TORONTO (miningweekly.com) – Norilsk Nickel, the world's biggest producer of nickel and palladium, has appointed Russia's Grand Duke Georgy Romanov as advisor to the group's general director.
Romanov, who claims to be a descendant of Russia's Imperial family, will represent the company's interests in the European Union, Norilsk said in a statement.
He was born in Madrid.
Among other matters, Romanov will handle Norilsk's contest to the European Commission's decision to classify certain nickel compounds as hazardous substances.
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