The comrades of the previously convicted former deputy head of Rosgeology Ruslan Gorring, who ended up in Gazprombank, will oversee the Geotek company, which is their profile.
Trust Bank sold Geotech seismic PJSC to Gazprombank structures, Trust itself acquired a seismic company from Otkritie FC for 4.9 billion rubles in December 2020. The Geotech Holding service company attempted to sell its assets back in 2015. In 2014-2015, oil prices sank sharply, which led to a sharp reduction in investment in exploration and production.
Details in the material of The Moscow Post correspondent.
The amount of the deal under discussion was about $400 million. In any case, this price was considered justified by Geotek's management. The Russian Direct Investment Fund was considered as a source of financing for the transaction. And this despite the fact that, judging by the financial indicators, a sale for 1 ruble would be fair. The then owner of the holding Nikolai Levitsky, who did not waste time, established good relations with the then holding post in 2013. about. Andrey Tretyakov, head of Rosgeology.
As a result, Geotek bought out the FC Otkritie bank, from which he had already passed for the debts of Trust.
Special attention deserves the managers who are in the saddle today and will be connected with the future fate of Geotek. Since October of this year, Geotek has been headed by Sergey Suchkov, former first deputy head of Rosgeologiya. Mr. Suchkov joined Rosgeologiya in 2014, when Panov headed the state-owned company, both top managers left it in 2019 amid a scandal with Ruslan Gorring, deputy head of Rosgeo. The latter, back in 2011, was caught on a bribe, fled from the investigation to Ingushetia, where he changed his last name.
In 2019, Gorring was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison. In October of this year, a new criminal case was opened against Gorring, under the article fraud. Among his accomplices is Alexander Pisarnitsky, Deputy General Director of the Institute of Geological and Economic Problems. By the way, Pisarnitsky also led Rosgeologiya in 2012.
There are still connecting threads in the biography of the heroes. In 2000, three comrades graduated from the Military University of the Ministry of Defense. Information about Panov's graduation from the Higher Educational Institution of the Moscow Region is posted on the website of the Russian Cadet Brotherhood. In the same year, Mr. Panov became the first vice-president of Gazprombank. Panov is in the credit structure of the monopoly and will oversee Geotech.
Suchkov’s career has developed a little more ornate. As The Moscow Post found out, from February 2020 to January 2022, he was acting FNBU “NIIHP Rosrezerv”. Judging by reports in the press, the predecessor left the post with a scandal and an accusation of no less than 3 billion rubles. At the same time, from November 2021 to October 2022, Suchkov was in charge of the Oryol LLC ” Volgagazremont” by Dmitry Borovkov, this company is a well-known contractor for large mining and energy enterprises.
The fact that several managers who were associated in the past with Rosgeology, having ended up in Gazprombank, gathered around an outwardly unprofitable, but in fact very tasty asset – it is no coincidence. However, until the case of Gorring and Pisarnitsky is closed, most likely they will not “pull” Geotech. Most likely, the company was left under their watchful eyes in, relatively speaking, “mothballed in “adjusted” state. They are counting on a big holiday later.