Board of Directors

High standards of corporate governance

The Board of Directors of Sodrugestvo Group S.A. is comprised of four directors: three executive directors from the company’s management and independent ones who participate in planning and development of business strategies, but who do not engage in the day-to-day management of the organisation.

The following operating committees of the Board of Directors have been set up: Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Members of the Board of Directors:

Executive Directors:

Aleksander Lutsenko, Chairman of the Board.

Igor Ermolenko, Deputy CEO - Regions

Mr. Ermolenko (b. 1969) graduated from the Moscow Military University (Military Institute of Foreign Languages) followed by studies at the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation (Faculty of International Economic Relations), by Bayer CropScience Marketing Academy course in Germany and by MBA program of Kingston Business School/RANEPA (UK/RU). He speaks fluent Russian, English and German. Igor has 30 years of experience in international trade, marketing, project and general management with international organisations, including Hoechst Shering AgrEvo GmbH, Aventis S.A. and Bayer CropScience AG. Igor is responsible for the business and assets of Sodrugestvo Group in all its Regions except for Russia, as well as for the management of Group HQ, reporting directly to the CEO.

Sergey Churkin, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Churkin (b. 1968) graduated from SciencesPo of Paris with a DESS degree in corporate finance. He speaks fluent Russian, English, and French. Sergey has 19 years of experience in corporate finance with international and Russian organisations, including Arthur Andersen,  Lafarge and Borets International. Sergey is responsible for the global finance function reporting directly to the CEO.

Independent Director:

Patrick Santer
Mr. Santer (b. 1970) graduated from the University of Robert Schuman, Strasbourg, in 1993, the University of François Rabelais, Tours, in 1994. Mr. Santer is registered with the Bar of Luxembourg since 1995 and has a large experience in different practice areas, such as private equity, real estate, financing, company law and litigation.
Currently Mr. Santer is partner at Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen, one of the largest traditional law firms in Luxembourg.
Since May 2009, Mr. Santer is a member of the Council of State of Luxembourg and chairs the committee on economic affairs and finance. He was a member of the Luxembourg Parliament for a period of nine years, four of which he chaired the legal committee.
Mr. Santer has written various publications on civil law, company law, competition law, European law and data protection. He speaks fluent Luxembourgish, German, French, English.