Friday, November 24, 2017

UMMC head Andrei Kozitsyn named honorary Sverdlovsk citizen

Sverdlovsk Governor Yevgeny Kuyvashev presided over a ceremony at Ural Federal University (UrFU) on Monday naming UMMC Director General Andrei Kozitsyn as an honorary citizen of the Sverdlovsk region.

Born in 1960 in Pyshma, Kozitsyn studied metallurgy of non-ferrous metals and economics at the Sverdlovsk Mining and Metallurgy College and at Ural State Technical University, which is now UrFU. He received his doctorate in economics in 2004 and went on to be elected as a full member of the Academy of Mining Sciences. In 2010, Kozitsyn was named to the supervisory board of UrFU.

Shortly after completing his undergraduate studies, Kozistyn took an entry-level electrician position at the Uralelectromed plant. During his career with Uralelectromed, Kozistyn rose through the ranks and was named CEO in 1998. In 1999, he left Uralelectromed to accept the position of General Director at UMMC.

While presiding over the activities of UMMC, the company's board of directors entrusted him with oversight of the company's financial operations. In 2002, Kozistyn became general director of UMMC-Holding. During his tenure as head of the company's management operations, Kozitsyn established the Children of Russia charitable foundation as well as the UMMC Basketball Club.

Kozitsyn holds a number of local and national honors including the honorary citizen of Upper Pishma, honorary citizen of Yekaterinburg and Honorary Consul of the Republic of Austria in Yekaterinburg. In 2006, Kozitsyn was presented with the insignia of the Sverdlovsk Region for merit. His award was upgraded in 2013. On July 31, Kozitsyn was presented with national merit recognition by Russian President Vladimir Putin.