Personnel moves and promotions

Former Amoco Corp. executive Robert Sheppard has taken over the reins of the recently embattled Sidanko. Named president, he previously served as Sidanko executive vice-president. Sheppard replaces Boris Volkov, who vacated the post in February 1999. Sheppard had worked for Amoco, now a part of BP Amoco PLC, and its related enterprises for the previous 18 years. External manager Sergei Kitin served as interim president until the company's bankruptcy settlement was concluded with Moscow authorities and creditors in January.Sidanko had been at the heart of a dispute between Sidanko shareholder BP Amoco-and Russian major Tyumen Oil Co. (TNK) that began last year when TNK seized two opera...

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