Philip J Wilkinson OBE

Independent Non-Executive Director

Philip Wilkinson has considerable experience in international poultry industries.

Nationality: British

Joined the Board: 2020

Position: Chairman of the Sustainability & International Affairs Committee, Chairman of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee, Member of the Audit & Risk Committee.

Career and prior highlights experience:

  • Commercial Director of Arla Foods;
  • Poultry industry: Managing Director of Grampian Country Food Group, in 2006 joined 2 Sisters Food Group; in 2015 joined Inghams, Australia;
  • Dairy industry: awarded an OBE in 2003 for Services to the Dairy Industry; Chairman of the National Dairy Council and National Dairy Farm Assured Ltd.

Current roles:

  • Director of Red Tractor Poultry Sector Board, the British Poultry Council;
  • Council Member of AVEC, Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the EU;
  • Advisor to the Board of Alltech, USA;
  • Advisor to the Board of eggXYt, Israel;
  • Board member of the British Poultry Council; and
  • Board member of Paramount 21.
Philip J Wilkinson OBE

Dr John C Rich

Executive Chairman

John Rich is a highly experienced senior business executive with a strong background in agribusiness operations, development banking and investment.

Nationality: Australian

Joined the Board: 2006

Position: Member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee and member of the Sustainability & International Affairs Committee

Career and prior highlights experience:

  • Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Science and a registered financial member of the Australian College of Veterinary Surgeons;
  • 1990-2003: Executive Director, Austasia Pty Ltd (agribusiness conglomerate SE Asia);
  • 1995-2002: Director AN-OSI Pty Ltd (supply chain management for feedlot beef, poultry and dairy operations SE Asia/China);
  • 2006-2019 Senior Consulting Agribusiness Industry Specialist IFC and Agribusiness consultant to IFC invested clients until 2020;
  • 2017-2021 Financial Board Advisor to ADM Capital and Independent Non-Executive Director at three other poultry-related companies;

Current roles:

  • Managing Director of Australian Agricultural Nutrition and Consulting Pty Ltd (AANC);
  • Recently appointed to the Food and Agribusiness Advisory Council of the London based Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC);
  • Non-Executive director of Zambeef Product Limited (Zambia); and
  • Non-executive Director of Zalar Holding (Morocco).
Dr John C Rich

John Grant

Senior Independent Director

John Grant has extensive, board-level business management, finance, strategy and operational experience in a wide range of international businesses.

Nationality: British

Joined the Board: 2006

Position: Member of the Audit & Risk Committee and member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee.

Career and prior highlights experience:

  • Senior Independent Director, Augean plc, Melrose plc, Pace plc and Wolfson Microelectronics plc;
  • Non-Executive Director, National Grid plc, Corac Group plc and the Royal Automobile Club Limited;
  • Audit Committee Chairman: Augean plc, Melrose plc, National Grid plc, Pace plc;
  • Remuneration Committee Chairman: Augean plc, National Grid plc
  • 1992-1996: Finance Director, Lucas Industries plc, LucasVarity plc;
  • 1990-1992: Executive Deputy Chairman, Jaguar Cars;
  • 1989: Director of Corporate Strategy, Ford Motor Company.
John Grant

Christakis Taoushanis

Independent Non-Executive Director

Christakis Taoushanis is a highly experienced international financier and senior manager.

Nationality: Cypriot

Joined the Board: 2018

Position: Member of the Audit & Risk Committee

Career and prior highlights experience:

  • 35 years of banking experience including four years at Continental Illinois National Bank of Chicago, 18 years at HSBC Group in Hong Kong and Cyprus, and 8 years as Chief Executive Officer at Cyprus Development Bank.

Current roles:

  • Non-Executive Director of various regulated and listed companies;
  • Advisor to a number of companies through the private firm, TTEG & Associates.
Christakis Taoushanis

Oscar Chemerinski

Independent Non-Executive Director

Oscar Chemerinski is a Senior Level Executive with experience in finance, business leadership, and strategic thinking, with a strong background in the Food and Agri Sector, and in International Development.

Nationality: Argentinian
Joined the Board: 2023

 Position: Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee, member of the Sustainability and International Affairs Committee

Career and prior highlights:

He is a graduate of the Universidad de Belgrano with a Master in Economics and Accounting (CPA) and of the University of Chicago, with an MBA in Finance.

He has over 30 years of global exposure to the private sector, through project finance and advisory services working with Boards, NGOs, CSOs, Governments, MFIs and Banks and including over 20 years with the International Finance Corporation (IFC). In the past he served on the Board of Cofco International (HK) and Bridge Academies (Kenya).

He serves on the Board of HMH (South Africa), Westfalia Fruit (UK), Copeval (Chile), ProducePay (Mexico), and Merensky Timber (South Africa) and he is a Co-Managing Partner, Ballard Partners.

Oscar Chemerinski

Yuriy Kosyuk

Chief Executive Officer

Yuriy Kosyuk has been Chief Executive Officer of MHP since he founded the Company in 1998.

Nationality: Ukrainian

Joined the Board: 2006 (joined MHP in 1998)

 

Career and prior highlights experience:

  • 1992: graduated as a process engineer in meat and milk production from the Kyiv Institute of the Food Industry;
  • 1995: founded the Business Center for the Food Industry in Kiev.
Yuriy Kosyuk

Viktoria Kapelyushnaya

Chief Financial Officer

Viktoria Kapelyushnaya has significant senior financial and business management experience.

Nationality: Ukrainian

Joined the Board: 2006 (joined MHP in 1998)

 

Career and prior highlights experience:

  • Diplomas in Processing Engineering (1992) and Financial Auditing (1998) from the Kyiv institute of the Food Industry:
  • Deputy and Chief Accountant at the Ukraine Business Center for the Food Industry (BCFI).
Viktoria Kapelyushnaya

Andriy Bulakh

Deputy Chief Executive Officer – People

Andriy Bulakh is an experienced manager, auditor and consultant.

Nationality: Ukrainian

Joined the Board: 2021 (joined MHP in 2020)

 

Career and prior highlights experience:

  • Managing Partner and Head of Consulting (Deloitte Ukraine);
  • Master's Degree in International Economic Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv;
  • Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Andriy Bulakh