25 January 2013

Anna Ovdienko appointed Chief Finance Officer of Group DF

OvdienkoAnna Ovdienko has been appointed Chief Finance Officer of Group DF. Ms Ovdienko’s primary goal is to transform the finance management function within the Group and its businesses by adopting best practices of leading multinational companies.


“To lead our finance function, we enlisted one of the leading professionals in the fields of finance and risk management. Redesigningthe Group’s finance management by adopting best practices of globally leading companies is part of a broader programme of the Group’s transformationinto a transparent business, which is attractive for investors”, said Group DF CEO Boris Krasnyansky commenting Ms Ovdienko’s appointment.


Anna Ovdienko is a reputable financier with over 15 years of experience in finance management and accounting with major multinational companies. Before joining Group DF, Ms Ovdienko held the position of Head of Finance Change at HSBC’s global insurance business based in London, UK. Earlier, she was Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (London and Kiev Offices) and Deputy CFO at IFDK, a major Russian financial services group.


Group DF’s new CFO holds the qualifications of ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), FIA (Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries) and CERA (Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst). Ms Ovdienko graduated from the University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Economics, and received a degree in Probability and Statistics at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.


“Along with the whole Group DF management team, I have an ambitious goal set in front of me: leading this financial and industrial Group to a new level, enabling it to compete and to attract investments at global capital markets. Group DF operates in unique and rapidly growing markets, which present the Group’s businesses with opportunities to achieve leadership positions. I am delighted with an opportunity to contribute to realising this potential”, Ms Ovdienko said.


Group DF owner Dmitry Firtash initiated the restructuring of the Group’s businesses following the substantial increase in the scale of the Group resulting from a great number of new acquisitions over 2011-2012. On 1 September 2012, a new Group DF CEO Boris Krasnyansky was appointed. Mr Krasnyansky has been forming a new management team tasked with consolidation and structuring of the Group’s businesses, identifying their development strategies, as well as the day-to-day management of the Group in accordance with best international practices.