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Name  Leonid Reiman

Role  Government official
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Leonid Dododzhonovich Reiman (Russian: Леонид Дододжонович Рейман; born 12 July 1957 in Leningrad) is a Russian businessman and government official, former Minister of Communications and Information Technologies of the Russian Federation. Leonid Reiman has been numerously rated most influential person in Russian telecom business with personal wealth over $1 bln., according to Finance magazine.



  • In 1979, Leonid Reiman graduated from the M.A. Bonch-Bruevich Leningrad Institute of Communications Technology (now SPbGUT - Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications and IT).
  • 1979-1983, engineer and then section chief at the Leningrad city international telephone station.
  • 1983-1985, Leonid Reiman did a tour of compulsory military service.
  • 1985-1999, Reiman occupied leading positions in the Leningrad City Telephone Network (LGTS) / in 1993 renamed to St. Petersburg City Telephone Network (PTS);
  • 1988-1999, Deputy Chief of the LGTS/PTS for development; LGTS/PTS Chief Engineer, Director for International Relations, Director for Investitions and International Relations, First Deputy Director-General of Open JSC PTS.
  • In 1992 Reiman entered the Board of Directors of Peterstar, first non-state owned cell phone operator in Saint Petersburg founded in 1992.
  • In 1994 he joined the Board of Directors of the JSC Telecominvest.
  • As of June 1999, he was a member of the Boards of directors of the JSC Delta Telecom, JSC Neva Line, JSC Peterstar, Stankinbank, JSC St. Petersburg City Telephone Network, editorial JSC St. Petersburg Directories, JSC Interregional Transit Telecom, JSC North-West GSM, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the JSC St. Petersburg International and TransTelecom and a member of the supervisory board of the JSC St. Petersburg Intercity International Telephone. [1]
  • From July 1999, state secretary, first deputy chairman of the State Committee for Telecommunications (Gostelecom).
  • From August 1999, Gostelecom chairman.
  • November 1999 - April 2004, Minister of Information and Communications of the Russian Federation.
  • Since 26 June 2000, and up to 2010 Leonid Reiman is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Open JSC Svyazinvest.
  • March - May 2004, First Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications of the Russian Federation.
  • Leonid Reiman was appointed Minister of Communications and Information Technologies of the Russian Federation on 20 May 2004, where he served until 12 May 2008.
  • May 2008 - August 2010 – Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, Secretary for Presidential Council of Information Society Development
  • March 2011 - President of the supervisory board of Mandriva [2]
  • Founder of RIO-Center, now Institute of Contemporary Development (INSOR), Russian liberal think tank chaired by President Dmitry Medvedev.


    On 25 July 2000, Leonid Reiman issued the order No 130 "Concerning the introduction of technical means ensuring investigative activity (SORM) in phone, mobile, wireless communication and radio paging networks" stating that the FSB was no longer required to provide telecommunications and Internet companies documentation on targets of interest prior to accessing information. ([3], full text of the order in Russian: [4])

    In 2004 the British businessman Anthony Georgiou claimed in a court affidavit lodged in a British Virgin Islands court that in 1992 Reiman had received a bribe of about a million US dollars from him. [5] [6]

    Honours and awards

  • Order of Merit for the Fatherland;
  • 3rd class (12 July 2007) - for outstanding contribution to the development of modern information technologies and the creation of the domestic telecommunications network
  • 4th class (12 July 2005) - for great contribution to the development of the telecommunications industry of the country and many years of fruitful work
  • Honoured Worker of Russian telecommunications
  • RF Government Prize in Education and Science and Technology
  • Winner of the annual international prize "Person of the Year" (2005)
  • Winner of the highest legal prize "Themis" (2003)
  • References

    Leonid Reiman Wikipedia