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Zhukovsky Heads Cherkizovo Group's Pork Division

09 August 2013

RUSSIA - Russia's top meat and feed producer Cherkizovo Group has reported the appointment of Alexander Zhukovsky to the position of Head of Pork Division.

Alexander Zhukovsky graduated with distinction from the Riga Higher Military Aviation Engineering School in 1980, and in 1991 graduated from the Air Force Engineering Academy in Moscow with a gold medal. In addition, Mr Zhukovsky holds a PhD degree and an MBA degree obtained under a joint program of the Russian Academy of National Economy and the University of Antwerp.

During 1975-1995, Mr Zhukovsky served in the national Forces. After demobilization, he occupied leadership roles in such major companies as Mars, Dancake, InBev, etc. Before stepping up to his newest role at the Cherkizovo Group, Alexander Zhukovsky worked as the Senior Procurement Director Agro at PepsiCo Russia.

As part of his new position Mr Zhukovsky will supervise 14 pork complexes and three feed mills. His primary goals include reducing the prime cost of production and boosting operational indicators.

"We are thrilled that our industry-leading management team has been joined by another very experienced top manager as Mr Zhukovsky," said Sergey Mikhailov, Cherkizovo Group CEO.

"This year the Cherkizovo Group's pork segment will see an increase in production of more than 50 per cent, with the addition of Mr Zhukovsky to the segment marking the final step in the process of putting together an international team that already boasts manufacturing experts from the US with more than 20 years of experience. Mr Zhukovsky is facing a serious and far-reaching goal: to improve the production and financial indicators in the segment and provide for stable, long-term growth."

ThePigSite News Desk

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