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Stepan Maslennikov headed the retail direction of the Orient Group

Orient Group announces the appointment of Stepan Maslennikov as Interim Executive Director of the Makro supermarket chain. The area of ​​responsibility of the top manager also includes Home Market and Profit Store. In this position, he will replace Roman Saifulin, who decided to continue his career outside the Orient group of companies.

Andrey Safronyuk, CEO of Orient Group Management: “During his work, Roman has done a lot to introduce new technologies in the retail chain. Under him, Makro advanced in the development of business processes, and also began expansion into the regions of Uzbekistan. On behalf of the Orient Group, I wish Roman success in the implementation of his projects. I am also sure that Stepan Maslennikov’s vast managerial experience will allow him to maintain and strengthen the current team, focusing on strengthening the market positions of the most important area of ​​the holding”.

The largest asset within the Retail business of the Orient Group is the Makro supermarket chain. One of the undisputed market leaders, this network has been operating since 2010, with over 100 stores in all regions of Uzbekistan and employing thousands of people.

Commenting on the event, Stepan Maslennikov noted: “I am convinced that the most important success factor in retail is trust. And it's not just about the brand's trusting relationships with customers, which are built over the years on the basis of stable product and service quality. An equally critical element is the confidence of the staff in the correctness of the chosen strategy and in the company's management. For my part, I will do my best to strengthen the team spirit and set a vector of intensive development - one that will be able to captivate and inspire employees. Then, and only then, can we count on consumer confidence”.

Stepan Maslennikov is an expert with international experience in the areas of organizational change, strategic and project management, business development and investment. Prior to joining the Orient Group team, Stepan went through the integration of the Tyumen Oil Company and British Petroleum businesses. He was involved in the implementation of the transformation program for the largest oil company in Kazakhstan, KazMunayGas. He led the strategic changes in the business of large private companies and financial and industrial holdings. Since 2020 - Director of the Transformation Department of Orient Group Management, responsible for the formation and implementation of the holding's strategy.