Thursday, November 16, 2006
Gazprom deputy management committee chairman steps down
MOSCOW, November 15 (RIA Novosti) - Alexander Ryazanov has been relieved of his post as deputy chairman of Gazprom's [RTS: GAZP] management committee because his contract has expired, the press service of the Russian energy giant said Wednesday. The company's press service said Ryazanov, who is also president of the giant's oil asset Gazprom Neft [RTS: SIBN], will be temporarily replaced by Valery Golubev, a management committee member and head of the investment and construction department. His first deputy, Yaroslav Golko, will become acting head of the department. The candidacies of Golubev and Golko will be submitted for the board of directors' approval.