The Fund “SKOLKOVO” will be replaced by the head

Board Chairman of SKOLKOVO Foundation Andrey Burenin will leave office after 28 April 2016, said three sources — two in the management of “SKOLKOVO” and one close to the Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich. Information was confirmed by the representative of group “Renova” Viktor Vekselberg, President of the Foundation.

Place Burenina is a senior Vice President of the Fund for administrative and legal Affairs Igor Drozdov, said the source . Drozdov will lead the “SKOLKOVO” until June 2016; final candidate for the new Chairman of the Foundation Board be approved at a meeting of the Board of Trustees in June. Drozdov is the main candidate for the post, according to a source in management of the Fund.

Burenin leaves the post in connection with the expiration of the contract, says the source of the Fund. According to another source in the “SKOLKOVO”, Chairman of the Board is leaving for family reasons, claims about the efficiency of Burenina management have not. Personnel decision approved Vekselberg, he says.

The Chairman of the Board meets in “SKOLKOVO” for operational leadership and management of the Fund unlike the President, who oversees the strategic development of the innovation center, explains a source in the leadership of the Fund. The representative of the SKOLKOVO Foundation declined to comment.

The SKOLKOVO Foundation was created in 2010 to manage the eponymous innovation center. Resident companies of SKOLKOVO will receive tax incentives: in 2015, their total revenue has exceeded RUB 53 billion, said in an interview with the senior Vice-President of the Foundation for innovations Vasily Belov. According to him, the amount of attracted private investment Fund amounted to more than 11 billion rubles, and the amount of state funding “SKOLKOVO” for 2016 was reduced from 19 billion to 14.5 billion rubles.

Burenin, who also chairs the grant Committee of the Foundation since 2001 worked as the Deputy General Director of JSC “SUAL”, in 2003-2007 he was a Deputy of the state Duma from “United Russia”, in 2008-2009 — financial Director of JSC “Renova Management AG”, since 2009 — Deputy General Director, ZAO “Integrated energy systems”. In 2013, the Manager led the Fund “SKOLKOVO”.

Drozdov is a graduate of the faculty of law. In 2004-2005 he was an Advisor to the Minister of economic development and trade, which at that time was the current President of Sberbank German Gref, in 2005, he led the Secretariat of the Chairman of the Supreme arbitration court (YOU) Anton Ivanov, in 2006-2010 — apparatus for YOU. From 2010 Drozdov is responsible for legal questions of Fund “SKOLKOVO”. In 2011 he was a member of the public Committee of supporters of Dmitry Medvedev, who heads the Board of Trustees of “SKOLKOVO”.

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