EVRAZ (LSE: EVR) announces the appointment of Alexey Soldatenkov as Vice President, Head of the Siberia Division.

Alexey will take on management of the Siberia Division, which comprises EVRAZ ZSMK and Evrazruda. He will focus on strengthening cooperation between the assets and integrating their business processes. Alexey will be responsible for the preparation and control over the short-term and medium-term plans for the Division's enterprises, further development of HSE initiatives, implementation of modern technologies aimed at improving efficiency of production facilities, management of the Division’s investment projects, promotion of EVRAZ Business System, implementation of efficiency and cost reduction programmes.

Prior to joining EVRAZ Alexey worked at Severstal, holding positions of Business Development Director of Severstal Russian Steel and Chief Technical Officer of PAO “Severstal”. Prior to this Alexey held managerial positions at Magna Technoplast, participated in the commissioning of Ford, General Motors, Renault, Volkswagen facilities in Russia. Alexey Soldatenkov graduated from the N.E. Bauman Moscow State Technical University, majoring in mechanical engineering. Alexey also completed the Top Manager training programme with the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

In November 2015, Maksim Andriasov was appointed Vice President, Head of the Urals Division, which comprises EVRAZ NTMK and EVRAZ KGOK.