The main candidates are an assistant of gas concern president Aleksandr Ryazanov, the leader of "Mezhregiongas" Kirill Seleznev and Alisher Usmanov, leading "Gasprominvestholding".
Before "Gasprom" Aleksandr Ryazanov was the head of Surgut GPZ and then was transferred to "Gasprom" on the position of president assistant. He is responsible for processing and sale of condensate and oil, gas supply in Russia. He also controls the access of independent businessman to pipeline.
On other hand Kirill Seleznev has worked with Alexei Miller in Sea port of St. Petersburg. Three years ago he became the head of marketing, gas and fluid hydrocarbon processing departments of gas concern and soon he became a general director of "Mezhregiongas".
Alisher Usmanov has worked in "Gasprom" with Rem Vyahirev. Then he became the head of "Gasprom" branch "Gasprominvestholding" which buys various holdings "Gas prom". The wealth of Usmanova can be estimated as 1.8 milliards of dollars.
By the way the deal of "Sibneft" purchase is not closed yet and it is expected that money would be transfereed to Millhouse Capital at the end of October. "Sibneft" which is the fifth largest oil company in Russia must become the main oil-producing holding of "Gasprom". "Gas prom" itself produced 12 millions tons of oil last year while "Sibneft" produced 34 millions tons during the same period.