Veteran “Gazprom” is excluded from the Board of Directors


Gazizullin, who was a member of the Board of Directors of “Gazprom” in 1998, and from 1997-2000 was the Minister of state property of Russia, not included in the new composition of the Council should be the message of the company.

On 11 places in Board of Directors “Gazprom” claimed 12 people. In comparison with the current squad in the list of candidates there are two new name — the Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev and Chairman of the Board of Rosselkhozbank Dmitry Patrushev. First proposed by the Federal property management Agency as a representative of the state, and the second put forward the minority shareholders. Both were included in the new Council.

His place in the Council also retained the Minister of energy Alexander Novak, Gazprom management Committee Chairman Alexey Miller, the former Prime Minister and special presidential envoy for cooperation with the Forum of gas exporting countries Viktor Zubkov (re-elected Chairman of the Board of Directors) and others.

In February it became known that Gazizullin was co-owner of Russia’s largest producer of turkeys. Then he sold his company Brimstone investments limited, which owned 40% of “Evrodon”, Department of “Alfa-Group” A1.

This deal provoked a joint conflict with the founder of the company Vadim and Vaneeva, in which the proportion of A1 was redeemed by the Bank, and former Director of the Department of natural resources and construction of Vnesheconombank Ilgiz Valitov, was arrested. How to write “Vedomosti”, the consequence suspects him of attempting to fraudulently take possession of the property “Eurodon”: according to investigators, Valitov proposed structures of “Evrodon” to VEB loans in exchange for stakes in capital group companies “Evrodon.”

Thursday Gazizullin refused to comment on his resignation from the Board of Directors of “Gazprom”.