Board Of Directors

Paul Rodzianko (Non-Executive Chairman)

Paul Rodzianko, 71, is an international business executive with extensive experience in the energy, infrastructure and green technology sectors. He serves or has served as a senior executive or as Chairman of several companies in the Russian Federation, the Republic of Georgia, Kazakhstan, Sweden and the US. These include Kavkaz Cement, GreenFuel Technologies, Access Industries, CNPC Aktobemunaigas, Bogatyr Access Komir, Tyumen Oil Company, Energibolaget i Sverige, Mt. Hope Hydro, Grace Geothermal, and General Electric. He has represented Access at the President's Foreign Investor Council in Kazakhstan and as Vice-Chairman of the Board of the US-Kazakhstan Business Association. He serves on the boards of the US-Russia Business Council and the Kennan Council. Currently, he volunteers concurrently as Vice-Chairman of the American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation; Chairman Emeritus of the Hermitage Museum Foundation (USA), and Director of the Russian Orthodox Theological Fund. Paul holds a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.A. from the Institute of Critical Languages. He is a Fellow of The Explorers Club and the Royal Geographic Society.

Javier Del Ser Perez (Chief Executive Officer)

Javier del Ser Perez 49, is a Chartered Engineer (Spain), master in Structural Engineering and has a degree in Finance from HEC. Javier has lived in Kazakhstan since 1996, when he was appointed as the Investment Adviser to a large investment fund focused on the country. It was through this role that Javier first became involved with the Group's cement business. He is the Chairman of the Company's operating subsidiaries, Central Asia Cement and Karcement. Javier has other business interests in Kazakhstan, including being a Director and large shareholder in the Chagala Group. Javier is also a Director of Steppe Cement Holding B.V. and Mechanical and Electrical Consulting Services Ltd.

Xavier Blutel (Non-Executive Director)

Xavier Blutel, 62, is currently the Senior Adviser, Wagram Corporate Finance, President and founding partner of SAS Baudrimont and a Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur de la France. Xavier Blutel spent 33 years as an international executive in capital intensive industries such as the cement industry, with Italcementi Group and Ciments Français Group, and the petrochemicals industry. Besides managing various operations in numerous countries, he was actively involved in screening approach, negotiation and integration of new acquisitions, disposals of non-core businesses and potential mergers. He also spent 6 years (2002-2007) in international lobbying and developed and implemented the Sustainable Development approach in Italcementi Group. He was formerly a director of Shymkent JSC and Beton ATA LLP from 2008 to 2013.