Alexander Zharov headed the holding company

Leaks in media about the fact that “Gazprom-Media” will be headed by Alexander Zharov happened last week, but holding one is not confirmed. And now officially announced that the Board of Directors of JSC “Gazprom-Media holding” appointed Zharov to the position of General Director from 24 March 2020 for a period of three years.

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prior To that, he spent eight years head of the Federal service for supervision in the sphere of Telecom, information technologies and mass communications. This appointment is more than timely as the role of media in modern conditions is increasing rapidly and dramatically transformed.

It is said, commenting on the appointment, Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC “Gazprom-Media holding”, the Chairman of the Board of PJSC “Gazprom” Alexey Miller : “the Traditional media are undergoing a phase of rapid change under the impact of new technologies and increasing competition. Our objective is to strengthen leading positions of the company in a changing environment. Large-scale digital transformation and use of the potential of “big Gazprom” should become the most important success factors. Experience Alexander Alexandrovich Zharov gained through years of oversight of information technology and communications, his solid, broad view of the Russian media and a deep understanding of industry processes, designed to solve successfully the assigned tasks.”

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“I am Very grateful promotion.the honors and the Board of Directors of “Gazprom-media” for the trust. Ready to apply all their knowledge and experience to the company. Closely watch the activities of the creative teams of the holding, and pay tribute to their high level of professionalism. I can assure you that I will always adhere to the principles of mutual respect and openness in the management of the holding and its structures,” – commented Alexander Zharov his appointment.

Biography of Alexander Zharov:

Born on 11 Aug 1964 in Chelyabinsk. In 1987 graduated from the Chelyabinsk state medical University. From 1987 to 1996 he worked in the specialty.

In 1998-1999 – Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of RIA “News”.

From 1999 to 2004 – the press-Secretary of the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation.

In January 2004 he defended his thesis on the theme “promoting healthy lifestyles”.

In 2004-2006: assistant and then press Secretary to the Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Fradkov.

In 2006 graduated from Russian Academy of state service under the President of the Russian Federation, faculty of law.

From 2006 to 2007-Deputy General Director of Federal state unitary enterprise “Russian state television and radio broadcasting company”

In 2007-2008 – the Director of Department of the press service, information and Protocol of the Government of the Russian Federation.

In 2008 appointed Deputy Minister of communications and mass communications of the Russian Federation.

by Order of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on may 3, 2012 No. 702-R A. A. Zharov was appointed head of the Federal service for supervision in the sphere of Telecom, information technologies and mass communications.

state Councilor of the Russian Federation, 1st class.

Awarded the order of Honor, order “For merits before Fatherland” IV degree and the order of Alexander Nevsky.

Fluent in English and French.

SameNAT has six children.