Former French Prime Minister François Fillon has joined the board of directors of Russian petrochemical giant Sibur, the group announced on Thursday, December 23.
Sibur has published an updated list of its board of directors, indicating that François Fillon has been appointed to the board as an independent director.
The group is notably controlled by Leonid Mikhelson, one of the richest men in Russia, and Gennadi Timchenko, a close friend of President Vladimir Putin. Other former senior foreign officials are already on the boards of Russian oil companies.
At the end of June, François Fillon joined the board of directors of another Russian company, Zaroubejneft, specializing in the development and exploitation of hydrocarbon deposits, particularly abroad, owned by the State.
François Fillon, who headed the French government under the presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy between 2007 and 2012, is also the head of Apteras, a consulting firm he created in 2017.