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Oleg Deripaska

Oleg Deripaska

International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs



Oleg Deripaska has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Basic Element since July 2012. Since 2009 he has been President of En+ Group and CEO of UC Rusal.

Mr. Deripaska was CEO of Basic Element from 2009 to 2012, and from 2001 to 2009 held the position of Chairman of the Groupís Supervisory Board.

From 1997 to 2001, he was President of Sibirsky Aluminium Group, and prior to that, from 1994 to 1997, he was Director General of Sayanogorsk Aluminium Smelter.

Oleg Deripaska is Vice President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Russian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship Council, an advisory body to the Russian Government.

In 1993, Oleg Deripaska graduated with honours from Moscow State University with a degree in physics. In 1996, he received a Masterís degree from the Plekhanov Academy of Economics in Moscow.

Mr. Deripaska sits on the Boards of Trustees of the Bolshoi Theatre, the School of Business Administration, the School of Public Administration, the School of Economics at the Moscow State University, and the School of Business Administration at Saint Petersburg State University. He is a co-founder of the National Science Support Foundation and the National Medicine Fund.

In 2004, Oleg Deripaska was appointed by the President of Russia to represent the country on the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council (ABAC). He has chaired ABAC Russia since 2007.

Oleg Deripaska is a Founder of the Volnoe Delo Foundation (

A nuclear physicist by education, Oleg Deripaska is a champion of the use of new technologies and innovation. He is a key figure in modernising Russiaís industry and strives to drive up corporate governance and environmental standards in his businesses. Mr. Deripaska is a strong supporter of education, the arts and charities.

Volnoe Delo Foundation was established in 1998. The foundation supports domestic science and education, helps to preserve Russiaís historic and cultural heritage, promotes social development, supports the healthcare system and tackles major social problems. Between 2003 and 2011 the foundationís contributions to charity exceeded USD 227 million, and over the past seven years its budget has increased by a factor of 17. Since it was created, the foundation has invested over USD 233 million in over 400 charity programs. The progamís financing is arranged by Oleg Deripaska private funds.

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