Trutnev: ALROSA head has stepped down

27 February 2017

Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev has confirmed that there will soon be a change of management at diamond mining company ALROSA, whose head Andrey Zharkov has already stepped down.

“Zharkov has already written his letter of resignation. A decision will be taken at the next session of the company’s board”, said Trutnev, as reported by RBC from Sochi.

The Deputy Prime Minister also announced that the candidates for the new head of ALROSA have already been agreed, but refused to comment on the details.

“I would prefer not to comment”, Trutnev said when asked whether it was true that the only candidate for the post at ALROSA was the son of former head of the presidential administration Sergey Ivanov, who is currently Vice President of Sberbank.

On February 21, 2017 the media cited sources claiming that the president of one of the world’s largest diamond mining companies, Andrey Zharkov, had resigned. Bloomberg previously reported that the new head of ALROSA could be the younger Sergey Ivanov.

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