On staff changes
Vyacheslav Mikhalenko is put in charge of Department 308 at Gazprom.
Oleg Aksyutin, former Head of Department 308, takes charge of Department 123.
Dmitry Lyugai, former Head of Department 123, is named Director General of Gazprom VNIIGAZ. Pavel Tsybulsky who has previously held the post is appointed Deputy Director General of Gazprom VNIIGAZ.
Alexander Babakov is put in charge of Gazprom Transgaz Moscow.
Vyacheslav Mikhalenko was born in 1965 in the Bryansk Region. In 1989 he graduated from Bryansk Institute of Transport Machinery, majoring in internal combustion engines. He holds a PhD in Engineering.
Vyacheslav Mikhalenko has been employed at Gazprom Group for 26 years.
Between 1989 and 1992 – Process Engineer, Dispatch Engineer, Engineer at the Gas Compressor Service (GCS) of the Beyneu Line Pipe Operation Center, Saratovtransgaz Association.
Between 1992 and 2006 – he went up the career ladder from Engineer at the Kursk Line Pipe Operation Center to Director of the Engineering Center at Mostransgaz.
Between 2006 and 2007 – Deputy Director General for Prospective Development – Head of the Directorate for Gas Pipelines Operation in Eastern Siberia and the Far East, Tomsktransgaz.
Between 2007 and 2012 – Chief Engineer – First Deputy Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk (before February 2008 – Tomsktransgaz). In 2012 he worked part-time as Director General at Gazprom Invest Vostok.
Between 2012 and 2015 – Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Moscow.
Alexander Babakov was born in 1974 in Bryansk. He graduated from Bryansk State Technical University in 1996, majoring in turbine engineering.
All his professional life was tied to Gazprom Transgaz Moscow.
Between 1996 and 2005 he moved up the career ladder from Engineer to Head of the Morshansk Directorate for Gas Mains.
Between 2005 and 2010 – Head of the Putyatino Directorate for Gas Mains.
Between 2010 and 2012 – Head of the Morshansk Directorate for Gas Mains.
Between 2012 and 2015 – Deputy Chief Engineer, Chief Engineer – First Deputy Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Moscow.