Alexander Abramov is a Russian entrepreneur and the Chairman and majority shareholder of The Evraz Group. He is a member of the Russian Government’s Council of Entrepreneurs, a board member of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and the founder of a philanthropic organization devoted to the development of innovative education in the natural sciences. Mr. Abramov is a dedicated fisherman and conservationist. For many years he has been actively involved in the preservation of Siberian Taimen at his own fishing base, Konin Lodge.
Vladimir Rybalchenko is the former CEO of the OJSC ‘Ring Road – Lenoblast’ (2002-2016), and the owner of ZAO Northern Rivers (House of Salmon) which owns the fishing rights for Atlantic salmon and sea trout on four rivers of the Kola Peninsula: Kharlovka, Rynda, Vostochnaya Litza and Zolotaya. ZAO Northern Rivers oversees a unique scientific and tourism project that helps to conserve wild Atlantic salmon and sea trout populations while promoting sustainable management of water reservoirs. Mr. Rybalchenko owns the renowned British sporting equipment store Farlows, which operates franchises in Moscow and St. Petersburg. His hobbies are hunting, fishing, and Russian billiards.