Pavel Durov is still fired from his post as CEO of Vkontakte


    According to Dozhd, Pavel Durov left the post of general director of Vkontakte. Information about this publication was confirmed by the press secretary of the social network, George Lobushkin. Earlier, RBC agency circulated the words of Vkontakte CEO Dmitry Sergeyev that Durov had not withdrawn his resignation letter on April 1, despite subsequent comments .

    At the same time, Sergeyev added that Durov may be offered the position of “chief architect” of the social network: “I would like to hope that Pavel Durov and the shareholders will agree on his further participation in the development of the network and in the formation of the product strategy. Pavel is the creator of the network, a visionary, a phenomenally gifted person, and such participation would be extremely useful. ”

    According to him, this position will not require the involvement of Durov in the operational business and constant participation in current processes. Their conduct, as Sergeyev says, has become difficult for Durov “taking into account international projects and lawsuits,” and the position of “chief architect” will allow “to maintain the connection between Pavel and the company.”

    As reported, Durov wrote a letter of resignation on March 21. He wrote about this on April 1, but a couple of days later announced that he intended to remain in office. At the same time, Forbes magazine reported that Durov sent a letter to the company’s board of directors in which he withdrew his resignation statement: “Since it has come to my attention that my resignation can now create unnecessary risks for our company, I intend to stay and work as CEO ".

    However, according to Sergeyev, Durov did not withdraw his application. In this regard, after 30 days, the company's management decided to dismiss him. The operational management of the company will be carried out by First Deputy General Director Boris Dobrodeev and Executive Director Dmitry Sergeyev.

    Added by:Pavel Durov on his page in Vkontakte wrote that “he learned about his mysterious dismissal” from the press, and called the incident the transition of the social network “under the complete control of Igor Sechin and Alisher Usmanov.” Durov did not write about whether he would dispute his dismissal.

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