Former Primorsky Vice-Governor gets high-ranking job with Fishery Division of Russian Sea Group
Igor Uleisky, ex-vice governor of Primorsky Krai Province (Capital Vladivostok), joined Russian Sea -Fishery Company - not a formal subsidiary of the Russian Sea Group but rather the fishing arm of the same owners, according to http://www.megafishnet.com/.
There are rumors he will be involved into negotiations on purchase of NBAMR - a major pollock harvester in the Russian Far East.
Some market players think the very fact that Peter Savchuk (ex-CEO of NBAMR) became General Director of Russian Sea-Fishery Company means the operation plans to buy BAMR. However, other sources claim Savchuk's transfer to Russian Sea is not related with the hypothetical deal.
A source in Primorsky Administration believes that Uleisky might success in negotiations with NBAMR owners, though other sources seriously doubt if he is a skilled enough negotiator.
By quota size NBAMR is second largest fishing company in Russia (no. 1 is Murmansk Trawl Fleet). The company owns 17 vessels, catching about 150-160 th.tn of fish and squid per year. This is about 12% of total catch in Pacific Russia. The main shareholder is Larisa Belobrova, wife of ex-governor of Primorsky Krai. She reportedly owns 75% of Dalinvestgroup, which owns 81.68% of NBAMR. The company CEO is Oleg Darkin, the ex-governor's elder brother.