Advisor to Sberbank CEO Gref steps up to Deripaska’s structure
Maxim Poletaev has worked at Sberbank for over 20 years.
Herman Gref's advisor Maxim Poletaev will be transferred to the structures of Oleg Deripaska. Poletaev received proposals to join the boards of directors of some companies owned by the oligarch, as well as the board of directors of Norilsk Nickel, 27.8% of whose shares are controlled by Rusal. Kommersant reports it citing sources.
Poletaev has worked at Sberbank for over 20 years. He oversaw a corporate direction for a long time. With the rank of the adviser to CEO and Chairman of the Sberbank board Herman Gref, Poletaev was supposed to lead a “number of major projects,” among which is “resolving the situation on Agrokor.” Croatian food retailer Agrokor owed Russian Sberbank and VTB more than €1 billion and €350 million, respectively. On December 6 Poletaev said that Sberbank received several offers to sell its stake in Agrokor. He then refined that the proposals came from funds that buy distressed assets.
Maxim Poletaev changes the place after the New Year.
Last week, the entire world has celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Internet. In the meantime, the Russian legislators have adopted new laws restricting the development of the Russian-speaking segment of the world wide web. The 'fake news' and 'internet insults' laws adopted under the pretext of protecting the society from manipulations and threat, including external ones, violate the Constitution and some federal laws in relation to the right to search for, obtain, and use information. Furthermore, the bill on ‘sovereign Internet’ passed in the first reading by the State Duma leads us directly to self-isolation.