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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Leonid Mikhelson

64 2002 Chairman of the Management Board, Executive Director

Aleksandr Natalenko

73 2004 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Viktor Belyakov

47 2016 Deputy Chairman of the Management Board for Economics and Finance

Sergey Vasyunin

53 2017 Deputy Chairman of the Management Board – Director for Operations

Tatyana Kuznetsova

60 2005 Deputy Chairwoman of the Management Board, Director - Legal Department

Evgeniy Ambrosov

2020 Deputy Chairman of the Management Board - Director for Marine Operations, Shipping and Logistics

Vladimir Baskov

60 2005 Deputy Chairman of the Management Board

Lev Feodosev

41 2018 First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board

Eduard Gudkov

40 2018 Deputy Chairman of the Management Board

Mark Gyetvay

62 2014 Deputy Chairman of the Management Board

Evgeny Kot

46 2018 Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Director of LNG

Sergey Solovev

43 2019 Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Director - Geology

Denis Solovlev

43 2018 Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Director of Corporate Communications Department

Ilya Tafintsev

35 2018 Deputy Chairman of the Management Board

Zulmira Razakova

2014 Corporate Secretary

Andrey Akimov

67 Non-Executive Director

Michael Borrell

58 2015 Non-Executive Director

Arnaud Le Foll

42 2019 Non-Executive Director

Gennady Timchenko

68 Non-Executive Director

Burckhard Bergmann

77 2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Robert Castaigne

73 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Viktor Orlov

80 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Aleksandr Nazarov

2016 Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Leonid Mikhelson

Mr. Leonid Viktorovich Mikhelson serves as Chairman of the Management Board, Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Mikhelson received his primary degree from the Samara Institute of Civil Engineering in 1977, where he specialized in Industrial Civil Engineering. That same year, Mr. Mikhelson began his career as foreman of a construction and assembling company in Surgut, Tyumen region, where he worked on the construction of the first section of Urengoi-Chelyabinsk gas pipeline. In 1985, Mr. Mikhelson was appointed Chief Engineer of Ryazantruboprovodstroy. In 1987, he became General Director of Kuibishevtruboprovodstroy, which in 1991, was the first company in the region to sell its shares and became private company, AO SNP NOVA. Mr. Mikhelson remained AO SNP NOVA’s Managing Director from 1987 through 1994. Subsequently, he became a General Director of the management company “Novafininvest”. Since 2003, Mr. Mikhelson has served as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Management Board of NOVATEK. From March 2008 to December 2010, he has been a member of the Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of AO Stroytransgas. From 2009 to 2010 he was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ??? Yamal LNG and from 2008 to 2011 he was a member of the Board of Directors of OOO Art Finance. From 2011 he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of PAO SIBUR Holding and from 2011 to 2013 he was a member of the Supervisory Board of the OAO Russian Regional Development Bank. Mr. Mikhelson is the recipient of the Russian Federation’s Order of the Badge of Honor, the 2 Degree Order of Merit for the Fatherland and the title of honor “Honored man of the gas industry”, Medal “for the Arctic preservation” and the First Degree “for development of the energy sector”.

Aleksandr Natalenko

Mr. Aleksandr Egorovich Natalenko serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Natalenko completed his studies at the Irkutsk State University in 1969 with a primary focus in Geological Engineering. Subsequently, he worked with the Yagodinskaya, Bagdarinskaya, Berelekhskaya, Anadirskaya and East-Chukotskaya geological expeditions. In 1986, Mr. Natalenko headed the North-East Industrial and Geological Association and, in 1992, he was elected president of Z?? “Magadan Gold & Silver Company”. He subsequently held various executive positions in Russian and foreign geological organizations. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Natalenko held the position of Deputy Minister of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation. From 2013 to 2015 he was a member of the Board of Directors of AO Rosgeologia. From 2004 to present he is the Chairman of NOVATEK’s Board of Directors. Mr. Natalenko is the recipient of the State Prize of the Russian Federation and an Honored Geologist of Russia.

Viktor Belyakov

Mr. Viktor Nikolaevich Belyakov serves as Deputy Chairman of the Management Board for Economics and Finance of the Company. Mr. Belyakov graduated from Tver State Technical University majoring in Automated Data Processing and Management Systems (1995) and in Information Systems in Economics (1997). In 2000, he completed an MBA degree program with Kingstone University (UK). A holder of CMA (Certified Management Accountant). From 2004 until 2014 Mr. Belyakov worked for PAO Uralkali, where he successively held the positions of Head of Division, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President for Finance, Deputy General Director, Executive Director. In 2015, he was appointed Vice President for Economics and Finance of PAO Far East Shipping Company (FESCO group).

