J. Paul Rollinson, President & CEO, received a special honour at the Foreign Investment Advisory Council (FIAC) meeting in Russia last month.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev presented J. Paul Rollinson with a ‘Certificate of Honour’ for Kinross’ ongoing contribution to FIAC and the Company’s successful investments in the country over the last 20 years. This rare recognition has only been given to ten other people in FIAC’s history.
Thirty-six CEOs from some of the largest companies in the world, including PepsiCo, Mars, Total S.A., BP, Cargill and Unilever, took to Moscow to discuss the global challenges and benefits of investing in the country at the 30th FIAC meeting. FIAC provides a unique platform for open dialogue between the Russian Government and the largest and most active foreign investors in the country. Kinross joined FIAC in 2010 and has been an active contributor, especially in regards to the natural resources sector and developing Russia’s Far East.
The meeting was held at the official residence of the Russian Prime Minister, who also chaired the meeting. Russian Minister of Natural Resources, Sergey Donskoy, and numerous members of the Russian cabinet, were also present.
“We have been proud to operate in Russia for over 20 years now. Our Russian operations are consistent stand-out performers and some of the lowest cost operations in our global portfolio,” said J. Paul Rollinson. “It is a privilege to continue to attend FIAC meetings and contribute to the ongoing dialogue about investing in the country.”
J. Paul Rollinson, President & CEO, receiving the Certificate of Honour from Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev
J. Paul Rollinson at the FIAC meeting (fourth row, second from the left)