Gazprom cleared Gazprom Mezhregiongaz from management

Eight out of nine deputy general directors of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz left the company.
Eight out of nine deputy general directors of the head office of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz (responsible for marketing Gazprom’s products on the Russian market) left the company, it follows from its website.

It was at Gazprom Mezhregiongaz that the father of Senator Rauf Arashukov of the Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia, Raul, worked as an advisor to the former general director Kirill Seleznev. Both of them have been in custody since January 30, they are accused of participation in the criminal community, two episodes of the organization of the murder by prior agreement with mercenary motives and pressure on the witness.

Irina Pestova, Deputy General Director for Personnel and Administrative Work (worked since December 2016), Svetlana Garkushina for operation and development of gas distribution systems (from January 2017), for corporate and property relations - Elena Mikhailova (since January 2012) city), for capital construction and investments - Oleg Davydov (since July 2018), and also for economics and finance - Natalia Konovalenko (since 2007) and for sales, gas transportation - Igor Dmitriev (since 2003) . The company was also left by the chief accountant Natalya Pakhomova (she worked since 2003) and the deputy general director for work with authorities and regions Nikolay Isakov.

All the deputies — nine of them — on May 17 ended fixed-term employment contracts that were signed for a year, just like the previous CEO (April 12 - Vedomosti), said a spokesman for Gazprom Mezhregiongaz.

A few years ago, it was decided to conclude annual agreements with top managers of the company, he added. Is the practice widespread - with managers - throughout Gazprom, the company representative did not answer.

According to the representative of Gazprom’s subsidiary, all the leaders, except for the Deputy General Director for Corporate Protection, Roman Sedov (a new contract was signed with him), switched to another job. Now, only one new deputy director has been appointed - Mikhailov has been replaced by Alexander Zavarzin, who previously worked as head of the legal department of Gazprom LNG St. Petersburg. “The others are being approved by Gazprom.” Such an order of approval has always been, “- said the representative.

On April 12, the CEO of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz changed: Seleznev’s powers expired, Sergey Gustov was appointed to his post. Seleznev himself, who has worked for the company since 2003, was appointed to the position of general director of Ruskhimalyans LLC, the project operator for the creation of an integrated complex for processing ethane-containing gas and LNG production in the Ust-Luga region.

Gazprom is trying to optimize the management structure, including changes in management and the reduction of duplicating functions, says Dmitry Marinchenko, senior director of the Fitch corporate department.

How many deputy CEOs at Gazprom Mezhregiongaz will be - a company representative found it difficult to say: the company is now in the process of reorganization, the business structure is being specified.

Gazprom after large-scale reshuffle in the board (two of Gazprom’s most important deputy chairmen, Valery Golubev, who oversaw the domestic market, and Alexander Medvedev, who was in charge of the external market, left the company in February) decided to change the procurement system and reorganize the Gazprom Mezhregiongaz where worked Arashukov. Gazprom Mezhregiongaz transferred to Gazprom Invest the functions of a single customer for the capital construction of Gazprom, including the functions of the gasification program, said Gazprom representative Sergey Kupriyanov to RBC.
With the arrival of a new leader, the management team is often replaced, says the Vedomosti source, working with Gazprom. The reason for the change of leadership could be the problem of regional non-payments, for some of them the debt exceeds several billion rubles, comments the director of East European Gas Analysis, Mikhail Korchemkin.

“The extensive investment program of Gazprom itself - Nord Stream - 2, Power of Siberia, Turkish Stream, as well as the financial situation and the need to raise dividends no longer allow Gazprom’s management to turn a blind eye to the serious shortage of money in the domestic market. This money is needed to complete export megaprojects, ”says Korchemkin.

The debt of Russian consumers to Gazprom amounts to 180.2 billion rubles.