29 May 2019 18:31

New Gazprom Mezhregiongaz chief replaces almost entire team of deputy heads

MOSCOW. May 29 (Interfax) - The new general director of LLC Gazprom Mezhregiongaz (MRG) has replaced nearly all of the gas distributor's deputy heads, according to data from the company's website.

The only one to keep his place is Roman Sedov, deputy general director for corporate security.

The other deputies are leaving "as their contracts expire or because they are moving to different jobs," Gazprom Mezhregiongaz told Interfax.

Gone are Igor Dmitriev, deputy general director for gas sales and transportation; Nikolai Isakov, government and regional relations; Natalya Konovalenko, economics and finance; Oleg Davydov, capital construction and investment; Elena Mikhailova, corporate and property relations, who is still head of Department 105 at parent company Gazprom ; Svetlana Garkushina, gas distribution systems operation and development; Irina Pestova, personnel and administration; and Natalya Pakhomova, head accountant.

MRG has already said Alexander Zavarzin has been appointed deputy general director responsible for corporate and property relations.

Zavarzin, 49, graduated in Radiotechnics from the St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation in 1993 and Jurisprudence from the St. Petersburg State University in 1998. He has worked at Lenpromgaz, EvroGazService LLC, PeterburgGaz LLC, JSC Gazprom Gas Distribution and Gazprom LNG St. Petersburg.

Management changes at Gazprom Mezhregiongaz, with Sergei Gustov replacing Kirill Seleznev as head of the company, have led to a restructuring of the group's business in the space of aa few weeks, with plans to phase activities related to gasification, LNG, social issues, finance and real estate management out of Mezhregiongaz and into the relevant adjoining divisions, several sources in the sector told Interfax at the end of April.

"The structure and profile of MRG's activities will be strictly focused on shipments and distribution of gas," Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kuprianov told Interfax at the time.

LNG assets will be transferred to the company Gas-Oil LLC, which will in turn be renamed Gazprom Assets LNG. This company will also take receipt of contracts related to the sale of helium, petroleum products and refined products on the Russian domestic market.

Assets related to gasification, namely Gazprom invest-gasification LLC, will be transferred to Gazprom Invest, while those related to financial markets, the fuel and energy complex and agro-chemistry will be handed over to Gazprom Capital LLC. The office complex of the business center in the settlement of Gazoprovod will the transferred to the books of the Gazprom parent company.

Assets related to the social sphere and management of real estate, as well as assets which require further restructuring, are being transferred to Gazprom torgservis LLC, which is expected to be renamed to Gazprom Asset Management.