Corporate Secretary, Head of Corporate Support
The responsibilities of the Corporate Secretary include:
Ensuring that the Company’s executive bodies and employees comply with the state laws, the Company's Articles of Association and internal regulations to protect the rights and legal interests of the shareholders
Managing all board and committee meeting logistics, attending and recording minutes of all board and committee meetings, facilitating board communications
Managing the process pertaining to the annual shareholder meeting
Advising the Board on its roles and responsibilities
Facilitating the orientation of new Directors and assisting in Director training and development
Maintaining key corporate documents and records
Corporate disclosure and compliance with state corporation laws, stock exchange listing standards
Promoting the Company’s sustainable development and stronger investment appeal
Improving the corporate governance system to better accommodate the interests of the Company and all its shareholders
Monitoring corporate governance developments and assisting the Board in tailoring governance practices to meet the Board’s needs and investor expectations
Serving as a focal point for investor communication and engagement on corporate governance issues
The Corporate Secretary is the Company's officer who reports to the Supervisory Board.
Andrey Lekarev was born on 7 May 1981 in Kuybyshev.
He graduated from the Moscow State Law Academy in 2003 with a degree in Law and from the International Business School (Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation) in 2011 with an MBA in International Banking Management. He also holds a PhD in Law from the Moscow State Law Academy (2006).
Before joining ALROSA in August 2010, Mr Lekarev worked as Chief Legal Advisor in VTB Bank's Legal Department managing all board and committee meeting logistics, facilitating board communications and managing process pertaining to the annual shareholder meeting. Earlier he worked in the administrative office of the Council of the Federation and the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
He is a member of the All-Russian Public Organisation National Association of Corporate Secretaries.
Since 2012, Mr Lekarev has been among Top 25 Directors for Corporate Governance / Corporate Secretaries, an annual national ranking compiled by the Independent Directors Association (IDA), Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) in partnership with PwC and the Moscow Exchange under the Director of the Year National Award.
In 2013, he was awarded Director of the Year for his success in corporate governance (nominated in the Director for Corporate Governance / Corporate Secretary category).
In 2015, Mr Lekarev made it again to Top 25 Directors for Corporate Governance / Corporate Secretaries.
He is also the winner of the XIII annual Top 1,000 Russian Managers 2015 ranking in the Best Corporate Governance Director category.
Since 2016, he is a member of the Share Issuers Committee of Closed Joint Stock Company MICEX Stock Exchange.
Mr Lekarev is a Class 3 Advisor of the State Civil Service.
He has no family ties with any members of ALROSA's executive or supervisory bodies.
Regulation on the Corporate Secretary of ALROSA
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