Ex-Kremlin chief of staff Voloshin reelected UES board chair

MOSCOW, July 28 (RIA Novosti) - Unified Energy System [RTS: EESR] announced the reelection of its board chairman and replacements in board committees Friday.

Alexander Voloshin, a former Kremlin chief of staff, was reelected chairman of the board and Industry and Energy Minister Viktor Khristenko was elected as his deputy, the utility giant said in a statement.

Following the election of a new board and reshuffles in government agencies, the company also changed the lineup of some of its board committees.

Grigory Berezkin, chairman of ESN Energo subsidiary, was put in charge of the human resources committee, replacing Vladimir Rashevsky, chief executive of coal-mining company SUEK, one of UES' major shareholders.

Replacements were also made in the valuation committee, the strategy and reform committee and the audit committee.

The government holds a controlling 52.68% stake in the electricity giant. Its other core shareholders include SUEK (6%) and energy giant Gazprom (10.6%).

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