Member of the Board of Directors
Chairman of Remuneration and Corporate Social Responsibility Committees
Paul James Ostling has been on Uralkali’s Board of Directors since June 2011.
Audit Committee Chairman, financial expert.
Member of the Appointment and Remuneration Committee and CSR Committee.
Paul James Ostling was born in 1948. In 1973 he received a Law Degree from Fordham University School of Law.
From 1977 to 2007 Mr. Ostling was a member of the Global Executive Council of Ernst & Young Global, from 1995 to 2002 he served as Global Executive Partner and from 2002 to 2007 the Global Chief Operating Officer at Ernst & Young.
Since 2007 Mr Ostling has served on the Boards of Directors of Cool NRG., Boy Scouts of America Transatlantic Council and Innolurme GMBH, and since 2008 till 2011 on the Board of PromSvyaz Bank as well as on the Board of Directors of Uralchem Holding Plc, a holding company owning 99.9% of shares of the Russian fertiliser producer Uralchem.
Currently, Paul Ostling is Chairman of the Business Council for International Understanding, a business association promoting dialogue between the business and government (USA).
Since 2007 Mr Ostling has held several positions on the Board of Directors of OJSC “MTS” (NYSE), serving as the Chairman of the Audit Committee, Chairman of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee and Chairman of the Special Committee.
Paul James Ostling is an independent director within the meaning of the Federal Law “On Joint Stock Companies”, Corporate Governance Code of OJSC Uralkali and the UK Combined Corporate Governance Code.From 2007 until May 2009 he served as the CEO and General Director of Kungur Oilfield Equipment and Services, a leading Russian manufacturer of drilling rigs. He currently serves as a member of the Kungur board. Additionally, he is an advisor to Rusnano, Russia’s investment vehicle to expand Russia’s development of nano and nano-enabled industrial technologies.