October 3, 2008
Deputy Premier Likely to Be Appointed Head of Russia’s Major Energy Company
Text of report by Gazprom-owned, editorially independent Russian radio station Ekho Moskvy on 3 October
[Presenter] Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin may head the board of directors of INTER RAO UES in the near future. Our correspondent Vladimir Rominskiy has the details about the possible high-profile appointment.
A list of candidates that may get into the new board of directors has already been approved. Yuriy Petrov, the head of Rosimushchestvo [Federal Agency for the Management of Federal Property], Energy Minister Sergey Shmatko, Sechin himself and others are among the candidates, the company's official statement said.
INTER RAO UES is a subsidiary of disbanded RAO UES [Unified Energy System of Russia]. INTER RAO deals with exporting and importing energy and owns a number of large foreign energy assets including those in Moldova, Armenia and Georgia.
[Presenter] Igor Sechin is already chairman of the boards of directors of such large companies as [Russian oil company] Rosneft and the United Shipbuilding Corporation.
Originally published by Ekho Moskvy radio, Moscow, in Russian 0700 3 Oct 08.
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