Vladimir Lisin, a Russian steel billionaire, was born in 1956, on 7th May, in Ivanovo. He completed his graduation in 1979 from Siberian Metallurgical Institute and joined Tulachermet Metals Works as a foreman. Gradually, he was promoted to section manager and shop manager. Later, he completed MSc in metal engineering in 1989; M.Sc in Economics in 1992 from Russian Academy of Nat’l Economy; a PhD in engineering from Moscow Steel in 1997; and DSc in economics.
Since 1996, Vladimir Lisin is among the Board Directors of Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK); and since 1998, its chairman. In addition, he has contributed as a Board member of diverse reputed Russian metal producers, MMK and Sayansk and Novokuznetsk Aluminium Plants. Prior to that he has experience working as Deputy Chief Engineer in 1986 and Deputy General Director in 1989 at Karaganda Steel Plant.
In 2002, he worked for Norilsk Nickel Mining and Metallurgical Co as a Director. In 2009, he became the Director of OJSC United Shipbuilding Corporation. He is also known as an Author who has written more than 100 articles on economics and engineering. He is a Trustee of Inst. of Social Dev. Foundation.
Awards and recognition:
He is a professor of the Academy of National Economy. In 1989, he received the Council of Ministers’ prize in science and engineering.
In 1999, he was awarded with the Honorary Metallurgist of Russia.
In 2000, he was honored with the Knight of the Order of Honor of the Russian Federation. After 1 year in 2001, he received the Knight of the Order of St. Sergiy Radonezhsky.
According to Forbes Magazine 2011, he is the world’s 14th richest person with $24 billion fortune.