Quite cleverly, he also had his own economic guru, Andrei Illarionov, whom he involved from his end as a counterbalance to the Gref
In addition, Mr Gref
will speak at the panel session Agile Governance in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, also on January 25.
The next step after the FIID program,as Mr Gref
said, could be the development of a similar program in the field of services.
Speaking to reporters, Gref
said the divestment was completed and brought Sberbank "good money", but did not give any specific financial details.
has become head of the board of directors," the press office told Prime news agency.
'No, this is not true,' Gref
said, denying a report by The Sunday Times.
added that no decision has been reached on the timing of an SPO, saying that recent press reports (see the 15 Mar Daily Dashboard) about plans for an SPO in April are untrue.
The CEO did not give any projection about VBI's results in 2012 saying he would have more information on the matter after Sberbank drafts a business strategy for the unit in May, news agency Prime reported on Thursday citing Gref
In late June 2000 the government adopted an 18-month economic plan and a ten-year development programme which were prepared by Gref
His support was welcomed by Mr Gref
. "Russia's accession to the WTO is crucial for the resolution of the majority of trade issues and it will help introduce new harmonised trade regulations", Mr Gref
's comments came two weeks after an outburst by Illarionov, Putin's economic adviser, who called the sale of YNG the "scam of the year".
, a Russian of German descent, has proved to be a very capable man.