The daily business briefing: September 2, 2022

Lukoil leader dies after fall from Moscow hospital window, Starbucks names former PepsiCo executive Laxman Narasimhan as next CEO, and more

Vladimir Putin, Ravil Maganov
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1. Lukoil leader dies after fall from Moscow hospital window

Ravil Maganov, chair of Russian oil giant Lukoil, died Thursday after falling from a sixth-floor window in a Moscow hospital. Russian state news agency TASS reported that a law enforcement source had called the death a suicide. Maganov, 67, was being treated in the hospital after a heart attack, and had been taking antidepressants. But he is the latest in a series of Russian business leaders to die under mysterious circumstances. Lukoil is Russia's second-largest oil company. Its board called for a quick end to the war in Ukraine shortly after Russia invaded, and expressed sympathy to the victims of "this tragedy." Lukoil's billionaire president, Vagit Alekperov, resigned in April after Britain targeted him with sanctions over the invasion.

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