“Naftogaz” has discharged of a post of the President “Ukrtransgaz” Prokopov

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“Naftogaz of Ukraine” was suspended from the duties of the President of “Ukrtransgaz” Igor Prokopov.

The Board of the NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine” was suspended from the duties of the President of “Ukrtransgaz” Igor Prokopov and the management company will assume the first Vice-President of “Ukrtransgaz” Miroslav Khimko.

According to the popular Friday morning press release, “Naftogaz of Ukraine”, such decision was made by the Board and approved by the Supervisory Board of “Naftogaz”. “The procedure for removal provided by the Charter of Naftogaz, which the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted in December 2016”, – underline in the company.

“Naftogaz and Ukrtransgaz noted that the change in leadership will not affect gas supplies to Ukrainian consumers and gas transit will continue in full in accordance with the contractual obligations”, – stated in the published information .

The company was reminded that the independent auditor of the group, Deloitte & Touche, found a number of violations during an official audit of the accounts of “Ukrtransgaz”. Later on these issues were investigated as the external auditor, and the newly created organ of internal audit of “Naftogaz”, which reports to the audit Committee of the Supervisory Board.

“Further investigation confirmed preliminary findings and helped to collect more evidence of the mismanagement of procurement. The facts of the violations have led to further parallel investigations spanning over a wide range of issues,” – said in a press release.

In addition, the NAC announced that in the framework of a radical reform of corporate management of “Naftogaz” introduces a new system of internal control in all group companies.

“To ensure compliance with relevant policies and laws, internal audit now has been launched in all the subsidiaries of Naftogaz of Ukraine”, – have informed in the company.

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