6 Apr 2021 16:46

Former defense minister Serdyukov to cease supervising UAC - Deputy PM Borisov

LUKHOVITSY-MOSCOW REGION. April 6 (Interfax) - Russia's former defense minister, Anatoly Serdyukov, who heads the aviation cluster at the Rostec state corporation, will cease supervising United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told reporters on Tuesday.

"The arrival of Sergei Viktorovich Chemezov as chairperson of the UAC board of directors will ensure stability for all these processes. Anatoly Eduardovich Serdyukov is leaving his UAC process management position at UAC, and he will focus on import-substitution processes at [the Rostec subsidiaries of] Radio-electronic Technologies (KRET), United Engine Corporation (UEC), and Russian Helicopters," Borisov said.

The deputy prime minister visited the production site of UAC's Voronin Aviation Plant, Lukhovitsy, Moscow Region, where the IL-114-300 passenger turboprop airliner is serial assembled.

It became known on March 18 that the head of Rostec, Sergei Chemezov, would replace Serdyukov as the head of the board of directors at UAC.

"Taking into account the importance of the task, I have decided to take the matter of corporate reforms under my personal control and head the UAC board of directors," Chemezov was quoted as saying in the state corporation's press release.

Rostec has explained that Chemezov would personally supervise all reforms at UAC.

Serdyukov took over as industrial director of the Rostec aviation cluster in 2015.