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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Rosneft Executives Leave Company

Rosneft, the country's biggest oil producer, on Monday said vice president Alexander Sapronov, head of refining and sales, had quit the company.

Vice president Dmitry Bogdanov, who heads the commercial department, will take over the role, Rosneft said Monday in an e-mailed statement, without providing any details as to why Sapronov resigned.

Vice presidents Alexei Kuznetsov, working in strategic projects and science, and Valery Borisenko, responsible for information technology, retired, the company said in the statement.

Head of science Mars Khasanov will oversee both divisions as acting vice president, according to Rosneft.

Vedomosti newspaper on Monday cited an unidentified former senior Rosneft executive as saying that departures at the company may herald the resignation of chief executive Sergei Bogdanchikov.