The Russian MTG-backed national broadcaster CTC Media has appointed Stanislav Ploschenko as its new CFO, effective January 24, 2015.

In his new role, he will also serve as an advisor to the company’s CEO on financial matters until he takes office as CFO.

Commenting on the appointment, Yuliana Slashcheva, CTC Media’s CEO, said: “I am delighted to welcome Stanislav to the CTC Media team and am confident that his deep experience working for major public and private companies will benefit and strengthen our management team. I would also like to thank Nikolay Surikov for his contributions to the company during his tenure and wish him well in his new endeavour.”

Ploschenko added: “I am very excited to join the strong and accomplished team at CTC Media and am looking forward to leveraging my experience to support the Company and its shareholders.”

Ploschenko will be responsible for planning and overseeing CTC Media’s financial strategy and accounting, as well as managing its relationships with banking and other financial services partners.

Meanwhile, Surikov, the current CFO, is resigning to pursue another opportunity to be announced in the near future. He will remain in post until January 23, 2015.