Mr Shirokobrod was appointed Vice President and head of the Railway Products Division in April 2012. In 2011-2012 he served as Vice President for Sales. Mr Shirokobrod had been Managing Director of OOO Trading Company EvrazHolding from 2010 to 2012.
Prior to joining EVRAZ, between 2005 and 2010 Mr Shirokobrod held various management positions in Centravis Limited (the largest CIS and the fifth world producer of seamless stainless pipes) with responsibility for worldwide sales, strategy and business development. In 1999-2005 he served as Commercial Director (Russia and Central Asia) and Chief Executive of Alcoa CSI. Mr Shirokobrod also held various commercial positions in Melitta Russland and Tetra Pak.
Mr Shirokobrod graduated with honours from Saint-Petersburg State Technical University in 1995 with a degree in engineering physics and holds a Master of Sciences (Engineering) degree. He received an Executive MBA from Stockholm School of Economics in 2005.