Pavel Popov is a COO&CFO of the United Rocket Space Corporation since 2013. The company is the largest vertically integrated group of the companies in Russia providing space technology services including communication services, developing and production satellites, launch vehicles and services, space science and exploration, International Space Station running. The company includes more than 40 plants, R&D and engineering centres. Before joining the URSC, Mr. Popov worked for ten years in different positions in Norilsk Nickel, the world‘s largest producer of nickel and palladium and one of the world‘s largest producers of platinum, rhodium, copper and cobalt. Mr.Popov holds a Masters degree in Economics and an Executive MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.