Igor Sechin



Igor Ivanovich Sechin (born 7 September 1960 in Leningrad, Soviet Union) is a Russian official, considered a close ally and "de facto deputy" of Vladimir Putin. Sechin is often described as one of Putin's most conservative counselors and the leader of the Kremlin's Siloviki faction, a lobby gathering former security services agents. Until 21 May 2012, he served as Deputy Prime Minister of Russia in Vladimir Putin's cabinet and he is currently the Executive Chairman of Rosneft, the Russian state oil company.

Igor Sechin graduated from Leningrad State University in 1984 as a linguist, fluent in Portuguese and French. In the 1980s, Sechin worked in Mozambique. He was officially a Soviet interpreter. From 1991 to 1996, he worked at St. Petersburg mayor's office, and became a chief of staff of the first deputy mayor, Vladimir Putin in 1994. From 1996 to 1997, Sechin served as a deputy of Vladimir Putin, who worked in the presidential property management department. From 1997 to 1998, Sechin was the chief of the general department of the main control directorate attached to the president, led by Putin. In August 1999, he was appointed head of the secretariat of the prime minister of Russia, Putin. From 24 November 1999 until 11 January 2000, Sechin was the first deputy chief of the Russian presidential administration.

In December 2014, a CNBC article noted that Sechin is "widely believed to be Russia's second-most powerful person" after President Putin.
 

Rosneft invested 6 billion dollars in Venezuela

Business09.08.2017

This is the advance payment of Rosneft to the state company PDVSA for oil supplies.

Russia undermines the export monopoly of Gazprom

Business07.08.2017

The Commission of the Russian Security Council suggests discussing the liberalization of gas exports.

Proved to be useful: why the ex-chancellor of Germany was invited to Rosneft

Business07.08.2017

The ex-chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schroeder was invited to the board of directors of Rosneft as an independent director. He remains influential in the West and is known for his friendship with Russia, experts recall.

New US sanctions can be disastrous for Russian energy companies

Business04.08.2017

The industry is afraid of damage to investment projects worth billions of dollars.

Vladimir Putin did not support Igor Sechin

Officials04.08.2017

Vladimir Putin ordered Dmitry Medvedev's government to facilitate the dialogue between Gazprom and Rosneft.

Russian officials' swag life

Officials26.07.2017

Why Russian officials delete information about their way of life from the Internet (breaking world records in it).

Toxic Igor Sechin has led ExxonMobil managers to an impressive penalty

Governance20.07.2017

Communication with the odious head of Rosneft is a violation of anti-Russian sanctions, the US Treasury decided. ExxonMobil managers will pay $2 million for dealing with Sechin.

AFK Sistema complained about the judge and Igor Sechin to President Vladimir Putin

Governance19.07.2017

The company considers illegal the decision to arrest its property at a claim of 170 billion rubles.

Journalist Rinat Sagdiyev received news from Rosneft

Society17.07.2017

The journalist was threatened with reprisals for publications about helicopters of the oil company.

AFK Sistema announced a technical default

Business17.07.2017

The company explained the impossibility of fulfilling credit obligations worth 3.9 billion rubles by seizure of assets by decision of the Arbitration Court of Bashkortostan.

Why Rosneft and Sistema can't reconcile

Business05.07.2017

"Sistema" asks the Prosecutor General to verify the legality of the actions of the bailiff, who has forbidden the company to receive income on the arrested shares, and Igor Sechin expects from Sistema specific proposals on the settlement agreement.

Black marketeers and investors flee from Russia

Business03.07.2017

Geopolitics, corporate conflicts and a drop in oil prices have led to an outflow of capital from Russia.

Rosneft invests quarter of a trillion rubles in the Arctic

Business02.07.2017

The company has already invested 100 billion rubles in the Arctic projects and plans to invest 2.5 times more in the next five years.

Petya's rage

Society30.06.2017

Could the Russian oligarch Vladimir Petrovich Yevtushenkov be behind the attack of the Petya virus?

Sechin's appetite comes with Yevtushenkov

Business27.06.2017

To please Rosneft, the court is ready for atypical decisions on MTS.

RBC and Rosneft entered into an amicable agreement

Society27.06.2017

After the change of the owner of the media holding, the parties settled the conflict.

MTS under arrest

Business27.06.2017

Shares of the operator become cheaper during the trials of AFK and Rosneft.

The owner of AFK Sistema responded to the claims of Rosneft

Business25.06.2017

Vladimir Yevtushenkov vainly believes that in a dispute with the oil company, "the reason will triumph."

Sechin's plan: trillions of rubles of investment, growth of gas production and focus on petrochemistry

Business23.06.2017

The implementation of the Rosneft-2022 strategy will increase the market value of the largest Russian oil company by 25-30%, Igor Sechin asserts.

Yevtushenkov wants peace: Sistema offered Rosneft a mechanism for settling the dispute

Business23.06.2017

The representatives of Sistema have not yet disclosed the details of the proposal. Following the news about a possible settlement of the dispute, the company's shares finished trading by almost 8% up.

Prosecutor's Office and Igor Sechin depreciated Bashneft

Business15.06.2017

The prosecutor's office left Bashneft managers without stock options and bonuses: probably, the received shares and money will have to be returned.

Khudainatov suffered for the sake of North Korea

Business02.06.2017

The US imposed sanctions against the company of the former president of Rosneft.

Time to gut Yevtushenkov

Business27.05.2017

The amount of claims of Igor Sechin to Vladimir Yevtushenkov reached almost $3 billion. Apparently, this is the beginning of the end of business of the "Luzhkov's oligarch" in Russia.

Rosneft increased the amount of the claim to Sistema due to the weakening of the ruble

Business26.05.2017

Now the company of Igor Sechin demands not 106.6, but 170.6 billion rubles from Vladimir Yevtushenkov's entity. 

US fears Rosneft

Business20.05.2017

The Russian state-owned company can gain control over Citgo, which owns energy assets in the US.

German communication agent of the Russian president

Business15.05.2017

The $17 billion deal between Rosneft and British oil and gas giant British Petroleum was consulted by the firm with the participation of an old Putin friend, Matthias Warnig.

ExxonMobil won't help Rosneft

Business23.04.2017

The US administration has recalled that sanctions against Rosneft should be applied to all US companies.

Go-to guy in Ples

Officials20.04.2017

As the son-in-law of Rosneft's head, Timerbulat Karimov, became head of the city council of Ples, where the "secret dacha" of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is.