At the recent TOP 1,000 Russian Managers Awards ceremony in Moscow, CEO of JSC SUEK Vladimir Rashevsky won in the main ‘Best Executive’ category.
The award was presented to Mr Rashevsky by the founder of the Association of Russian Managers, Dmitry Zelenin, the rector of Moscow Management School “Skolkovo”, Andrei Sharonov, and the President of the Association of Russian Managers, Vladimir Senin.
In his acceptance speech, Mr Rashevsky said: “This award is for the whole SUEK team, for all those who make up the largest coal company in the country. Times are hard now, and the coal industry has been experiencing a downturn for the last four years, but in our work, we always start from the fact that you need to look to the future and retain a wider perspective. We try to encourage this optimism in the people around us. Our work is focused not only at maintaining our already strong market position, but also on developing and implementing new projects. All of this is made possible by a huge team of 35,000 professionals who work at our facilities in Siberia and far eastern Russia. I am grateful for their work, creativity and professionalism!"
The annual TOP 1,000 Russian Managers award was established back in 2001 and recognises the achievements of the most professional managers in Russia. Leading business managers across the country vote for who they think amongst their colleagues should be singled out for an award. The ranking is organised by the Association of Managers, the publishing house Kommersant and the organisation Business Russia. Mr Rashevsky graduated from the Moscow Financial Academy of the Government of the Russian Federation, majoring in global economics. He began his career 1992 holding various positions in banking, including Vice-Chairman of the Management Board of Avtobank.
In 2000 he joined MDM Bank where he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Management Board. In December 2001 he became Chairman of the Management Board. In 2004 he became President of OJSC SUEK, and was appointed CEO of the company at the end of that year.