Ploschenko will take up his new role effective January 24, 2015, replacing current CFO Nikolay Surikov, who will leave his post on January 23.
Until he starts his job, Ploshenko will also work as a financial advisor to CTC Media’s CEO, Yuliana Slashcheva.
“I am delighted to welcome Stanislav to the CTC Media team and am confident that his deep experience working for major public and private companies will benefit and strengthen our management team,” said Slashcheva.
Ploschenko joined Mechel in 2006, having previously worked as head of the metals and mining division at Commerzbank in Eurasia.
CTC Media said that Surikov is resigning “to pursue another opportunity to be announced in the near future.”