|Trần Sỹ Thanh has been appointed as the new chairman of PetroVietnam. — Photo Vneconomy.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s Politburo has appointed Trần Sỹ Thanh as the new chairman of Việt Nam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) and Deputy Chairman of the Central Party Committee’s Economic Commission, starting December 24.
Thanh is currently a member of the Central Party Committee and Secretary of the Lạng Sơn Party Committee.
He was born on March 16, 1971 in Thanh Chương District, Nghệ An Province. Previously, he worked in various positions such as Secretary of the Bắc Giang Party Committee in 2012-2015 and Deputy Chairman of the Central Party Committee’s Inspection Commission; Vice Secretary of the Đắk Lắk Party Committee and Vice Chairman of the Đắk Lắk People’s Committee in 2010-2012; and deputy director general of the State Treasury Department of the Ministry of Finance during the 2007-2008 period.
The position as PetroVietnam’s chairman has been vacant since March this year. It is considered a "hot seat" as some of its former chairmen, including former Politburo leader Đinh La Thăng, have been arrested and under investigation for violating State regulations on economic management. — VNS