Sergey Vasyunin

Mr. Sergey Vladimirovich Vasyunin serves as Deputy Chairman of the Management Board – Director for Operations of the Company. In 1993, Sergey Vasyunin graduated from the Ufa Oil Institute, specializing in the Development and Operation of Oil and Gas Fields. Between 1993 and 1997, Mr. Vasyunin was employed with Condor as deputy director, Stroykomplekt as head of sales department, and with OAO Spetsnefteenergomontazhavtomatika - as marketing engineer. From 1998, he worked in the Urengoygazprom industrial association of OAO Gazprom where he served in the capacity of an oil, gas and condensate production foreman. Between 2002 and 2017, Mr. Vasyunin was employed in the positions of Gas Condensate Production Shop Manager, Deputy General Director for operations, and First Deputy General Director - Chief Engineer of OOO NOVATEKYURKHAROVNEFTEGAS. In April 2017, he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Management Board - Director for Operations of NOVATEK. In 2005, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Energy issued a commendation to Sergey Vasyunin. He holds the Honored Employee of NOVATEK title.

Tatyana Kuznetsova

Ms. Tatyana Sergeevna Kuznetsova serves as Deputy Chairwoman of the Management Board, Director - Legal Department of the Company. Ms. Kuznetsova graduated from the Far East State University with a degree in Law. From 1986, she was Senior Legal Advisor for a legal bureau. In 1993, Ms. Kuznetsova became Deputy General Director for Legal Issues and from 1996, Marketing Director for OAO Purneftegasgeologiya. In 1998, she was appointed Deputy General Director of OAO Nordpipes. Since 2002, she has been Director of the Legal Department at NOVATEK. Since 2005, she has been the Deputy Chairman of NOVATEK’s Management Board - Director of NOVATEK’s Legal Department and in August 2007, she became a member of NOVATEK’s Management Board. Ms. Kuznetsova has the title “Honored employee of PAO NOVATEK”, and is awarded the 2 Degree Order of Merit for the Fatherland.

Evgeniy Ambrosov

Vladimir Baskov

Mr. Vladimir Alekseevich Baskov serves as Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of the Company. In 1986, Mr. Baskov graduated from the Moscow Higher Police School of the USSR. In 2000, he completed courses at the Management Academy at the Russian Ministry for Internal Affairs. From 1981 to 2003, he served in various departments within the Russian Ministry for Internal Affairs. From 1991 to 2003, Mr. Baskov held managerial positions within the aforementioned Ministry's organizational structures. In 2003, he was appointed Director of the Business Support Department for NOVATEK. In 2005, Mr. Baskov was appointed Deputy Chairman of NOVATEK’s Management Board and in 2007, he became a member of NOVATEK's Management Board. Mr. Baskov is Ph.D. in Law. He was awarded the Order For Personal Courage, the Russian Federation’s Order of the Badge of Honor and other state and departmental awards: Honorary Diplomas of the President of the Russian Federation, the Minister of Internal Affairs, the Governor of the Moscow Region. Mr. Baskov also has the awards of the Russian Orthodox Church (Order of Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow, Order of Saint Seraphim of Sarov and a medal of St. Sergius).

Lev Feodosev

Mr. Lev Vladimirovich Feodosev serves as First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of the Company. In 2002, Mr. Feodosyev graduated from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University with a degree in Machinery and Foundry Engineering Technologies. In 2002, Mr. Feodosyev was appointed lead specialist at the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation. From 2003, he has served as lead specialist, senior specialist, adviser, deputy head of section, Deputy Director of Department at the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation. Since October 2007, Lev Feodosyev has worked for NOVATEK. Before 2011, he worked in NOVATEK as Director of the Strategic Planning and Development Department. From 2011, he was appointed as Deputy Commercial Director, Director of the Marketing and Gas Sales Department of NOVATEK. Since February 2015, Mr. Feodosyev has been appointed Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Commercial Director of NOVATEK. From February 2018, he was appointed First Deputy Chairman of NOVATEK’s Management Board. In 2014, Mr. Feodosyev was awarded NOVATEK's Honorary Certificate.

