Vladimir Lisin

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Born on May 7, 1956 in Ivanovo, Vladimir Lisin is a Russian steel magnate with an estimated worth of $24 billion.



Lisin holds a masters of science degree from the Siberian Metallurgic Institute in Metal Engineering, as well as a masters of science and a PhD in economics from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.


Lisin started his career as a foreman at the Tulachement Metal Works and gradually rose from that position to section manager and shop manager, soon securing a position as deputy chief engineer and then deputy general director at the Karaganda Steel Plant, one of Kazakhstan’s four largest steel plants.

Lisin became the chairman of Novolipetsk Steel, one of largest steel companies in Russia, in 1998 and still holds that position. The company generated sales of more that $6 billion in 2006 and is currently one of the most profitable steel companies in the world.


Lisin serves as a board member on several Russian metal producers, including NLMK, MMK, and the Sayansk and Novokuznetsk Aluminum Plants.


Lisin holds various patents for metallurgical processes and has received several awards and recognition, including the Council of Ministers’ prize in science and engineering in 1989, the Honorary Metallurgist of Russia in 1999, the Knight of the Order of Honor of the Russian Federation in 2000 and the Knight of the Order of St. Sergiy Radonezhsky in 2001.

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