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Annual Report 2016

Divisions Management

Anton Ulanov

He is a head of Meat Business since 25 April 2016.

Anton Ulanov graduated from Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University, with a specialization in Automation of Technological Processes and Production, and Economics and Company Management.

From 2003 to 2010 he worked at different positions in GAZ Group.

From 2006 to 2008 Mr. Ulanov was the Head of Economic Administration of Light Commercial Vehicles Division, RusPromAvto Management Company, and the Head of Consolidated Budgeting Department and Long-Term Financial Modelling in Commercial Vehicles – GAS Group.

From 2008 to 2010 he worked as the Director of Economic Affairs and Finance of GAZ Automobile Plant.

From 2010 to 2012 Anton Ulanov worked as the Director General of SOTEX Research and Production Enterprise.

Before joining Meat Division of Rusagro Group, Mr. Ulanov held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Kuban Agro.

Konstantin Beldushkin

Konstantin Beldushkin is the Head of the Agricultural division since August 2013.

In 1996 he graduated from Moscow State Institute for International Relations, and received his Specialist degree in international economic relations.

In 1994-1995 he received his MBA in business managing from City University of New York, Baruch Business School.

He served as the deputy director for strategic development, investment and optimization in the “Interpipe Group”, “CenterInvest Group”, and “Bain & Company”.

Since August 2009 till January 2012 Konstantin Beldushkin has served as the Head of Strategy department of LLC Rusagro Group of Companies. In January 2012 he became the Head of “Rusagro-Invest” LLC.

Nikolai Zhirnov

Nikolai Zhirnov is the Head of the Sugar division of the Group.

Mr. Zhirnov has joined the Group in September 2009 as Commercial Director of Rusagro-Tsenter. Recently, Mr. Zhirnov was appointed as General Director of Rusagro-Tsenter.

Prior to joining the Group, he was General Director of Sportland Russia of Sportland International from 2005 till 2009. From 1997 till 2005 he worked in the Wrigley Russia company, last position as Division Manager.

He graduated from Chelyabinsk State Technical University in 1996 as engineer-mathematician. He also received MBA from Stockholm School of Economics in 2004.

Maxim Basov

Maxim Basov has been Chief Executive Officer of LLC Rusagro Group of Companies since July 2009. From April 2017 also General Director of oil&fat division.

From 2006 to 2009 he was the General Director of Metalloinvest Group and was also the General Director of various holding companies of the Group (including OJSC Metalloinvest, OJSC Gasmetal and OJSC CK Metalloinvest). From 2004 to 2006 Mr. Basov served as the first deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors in Interpipe Limited. In addition, since November 2007 he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of OJSC Sosnovskaya HPP.

Mr. Basov graduated from New York University (USA) in 1996.

Konstantin Kuguchin

Joined Rusagro Group in the fall of 2013. Currently is the first deputy of acting Director of the international trading business of the company.

By 2005 he graduated from the Moscow State University of Food Production with the diplomas in engineering and economy and management.

In 2005-2008 he conducted Ph.D. research in the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences with the specialization in World economy (Center of Agribusiness Research).
He has a number of years of experience working for the major agricultural and food companies in Russia (Institute for Agricultural Market Studies/Razgulay, AgroGard/PhosAgro, AgroTerra, Sodrugestvo) in marketing, strategic management and commerce.