Board changes at EuroChem Group
Zug, Switzerland, December 20, 2019 – EuroChem Group AG, a leading global fertilizer company, announces the appointment of Samir Brikho as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Brikho, who has served on the Board since 2018, held senior management positions at Asea and ABB Power Generation between 1983 and 2000, before moving to Alstom, where he served as Chief International Operations Officer and Senior Vice-President, and CEO of Alstom Kraftwerke in Germany. In 2003, he became CEO of ABB Lummus Global and in 2005 he was appointed to the Group Executive Committee of ABB Ltd, and served as Head of the Power Systems Division at ABB Group.
From 2006 to 2016 Samir was CEO of Amec Foster Wheeler. In 2009 and 2016 Samir was chair of the World Economic Forum’s Engineering and Construction Board.
Mr. Brikho replaces Alexander Landia, who is leaving the Board after more than six years’ service but continues in other roles within AIM Capital SE group, the holding company of EuroChem Group AG.
“It has been a pleasure to serve as Chairman for EuroChem Group, and I would like to wish Samir all the best in his new role,” Mr. Landia said Mr. Brikho commented: “I am proud to be taking over as Chairman at such an exciting point in EuroChem’s history.”
“I see enormous potential for the business and am looking forward to helping the company become the most successful player in the fertilizer sector,” he added.
About EuroChem Group AG
EuroChem is a leading global producer of nitrogen, phosphate and potash fertilizers,
as well as certain industrial and mining products. The Group is vertically integrated with activities spanning mining to fertilizer production, logistics, and distribution. EuroChem began test production at its Usolskiy potash mine in early 2018, and continues to develop a second greenfield site at VolgaKaliy in Russia. Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, the Group operates production facilities in Europe, Asia and the CIS, employing more than 26,000 people.
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