Maxim Oreshkin could become the youngest candidate for Gazprom board of directors 

Maxim Oreshkin could become the youngest candidate for Gazprom board of directors
New Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin

Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin could replace his predecessor Alexey Ulyukaev in Gazprom's board.

Maxim Oreshkin could be nominated as a member of the Gazprom board of directors. It is reported by Vedomosti with reference to the three federal officials and a source close to the gas holding's shareholders. It is noted that at present the list of candidates is drawn up in the Federal Property Management Agency and then will be submitted for discussion to the Presidential Administration.

The fact that appointed following the resignation of Alexey Ulyukaev Economic Development Minister's post Maxim Oreshkin is promoted to a leadership position in Gazprom is confirmed by the source of RBC. As reported by the edition, Ulyukaev did not participate in the meetings of the gas holding's management since the house arrest because he is forbidden to use the means of communication. With reference to its own source Vedomosti also reported that it is very important to the Government to have two officials on the Gazprom board of directors, including the Minister of Economic Development.

In the case of the election, 34-year-old Oreshkin will be the youngest member of the board of directors.

At the moment, Gazprom's board of directors consists of 11 people, including two ministers (in addition to Ulyukaev, a member of the board is Minister of Energy Alexander Novak) and two bankers (Chairman of the Gazprombank Board Andrey Akimov and Chairman of the Rosselkhozbank Board 39-year-old Dmitry Patrushev, who is the youngest member of Gazprom board of directors).

Maxim Oreshkin was appointed the new Minister of Economic Development of November 30, 2016 by the presidential decree. He succeeds to accused of taking a bribe of 2 million dollars Alexey Ulyukayev (detained on the night of November 15). The CrimeRussia recently wrote that the new Head of the Ministry of Economic Development did not specify his his wife in the declaration. The wife's property, as well as the exact date of their wedding is kept in secret.

According to the official biography of Oreshkin, in 2004 he graduated from the HSE. He began his career in 2002 being a student - he became a leading economist at the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. Then, he held executive positions in JSC Rosbank, JSC Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, VTB Capital. In the Ministry of Finance Oreshkin came in 2013, where he first headed the Department of long-term strategic planning, and, in March 2015, he became Deputy Head of the Ministry of Finance.

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