Rem Viakhirev

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Rem Ivanovich Vyakhirev
Vladimir Putin 24 January 2001-2.jpg
Rem Vyakhirev, 2001
Born (1934-08-23)August 23, 1934
Samara Oblast, Russia
Died 11 February 2013(2013-02-11) (aged 78)
Nationality Russia
Alma mater The Kuybishev Institute of oil and gas
Occupation CEO - Gazprom (1992-2001)
Salary unknown
Successor Alexey Miller
Putin hands over the chairman of "Gazprom" Rem Vyakhirev the Order "For merits before Fatherland» IV degree. New Urengoy, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug in Russia. November 2001

Rem Ivanovich Viakhirev (Russian: Рем Ива́нович Вя́хирев; IPA: [ˈrʲem ɪˈvanəvʲɪt͡ɕ ˈvʲaxʲɪrʲɪf]; 23 August 1934 – 11 February 2013)[1] [2] was a Russian businessman. From 1992 until May 2001 he was chairman of Gazprom. In May 2001 Viakhirev had to resign as chairman. His successor is Alexei Miller.

Biography[edit]

Vyakhirev was born on August 23, 1934, in the village of Great Chernigovka, Kuybyshev Oblast.

Between 1976 and 1978 he was Director of "Orenburg Gazdobyscha" Company. Between 1978 and 1982 he was the Chief Engineer of "Orenburg Gazprom".

Between 1983-1985 he was Deputy Minister of Gas Industry of the USSR, and the Chairman of "Tyumen Gazprom" company. In 1986 he became the First Deputy Minister of Gas Industry of the USSR.

In 1989 he was appointed as Chairman of Gazprom concern. Since 1992 until 2001 he was the Gazprom CEO.

Since May 1996, he was the Chairman of "Sibirian Oil Company" («Сибирской нефтяной компании»). Since 1994 he was a member of the Governmental Council for Industry policy and business. Between 1994 and 1995 he was Chairman of "Imperial" Bank (банк «Империал»). Since 1995 he was member of Board of directors of the Russian Public Television («Общественное российское телевидение»).

Between 2001 and 2002, he was the Chairman of the "Russian Oil Company" (RGO). Viakhrev died in Moscow on February 11, 2013 at the age of 78.

Personal life[edit]

Vyakhirev was married. He had a son, daughter, grandson and two granddaughters.

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Preceded by
none
CEO Gazprom
1992–2001
Succeeded by
Alexei Miller