EBRD hires Amrop Ukraine to search for independent directors for Ukrposhta
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, Amrop said in an announcement.
"Ukraine has a population of 42 million and considerable potential for development. 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," Amrop Managing Partner Viesturs Liegis said.
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.
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.
Amrop, one of the world’s largest retained executive search, board and leadership services partnerships, was founded in 1977, has 77 offices in 50 countries.
Amrop started activities in the Ukraine in the late 90s, conducting executive recruitment assignments for leading multinational and local companies, primarily in FMCG and Telecommunications. In 2006 Amrop formally established its office in Kyiv.