Speaker Detail

George Gogolev

General Manager, Severstal Ventures


Dr. George Gogolev is managing Corporate Venturing and Disruptive Innovations for Severstal Group, the largest steel producer in Russia. He is responsible for finding the most disruptive opportunities in the materials markets, looking both at threats and opportunities. George joined Severstal to launch the corporate venture capital arm in 2018, previously he served for six years in a VC Fund of Funds, prior to that he held sales, marketing and PR positions in 3 startups in semiconductors, energy efficiency and IT spheres.


George received his PhD from the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences, he holds a degree in Environmental Management from Moscow State University and a MS in International Relations from Macquarie University in Sydney.