ONEXIM Announces Management Changes at RBC
A formal Board meeting was held at RBC (MICEX, RTS: RBCM), to appoint the new CEO of the Company, as initiated by ONEXIM.
The RBC Board of Directors, including the two independent directors, voted in support of ONEXIM’s nominee, thus appointing Sergey Lavroukhin, formerly RBC’s Chairman of the Board, as the new CEO of RBC. Valery Senko, Director for Investments at ONEXIM, will now serve as the Company’s Chairman of the Board.
ONEXIM Group is grateful to German Kaplun, one of RBC's founders and former CEO, for his contribution to the Company’s creation and development. As seen by ONEXIM Group, the main task for RBC’s new CEO would be to give a new incentive to implementation of RBC’s business strategy approved by the Board of the Directors, as well as to increase operations efficiency of all Company’s projects. Top priority will be given to attraction of new financial resources for the Company’s development through sale of non-core assets, completion of the announced secondary offering, finalizing integration of the Ru-Center, potential lowering of the debt burden through its partial conversion to equity. A special emphasis will be placed on the quality of the editorial material from all Media resources that are part of RBC.
“As the Company’s major shareholder, we are more than keen on efficient development of all of its businesses and an increase of RBC’s equity value in the near term. The Company operates in the most promising segment of the media and internet market, and stands every chance of attaining top prospects. The task set by the Board and the shareholders for the new management lies in retaining the existing professional resources and experience gained, while also attracting new ideas and people that are able and willing to take the Company’s business and capitalization to a new level. To achieve the above, we will ensure a thorough balance of interests among the shareholders, creditors and Company employees” – said Dmitry Razumov, CEO of ONEXIM Group. He also maintained that the differences between ONEXIM and RBC’s former management, which have lately been covered extensively by the media, can be shortly resolved in a constructive manner.
Valery has served as ONEXIM’s Director for Investments since the Group’s inception. He is also a Board member at the Soglassye insurance company, OPIN investment and development group, Renaissance Credit bank, Optogan and yo-AUTO. Prior to that, Mr. Senko served in various capacities at Norilsk Nickel Mining Company, being responsible for corporate development issues and investor relations. From 2000 to 2002, Valery worked as a business analyst for a number of RUST Inc. projects and as a financial analyst for the Sputnik Group and Gazprom Media. Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the RF Foreign Ministry’s MGIMO, specializing in foreign economics.
Sergey LavrukhinUntil present time, Sergey served as Executive Director of ONEXIM Group, as well as Chairman of the Board at RBC. Prior to that, Mr. Lavroukhin worked as General Director of the JV! Media Group, Executive Director of the ADV advertising company and of the 2x2 TV channel, as well as CFO of the Prof-Media holding company. Earlier, over four years, Sergey had served as CFO of the Russian branch of the Hachette Filipacchi Media publishing house. In addition to his work in the media sector, he also worked as CFO of the PIT brewing company, also serving in various financial capacities in telecommunications (Golden Telecom) and heavy engineering (ABB Uniturbo). Sergey graduated from the Moscow Management Academy, specializing in business management, and completed an Executive MBA course at INSEAD, France.