Amrop Ukraine to Conduct Landmark Supervisory Board Search


Amrop Ukraine will lead the search for up to five independent directors for Ukraine's national postal service.

Amrop Ukraine has been awarded a tender by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to place up to five Independent Directors for the Supervisory Board of Ukrposhta, the country's national postal service.

Ukrposhta is a 100% state-owned entity reporting to Ukraine's Ministry of Infrastructure. The country's nationally-appointed postal operator, Ukrposhta operates a fleet of 3,600 trucks and cars, employing 76,000 people (making it Ukraine's third largest employer) and manages a network of 11,500 branches.

The Government of Ukraine has identified a set of legal reforms to be implemented in the country's postal industry with changes to reflect the latest developments in the postal industry and assure compliance of Ukraine law with the recently-signed Ukraine–EU Memorandum.

The project will be conducted within the framework of the corporate governance reform of PJSC Ukrposhta. Viesturs Liegis, Managing Partner, Amrop Ukraine, will spearhead the search, which is scheduled to conclude over the coming two months.

Ukraine's Minister of Infrastructure, Volodymyr Omelyan, described the project as a showcase for creating a Supervisory Board for a stated-owned company, stating that it should be "based on the principles of transparency, professionalism and competence." He added: "I hope that with the help of Amrop Ukraine we will attract the leaders of the future – talented, highly qualified candidates with international experience in logistics, e-commerce, finance, and risk management."

Mr. Omelyan anticipates that successful implementation may not only spur the further development of Ukrposhta and minimize political influence on its activities, but open the door for the creation of Supervisory Boards for other infrastructure enterprises such as ports and airports.

"Ukraine has a population of 42 million and considerable potential for development," says Amrop Managing Partner, Viesturs Liegis. "Its extensive landmass and outstanding land quality provide major opportunities for agricultural production, food processing and bioenergy, with IT gradually becoming one of the country's key economic drivers. Given its geopolitical location, Ukraine is a highly attractive proposition for manufacturing and infrastructure investment."

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