Ruslan Ilyasov joined Uralkali as HR Director in February 2015.
Mr. Ilyasov was born in 1962. In 1984, he graduated from the Military Academy of the Russian Ministry of Defence with a degree in Translation and Interpreting. In 1998, Mr. Ilyasov obtained an МВА from Weatherhead Business School of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, specialising in International Business.
Mr. Ilyasov started his career in business in 1992 at Coca-Cola as HR Director of Coca-Cola’s Moscow factory, and was later promoted to Regional HR Director for Russia, Moldova and Kazakhstan. In 1997, he participated in a large-scale international project and worked at Coca-Cola’s headquarters in Atlanta, USA. In 1998, Mr. Ilyasov became Head of HR at Coca-Cola Yuomat Oy (Finland).
From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Ilyasov was HR Director of YUKOS RM. Between 2000 and 2003, Ruslan held the position of Vice President for HR and Administration at SUN Interbrew. From 2003 to 2005, he was Head of HR at Alfa-Bank. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Ilyasov served as HR Director of Alcoa Russia. From 2008 to 2012, he was HR Vice President of Eldorado. From 2012, he had held the position of CEO of Zole Trading House.
Mr. Ilyasov has been elected as Chairman of the HR Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce several times; he also held the position of Chairman of the Russian HR Association for a year. For five years, Mr. Ilyasov was a member of the Board of Directors of AK BARS Bank.