The shareholders of Global Ports, the leading container terminal operator serving Russian cargo flows, have elected Inna Kuznetsova as a Director of the company effective as of January 1, 2018.
Kuznetsova is the President and Chief Operating Officer of the ocean container shipping industry’s largest neutral network INTTRA and serves on the board of Avantida — a digital platform that supports the management of empty container equipment.
She will hold the Director position with Global Ports until the conclusion of the annual general meeting (AGM) of the company in 2018.
In addition to the new role, Kuznetsova will also be a member of the audit and risk committee and will replace Capt. Bryan Smith as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Nominations and Remuneration Committees.
Capt. Smith has agreed to remain on the board until the next AGM in 2018 to ensure a smooth handover.
Lambros Papadopoulos, who has over 24 years of experience as an executive and a board member of various finance companies, will become the new Independent Non-Executive Director to further enhance the company's corporate governance standards.
Kuznetsova is a speaker at Port Technology's Container Terminal Automation Conference in London on March 14 – 15, 2018
He will also serve as a member of the audit and risk committee, giving independent directors a majority presence on that committee.
Papadopoulos is the Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committees of Hellenic Bank Public Company and Trastor Real Estate Investment Company SA.
Kuznetsova said: “I am honoured to join the board of Global Ports Investments.
“The company is known for their strong governance, focus on operational excellence, great customer service and prudent costs management.
“I am looking forward to working with management team and the board to accelerate innovation and create the shareholder value.”