Founded November 1994
Key person Leonid Reiman
|Defunct October 1, 2013|
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Ceased operations October 1, 2013
|Former type Open joint stock company|
Key people Chairman of the Board of Directors: Leonid Reiman, CEO: Alexander Kiselyov
Products Telecommunications, Internet services, Cable television
OJSC Svyazinvest (Russian: ОАО Связьинвест) was Russia's largest telecommunications holding company. Based in Moscow, it was founded according to Order №1297 of the Russian government on November 25, 1994, and was registered on September 18, 1995. It was an entirely state-owned company until but some shares were privatized in the late 1990s. Its operation including brand and subsidiaireis were fully incorporated to Rostelecom, the former long-distance telephony monopoly. In late September 2013 Rostelecom completed the final stage of its reorganization, under which state-run telecom holding Svyazinvest and 20 other firms were integrated into Rostelecom. The government’s combined common stake in the merged company amounted to 51.12% after the reorganization.
The company was founded in accordance with Presidential Decree №1989 "On Specific Features of State Management of the Public Switched Network in the Russian Federation" dated October 10, 1994, and Government Resolution №1297 dated November 25, 1994, and Government Resolution №742 dated July 24, 1995. Svyazinvest's charter capital was formed by consolidating state-owned stakes in 85 joint stock telecommunications companies. Svyazinvest passed official state registration on September 18, 1995.
In accordance with Resolution №618 issued by the Russian government on May 23, 1997, the Russian Federal Property Fund and the State Committee of the Russian Federation for State Property Management put up for sale an interest equaling 25% + 1 share in Svyazinvest at a cash auction without any investment terms.
In November 1999 Svyazinvest's Board of Directors amended the company charter and turned it into a management company. As part of the measures to assign the status of a management company to Svyazinvest work got under way to improve procedures to manage associates, specifically by consolidating companies located in one region.
Svyazinvest is three-quarters owned by Rosproperty and one-quarter owned by Rostelecom.
Chairman of the Board
As of June 29, 2006, Svyazinvest's Board of Directors included the following as members:
As of June 29, 2006, the Management Board included the following as members: