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Luc J. Maene

Independent Director

Luc Maene has served on the Board of Directors since June 2016.

Luc Maene was born in 1946.

In 1970, he graduated from the University of Gent with a degree in Agricultural Engineering and Soil Science. Shortly thereafter, he joined the Belgian Administration for Development Cooperation (ABOS/AGCD) and was stationed first in Tunisia and then in Malaysia, lecturing in soil science and conducting research in this subject.

In 1980, he returned to Belgium and conducted project evaluation for ABOS/AGCD. In 1981, he joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as Project Leader of the Fertilizer Advisory, Development and Information Network for Asia and the Pacific (FADINAP), based in Bangkok, Thailand.

In 1987, Luc Maene joined the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) first as its Executive Secretary, later as its Deputy Secretary General, Secretary General and finally, in 1998 he headed the organization as Director General.

Since 2017  President of International Fertilizer Society.

In 2006, Mr. Maene was awarded a Doctorate honoris causa in Agriculture by the University Putra Malaysia (UPM).

For many years, Mr. Maene was Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC). He has been Chairman of the Board of the Fertilizer Industry Round Table (FIRT) and member of the Board of CEDAP, the French organization of Association Leaders.

Since 2013, Luc Maene is the Director of the Luxembourg based consultancy company LM Agri Ltd.

Please send your queries for the attention of the Corporate Secretary to the following address:
The Moscow Representative Office of Uralkali. 6/2 Presnenskaya Naberezhnaya, 34th floor, Moscow 123112, Russia.

You can also contact us by e-mail: board@uralkali.com.

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Cardinal rules

Smoking in mines is prohibited.
Work at heights without wearing a safety harness is prohibited.
Work in electrical installations under voltage is prohibited.
It is forbidden to perform work and stay in the bottomhole zone during the operation of the mining machine.
Loading and unloading operations when people are in the danger zone are prohibited.
Working in underground mines with unsecured and/or unassembled roofing is prohibited.
It is forbidden to carry out repairs and maintenance of conveyors without disconnecting from energy sources, use of conveyors for transfer of people and goods (materials and/or equipment), crossing (either above or under) operating conveyors by employees are not allowed.
It is forbidden to carry out welding and flame work in underground mines and mine buildings without the necessary safety measures preventing fire.