 Director

Tamjid Basunia

70 2006 Independent Director

Irina Gofman

44 2008 Independent Director

Werner Klatten

69 2006 Independent Director

Irina Faritova

2013 Head of Investor Relations Division

Biographies

Name Description

Angelo Codignoni

Mr. Angelo Codignoni is Independent Co-Chairman of the Board at CTC Media Inc. Mr. Codignoni has almost 30 years of experience in television, media and advertising, including the creation and management of television networks in Europe and Asia. From 1996 to 2006, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of EUROSPORT SA, Europe's largest sports television network. Mr. Codignoni currently serves on the boards of directors of several privately-held companies, including CJSC "ABR Management". We believe Mr. Codignoni's qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his extensive experience in the media and television industries, including his executive leadership and management experience as CEO of a major media company. Mr. Codignoni graduated with a degree in economics from Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy.

Natasha Tsukanova

Ms. Natasha Tsukanova has served as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of CTC Media, Inc since March 5, 2015. She is the Managing Director of XENON, the Moscow-based financial advisory firm that she founded in 2009 after a distinguished career at J.P. Morgan, including latterly as Head of Investment Banking for Russia / CIS. Natasha has played a leading role in structuring a number of the highest profile emerging markets transactions, including the IPOs of Rosneft and Eurasia Drilling Company; the restructuring of the Russian electric power industry; the privatization of RAO UES; ONGC's acquisition of a stake in the Sakhalin-1 off -shore development; and the acquisition of a 50% stake in the Etinde oil and gas concession in Cameroon by a consortium of LUKOIL and New Age. Natasha and XENON won Finance Monthly’s 2012 Deal Maker of the Year Award for Russia for bringing together an international consortium of private equity investors to acquire a 26.43% stake in Russian power producer OJSC ENEL OGK-5. Natasha is also a member of the Executive Board of Kerogen Capital, the Asia-based $1bn oil and gas private equity fund. She graduated in Economics from Moscow State University, is a Harvard scholar and holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Yuliana Slashcheva

Ms. Yuliana Slashcheva has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of CTC Media, Inc., effective August 1, 2013. Previously, Ms. Slashcheva was the President and CEO of Mikhail & Partners agency, Russia's largest domestic strategic communications company. Having first joined Mikhail & Partners in 1994, Ms. Slashcheva was responsible for the planning and implementation of a wide range of large-scale international projects. Ms. Slashcheva was a Partner at BBDO Marketing between 2004 and 2005, prior to which she was a board member and Corporate Communications Director of Russian energy investment company ESN Group, and Deputy General Director of Russian regional energy distribution company Kolenergo, between 2001 and 2004. Ms. Slashcheva was ranked as one of the top 20 most influential businesswomen in Russia by Kompania magazine in 2013. She was the top ranked manager of a communications company by Kariera magazine in 2012, and won the 7th Annual National Media Manager of Russia Award in 2007. Ms. Slashcheva graduated with a degree in Marketing, Economics and Management from the Moscow Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Stanislav Ploschenko

Stanislav Ploschenko is Chief Financial Officer of Company., effective January 24, 2015. Stanislav Ploschenko was most recently SVP for Finance at global mining and metals company Mechel. He joined Mechel in 2006, after having worked as head of the metals and mining division at Commerzbank (Eurasia). Mr. Ploschenko started his career as an auditor with Bank’s Audit Service ZAO. Mr. Ploschenko graduated from the Russian State Academy of Finance, specializing in International Economic Relations. He also received an MSc in International Securities, Investment & Banking from the ISMA Centre, University of Reading, and a BA (Hons) in International Finance and Trade from the University of Portsmouth. He speaks Russian, English, German and Spanish.

Oleg Kuzmin

Mr. Oleg Kuzmin is Chief Strategic Communications Officer of the Company. Earlier, Oleg Kuzmin headed communications and marketing projects in different sectors of the economy from heavy industry to media and sports. Mr. Kuzmin was Vice President of Corporate Communications at EVRAZ, the international steel and mining company, and before that he was a member of the Management Board and Director for Corporate Affairs at INTERPIPE, the pipe and wheel company. Earlier, Mr. Kuzmin headed the Department for External Relations and Communications at the EUROCEMENT group and held senior positions at Ogilvy Public Relations, a public relations agency. He graduated from the department of political science of the faculty of law at PSU and obtained an Executive MBA degree at the Moscow International Higher Business School MIRBIS. Mr. Kuzmin also has a degree in political science from Umea University (Sweden), a degree in political science and public relations from Central European University, and a degree from Baltic University (Finland) in sustainable development of the region. He is an active participant in a professional association, and also a full member of the European Association of Communication Directors. In 2006 and 2007, he was recognized as the best corporate communications director in the sphere of construction, according to Kommersant newspaper.

