Q&A with Richard Evans, Chairman of Samruk: “Our mandate is to make two and two add up to more than four”
Richard Evans says he took a lot of convincing before he became chairman of Samruk Holdings. It’s no wonder – among the challenges he faces are to make sense of a sprawling set of government-owned companies, and to deal with governance issues and allegations of corruption. But in an interview with Eric Ellis, Evans and Samruk’s deputy chief executive, Ulf Wokurka, say it’s well worth the challenge.
"You go around the organization, there’s a lot of talent and there’s a hell of lot of knowledge in these businesses but there is no mechanism for sharing it. There’s a silo mentality"