Born on 12 October 1978 in Moscow.
Roman graduated from Moscow Suvorov Military School.
In 2000, he graduated from Military University of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Foreign Languages Faculty, in specialty “Interpreter of the Arabic and English languages”, specializing in International Economics.
In 2012, he completed his MBA program at the Higher School of Economics, majoring in Strategic Management.
2000–2002: Manager, Senior Manager of Business Development Department at LLC Interma.
2003–2007: Senior Expert, Head of Science and Technology Programs at the Economic, Scientific, and Technical Relations Office at Roszarubezhtsentr of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Head of Scientific and Technical Programs and Business Relations at the Roszarubezhtsentr Representative Office in Cairo, the Arab Republic of Egypt.
2007–2009: Deputy Head, Head of the Office for the Investment Projects Coordination, Gazprom Invest Vostok, LLC (the customer for Gazprom’s investment projects performed as part of the “Program for creating a unified system of gas production, transportation and supply in Eastern Siberia and the Far East given possible gas exports to the markets of China and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region” – also known as the Eastern Gas Program).
2009–2013: Head of Business Development and Coordination Office, Director of Foreign Production Assets Department at MMC Norilsk Nickel.
2011–2013: Managing Director of Norilsk Nickel International Holding, being in charge of the Norilsk Nickel Group's production assets abroad, as well as implementation of comprehensive investment projects in South Africa, Botswana, and Australia.
In accordance with Decree 944-r of the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, dated 10 June 2013, Roman Panov was appointed CEO of JSC ROSGEO.