Russian TV host Mikhail Leontyev reportedly to become Rosneft vice-president

January 9, 2014

The TV host Mikhail Leontyev will become vice-president for PR at the Russian oil company Rosneft. At the same time, he will continue to host the TV show Odnako on First Channel and to edit an eponymous newspaper, RBK has reported, citing Kommersant.

Sources close to Rosneft, the government and the presidential team said that Rosneft head Sechin liked to employ celebrities like Leontyev.

It has been rumored that Leontyev and Sechin have long been friends. Rosneft declined to comment.

The position of adviser and PR vice-president is to be established at Lukoil especially for Leontyev. He will oversee the information and advertisement department.

Copyright: Oil and Gas Information Agency, 2014