On 24 November 2011, an annual ceremony took place to recognise the best managers in St Petersburg according to the Business Petersburg newspaper.
Oleg Pankratov, Head of Infrastructure Capital & Project Finance at VTB Capital, Chairman of the Board of “Northern Capital Gateway”, Chairman of the Board of “Western High-Speed Diameter,” was named the winner of the Golden Top 100 business ranking. Oleg Pankratov noted: “ I’m glad that the business community of St Petersburg has given high marks to our contribution to the development of the city’s transport infrastructure. Together with the St Petersburg City Administration, VTB Capital is currently engaged in two strategically important investment projects: the reconstruction of the Pulkovo airport and the construction of the central section and further maintenance of the whole Western High-Speed Diameter highway. We expect that the success of these projects will help to further develop St Petersburg’s infrastructure.”
Infrastructure investment is one of VTB Capital’s strategic priorities. The implementation of the Western High-Speed Diameter project is in line with VTB Capital’s plans to develop infrastructure projects in Russia utilising public-private partnership mechanisms. VTB Capital is also the lead investor in the Northern Capital Gateway consortium which has won the right to modernise and operate the Pukovo airport in St Petersburg. In 2011, the Pulkovo airport PPP transaction has been recognised by a number of awards from leading international industrial publications including the Infrastructure Journal, the Infrastructure Investor and Euromoney, as well as the award for the best global public-private partnership project of the year.
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