Yulia Moskvitina

Ms. Yulia Moskvitina is Chief Commercial Officer of CTC Media Inc. She has also served as the Head of our EvereST-S sales house since September 2010. Ms. Moskvitina joined CTC Media in May 1999 as an Advertising Consultant. From January to May 2000, Ms. Moskvitina worked as a Commercial Manager, then as Head of Sales Division, and from 2002 to 2005 headed the Key Accounts Division. From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Moskvitina served as Director of Sales Department. Ms. Moskvitina graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Sergey Petrov

Mr. Sergey Petrov is Chief Broadcasting Officer, Chief Infrastructure Officer of CTC Media, Inc. He joined CTC Media in 1998 and was appointed General Director of our Television Station Groups in March 2006, Chief Infrastructure Officer in November 2008, and Chief Broadcasting Officer in November 2009. Mr. Petrov has served as a director of our subsidiary EvereST-S since August 2010, and of our subsidiary CTC Network since October 2010. He also serves as General Director of our CTC Moscow station. He previously held a number of positions with us, including Director of the CTC Sales Department from 2000 until March 2006 and Director of CTC Distribution from 1999 through 2000.

Kaj Gradevik

Mr. Kaj Gradevik has served as Member of the Board of Directors of CTC Media Inc since March 5, 2015. He previously was Member of the Company's Board from July 2002 until December 17, 2009. He manages his own financial advisory and consultancy firm and previously worked as Vice President and Head of M&A for TeliaSonera from 2010 until 2011. He joined MTG in May 2001 as Business Development Manager and is currently its Head of Business Development. Prior to joining MTG, he was an Investment Manager at Spray Ventures, a Swedish venture capital firm focusing on the information technology sector. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Gradevik worked as an Investment Banker at Merrill Lynch in London, specializing in mergers and acquisitions in the emerging markets. He also previously worked as a Diplomat for the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and holds a degree of Master of Political Sciences from Uppsala University. Mr. Gradevik also serves as a Member of the Supervisory Board of FTV Prima Holding and as a Director of Balkan Media Group Ltd.

Jean-Pierre Morel

Mr. Jean-Pierre Morel is Director of CTC Media Inc. Mr. Morel is a partner at EKWATA Consulting and Acceleration, Ltd. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Morel was deputy general manager at TF1. From 1997 to 2007, he was chief financial officer and general manager for finance administration and information technology at TF1 Publicité. From 1990 to 2007, he was deputy general manager and chief financial officer at TF1. Mr. Morel served on the board of directors of TF1 Video and TF1 Enterprise, Teleshopping from 1992 to 2005 and was a director at e-TF1 from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Morel was chairman of the board of directors of EuroSport from 1993 to 2000. Prior to that, he was chief financial officer of ETDE. Mr. Morel holds a MBA from ESCP Europe (Paris). He is also a chartered accountant and holds a degree from the Kellogg School of Management. We believe Mr. Morel's qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his extensive experience in the media and television industries, including his executive leadership and management experience as CFO of a major media company.

Alexander Pentya

Mr. Alexander Pentya has been Member of the Board of Directors at CTC Media Inc since November 6, 2013. He has served since 2012 as Vice President and Head of the Management Reporting and Investment Projects department at ABR Management, the corporate management company for the Bank Rossiya group. He has served as an observer to the Board of Directors of CTC Media since 2011. Mr. Pentya joined the Bank Rossiya group in 2008, holding several positions in the finance department, including head of the subsidiaries affairs department. He worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Pentya graduated from the St. Petersburg State University Faculty of Economics. We believe Mr. Pentya's qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his extensive experience in company finance and audit capacities, as well as his familiarity with our business and industry.

