Evgeny Birger has been dismissed from the post of director general of the national mail operator Uzbekistan Post, the company said in a statement.
At the company shareholders meeting on June 29, it became known that in 2018, Uzbekistan Post lost 27.8 billion soums, or US$ 3.2 million, while in 2017 the company earned 274.3 million soums of net profit, or US$ 32 thousand, and in 2016 - 1.6 billion soums (US$ 186.5 thousand).
At the same meeting, the shareholders unanimously rejected to extend for another year the term of service of Yevgeny Birger. In addition, following the meeting, it was decided to make changes to the composition of the audit commission and the supervisory board, as well as to the list of affiliates.
Evgeny Birger had been in charge of Uzbekistan Post since May 2018. Speaking at the MITCROADMAP2018 conference in Tashkent the day before, he said that Uzbekistan Post had been failing to cope with the current standards and trends and needed fundamental reforms. He presented the Mail 2.0 project, which would envisage “deep integration of mail into the activities of organizations and into the daily life of citizens”.
In February 2018, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev instructed to develop proposals to reform Uzbekistan Post engaging foreign consultants and through the study of international best practices.
According to the press service of the IT Development Ministry, Alisher Fayzullayev, who from November 2016 to February 2019 served as director general of the Agency for Intellectual Property (before it was handed over to the Ministry of Justice), has been appointed interim DG of Uzbekistan Airways. Before, he served as the first deputy IT Development minister (2015–2016).