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Chief Executive Officer – Dmitry Shornikov

Prior to joining Rosatom Central and Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd as Chief Executive Officer in December 2017, Dmitry was responsible for business development and investment management for a number of private equity institutions, focused on extractive minerals in Africa.

Dmitry holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree (with distinction) from the University of Oxford, UK.

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Deputy CEO – Ryan Collyer


Ryan Collyer joined Rosatom Africa in October 2014 with the task of promoting the Rosatom brand as well as driving public awareness of nuclear in the region. He boasts a wealth of experience in technical communications.
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Commercialisation Manager – Irina Simonova

Irina Simonova joined ROSATOM Africa as Market Research Analyst in March 2015. She has since diversified into commercialisation and is currently responsible for introducing various innovative products and services under the Rosatom portfolio into the region.

She has strong technical background and working knowledge in data analysis in various industries.


Evdokia Polyakovskaya

Marketing Specialist – Evdokia Polyakovskaya

Evdokia joined Rosatom International Network in 2015 as a specialist in the department of marketing communications of the Central office. In 2018 she was relocated to South Africa to join the local team as a Marketing Specialist. She is responsible for research, formulation of analytical reports as well as representing Rosatom at local and international events.


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Business Development Manager – Zakhele Madela

Zakhele Madela joined ROSATOM Africa as Business Development Manager in November 2015. His main objective is to identify business opportunities for the Rosatom group in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. This function includes ensuring maximim localisation in Rosatom projects in the region.


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Administrative Director – Vita Agafonova

Vita Agafonova joined Rosatom Central and Southern Africa in January 2017. Vita has a strong legal background and is responsible for the company’s administration.

Alena Georgobiani

PR manager - Alena Georgobiani

Alena has worked for and with Russian atomic industry since 2014, executing a substantial number of external communication projects in Africa and Asia. In December 2018 Alena joined Rosatom Central and Southern Africa as PR manager. She is responsible for communications with media, experts, academic community, organizing events and raising public awareness of nuclear in Sub-Saharan Africa in general.