Nikita Zubkov earned his bachelor’s in Management from Plekhanov University in 2013 and his master’s in Corporate Finance from the HSE School of Finance in 2015. In 2014, started as an analyst in the Corporate Finance department of the A-Ventures company (a subsidiary of Renova, that manages metalworking plants dealing with precious and base metals and a uranium enrichment plant). In 2016, hired on as senior economist in the Treasury and Finance Department of GV Gold, a gold mining company. Since 2018, has worked as the chief specialist in financial markets at SUEK, Russia’s largest coal company. In the RAEX-Europe agency’s ESG rating, SUEK ranked 11th among 110 Russian companies in 2021.Since 2021, has worked at AIM Holding, the corporate centre of SUEK, EuroChem, SGK and NTK. Has worked as the head of conversion operations since early 2022.