New head of the Department of Urban Transport of the Ministry of Transport

Sergei Semyonov has been appointed director of the Department of State Policy in the Field of Automobile and Urban Passenger Transport of the Ministry of Transport of Russia, the federal road agency Rosavtodor said in a statement in the section “work with personnel”.

The press service of the Ministry of Transport confirmed this appointment to Izvestia.

According to Rosavtodor, Semyonov’s appointment took place back in July. In this position, Sergei Semenov replaced Alexei Bakirei, who left his post in May 2022. In June, Bakirey headed the “daughter” of “Russian Post” – “Post Logistic Company” (PLC). The company’s website says that he will organize end-to-end supply chains and develop new logistics technologies in the company.

Prior to his appointment to the Department of Motor Transport, Sergey Semyonoy (from May to July 2022) served as Deputy Director of another division of the Ministry – the Department of Economics and Projects (now renamed the Department of Strategic Development of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation).

According to Izvestia’s sources, among logistics companies, Semyonov “has nothing to do with motor transport.”

“In 2002, Sergey Yuryevich graduated from Omsk State University with a degree in jurisprudence. In the same year, he began his career as a lawyer for the Avangard hockey club. Over the 20 years of his career, Sergey Semenov has held various positions in food industry organizations, the oil and gas industry, in the administrations of the Omsk region, the city of Sochi, and the Republic of Crimea, ”Rosavtodor reported.

In particular, in 2012-2015, Semenov was the deputy head of the FKU Uprdor “Kaspiy” of “Rosavtodor”. Later he worked in the Crimean government. In 2019-2020, he worked at Russian Railways as deputy head of the directorate for the comprehensive reconstruction of railways and the construction of railway transport facilities. From June 2020 to March 2022, he worked his way up from an assistant to the Deputy Director of the Construction Department of the Government of the Russian Federation.

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