Moscow – Siroj Loikov has been appointed First Deputy CEO of PhosAgro, a global leader in the production of phosphate-based fertilizers.
In his new position, Mr Loikov, who was previously Deputy CEO in charge of international projects and personnel policy, will coordinate the work of the Company’s headquarters in Moscow, its management company in Cherepovets and the Company’s production sites. He will also oversee the implementation of the PhosAgro’s priority development projects and will be responsible for the appointment, development and assessment of the work of the Company’s top management.
Evgeny Novitsky, also First Deputy CEO at PhosAgro, will continue working to improve the system for interaction between the Company and government agencies, and he will also continue to oversee PhosAgro’s GR communications at the federal and regional levels.
Mikhail Rybnikov, who has been appointed as an executive director, will focus on the integration of production, logistics and sales, further improvement of the economic efficiency of production and supply processes and cost management. He will also oversee the implementation of key IT projects and integrated planning, as well as improvement of industrial safety standards and the occupational health system at PhosAgro enterprises.
PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev said, “Today, the Company is facing external challenges that require a prompt response and serious international expertise. We have a great deal of work ahead of us to build new partnerships, to implement major international projects, including in terms of expanding the use of environmentally friendly fertilizers, research and international trade, and to support the creation of a Green Standard for agricultural products in Russia and for its recognition as a global quality standard.
“Also on the agenda is the implementation of in-house projects to digitalise production and to restructure our occupational health and industrial safety functions.
“Meeting these challenges will require a great deal of commitment and attention. With this in mind, I decided to make some changes to the organisational structure of the Company’s management and delegate some of my duties as CEO.
“These changes will ensure that equal attention is paid to finding solutions to challenges both within the Company and in interaction with our partners, and they will enable us to develop in new areas and achieve the key performance indicators outlined in our Strategy 2025.
“I am confident that Siroj Loikov’s previous work experience in the Company – managing international projects and personnel policies – will help him succeed with the challenges before him.”