25 Jun 2009 15:11

Russian Technologies official replaces Renault representative on Avtovaz executive board

TOGLIATTI. June 25 (Interfax) - Igor Komarov, a former adviser to the chief of the Russian Technologies state corporation, has been appointed executive vice president at carmaker Avtovaz as well as deputy chairman of the executive board, replacing Renault representative Yann Vincent, Avtovaz President Boris Alyoshin told journalists on Thursday following a meeting of the board of directors.

The executive board will be comprised of fourteen members, eleven of whom have already been confirmed. Two Renault representatives and one Russian official are candidates for the three remaining open seats.

Christian Esteve, the new chief Avtoframos, which is owned by Renault and the Moscow government, told journalists that Renault had initiated the selection of Komarov as vice president. He said Renault believes Russian management should be in charge during crisis times.

Alyoshin was appointed chairman of the executive board. In addition to Komarov, vice president for corporate governance Eduard Vaino was also appointed deputy chairman of the board. The other board members are vice president for production Vitaly Vilchik, vice president for security and regime Boris Danilov, vice president for procurements Damir Kashapov, vice president for sales and marketing Alexei Krivoruchko, vice president for finances and economics Oleg Lobanov, vice president for technical development Maxim Nagaitsev, vice president for personnel Sergei Naumov and vice president for strategy Grigory Khvorostyanov.