September 26, 2018, ALROSA Supervisory Board resolved to appoint Maxim Razdolkin as the Company Corporate Secretary.
Maksim Razdolkin is a graduate of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia with a diploma in Jurisprudence (2000). Ph.D. in Law (Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, 2003). He completed the Compliance program (Manchester Business School, 2010), and the Building a World Class Company program (INSEAD Business School, 2011).
Maksim Razdolkin has vast experience in corporate management. He worked as a corporate lawyer for different companies (1998–2002). In 2002, he started working for TNK BP Group of companies, where he worked his way from the lead specialist of Corporate Property and Restructuring Department to the head of Executive Office of the President of TNK BP Management. From 2013 to 2018, he worked as a Corporate Secretary with X5 Retail Group N.V.
Earlier, ALROSA Corporate Secretary was Andrey Lekarev, who worked in the Company since 2010. Members of ALROSA Supervisory Board thanked him for high quality work and contribution to the Company’s development, including centralization of the function and improved quality of corporate management in the Company.
Corporate Secretary - according to the Corporate Governance Code, an employee of the joint-stock company (society), ensuring interaction with shareholders, coordination of the company's actions to protect the rights and interests of shareholders, and the work of the board of directors.
The activities of the corporate secretary are aimed at improving the efficiency of managing the development of society in the interests of its owners, increasing the investment attractiveness of the society, increasing its capitalization, increasing the profitability of the business. The corporate secretary is required to have a certain level of professional knowledge, experience and qualifications, sufficient for the performance of his duties. The corporate secretary should have an unblemished reputation and enjoy the trust of shareholders. The corporate secretary must have sufficient independence from the executive bodies of the joint-stock company and have the authority and resources to perform the tasks.