GAZP is probably the only company in the world with a policy for the CEO being zapoi-absent
Gazprom CEO Taken to Hospital
Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller has cancelled the trip to St. Petersburg Economic Forum. The reason is the health problems.
Miller’s hospitalization was confirmed by Gazprom briefer Sergey Kupriyanov. It was the scheduled hospitalization actually, but “some complications emerged in the course of the treatment.” Although Miller’s health is improving, Andrey Kruglov has been appointed an acting CEO till the end of this week, Kupriyanov specified.
Apart from addressing the Forum, Alexey Miller was to negotiate there with top-ranked officials of Qatar and top managers of Qatargas about a string of projects related to CIS.
Rosneft CEO Sergey Bogdanchikov won’t go to St. Petersburg either. But the absence of this official was well-expected, as Rosneft didn’t seal the sponsor agreement with arrangers.
The absence of Miller and Bogdanchikov notwithstanding, this business forum in St. Petersburg will be the most representative of the last few years, hitting several fold the 2007 summits in Davos and London in terms of attendance.