15 Jul 2009 19:48

STC Russia general director Mikhalchenko to resign

MOSCOW. July 15 (Interfax) - Sergei Mikhalchenko, general director of State Transport Company Russia, the country's largest state-owned air company and the leading air carrier in the Northwestern region, will resign from the company in the near future, sources in the industry told Interfax.

The decision on Mikhalchenko's resignation was made by the state corporation Russian Technologies, which received ownership over STC Russia from the Federal Air Transport Agency. Mikhalchenko is currently searching for new employment, the sources said.

"I signed a statement on my resignation today and handed it over to the new owner, Russian Technologies. They will decide until what date I will continue to work. I know they already have their candidate for the post of general director," Mikhalchenko said in response to a question from Interfax.

He did not disclose the name of the candidate, but sources in the industry say it will be Roman Pakhomov from Rosavia Airlines.