Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska, who for years wanted to obtain control over Norilsk Nickel, may become a board member of the company, Kommersant daily says, citing sources familiar with the matter.
Deripaska’s Rusal aluminium producer owns a 27.8 percent stake in Norilsk Nickel, Russia’s mining giant.
Norilsk’s board to consider new board members on April 5, Kommersant’s sources say.
Nornickel and Rusal declined to comment, Kommersant says. , which is controlled by Deripaska, has not replied for a request for a comment, Kommersant says.