Realizing the Economic Potential of Russia
Panel Session

Russia’s concentrated efforts to support development of domestic production for many agricultural commodities are beginning to bear fruit. Which sectors are expected to adapt most quickly to the new market conditions and which will require major subsidies? How prepared are Russian domestic players to compete on the global markets in the medium and long term?

Pal Erik Sjatil , Managing Partner for EEMA, McKinsey & Company

Maxim Basov , Chief Executive Officer, Rusagro Group of Companies
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe , Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nestle SA
Andrey Guryev , Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board, PhosAgro
Sergey Mikhailov , Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Investments and Strategic Planning Committee, Cherkizovo Group
Silviu Popovich , President, PepsiCo Russia, Ukraine and CIS
Alexander Tkachev , Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
Cees ’t Hart , President, Chief Executive Officer, Carlsberg
Marat Shaydaev , Acting Director General, Member of the Board of Directors, United Grain Company


Key moments

In five years, Russia will close the gap between her and the rest of the world, and in several sectors, we will become world leaders in seven years.
Maxim Basov
Exports are our main prospect, exports not only of grain, but of meat as well.
Alexander Tkachev
Russia has two competitive advantages in agriculture: the best soils in the world and sufficient water.
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe