Lou Naumovski

Vice President and General Manager, Moscow Representative Office, Kinross Gold Corporation, and Chairman of the National Board of the Canada-Eurasia-Russia Business Association (CERBA), Kinross Gold Corporation


Lou Naumovski joined Kinross Gold Corporation in September 2007, and is Head of Kinross’ Moscow Office. Kinross has been an active investor in Russia since 1996, and its Kupol Gold mine in Chukotka was launched in 2008, while in October 2013 Kinross opened the Dvoinoye Mine also in Chukotka. Kinross is the largest Canadian investor in the Russian Federation and also the largest foreign investor in the Russian gold mining industry. In September 2013, Mr Naumovski was elected Chairman of the National Board of Directors of CERBA, where in addition to his position as Chairman, Mr Naumovski is also on the Boards of CERBA’s Moscow and Toronto chapters.

Prior to joining Kinross, Lou was Senior Vice President at Visa International, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa Division (CEMEA) from August 2000 to July 2007. Mr Naumovski led the development of Visa’s business in Russia and the eleven other countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States and was also Head of Strategy for the CEMEA Division from 2005-2007.

From 1992-2000, Mr. Naumovski was a member of the Russia Team of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), including five years as Resident Representative and Senior Banker in Moscow (1992-1997), and latterly as Senior Banker in London from 1997-2000. Mr. Naumovski helped to launch, and was also the first Executive Director of the Canada - USSR Business Council from 1990-1992.

Mr. Naumovski has a Honours B.A in economics and political science from the University of Toronto (1978), and a M.A. in International Relations (1980 - specialized in Russian / Soviet affairs) from the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa. He began his professional career as a diplomat and trade commissioner for Canada (1980-1990). His assignments included Moscow, Atlanta, Georgia, Baghdad, Iraq, and as Deputy Director for Trade and Investment Development, Eastern Europe and the USSR at the Department of External Affairs and International Trade in Ottawa from 1988-1990.

Finally, Mr Naumovski is a honourary member of the Board of Directors of Macedonia 2025, a non-profit international association of Macedonians in the Diaspora dedicated to supporting the economic and social development of the Republic of Macedonia.

Lou is married with two children and has homes in Toronto and Moscow.




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