Baturina resigns from board of charity fund of London City Hall
Baturina allegedly established contacts with the city hall when Johnson held the post of mayor.
The president of Inteco Management and the wife of the former mayor of Moscow, Elena Baturina, resigned as a member of the board of the charity organization of the London City Hall, which she allegedly entered on the proposal of the current British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Times wrote on Thursday.
According to the publication, Baturina allegedly established contacts with the city hall when Johnson held the post of mayor. After Sadik Khan was elected his successor in 2016, the Greater London administration received a grant of £ 138,000 (about $ 170,000) from Baturina’s Be Open foundation for the London Mayor’s Fund, which finances social mobility and educational programs.
Baturin was appointed to the position of board member in December 2017, but left the post on Tuesday after the investigative site Finance Uncovered requested details of the donation and called for prosecution for alleged money laundering by a member of the management of her own fund.
“The situation with the member of the board of directors of Be Open was new information for us, and we took action on this basis. She left the post by mutual agreement and immediately,” the mayor’s spokesman said on Wednesday.
In 2018, president of Inteco Management Elena Baturina topped the Forbes rating of Russia's 25 Richest Women with a fortune of $ 1.2 billion.