Igor Makarov

Chief Legal Officer

«Following the rules might look like slowing down a game. In reality, it gives a player a much better chance of getting into the finals and winning.»


Igor Makarov was appointed Chief Legal Officer of RUSAL in March 2011.

Before joining RUSAL, Mr Makarov was a partner in an international law firm Jones Day. From 2003 to 2004, he headed the Corporate Legal and M&A Department of TNK-BP. From 1999 to 2003, Mr Makarov was the General Counsel of British Petroleum in Russia. From 1997 to 1999, Mr Makarov provided legal support to Conoco International Petroleum Company as a Legal Counsel.

Mr Makarov was born in 1972. He holds an honours degree from Moscow State Institute of International Relations and the Master's degree in Law from Fordham University. Mr Makarov is a member of the New York Bar Association.