Former Spy Becomes The Focus In BP Bid
From NY Times
Igor I. Sechin, chief executive of Rosneft and confidant of the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, is the most powerful oilman you’ve never heard of. And Mr. Sechin, a former military spy who is awkward in front of cameras, long preferred it that way.
But he might not be able to remain in the shadows for much longer. In recent months, Mr. Sechin has struck a series of bold deals with Western oil companies to develop Siberia and Russia’s Arctic waters, and he is on the prowl for more.