Several Cherkizovo employees were recognised with professional awards.
OJSC Cherkizovo Group’s chief of staff of the Board of Directors, Valery Kuprienko, and Vitaly Podolsky, chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and an independent member of the Board of Directors, have been included in the rankings of the VII National “Director of the Year” Award.
Valery Kuprienko was ranked in the top 25 best directors of Corporate Governance – Corporate Secretaries and Vitaly Podolsky was ranked in the top 50 Independent Directors.
Cherkizovo Group’s Communications and Investor Relations Department, led by Alexander Kostikov, was selected by Extel for the IR Magazine Russia & CIS Awards 2012 for the best investor relations work in the food production sector.
“We are proud to see our team members recognised in this way,” said Sergei Mikhailov, Cherkizovo’s CEO, “We have done a lot of work this year to increase the transparency of our business and to improve the quality of our corporate governance; one example is the appointment of Vitaly Podolsky as an independent director. Currently, the majority of those on Cherkizovo’s Board of Directors are independent directors. We are proud of our colleagues who have received high awards. It is thanks to our highly professional team that Cherkizovo Group continues to strengthen its position as a market leader.”