Mikhail Putin has been appointed deputy chair of the management board of Russian gas giant Gazprom.
Gazprom’s board elected Mikhail Putin for a period of five years, according to a Gazprom statement.
Reuters reports that Mikhail Putin is a distant relative of Russian president Vladimir Putin.
He is a son of the president’s cousin, the news agency said citing a report by Interfax.
Gazprom did not reveal what Mikhail Putin’s responsibilities in the company would be.