|Rem Ivanovich Vyakhirev|
Rem Vyakhirev, 2001
August 23, 1934|
Samara Oblast, Russia
|Died||11 February 2013(aged 78)|
|Alma mater||The Kuybishev Institute of oil and gas|
|Occupation||CEO - Gazprom (1992-2001)|
Rem Ivanovich Viakhirev (Russian: Рем Ива́нович Вя́хирев; IPA: [ˈrʲem ɪˈvanəvʲɪt͡ɕ ˈvʲaxʲɪrʲɪf]; 23 August 1934 – 11 February 2013)  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.
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".
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.
Vyakhirev was married. He had a son, daughter, grandson and two granddaughters.
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