LONDON–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Morrow Sodali, the world’s leading investor engagement and governance consultancy, today announced the appointment of Oleg Shvyrkov as Director, Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Based in Moscow, Dr Shvyrkov will primarily focus on providing a wide range of ESG and shareholder engagement services to Russian and CIS companies, working with Morrow Sodali’s specialist governance firm, Nestor Advisors.
Dr Shvyrkov is a recognized expert on corporate governance in Russia and the CIS countries. He was one of the main contributors to the drafting of the Russian Code of Corporate Governance and, subsequently, to the development of tools for implementing the Code. He is also a member of the body that developed the new Kazakhstan Corporate Governance Code in 2021.
Dr Shvyrkov is a member of the Corporate Affairs Committee of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and of the Expert Council on Corporate Governance of the Central Bank of Russia (CBR). Earlier this year, he led a CBR Expert Council task force that drafted ESG guidelines for boards of directors of public companies.
Over the past 18 years, Dr Shvyrkov has held a number of important corporate governance positions in Moscow with leading consulting firms, including leading the Corporate Governance Services group at EY, at as head of the Deloitte CIS Center for Corporate Governance and as Chief Analytical Officer of the Governance Services team. within Standard & Poor’s. He holds a doctorate from Tilburg University.
Alvise Recchi, CEO of Morrow Sodali, said: âIt is a great privilege for me to welcome Oleg to our team. His unrivaled experience and expertise in corporate governance in Russia will allow us to continue to meet the growing governance needs of our clients at the highest level and ensure that they can create long-term value for their shareholders. .
âWe have a successful track record in supporting large listed companies in the region such as Gazprom, Lukoil and Sistema to name a few, and with the appointment of Oleg, we look forward to continuing to expand our presence. in Russia and in the CIS âhe said.
David Risser, chief executive of Nestor Advisors, said he was delighted someone of Oleg’s stature is joining the company in a dual capacity, working with both Morrow Sodali and Nestor Advisors.
âStilpon Nestor and I have known Oleg for many years as a renowned and trusted advisor on corporate governance and I look forward to working together as we continue to grow our business in Russia,â commented Mr. Laugh.
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