Head of the Department of Housing Security Ministry Sergei Pirogov led "VEB Capital" ("daughter" of Vnesheconombank). Previously, this position was temporarily occupied by a native of Sberbank Andrei Lebed. At the new location, Mr. Pirogov will be responsible for dealing with the troubled assets of the state corporation.
On the appointment of Sergei Pirogov to the post of CEO of VEB Capital, a source close to the Ministry of Defense told Kommersant and was confirmed in Vnesheconombank's subsidiary. According to a source from Kommersant, the new head of VEB Capital has enough competence to implement plans to manage non-core and problem assets. The press service of "VEB Capital" clarified that Sergei Pirogov will be responsible for "improving the management of non-core assets of the group, projects for their restructuring, development and implementation, as well as issues of privatization of federal property." In mid-June, the RBC newspaper reported that Mr. Pirogov is one of the candidates for this post.
Since 2017, the post of head of VEB Capital was occupied by Anton Perin, at the end of April 2018, the acting CEO was Andrei Lebed, who had previously worked for Sberbank.
According to the Defense Ministry's website, Sergey Pirogov graduated with honors in 1983 from the Yaroslavl Higher Military Air Defense Missile Command School of the Air Defense named after the 60th anniversary of October, in 2003 - the Russian Academy of State Service under the President of the Russian Federation, specializing in State and Municipal Administration. In 1999-2002 and 2003-2006 he held various positions in the RFBR, supervising, in particular, the sale of military assets that were being released. In 2002-2003, he held the post of head of the logistics department of the Government of the Russian Federation. In 2013 he became deputy director of the housing security department of the Defense Ministry, and a few months later he headed this department. Colonel of the reserve.
In 2012, one of the May presidential decrees said that all military waiting for their turn should be provided with housing by 2013. Mister Pirogov in an interview with "Lente.ru" reported that at that time it was about providing permanent housing to 82.4 thousand military. Back in 2011, according to him, the Defense Ministry has provided more than 70 billion rubles. company SU-155. Later, the problems of the developer were revealed, and the bank "Russian Capital" was engaged in its financial recovery, which was then headed by Mikhail Kuzovlev. In the middle of June, Mr. Kuzovlev became the first deputy chairman of VEB and now coordinates the activity of the state corporation for dealing with distressed assets, and oversees the activities of VEB Capital.
Igor Shuvalov is headed by Vnesheconombank
During the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), President Vladimir Putin invited former First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov to head Vnesheconombank (VEB). Mr. Shuvalov agreed, promising to direct the state corporation to execute the May presidential decree and give it "the real meaning of development". Mr. Shuvalov inherited from the previous head of VEB Sergey Gorkov the team and the need for a large-scale additional capitalization of the state corporation, as well as the "Project Finance Factory" created by VEB and a package of investment projects with an aggregate estimate of 5 trillion rubles.