Saturday, January 28, 2012

Vladimir Lisin

Vladimir Lisin (born 7 May 1956 in Ivanovo) is a Russian steel tycoon. He is considered by Forbes magazine to be the richest man in Russia and 14th richest in the world. His estimated net worth is $24 billion.

Vladimir Lisin has been a member of the Board Directors of Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK) since 1996 and its chairman since 1998. Since 1993, he has served as a Board member of several leading Russian metal producers, including NLMK, MMK and Sayansk and Novokuznetsk Aluminium Plants. He previously worked as Deputy Chief Engineer and as Deputy General Director of the Karaganda Steel Plant, one of Kazakhstan’s four largest steel plants. He started his career at the Tulachermet Metals Works as a foreman, rising through the ranks to become section manager and shop manager.

He is a graduate of the Siberian Metallurgic Institute (1979), received an MSc in Metal Engineering (1989), an MSc in economics from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration(RANEPA) (1992), a doctorate in Metal Engineering (1997), was a Professor at RANEPA (1999); and received a doctorate in economics (2005).

He holds various patents for metallurgical processes and has published numerous articles on metallurgy and economics. He is a professor of the Academy of National Economy and the holder of the Council of Ministers’ prize in the science and engineering (1989), the Honorary Metallurgist of Russia (1999), the Knight of the Order of Honour of the Russian Federation (2000) and the Knight of the Order of St. Sergiy Radonezhsky (2001).

Dr. Lisin is married, with three children: Vyacheslav, Dmitry, and Alexander. They were born in 1972, 1983, and 1994.

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