Rosneft Taps Former Exxon’s Runje for Exploration Head

OAO Rosneft, Russia’s largest oil producer, appointed Zeljko Runje, formerly of Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM), as vice president for exploration and production, its press service said.

Runje will continue to be responsible for offshore projects, a position he was given in October, Rosneft said. Gani Gilyaev, his predecessor, will head Rosneft’s Samaraneftegaz unit.

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