Zug, Switzerland, April 27, 2018 – EuroChem Group AG (hereinafter “EuroChem” or “Group”), a leading global fertilizer company, today announces the appointment of Dmitry Strashnov as its Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2018.
Mr Strashnov succeeds EuroChem’s current CEO, Dmitry Strezhnev, who announced his desire to step aside earlier this year after 15 years in the role. He will continue to serve on the Group’s Board of Directors.
Mr Strashnov, who joined EuroChem in November 2017 as Chief Operating Officer, brings a wealth of international management experience to the role. He was Chief Executive Officer of Russian Post from 2013 to 2017. Before that he was a member of the Management Board at Tele2 AB, and previously was CEO of Philips Consumer Electronics in Russia.
“The Board is delighted that Dmitry Strashnov will assume the leadership role of the Group,” EuroChem Group Chairman Alexander Landia said. “He is a strong strategic thinker and operational leader who will ensure the Group remains focused on its global aspirations. I would like to thank Dmitry Strezhnev for his outstanding leadership of EuroChem Group from a small company to a top 10 industry leader worldwide”.
Dmitry Strashnov stated: “I am honored to lead EuroChem as its potash plans come to fruition and it embarks on an exciting new stage of growth.”
About EuroChem Group AG
EuroChem is a leading global producer of nitrogen, phosphate and potash fertilizers, as well as certain industrial by-products. The Group is vertically integrated with activities spanning mining to fertilizer production, logistics, and distribution. EuroChem began potash production at its Usolskiy mine in early 2018, and continues to develop a second greenfield site at VolgaKaliy in Russia. Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, the Group operates production facilities in Europe, Asia and the CIS, employing more than 26,000 people.
Our customers benefit from our extensive global sales network of carefully selected partners and distributors across all major markets. Our regional sales teams provide customers with a broad portfolio of crop nutrition solutions and services. EuroChem’s portfolio comprises a wide array of products for every application, including fertigation, foliar or field, from standard products to our premium Nitrophoska® family and innovative stabilized fertilizer series such as ENTEC® and UTEC®.
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