Brunswick Rail, Russia’s private freight railcar operating lessor, announced the appointment of Mr. Paul Ostling as its new Chairman.
As the former Global Chief Operating Officer at Ernst & Young, Paul Ostling has a wealth of international business experience, combined with an extensive track record with Russian blue chip companies over the past 20 years, including current positions as non-executive independent director at MTS and Uralkali. His appointment as Brunswick Rail Chairman took effect 16 July.
Vladimir Lelekov, CEO of Brunswick Rail, said: “We are delighted to welcome Paul to our Board, as he brings invaluable expertise of top-notch business practices in Russia and around the globe. We are confident that he will make a significant contribution to the further development of Brunswick Rail while elevating our corporate governance to a new level."
Paul Ostling added: “I have been highly impressed by Brunswick Rail’s strong commitment to instituting best international standards of corporate governance, even as a privately held business. Moreover, the Company is at an exciting stage of its development, having grown substantially over the past several years, yet leaving considerable room for perpetual expansion going forward. I look forward to working with the talented team in place at Brunswick Rail and to support the Company in the next phase of its evolution.”
Paul Ostling began working at Ernst & Young in 1977, and rose to become Global Chief Operating Officer in 2003, a position he held until 2007. In Russia, he is a Board member and Audit Committee chairman at MTS and Uralkali, and served as Chief Executive Officer of KUNGUR Oilfield Equipment and Services until 2010. He has a keen interest in promoting dialogue between East and West, having been a Board member of the Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue, co-chairman of the Ukraine Foreign Investment Advisory Council and the Business Council for International Understanding.