I. Makhmudov was born on 5th of December, 1963 in Bukhara.
He has a good command of Arabian and English.
He graduated from the Tashkent State University.
After University he worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of USSR representing our country in the Middle East (Libya, Iraq).
In 1996 he was appointed as General Director of Gaisky Concentrator, the Ural leading copper ore mining company.
In 1999 Mr. Makhmudov jointly with partners founded Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company and took position of the Company's President.
Andrey A. Kozitsyn was born on June 9th, 1960 in Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Sverdlovsk region. He graduated from the Sverdlovsk Mining and Metallurgical College and Metallurgy Faculty of Ural Technical University (now - Ural Federal University). He is as Doctor of Economic Sciences.
In 1979 he started to work for “Uralelektromed” as an electrical mechanic and gradually reached the position of CEO of the factory in 1995 and managed the Company till 2002.
Since 1999 Mr. Kozitsyn has been CEO of Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company.
In 2002 he was appointed as CEO of “UMMC-Holding” Corp., a managing company of UMMC Group.
Moreover, Mr. Kozitsyn is Vice-President of Sverdlovsk Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, a member of Presidium of Russian Metallurgists Association, the Chairman of Committee on metallurgy of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of RF.
Since 2006 – The Honorary consul of Austria in Ekaterinburg.
Mr. Kozitsyn is also President of charitable fund “Children of Russia”, President of “UMMC” basketball club, honorary citizen of Verkhnyaya Pyshma town and honorary citizen of Ekaterinburg city. According to the Decree of theRF President he was awarded with Friendship Order (1999) for personal contribution to the development of mining and metallurgical industry in Russia. In 2008 by the Decree of the RF President he was awarded with the Order of Honor for much success in labor and long service.
Andrey A. Kozitsyn is awarded with the Order of St. and most Orthodox Prince Daniel Alexandrovich of III degree, the Order of Sergius of Radonezh of III degree and the Order of Grand Prince St. Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apls, of III degree, the International Prize of Saint Andrew the Apostle “For Faith and Faithfulness”, the Order of Venerable Andrey Rublyov of III degree, the Order of Saint Venerable Serafim of Sarov of II degree for effective charity activity and great contribution to Church building.
In 2001 the regenerated International Demidov’s Fund presented to Andrey Kositzyn a badge of honor “Akinfiy N. Demidov” for his great contribution to Russian economy consolidation.
Hobbies: history of Russia, sport, hunting.