PHILIP J WILKINSON OBEPHILIP J WILKINSON OBE
Chairman of the Government Relations and Public Affairs Committee, Non-Executive Director, Member of the Audit and Risk Committee, Chairman of the Nominations and Remunerations Committee.
Mr. Wilkindon joined the Board in 2020.
After studying agriculture at Askham Bryan, Philip chose the dairy industry for his career. He progressed through a range of senior roles within the industry, culminating in that of commercial director of Arla Foods plc. During this time he studied Agribusiness at Harvard Business School.
Throughout his career Philip held several industry positions including Chairmanship of the Dairy Council and National Dairy Farm Assured Ltd. He was awarded an OBE from the Queen of England for services to the food industry in 2003.
Upon leaving the dairy sector, Philip became Managing Director of Grampian Country Food Group’s integrated chicken business and in 2006 joined 2 Sisters Food Group. In 2015 he joined Inghams, Australia which enjoyed a successful IPO on the ASX in 2019. He is a Director of the Red Tractor Poultry Sector Board, the British Poultry Council and Council Member of AVEC (Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the EU). He is Advisor to the Board of Alltech, Lexington, Kentucky, Advisor to the Board of eggXYt, Tel Aviv, Israel, and Chairman of BetaBugs a starter agribusiness genetics company based out of Edinburgh, Scotland.
He is a member of the Worshipful Company of Poulters and Freeman of the City of London.
Christakis TaoushanisChristakis Taoushanis
Non-executive director, Member of the
Audit and Risk Committee
Christakis Taoushanis joined the Board in July 2018.
He is a graduate of the London School of Economics and the London Business School. He has 30 years of banking experience, having worked for four years with Continental Illinois National Bank of Chicago in Chicago and Greece, 18 years with the HSBC Group in Hong Kong and Cyprus (the last 12 as the Managing Director in Cyprus) and 8 years as the Chief Executive Officer of the Cyprus Development Bank. Since 2011, he provides services as an Advisor to a number of companies through the private firm, TTEG & Associates.
He is a member of the boards of various regulated companies, mostly of international interests. He served as President of the Association of Cyprus Commercial Banks and numerous other firms and associations. He is active in local Cypriot community and charitable organisations.
John GrantJohn Grant
Senior Independent Director, Chairman of
the Audit and Risk Committee, Member of the
Nominations and Remunerations
Mr Grant is a non-executive director of Augean Plc, a UK-based hazardous waste management business, and Chairman of the British Racing Drivers’ Club Limited. His previous non-executive director roles included Chairman of Gas Turbine Efficiency plc, Hasgo Group Limited, the Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports Association Limited and Torotrak plc. He was also Senior Independent Director of Melrose plc, Pace plc and Wolfson Microelectronics plc and a non-executive director of National Grid plc, Corac Group plc and the Royal Automobile Club Limited. In his executive career, he was Finance Director of Lucas Industries plc and LucasVarity plc from 1992 to 1996, and before that Director of Corporate Strategy for Ford Motor Company and Executive Deputy Chairman of Jaguar Cars.
Mr Grant holds a BSc in Economics from Queen’s University Belfast, an MBA from Cranfield School of Management and an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from University of Bradford.
Dr John C RichDr John C RichExecutive Chairman.
Dr Rich initially joined the board in 2006 as an Independent Non-Executive director
Dr John Rich is a senior consulting Agribusiness Industry Specialist for the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) and has acted as a specialist Agribusiness Consultant for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He is a senior board advisor to ADM Capital, representing major US and EU based pension funds, an Independent non-executive Director of Zalar Morocco and Director of Australian Agricultural Consulting and Nutrition in Australia. From 1990 to 2003, he was an executive director of Austasia Pty Ltd, an agri-business conglomerate which has operations in Australia, South East Asia and China, and from 1995 to 2002 was a director of AN-OSI Pty Ltd, a company that specialized in supply-chain management for feedlot beef, poultry and dairy operations in Asia and Europe.
Dr Rich holds a BSc and a BVSc from the University of Sydney, is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists and a registered member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons with extensive post graduate experience in the agribusiness, food and finance industry. He has completed a number of post-graduate courses in finance and agricultural food-related industries.
On the 19th of July, 2016 he was appointed as interim Chairman of the Board of Directors of MHP S.A. and Chairman of Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
On 19 March 2019, the Board confirmed Dr John Rich as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of MHP SE on a permanent basis.
Yuriy KosyukYuriy KosyukChief Executive Officer
Mr Kosyuk founded MHP in 1998 and is also the CEO of PJSC MHP.
In 1995 he founded the Business Centre for the Food Industry (BCFI) and was President until 1999. BCFI operated in the domestic and export markets for grain and other agricultural products.
Mr Kosyuk graduated as a processing engineer in meat and milk production from the Kiev Food Industry Institute in 1992.
Viktoria KapelyushnayaViktoria KapelyushnayaExecutive Director, Chief Financial Officer
Ms Kapelyushna, who is also Financial Director of JSC MHP, joined MHP in 1998 and was elected to the board in 2006. She was previously Deputy Chief Accountant, then Chief Accountant, of BCFI. She holds diplomas in meat processing engineering, 1992, and financial auditing, 1998, from the Kiev Institute of Food Industry.