3 Mar 2023 16:00

Zelensky appoints ex-chief of Ukrzaliznytsia as his non-staff advisor

MOSCOW. March 3 (Interfax) - Alexander Kamyshin, who earlier resigned as chairman of the national railway company Ukrzaliznytsia (UZ), has been appointed as a non-staff advisor to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.

The relevant decree is available on the presidential website, Ukrainian media said.

As reported earlier, Kamyshin served as acting chairman of UZ from August 2019. On October 25, 2021, the Ukrainian government dismissed all former UZ board members and appointed new ones and endorsed Kamyshin as the company's board chairman. In February 2022, UZ's Supervisory Board composition was endorsed, which subsequently confirmed Kamyshin as board chairman for four years and the board members for three years.

Kamyshin announced his resignation on February 27, 2023 and said that, "as decided jointly with Deputy Prime Minister [Alexander] Kubrakov," he would lead UZ's European integration office in Europe.

In 2009-2012, Kamyshin headed the KMZ Industries machine-building plant owned by Dragon Capital Investments. In 2012-2019, Kamyshin worked at System Capital Management (SCM Holdings) as an investment manager and a member of the supervisory board for the group's transport assets. He later became a partner in the Fortior Capital investment company. Before joining UZ, Kamyshin served as an advisor to Kubrakov.