This is an interview with Maxim Basov from November 2014. Here's a link to Maxim Basov's 2015 interview.
Rusagro Group has seen substantial growth over the past decade as the Russian market has rapidly expanded and diversified. The seeds of this successful group were first planted in 1995 when sugar import operations and, later, import and processing of raw sugarcane, were introduced in Russia. Today, Rusagro is one of the largest vertically integrated agriculture industry holding companies in Russia and the CIS.
Throughout its life cycle, Rusagro has evolved through several stages. In 2011, Rusagro completed the process of forming a unified corporate structure and the company Ros Agro PLC was created. The company successfully entered the IPO and placed global depository receipts (GDRs) on the London Stock Exchange, allowing Rusagro to attract around $300 million of additional funds for the implementation of their investment projects.
As the Russian market has opened up and evolved, so too has Rusagro, with the company developing a diverse range of business units and products. For the past five years, Rusagro has been led by CEO Maxim Basov, who joined the group in July 2009 as the general director of LLC Rusagro Group of Companies. Maxim was also appointed to the board of directors of Rusagro in February 2011.
Before joining Rusagro, Maxim held the position of General Director of Metalloinvest Group from 2006 to 2009. From 2004 to 2006, Maxim served as the first deputy chairman of the board of directors for Interpipe Limited. In addition, since November 2007, he has served as a member of the board of directors for OJSC Sosnovskaya HPP.