B: Miller will remain head of Gazprom for another five years

B: Miller will remain head of Gazprom for another five years


The corresponding Directive to the state representatives in the Board of Directors of the company was approved by the government, reports the newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to sources familiar with the situation.

MOSCOW, 16 Jan. The contract with Gazprom head Alexei Miller, will be extended by five years until 2021, according to the newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to sources familiar with the situation.

The corresponding Directive to the state representatives in the Board of Directors of “Gazprom”, according to the publication, was approved by the government. It is noted that there is coordination of this decision with the administration of the President of the Russian Federation, but “it’s just a formality”, according to “Kommersant”, citing a source in the Kremlin.

Alexey Miller, manages Gazprom for 15 years, thus can become the champion among the heads of state companies according to the term of his tenure. Miller, arriving in “Gazprom” as the representative of the team of Vladimir Putin in 2001, never changed its basic position.

Rumors about the resignation of Alexei Miller emerged from the complicated situation for Gazprom, “Kommersant” writes. Despite the fact that most of the problems were caused by external factors, management made several mistakes in the “fat years”, say the newspaper’s sources in the industry. According to them, Gazprom has begun the program of development of the Yamal Peninsula, which is currently idle, and the idea of bypassing Ukraine is currently paying only the cost.