Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology, Rinat Gizatulin, is to leave after four years in the post to become a vice president of ALROSA, he told RIA Novosti, Rough & Polished reports. "Now is the time to apply the experience earned in the field of environmental policy and to implement all previously adopted legislative initiatives in the business structure," Gizatulin said. ALROSA can go further in improving its environmental performance, as well as in other areas, including profitability, the social orientation of its business, and diamond manufacturing in Russia, he added. "There is no doubt the company may extend its operations in Russia. We may become a driver for dozens and hundreds of new manufacturers in our country. I am sure the new management team led by Andrei Zharkov can do that," Gizatulin added.