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Sergey Fedorov Appointed President of NWPC and VPC

Acron Group has appointed JSC Acron vice president for mining and chemical production development Sergey Fedorov as president of North-Western Phosphorous Company and Verkhnekamsk Potash Company. Andrey Rovensky, formerly vice chief executive officer and chief commercial officer of the companies, will be NWPC’s CEO. Vladimir Zakharov continues to serve as VPC CEO.

The leadership changes were introduced to improve corporate governance. Fedorov’s appointment as president of Acron’s mining companies will help him focus on strategic development of the Group’s raw material base, including development of phosphate deposits in Russia and potash deposits in Russia and Canada. Rovensky will concentrate on mine construction at Oleniy Ruchey in his new capacity.

Sergey Fedorov (born 1953), PhD in Economics.
In 1976 he graduated from the Novosibirsk Institute of Railway Engineers with a degree in railway engineering and design engineering, specialisation in tunnelling and constructing underground rail lines.
As of November 9, 2009 President of North-Western Phosphorous Company and Verkhnekamsk Potash Company
2005 – 2009 CEO, NWPC
2005 to present Vice President for Mining and Chemical Production Development, JSC Acron
2002−2004 Director General, JSC FosAgro AG (Moscow)
1996−2002 Senior Deputy Director General, Director General since 1997, JSC Apatit (Murmansk region)
1992−1996 Director General, Severpodzemstroy (Kirovsk, Murmansk region)
1976−1992 Mine allotment shift engineer, mine allotment supervisor, vice head of industrial engineering department, deputy chief accountant, head of Lenmetrostoy tunnel brigade No. 10 (Kirovsk, Murmansk region)

Andrey Rovensky (born 1954) graduated from the Krivoy Rog Mining Institute with a degree in construction of underground facilities and mines (qualified as a mining construction engineer).
Since November 9, 2009 CEO, NWPC
2006-2009 Deputy CEO, NWPC, Chief Commercial Officer since 2007
2004-2006 Head of monitoring group, JSC Acron Sales Department (Moscow)
2003-2004 Deputy Director General, JSC Acronagrosbyt (Veliky Novgorod)
2000-2003 Deputy Director General, JSC Acronagrotrading (Veliky Novgorod)
1995-2000 Operations manager and director of Norsk Hydro representative office (Kiev, Ukraine)
1989-1994 Engineer of the Engineering Department, and senior engineer of the Foreign Economic Relations Department, Apatit Production Association (Kirovsk, Murmansk Region)
1988-1989 Senior engineer, Engineering Information Department, Yuzhruda State Production Association of Mining and Non-Mining Enterprises of the South
1982-1988 Research engineer, VostNII (Eastern Research Institute)
1974-1978 Trainee shaftman, Zyryanovsk Mine Construction Office, Svinetsshakhtstroy ` Trust; miner, Mine Construction Department, Pechorshakhtstroy Complex; miner and underground assistant to ventilation unit manager, Olzherasskoe Shaft Sinking Department, Kuzbasshakhtoprokhodka Trust