The Minister of industry and trade Denis Manturov will take the place of Alex speaker in the Board of Directors of “Gazprom”. On Thursday, February 2, the newspaper Vedomosti, citing two Federal officials and the text of the order on nomination of candidates to the Board of Directors of the company.
The newspaper reminds that now the Board of Directors of “Gazprom” two Ministers. In addition there is Ulyukayev, energy Minister Alexander Novak. Earlier it was reported that the location of the speaker, arrested on the case of extortion of a large bribe, in the Board of Directors of “Gazprom” can occupy the new Minister of economic development Maxim Oreshkin. Now it turned out that the vacant place will be no new chapters, Minekonomrazvitija Oreshkin, the head of Minpromtorga Manturov.
Only the Board of Directors of 11 members. In addition to two Ministers, it also includes special presidential envoy Viktor Zubkov, Chairman of the Board “Gazprom” Alexey Miller, Deputy Vitaly Markelov and Mikhail Sereda, CEO of Gazprombank Andrey Akimov and the Chairman of the Board of Rosselkhozbank Dmitry Patrushev, independent Director, Timur Kulibayev, Victor Martynov and Vladimir Mau.
Speaker was detained in the night of November 15 last year on suspicion in receiving a bribe of $2 million (over 130 million); the representatives of “Rosneft”. According to investigators, the Minister extorted the money for the positive conclusion of Ministry of economic development concerning the purchase of Rosneft shares of the company “Bashneft”, owned by the state (50.8 per cent). Now the speaker is under house arrest. In late January, the court extended the ex-Minister this measure.