The General Shareholders Meeting of OAO LSR Group has elected the following members to the Board of Directors:
1. Igor Levit, Chief Executive Officer, OAO LSR Group
2. Mikhail Romanov, Managing Director, OAO LSR Group
3. Dmitry Goncharov, Managing Director, LSR Europe GmbH (LSR Group company)
4. Lauri Ratia, Independent Director; Senior Advisor, CRH plc (publicly traded company specializing in construction materials headquartered in Dublin, Ireland)
5. Sergey Skatershchikov, Independent Director; Board Member of OAO OMZ, OAO Kirovsky Zavod, Independence Group and a number of other companies.
The first meeting of the Board of Directors held on July 9, 2007 elected Dmitry Goncharov as Chairman of the Board and set up the Audit Committee as well as the Compensation and Remuneration Committee, both chaired by independent Board directors.
«The appointment of independent directors and the formation of Board committees is another step in the Company's efforts to introduce best practices of corporate governance and enhance transparency», said Igor Levit, CEO and Board Member of OAO LSR Group.
OAO LSR Group is a vertically integrated diversified holding company, a leader of the Russian construction industry. Its core business areas are building materials manufacturing, construction and real estate development. The Group includes enterprises for aggregate extraction and processing, building materials manufacturing and transportation, and housing construction — from mass market large-panel housing to elite residential property built after designs made by leading domestic and foreign architects. LSR Group comprises a total of 21 business units consolidated into six business segments.
LSR Group has enterprises and offices in St. Petersburg, Moscow, a number of cities in Leningrad Oblast, in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and the Ukraine. The total number of its employees is approx. 14,000 people. According to the audited consolidated IFRS results of OAO LSR Group, its earnings in 2006 amounted to 21.1 billion rubles, a 61% increase over 2005, pre-tax income in 2006 reached 1.76 billion rubles, and net profit stood at 1.1 billion rubles.
OAO LSR Group:
No.1 in Russia in ceramic brick production
No.1 in Russia and Northern Europe in aerated concrete production
No.1 in Russia in construction aggregates production
No.1 in Russia in ready-mixed concrete production
No.1 in St. Petersburg in elite real estate development
No.1 in St. Petersburg in reinforced concrete structures production
No.1 in St. Petersburg in large-panel housing construction.
Dmitry Goncharov, born July 6, 1970 in St. Petersburg, Russia School of Economics, St. Petersburg State University, 1991 School of Economics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit?t, Munich, Germany, 1996 2003 — present Managing Director, LSR Europe GmbH (Munich). 1997-2003 Siemens AG, Information and Communication Networks Business Division, (Commercial Director, CIS and Eastern Europe Sales Department) 1996-1997 BBMS Treuhand GmbH, auditing and tax advice.
Lauri Ratia, born May 21, 1946 in Helsinki, Finland.
M.Sc.(Eng.) Machine Construction, University of Technology, Helsinki 1971.
AMP 1986, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA, USA.
Over 35 years of experience in professional management with machine-building, electronics, paper and equity finance companies in Finland, Sweden and the USA.
1998-2006 Lohja Rudus Group, Helsinki, Finland: Managing Director (in 1999, Finnish group Lohja Rudus was acquired by CRH plc, Dublin Ireland).
Lohja Rudus Group sales in 2006 were over ? 370 million with operations in over 200 locations in Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Russia (St. Petersburg) with personnel of 1,400.
Jan 2007 — present Senior Advisor and Board Member of a number of Finnish companies operating in the beer and other beverages, electronics, printing and publishing, healthcare, real estate and building materials sectors.
Sergey Skatershchikov, born May 5, 1972 in Moscow, Russia.
Geography Department (Economic Geography of Foreign Countries), Moscow State University named after M. Lomonosov, 1994 MBA, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, USA, 2003.
15 years of experience as an entrepreneur and manager. 2006 — present Vice President for Strategy and Development, OAO MTS.
2005-2006 Director of Dresdner Kleinwort Investment Bank, Moscow.
Curently — Board Member of OAO OMZ (United Heavy Machinery), OAO Kirovsky Zavod, Independence Group and a number of other companies as well as the owner of IndexAtlas Investment Group and Skate Press information company (USA).
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Press Service, LSR Group
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