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.
 

The shipyard "Zvezda" under construction by Rosneft may remain without metallurgy

Business19.07.2018

The new steel producer in the Far East is not needed, experts say.

Shipyard Zvezda sues Interfax agency

Business05.07.2018

The meaningless shipyard that was being built since 2009 did not like the information about the theft of 7.5 billion rubles.

BBC told about the testimony of Sechin at a private meeting on the case of Ulyukayev

Officials30.06.2018

The BBC told about Sechin's testimony at a private meeting in the Ulyukayev case.

The court gave General Feoktistov two million dollars

Society29.06.2018

Moscow's Zamoskvoretsky court on Friday granted the request for the return of two million dollars in cash to FSB general Oleg Feoktistov, which Igor Sechin transferred to the former minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev as a bribe.

Russian officials and companies are arguing about the access of ships to the Northern Sea Route

Business24.06.2018

The Ministry of Industry and Trade introduced a draft law to the government on restricting admission to the Northern Sea Route of gas-carriers of foreign construction. Will suffer from this "Novatek" Leonid Mikhelson. Attack on it is supported by Rosneft Igor Sechin.

US Congressmen asked to impose sanctions against Evtushenkov

Governance22.06.2018

Two congressmen sent letters to the State Department and the US Treasury with a proposal to impose sanctions against AFK Sistema and Vladimir Yevtushenkov. This is probably the result of the intrigues of the vindictive Igor Sechin, who was not allowed to finish Yevtushenkov last year.

Rosneft expects growth in global demand for hydrocarbons

Business21.06.2018

Oil will be small, and the share of gas in the energy balance will increase steadily, said the head of the oil company drowned in the debt swamp.

Rosneft expects growth in global demand for hydrocarbons

Business21.06.2018

Oil will be small, and the share of gas in the energy balance will increase steadily, said the head of the oil company drowned in the debt swamp.

In the family of AFK Sistema owner there is one more developer

Business18.06.2018

He handed over a piece of land in the center of Moscow for the construction of apartments. Experts believe that in this way the owner of AFK Sistema puts his assets in different baskets, so that he again does not fall under the blow of vengeful Igor Sechin.

The collapse of the Chinese CEFC will not deprive Rosneft of contracts?

Business13.06.2018

Rosneft experts are sure that the CEFC trading business will be saved and the contract for the supply of at least 50 million tons of oil to China will continue to operate.

Alexei Ulyukaev paid a fine and appealed the verdict

Society01.06.2018

Sentenced to eight years in prison for taking bribes, former Minister of Economic Development Alexei Ulyukayev appealed his sentence in the presidium of the Moscow City Court.

Rosneft preferred to trade crude oil

Business29.05.2018

The company Igor Sechin shifted the modernization of the refinery from 2020 to 2027.

Rosneft fell into disrepair

Business22.05.2018

Experts explained the reason for the decline in production of Rosneft.

Rosneft will pay Gerhard Schroeder 600 thousand dollars

Business22.05.2018

The post of chairman of the board of directors of the company the ex-chancellor of Germany took in October 2017 and then it was said that he would work for free.

Beijing opposed "Rosneft" off the coast of Vietnam

Business18.05.2018

Beijing publicly expressed its dissatisfaction with the actions of Rosneft on the Vietnamese shelf, in the waters of the South China Sea.

Rosneft pushed away from the financial abyss

Business14.05.2018

The company Igor Sechin refinanced about 1 trillion rubles of short-term debt, reducing it to 2.8 trillion rubles. According to experts, the Moscow Credit Bank could take part in this scheme.

US sanctions cut off Rosneft and Eni offshore projects

Business14.05.2018

Total losses could exceed $ 270 million.

Qatar replaced for "Rosneft" China

Business05.05.2018

Qatar investment fund QIA saves a deal to privatize the state stake in Rosneft.

Mega-transaction on the privatization of the stake in Rosneft has burst

Business04.05.2018

The Glencore and QIA consortium announced the termination of the agreement to sell the stake in Rosneft to the Chinese CEFC.

Igor Sechin loses his ally in Latin America

Business04.05.2018

The oil sector of Venezuela is falling apart.

Igor Sechin dances on a hot frying pan

Business02.05.2018

"Rosneft" for the first time in history will resort to the redemption of its shares. So far, it has been declared for $ 2 billion. This will help support the share market of the company, which alone this year is to pay up to 40 billion dollars from its almost 100-billion debt.

Igor Sechin's partner from China turned out to be a rogue bankrupt

Business30.04.2018

At the end of the "multitrack" launched by the Kremlin in December 2016 to privatize the stake in Rosneft was the head of the Chinese CEFC corporation E Jianming. His company expectedly delayed the first tranche ($ 1.8 billion) of payment for a 14.16% stake in Rosneft, and the deal actually collapsed.

Magomedov's wife has a joint business with the wives of Surkov and Sechin

Business18.04.2018

The wife of the arrested businessman Ziyavudin Magomedov Olga Shipilova led a joint business with the wife of presidential aide Vladislav Surkov, Natalia Dubovitskaya. Marina Sechina, the ex-wife of the head of Rosneft, was also associated with the project.

Igor Sechin set his sights on Yamal LNG project

Officials11.04.2018

The attack of the head of Rosneft on Novatek Leonid Mikhelson could have the goal of forcing the latter to make room in the Yamal LNG hydrocarbon project.

Emir of Qatar expects from Vladimir Putin promised buyers for the shares of "Rosneft"

Business25.03.2018

Mnogodhodovochka with the sale of shares of Rosneft has reached a dead end. The Chinese CEFC still has a week to pay 1.5 billion euros for Rosneft shares, but the Chinese company does not intend to buy these securities.

Vagit Alekperov prepared a will

Business25.03.2018

The LUKOIL stake owned by the businessman will be transferred to a special charity fund in a single lot. Probably, this is an attempt to save their assets before the future attack from Rosneft.

Igor Sechin will crush to Leonid Mikhelson on the Northern Sea Route

Business22.03.2018

Rosneft is lobbying the government of the Russian Federation to ban from 2019 the transportation of raw materials for export to the Arctic by foreign vessels. This will make it possible to load orders being built in the Primorye Territory of the SSC "Star" and strike a blow at Novatek company Leonid Mikhelson, who ordered gas carriers in South Korea.

Eni and Rosneft suspended another project in the Black Sea

Business21.03.2018

The formal pretext - single drilling did not reveal the presence of oil. A more real reason - the Italian company does not want to conflict with the US, which imposed sanctions on all Russian offshore projects.