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ALROSA will have independent directors

26 march 2009

According to the Vedomosty Daily, for the first time diamond giant ALROSA will have independent directors recommended by the Russian Federal Property Management Agency. There are eight candidates on the list: three civil functionaries (including Chairman of the Board, Deputy Prime Minister Alexey Kudrin) and five independent managers. The latter include Anatoly Tikhonov, First Deputy Chairman of Vhesheconombank; two former top managers of RAO UES of Russia - Sergey Dubinin (currently a Board Member with VTB Capital) and Yakov Urinson (Rosnano’s Deputy General Manager); former minister Ilya Yuzhanov; and Senior Vice-President of Russian Railways Fyodor Andreyev (chief financial officer for Alrosa in 2001-2003).

Totally, there are 15 chairs on ALROSA’s Supervisory Board. They are occupied by Yakut and federal civil functionaries and two top managers of the company, including Sergey Vybornov, President of ALROSA.

There are 23 candidates recommended to the Board, which will be re-elected at the annual meeting of ALROSA. Besides the Russian Federal Property Management Agency, Yakutia also announced its slate of candidates for the Board (10 persons) containing all the nominees of the past year, including Sergey Vybornov. Two more applications came from Yakut uluses (five candidates).

Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov offered to substitute professional managers for civil servants in all state-owned companies as far back as last year. According to civil functionaries, in the nearest time ALROSA will become a public company.

The representatives of the company and those of the Russian Federal Property Management Agency do not comment the lists of candidates.