OAO GMK Norilsk Nickel CEO Vladimir Potanin

OAO GMK Norilsk Nickel CEO Vladimir Potanin

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Vladimir Potanin, billionaire and chief executive officer of OAO GMK Norilsk Nickel, replaced Vladimir Strzhalkovsky as CEO at the end of 2012 as part of a truce that ended conflict between Norilsk shareholders Interros and United Co. Rusal over how the company was run.