Nikolai Zelenski, CEO, Nordgold

Quiet Gold Producer emerges as best in class

Nikolai Zelenski, CEO, Nordgold

At African Mining: Risk, Reality & Reward
30 June 2015
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Speaker’s Biography

Nikolai has led Nordgold’s management team since the Company’s inception in 2007. Previously, he worked for the Russian steel company Severstal and was head of Severstal Resources’ gold division, which subsequently became Nordgold. Earlier, Nikolai covered the mining sector at McKinsey & Company. Nikolai holds a Master of Technical Sciences degree from St. Petersburg State Technical University, a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from the University of Texas, and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.

Need to know

Nordgold (LSE: NORD) is an internationally diversified low-cost gold producer established in 2007 and publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange.

The Company has expanded rapidly through carefully targeted acquisitions and organic growth, achieving a rate of growth unmatched in the industry during that period. In 2014, Nordgold’s gold production increased to 985 thousand ounces from 924 thousand ounces in 2013. The Company operates 9 mines and has 2 development projects, 4 advanced exploration projects and a diverse portfolio of early-stage exploration projects and licenses in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Russia, Kazakhstan, French Guiana and Canada. Nordgold employs over 8,000 people.