Born on March 30, 1973, Mr. Morozov is married and has two children. He graduated with distinction from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, faculty of jurisprudence, as a specialist in law in 1996. Mr. Morozov graduated from the Swiss Banking School as a specialist in commercial banking in 1999, as well as completing postgraduate studies at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Moscow State Institute for International Relations as a specialist in international economic relations. The following year, Mr. Morozov earned a PhD in economics.
Since March 1, 1999 he worked for RAO Norilsk Nickel as Head of the Administration of Corporate Structures, Head of Corporate Capital and Investor Relations, Member of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors. From 2000 to 2001 he was responsible for carrying out the restructuring of RAO Norilsk Nickel and establishing a new public company, OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, on the basis of The Norilsk Mining Company, a subsidiary of RAO Norilsk Nickel. From 2005 to 2006 Mr. Morozov was responsible for the spin-off of gold mining assets from MMC Norilsk Nickel into a separate company OJSC Polyus Gold.
“The Company is a well operating entity today.” Denis Morozov said, in an April 3, 2007 company press release. “Everything goes smoothly under the leadership of professional managers capable not only to set aggressive goals, but also to achieve impressive results. Continuing implementation of the corporate development strategy delivers the industry’s highest return to our shareholders in the form of dividend payments, multifold increase in share price, as well as equity interests in spun-off assets. I would like to emphasize that all of the projects launched recently will be completed as scheduled to the benefit of all our shareholders.”