Rosneft to replace FSB General Feoktistov

Rosneft to replace FSB General Feoktistov

Ex-deputy of Oleg Feoktistov (who has left the company to date) Ural Latypov has been appointed as Acting Head of Rosneft's Security Service.

Prior to working for Rosneft, Latypov was an officer of the Federal Drug Control Service and the Prosecutor General's Office.

As company's Spokesman Mikhail Leontyev told to media, Ural Latypov has been appointed as Acting Head of Rosneft's Security Service. The replacement took place after the retirement of the previous head, FSB General Oleg Feoktistov.

"A security service of a large company cannot technically exist without its acting head. Now these duties are performed by Ural. He was appointed to this post after Oleg Feoktistov’s retirement. At the same time, Latypov has not been introduced to the company's board; he is responsible for document traffic and the service’s current activities," the Rosneft press service added.

Ural Latypov was born in Ufa in 1972; he is a graduate of the Bashkir State University. From 1996 to 2012, he worked in the prosecutor’s office, and made a career path from Interdistrict Republican Prosecutor's Office Investigator to Senior Public Prosecutor of the State Inspectorate for the Oversight of Investigations of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation. In 2012, he was appointed as Deputy Head of the Federal Service for Control over Drug Trafficking in the Moscow Region. It is noteworthy that on this post he worked under the leadership of Oleg Feoktistov’s predecessor, ex-Head of Rosneft Security Service MIA Lieutenant-General Vasily Yurchenko. As of today, the latter is not a Rosneft employee either.

Igor Sechin reported that Feoktistov had left his position in the company to return to military service. Previously, he had been Head of Rosneft Security Service; in addition, Feoktistov used to be a member of the company’s board of directors and Vice-President. Before joining Rosneft, Feoktistov was Deputy Head of the FSB's Internal Security Department.

It should also be noted that it was him who was engaged in the operation aimed at detaining Minister of Economic Development Aleksey Ulyukayev. As previously reported by the CrimeRussia, Ulyukaev is charged with taking a bribe of $ 2 million. He is also accused of extorting money from organizations for obtaining a positive conclusion from the Ministry of Economic Development regarding the purchase of part of Bashneft, which is 50.8% owned by the state, by Rosneft.

In addition, the media are actively discussing the fact that Feoktistov claims to the post of Deputy Head of the Federal Security Service's Department for Economic Safety.⁠

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