Director, Procurement & Logistics,
Yakov Itskov was appointed RUSAL's Director, Procurement & Logistics in January 2013. Prior to that, he worked as a head of RUSAL's International Alumina Division from February 2010. This division includes the western bauxite mining and alumina production facilities: the Guinea-based Friguia Alumina Refinery and Compagnie des Bauxites de Kindia, the Bauxite Company of Guyana, Aughinish Alumina in Ireland, Eurallumina in Italy, Alpart and Windalco in Jamaica and Queensland Alumina in Australia.
The key objective of the International Alumina Division is the mining of bauxite and production of high quality alumina for the Company's smelters and sales in the global market. Yakov became the first Vice President of RussNeft in 2009 and held that position until 2010. From 2008 to 2009, he was General Director of BazelDorStroy LLC and between 2007 and 2008 he was the General Director of Project and Construction Company Transstroy LLC. He was also Managing Director of Basic Element LLC from 2006 until 2007 and prior to this was the General Director of Soyuzmetallresurs CJSC from 2001 to 2006. From 2000 to 2001 he was the Deputy Commercial Director of OAO Russian Aluminium.
Yakov has a a degree in Mining Machinery and Complexes from Moscow State Mining University. He also holds a PhD in Economics.