1. Viktor Polikarpov.JPG

Vice President – Viktor Polikarpov

Viktor Polikarpov joined ROSATOM as Regional Vice-President of Sub-Saharan Africa in mid-2014, with the aim of developing and supporting the business activities of the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation in Africa.

He has a wealth of expertise, with a strong background in international relations and business development.


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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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Marketing Analyst – Irina Simonova

Irina Simonova joined ROSATOM Africa as Market Research Analyst in March 2015 with the task of collecting and interpreting data,
formulating reports and making recommendations based upon the research findings.

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


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Communications Director – 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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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.