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New Company President Plans to Revitalize Rosneft

4:01 AM MDT | May 24, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

Rosneft (Moscow), Russia’s oil and gas major with petrochemical ambitions, has appointed Igor Sechin as the new president of the company. The appointment was endorsed by Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Rosneft is majority state owned.   Sechin was Vladimir Putin’s former deputy premier in charge of energy. He left the government when Putin was re-elected as president earlier this month. Sechin, who was instrumental in shaping Russia’s energy companies and attracting foreign firms into the sector in his previous roles, has...

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