In the publishing house “Kommersant” changed CEO


The General Director of the publishing house (ID) “Kommersant” Maria Komarova leaves his post and goes to work in the Board of Directors of TV “YUTV Holding”, says the company. The new CEO will be the current Chairman of the Board of Directors of ID Vladimir Zhelonkin. He said that personnel changes in the content ID associated with the decision Komarova go to a new position. The powers of the CEO with his return to this post will remain the same, he said.

Zhelonkina successor in the Board of Directors will be elected from the current Board, which will meet “in the near future,” he said. Komarov in conversation with said that the Board of Directors will be held until the end of may.

“In the near future I will develop new projects, including in the field of media” — are the words of Komarova in the message ID. What exactly Komarova will be engaged in “YUTV Holding” is not specified. In a conversation with, she also did not disclose details of its future work, noting that within the next two weeks will be to transfer cases and, in parallel, will begin to engage in new projects. What position Komarova is in “YUTV Holding”, except for a place on the Board of Directors, will become clear “as the development of new projects, she said. On the exact timing of the launch of such projects Komarova did not speak, saying only that it should happen “soon”.

Komarov headed “Kommersant” in December 2014. Prior to that, she was Vice President ID and chief editor of radio station “Kommersant FM”. She came to the company in 2013 at the invitation of Ivan Tavrin, who previously held the post of Chairman of the Board of Directors of ID. In 2008 she worked under the guidance of Tavrina in the group of companies “Select the Radio” she told Komarov (her words are in the message). Tavrin Komarova invited to participate in new projects, the statement of the company.

At the end of April 2016 Tavrin left the post of General Director of mobile operator “MegaFon”, “to focus on the development of current and new business projects and working on the boards of Directors of USM Holdings Alisher Usmanov, who is also the controlling shareholder of “Kommersant”. Tavrin’s long — standing partner of Usmanov in the television business, he owns 3% of USM and 50% “YUTV Holding”. Entertainment media company, owns the TV channel “Yu”, and Disney channel “Muz-TV”.

Zhelonkin, before heading to the Board of Directors of ID, for two years was its President, but in August 2015, this position was abolished due to changes in the structure of holding management.

Revenue of JSC “Kommersant” at the end of 2014 amounted to 2.8 billion rubles., net profit of 51.6 million rubles, follows from the data in the database “SPARK-Interfax”. Financial indicators for the year 2015 yet.

With the participation of Irina Uzbekova