Moscow – Andrey Vovk has been appointed the general director of PhosAgro-Region, the largest distributor or mineral fertilizers in Russia and CIS.
Before this appointment, Andrey Vovk had spent more than 10 years working at the Belgorod branch of PhosAgro-Region and PhosAgro-Belgorod, and spent the past four years managing them. The former commercial director of PhosAgro-Belgorod, Ekaterina Lokteva, will now take charge of these entities.
Sergei Pronin, who ran PhosAgro-Region since 2012, is now a deputy CEO of PhosAgro. He is responsible not only for domestic and export sales strategy covering more than 100 countries around the world, but also for PhosAgro’s marketing and logistics.
PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev said: “the Russian market, where we are the largest supplier of fertilizers, will always be our strategic priority.
“We have ambitious goals, such as increasing our domestic market operations and grow sales by at least 25% by 2020 in comparison with last year, having substantially widened our range of fertilizers, available facilities and services we offier.
“For the first six months of 2017, we managed increase domestic sales of mineral fertilizers and monocalcium phosphate by 20%, to more than 1.2 mln tonnes. Once again, this confirms the validity of our approach, to be close to the consumer through our well-developed marketing network.”
PhosAgro Region currently has a presence in Russia’s 14 main agricultural regions, delivering products to more than 60 administrative regions across the Russian Federation. The company has 22 distribution and logistics facilities, including packaging, where it is possible to simultaneously store more than 450,000 tonnes of fertilizer.