Supervisory Board

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Yuriy Atanasov


Supervisory Board

Chief Executive Officer of CENTRAVIS PRODUCTION UKRAINE PJSC since September 22, 2009.
Born on July 22, 1964 in Nikopol (Dnepropetrovsk region, Ukraine).
In 1986, graduated from Dnepropetrovsk Metallurgical Institute (Ukraine), gaining the specialty of a planning engineer. Having completed postgraduate studies he worked as an assistant at the Institute’s Research Department for Economic Informatics and Automated Control Systems.  
In 1991-2009 he worked at UVIS Group of Companies. There he occupied positions of Manager of Software Development group, Economics and Commercial Director, First Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Management Board of Tube and Pipes Business.
In 2009, he graduated from the TRIUM Global Executive MBA program.
In 2011, he was given the award of the Chairman of Dnepropetrovsk Regional State Administration "For the development of the region."

Vasiliy Atanasov


Supervisory Board

One of the co-founders and shareholder of the company CENTRAVIS. From 1959 to 1975 he worked for Nikopol Yuzhnotrubnyi Plant, where he was promoted from assistant to senior master roller. In 1975, he joined the All-Union Scientific Research Institute of the Pipe Industry (Dnepropetrovsk). Since 1992 he held senior positions in the family business of UVIS Group of Companies.
Since 2007 he has been actively involved in the management of the company as a member of the Board of Directors of the holding company, as well as an advisor on the technology and quality of CENTRAVIS PRODUCTION UKRAINE PJSC.
He graduated from Dnepropetrovsk Metallurgical Institute (Ukraine) with a diploma of Metallurgical Engineer.

Walter Hess


Supervisory Board

From 1987 to 2011 he occupied the position of CEO in major steel companies - Swiss Steel AG (1995-2011) and R.Stahl GmbH (1987-1995). Over the past 14 years he was a member of the Board of Directors of such Swiss companies as Swiss Steel AG (1997-2012), Steeltec AG (1997-2012), Panlog AG (1997-2011), etc.
In 1971, he received a graduate degree in mechanical engineering from the Upper Austria University of Technology (Höhere Technische Lehranstalten, HTL). In 1981 he underwent training in general management (Program for Executive Development, PED) in the Swiss business school IMEDE Lausanne.

Fritz Boschitsch


Supervisory Board

Held senior positions in key enterprises of the stainless steel tube & pipe industry from 1996 to 2012, and has been advisor to the President of Jiuli Group for several years. During the years 1996 to 2006 he first was President and CEO of DMV Stainless, today known as Salzgitter Mannesmann Stainless Tubes, and subsequently represented Mannesmann AG, the sole owner of DMV, as a Director on the Supervisory Board. After an international career in the Oil and Gas Industry, he joined in 1987 the Austrian Schoeller-Bleckmann Group of Companies, and became President and CEO. Tubacex later on acquired the tube division of the group. He earned a Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Mining University of Leoben, Austria, and has worked and lived for more than 30 years in different overseas locations.

Aleksandr Novak


Supervisory Board

He has a unique experience in the field of investment and business consulting. Since 2008 he is a partner in the private investment fund Exigen Capita (San Francisco, the USA). From 2006 to 2008 he consulted the company EastOne Group related to issues of acquisition of assets in the insurance and high technology. In 1999-2006 he led the metal holding Allied Steel Group of Companies headquartered in Lugano, Switzerland. During 1996-1999 he led the project of restructuring Interpipe group tube business, heading a group of experts from PriceWaterHouse Coopers and Jean-Paul Calmes Consultants.
In 1982 he graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Dnepropetrovsk Metallurgical Institute. In 2009, he received a master's degree in business administration program TRIUM Global Executive MBA (New York, London, Paris).