Belfast-based Harland & Wolff has appointed Katya Zotova as a non-executive director. She will chair its audit committee.
Zotova has 25 years’ experience in strategy and business development, governance, investment banking and private equity.
Between 2014 and 2020, Zotova was non-executive director of diversified mining company Vedanta Resources. She currently acts as an adviser at Antler, a global early-stage venture capital fund.
Until recently, Zotova was managing director at Mizuho International, a financial services company. She previously held senior positions at LetterOne Energy LLP, Pamplona Capital LLP, Citigroup and Shell.
John Wood, Harland & Wolff’s chief executive, said: “I am delighted that Katya will be joining the board in September. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge across a number of functions—larger listed companies, private equity and banking.
“As we move from being a small company to a large company, Katya will be helping us with this transition, and her guidance to navigate ourselves towards a large business as well as strengthening our corporate governance will be invaluable. I look forward to working closely with Katya and warmly welcome her to the board.”