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Five PhosAgro Directors Recognised by the Expert Council for the 15th National Director of the Year Prize

16 February 2021
Moscow – Five members of PhosAgro’s Board of Directors – Xavier Rolet, Irina Bokova, Andrey Guryev, Marcus Rhodes and Andrey Sharonov – have been recognised by the Expert Council for the 15th national Director of the Year Prize.

The national Director of the Year Prize was established in 2006 to recognise the personal contribution of directors to the development of corporate governance and to promote best practices for the work of boards of directors in Russian companies. Award winners are selected by the Prize’s Expert Council from among the participants in the annual ratings of best directors prepared by the Independent Directors Association (IDA) and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) in partnership with PwC. 

Mr Rolet, Chairman of PhosAgro’s Board of Directors, was named one of the top 25 Board chairs.

Ms Bokova, Chair of PhosAgro’s Board of Directors Sustainable Development Committee, Mr Rhodes and Mr Sharonov, a member of three PhosAgro Board committees, were included among the top 50 independent directors. 

During the 10th Russian Corporate Governance Forum, Mr Guryev, PhosAgro’s CEO and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, was declared the winner in the category “Contribution to the Development of ESG Culture”. In addition, PhosAgro’s Corporate Secretary, Sergey Samosyuk, was named the winner in the category “Corporate Governance Director / Corporate Secretary”.

“For PhosAgro, a global company that interacts with a wide range of international stakeholders – from investors and regulators to customers in 102 countries around the world – a commitment to ESG principles, transparency and disclosure, as well as improving corporate governance standards, are clear priorities. 

“With that in mind, the fact that half of the members of PhosAgro’s Board of Directors were recognised by the prestigious Expert Council for the 15th national Director of the Year Prize is especially significant for us as confirmation that PhosAgro’s corporate governance system is in line with best practices,” said Mr Rolet about the award results.