Timur Weinstein

Mr. Timur Weinstein is Director of CTC Media, Inc. Mr. Weinstein is a shareholder and chairman of the board of directors of WeiT Media, a production company he founded in 2009. WeiT Media became strategic partners with Endemol, an international television production and distribution company, in 2010. Endemol now owns 51% of WeiT Media. Mr. Weinstein has been a producer of the Russian National Cinema Award Nika since 2000. Between 2000 and 2006 Mr. Weinstein was a shareholder and general producer of Lean-M Company, one of Russia's top production companies, which he founded. Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI) acquired a controlling share of Lean-M Company in 2006, the first joint venture between a major international television company and a Russian production company. SPTI purchased Mr. Weinstein's share of Lean-M Company in 2009. Mr. Weinstein graduated from Azerbaijan State Medical University in 1996 with a degree in psychiatry and from the Russian Institute of TV Workers in 1998 with a degree in TV directing. He is a member of the Russian Academy of Television, the Russian Academy of Cinematographic Art, and the Russian Producers Association. We believe Mr. Weinstein's qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his extensive experience in the media and television industries, including his leadership and experience in television production in Russia.

Tamjid Basunia

Mr. Tamjid Basunia is an Independent Director of CTC Media Inc. Mr. Basunia was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P. for more than 20 years until his retirement in December 2005, working in London, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and, for 11 years, the Russian Federation. Mr. Basunia has worked in audit and business advisory roles for banks and other financial institutions, assisting on a variety of issues such as strategy, profitability reviews, risk management and human resource policies. His role at PricewaterhouseCoopers included serving as chairman of the supervisory board for Eastern European operations and as chairman of the audit committee for more than ten years. Mr. Basunia was also chairman of the regulatory group established by the principal international accounting firms in the Russian Federation. Mr. Basunia is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Since July 1, 2008, Mr. Basunia has served as a non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Promsvyaz Bank, a privately owned bank in Russia. We believe Mr. Basunia's qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his extensive experience at a major accounting firm and his significant financial expertise, as well as his experience providing audit and business advisory services, particularly in Russia.

Irina Gofman

Dr. Irina Gofman is Independent Director of CTC Media, Inc. Ms. Gofman has served as CEO of MTG-Russia and CIS since 2008 and is employed by an affiliate of MTG Russia. Prior to joining MTG, Ms. Gofman served as managing partner (media) of ESN Group, a Moscow-based investment and management company. Before joining ESN Group, Ms. Gofman was chief executive officer of Rambler Media Group, a Moscow-based internet media and services group, from 2004 to 2007. During her time at Rambler Media Group, Ms. Gofman led that company's initial public offering and listing on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange. Before joining Rambler Media Group, Ms. Gofman worked as chief operating officer of the DTV Russian television network from 2002 to 2004. We acquired the DTV network from an affiliate of MTG Russia in April 2008. Ms. Gofman has a Ph.D. in Philology from Moscow State University and an MBA from Babson College. We believe Ms. Gofman's qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include her experience in the media and television industries and her understanding of the Russian market.

Werner Klatten

Mr. Werner E. Klatten is an Independent Director of CTC Media, Inc. Mr. Klatten is currently chairman of the supervisory board of Deutsche Sporthilfe, a member of the supervisory board of MAMA AG, vice chairman of the supervisory board of Constantin Medien AG, a German publicly traded media and marketing company focused on sports and entertainment. From September 2001 until August 2008 Mr. Klatten was Chief Executive Officer and chairman of the management board of Constantin Medien AG. Early in his career, Mr. Klatten joined Martin Brinkmann AG in 1977 as senior legal advisor. In 1984, he was appointed to the board of directors of Martin Brinkmann, where he was responsible for marketing and one year later became chairman of that board of directors. In 1988, Mr. Klatten moved to become chief executive officer of the television channel Sat. 1. In 1994, he moved to Spiegel-Verlag as management executive in charge of markets and revenue. Ultimately, he assumed management of Spiegel TV and, in September 2000, he became the chairman of the board of directors of SpiegelNet AG. Mr. Klatten studied jurisprudence and began his career practicing law in Hamburg, Germany. We believe Mr. Klatten's qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his experience as a director of a German publicly held media company and his past executive leadership and management experience at other media companies.

Irina Faritova

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