Prior to this appointment, Gatagova held the position of Director of the administrative Department of the Ministry of agriculture since June 2018. She came to this position from Rosselkhozbank, where since 2012 she was the Director of the administrative and economic Department. Gatagova was born in 1973 in Kharkov (Ukraine), graduated from Moscow State University named after Lomonosov. Migration of representatives of Rosselkhozbank to the Ministry of agriculture began last year after the Department was headed by ex-head of the Bank Dmitry Patrushev. Currently, his deputies are also former representatives of Rosselkhozbank Oksana Lut and Svetlana Khodneva. In total, the current head of the Ministry of agriculture has nine deputies.
As noted by "Interfax", the Deputy Minister was Dmitry Sergeev, who also worked in Rosselkhozbank. This spring he was appointed General Director of the “United grain company”.