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Sechin Makes Bloomberg's 50 Most Influential List

Rosneft head Igor Sechin has made it onto Bloomberg's "50 Most Influential" list as one of the biggest movers and shakers in business.

Sechin, the only Russian in the ranking, was included in the "corporate power brokers" section of the list as CEO of the "world's biggest publicly traded oil company as measured by output and reserves."

He is also described as being "close enough to [President Vladimir] Putin to merit U.S. sanctions."

Sechin's assets in the U.S. were frozen and the oil executive himself blacklisted over Russia's annexation of Crimea in March. State-owned Rosneft has also taken a hit, with reports saying it could shed a quarter of its staff as a result of Western sanctions.

Sechin, 54, has also made headlines in recent weeks for successfully suing the Russian edition of Forbes over claims he was Russia's "highest paid executive."

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