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Ravil Maganov

Chairman of oil producer Lukoil

Ravil Maganov
Равиль Маганов
Maganov in 2019
Born(1954-09-25)25 September 1954
Died1 September 2022(2022-09-01) (aged 67)
OccupationBusinessman
EmployerLukoil

Ravil Ulfatovich Maganov (Russian: Равиль Ульфатович Маганов, Tatar: Cyrillic Равил Өлфәт улы Мәганов, Latin Ravil Ölfät Uly Mäganov; born Almetyevsk, 25 September 1954 – 1 September 2022) was a Russian oligarch who was the chairman of the national oil company Lukoil.

Early life and education

Maganov was born in Almetyevsk, Tatar ASSR, in the Soviet Union (now Tatarstan, Russia) on 25 September 1954. He graduated from the Moscow State University of Oil and Gas in 1977.[1]

His father Ulfat Maganov was the senior engineer of the Almetyevsk field and geophysical office of the Tatneftegeofizika trust, and from 1978 to 1998 he headed the Almetyevsk department of geophysical works.[2]

Maganov's younger brother Nail is a businessman and a politician who is the head of the Russian oil producer Tatneft.[3]

Career

Ravil Maganov joined Lukoil shortly after the company was founded in November 1991. He was a close associate of one Lukoil's founders Vagit Alekperov. According to the company, it was he who imagined and proposed the name Lukoil.[4] He held several management positions (vice president of oil production in 1994, first executive vice president of the company in 2006) and oversaw Lukoil's oil production, refining and exploration. He regularly participated in meetings at the Russian Energy Ministry together with other oil companies ahead of OPEC+ meetings.[5] In 2019, he received the Order of Alexander Nevsky from Russian President Vladimir Putin.[6] He was appointed chairman of the board of directors in 2020.[4]

Political views

After the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Lukoil's board of directors, headed by Maganov, issued a statement calling for a quick end to the conflict, describing it as a "tragedy" and expressed sympathy to its victims.[7][8]

Death

On 1 September 2022, Maganov died after falling from a sixth-floor window at the Moscow Central Clinical Hospital. He had been hospitalized due to a heart attack.[9] Lukoil acknowledged his death in a statement, saying Maganov "passed away following a severe illness".[7] Some media have hypothesized a connection with other 2022 Russian mystery deaths.[10][11] Russian state news agency TASS reported the death as a suicide and claimed that he had been taking anti-depressants.[9] Two people who knew Maganov well believe that it is unlikely that he committed suicide.[9] Russian news site, Baza, which has close ties with the police suggested that Maganov may have fallen from a balcony while smoking. It also claimed that CCTV footage was not available because cameras had been turned off for repairs.[12] President Vladimir Putin had visited the hospital to pay respects to Mikhail Gorbachev on the day of Maganov's death.[13]

See also

References

  1. ^ "LUKOY Company Profile & Executives - Lukoil PJSC ADR - Wall Street Journal". www.wsj.com. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Who is mr. Маганов?". БИЗНЕС Online (in Russian). Archived from the original on 13 January 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2022.
  3. ^ "Russian oil firm chief Maganov dies after hospital window fall". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  4. ^ a b "У Москві загадково помер голова ради директорів "Лукойлу": перші подробиці". ТСН.ua (in Ukrainian). 1 September 2022. Archived from the original on 1 September 2022. Retrieved 1 September 2022.
  5. ^ "Lukoil Chairman Ravil Maganov Dies After Falling From Hospital Window". Bloomberg.com. 1 September 2022. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Russian oil executive 'dies after plunging from 6th-floor window'". euronews. 1 September 2022. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  7. ^ a b "Russian oil chief Maganov dies in 'fall from hospital window'". BBC News. September 2022. Archived from the original on 1 September 2022. Retrieved 1 September 2022.
  8. ^ Nechepurenko, Ivan (1 September 2022). "A Russian Oil Executive Dies Under Murky Circumstances". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  9. ^ a b c "Top Russian oil official dies after fall from hospital window". Reuters. 1 September 2022. Archived from the original on 1 September 2022. Retrieved 1 September 2022.
  10. ^ "Topman Russisch gas- en oliebedrijf Lukoil komt om het leven 'na val uit raam'" [Top man of Russian gas and oil company Lukoil dies 'after falling from a window']. NOS.nl (in Dutch). 1 September 2022. Archived from the original on 1 September 2022. Retrieved 1 September 2022.
  11. ^ Carbonaro, Giulia (1 September 2022). "Every Russian Oligarch Who Has Died Since Putin Invaded Ukraine—Full List". Newsweek. Archived from the original on 2 September 2022. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  12. ^ "Russian oil executive dies in fall from Moscow hospital window". the Guardian. 1 September 2022. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  13. ^ Nazaryan, Alexander (1 September 2022). "Russian oil executive dies after falling from Moscow window: Reports". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 1 September 2022.