Yury Zafesov

Director, Purchasing Department, Rosseti

Mr. Zafesov began his career in public service at the regional branches of Russia’s Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology. Starting from 2001, his professional activities have been related to organising and carrying out procurement procedures for government and municipal needs (as he worked his way up from a department head in a municipality to head of the department for government procurements and the consumer market in the administration of a constituent entity of the Russian Federation).In 2007, Mr. Zafesov continued his career in corporate procurements and worked in this area at MMC Norilsk Nickel and then at the Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System in 2009. At present, he is head of Energostroysnabkomplekt Unified Energy System and the Procurement Department of Rosseti, where he handles the organisation, implementation and methodological support for procurement procedures and the development of regulations and standards for procurement activities in accordance with the requirements of existing legislation. He is married with two children.