Valery Goncharov - PhD in Economics, Russian top manager with an impressive track record. For his professional activities, he has held senior management positions in business and government.
He was widely known in connection with the arrest in the construction of the Crimean energy bridge. Reputation losses cost Valery Goncharov a career and a good name. However, the real reasons for the detention have not yet been named, and the abuse of authority during the construction of the Kerch Bridge is only one of the versions.
Valery Goncharov: biography
Valery Anatolyevich Goncharov was born on October 30, 1963 in Lipetsk.
In 1980 he entered the Leningrad Maritime Institute at the Faculty of Instrumentation, which he graduated in 1986.
He defended his thesis for the degree of candidate of economic sciences.
He began his career in a leading position as Director General of the Petroelectrosbyt Closed Joint-Stock Company, where he worked for two years - in 1995 and 1996.
Track record and career achievements
For the next two years, from 1997 to 1998, he held the post of financial director for the issues of the public joint-stock company Lenenergo.
In the period from 1998 to 2001, Valery Goncharov worked as Deputy General Director for Finance and Economic Affairs at the PAO “Research and Designing NGO named after Ivan Polzunov”.
At the same time, he worked as financial director of the State Enterprise “Fuel and Energy Complex of St. Petersburg” and was the general director of the public joint-stock company “Lenteplosnab”.
Public Service Career
From 2001 to 2004, Valery Goncharov was listed as chairman of the Regional Economic Commission in the city administration of St. Petersburg.
In 2004, Valery Anatolyevich worked as a full-time adviser to V. Yakovlev. - Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation.
In the same year, he served as the plenipotentiary of the President of Russia in the city of Rostov-on-Don of the Southern Federal District.
In 2004-2005, he worked as Deputy Minister of Regional Development of the Russian Federation.
Valery Goncharov: FGC UES
Goncharov’s career at PJSC FGC UES began in July 2012, when Valery Anatolyevich was appointed to the post of deputy chairman of the company’s board.
For reference: the public joint-stock company Federal Grid Company of the Unified Energy System (PJSC FGC UES) was established as part of the reform of the electricity industry with a view to its transformation and further development.
The authorized capital of the company is 634 million rubles.
The company manages the All-Russian National Electric Grid, ensures the proper condition of electric networks and network facilities. Develops investment activities in the field of the Unified national electricity network. It provides electricity transmission and grid connection services.
Criminal case on abuse of official position in FGC UES
Goncharov Valery Anatolyevich was detained for a two-month period on August 26, 2016, the FSB of the FSB of Russia while trying to fly abroad.
It is known that Valery Goncharov was charged with the first part of Article two hundred and first of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation for abuse of authority.
One of the versions of the arrest was violations during the supervision of the investment program for the construction of the Crimean energy bridge across the Kerch Strait, which were allowed by Valery Goncharov. FGC UES claims that this facility was commissioned ahead of schedule by a year and a half and no violations were found during the construction and commissioning stages.
Another version of Goncharov’s arrest is work with an investment project to integrate the energy system of the Urals and Western Siberia into a single network. At the stage of implementation of this project, equipment was purchased for multi-million dollar amounts, and preference was given to one general contractor. The situation is aggravated by the fact that the equipment at the purchase stage did not pass the due diligence. According to current information, the amount of theft in the framework of the charges amounted to four hundred million rubles.