Eduard Gudkov

Mr. Eduard Sergeevich Gudkov serves as Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of the Company. In 2002, Mr. Gudkov graduated from the Penza State University where he specialized in law. In 2006, he received PhD in Law. Between 1999 and 2003, Mr. Gudkov worked in the Russian Ministry for Antitrust Policy and Support of Entrepreneurship. In 2003, he joined the Russian Supreme Arbitrazh Court where he held the position of Assistant to the First Deputy Chairman. From 2012, Mr. Gudkov worked at the Executive Office of the Russian Federation Government. In 2013, he was appointed Assistant to Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Head of the Executive Office of the Russian Federation Government. Since September 2018, Mr. Gudkov has been Deputy Chairman of NOVATEK's Management Board. In 2018, Mr. Gudkov was awarded the Medal of the II Degree Order for Merits and Dedicated Service to the Country.

Mark Gyetvay

Mr. Mark Anthony Gyetvay serves as Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of the Company. Mr. Gyetvay studied at Arizona State University (Bachelor of Science, Accounting, 1981) and later at Pace University, New York (Graduate Studies in Strategic Management, 1995). After graduation, Mr. Gyetvay worked in various capacities at a number of U.S. independent oil and gas companies where he specialized in financial and economic analysis for both upstream and downstream segments of the petroleum industry. In 1994, Mr. Gyetvay began his work at Coopers and Lybrand, as Director, Strategic Energy Advisory Services. He subsequently moved to Moscow in 1995 with Coopers & Lybrand to lead the oil and gas practice. He was admitted as a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Energy where he assumed the role of client service engagement partner, Utilities and Mining practice, based in Russia (Moscow office). Mr. Gyetvay was an engagement partner on various energy and mining clients providing overall project management, financial and operational expertise, maintaining and supporting client service relationships as well as serving as concurring partner on transaction services to the petroleum sector. Mr. Gyetvay is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive status), a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and an associate member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He is a recognized expert in the oil and gas industry, a frequent speaker at various industry and investor conferences, has published numerous articles on various oil and gas industry topics and was a former member of PwC’s Petroleum Thought Leadership team.

Evgeny Kot

Mr. Evgeny Anatolevich Kot serves as Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Director of LNG of the Company. Mr. Kot graduated from the Tyumen State Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering where he specialized in Economics and Company Management. He received PhD in Economics from the Saint Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics. Between 1997 and 2001, Mr. Kot worked in the Tyumen branch of Gazprombank. From 2001 to 2002, he was employed by OAO SNP NOVA and OAO Oil and Gas Company ITERA. In 2002, Mr. Kot joined NOVATEK. Between 2009 and 2011, he held the position of Deputy Chairman of the Management Board – Director of LNG Business Development of NOVATEK. Between 2010 and 2014, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Yamal LNG. From 2014 to 2018, Mr. Kot was General Director of Yamal LNG. In December 2018, he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Management Board – Director for LNG of NOVATEK.

Sergey Solovev

Mr. Sergey Gennadevich Solovev serves as Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Director - Geology of the Company. He graduated from the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas in 2001 with a degree in Oil and Gas Fields Development and Operation, in 2003 – with a degree in Economics and Management in Oil and Gas Industry. From 2002 to 2004, worked in Nortgas as well diagnostics operator and well diagnostics foreman. From 2004 to 2005, worked in Yurkharovneftegas as engineer and lead engineer in the Field Development Group. In 2005, he was employed by NOVATEK where he worked as chief specialist and head of Field Development Analysis Group. In 2007, he was transferred to NOVATEK-YURKHAROVNEFTEGAS to the position of Deputy General Director – Chief Geologist. Since 2009, he held the position of managing director of OOO NEU, in 2010 he became the general director of ZAO Investgeoservis. In 2011, he was elected General Director of NOVATEK-YURKHAROVNEFTEGAS. In 2014, he was elected General Director of Arctic LNG 2. In 2017, he became the General Director of Cryogas-Vysotsk. In April 2019, Sergey Solovyov was appointed NOVATEK’s Deputy Chairman of the Management Board - Director for Geology.

Denis Solovlev

Mr. Denis Borisovich Solovlev serves as Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Director of Corporate Communications Department of the Company. In 2000, Mr. Solovyev graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University (Philosophy faculty) with a degree in Political Science. In 2003, he completed postgraduate studies at the Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in History. In 2000, he was appointed Deputy General Director of Senat PR LLC. In 2004, Denis Solovyov assumed the role of an adviser to the Krasnoyarsk Territory Deputy Governor and Assistant First Deputy Governor at the Krasnoyarsk Territory Board of Administration. Between 2006 and 2008, he headed an election projects group of the United Russia Central Electoral Commission Directorate. Mr. Solovyev has been working for NOVATEK since 2008: in the capacity of Public Relations Director (until 2014), and Communications Director – Director of Public Relations Department (from January 2014.). Since Septembetr 2018, Mr. Solovyev was appointed Deputy Chairman of NOVATEK’s Management Board and Director of Corporate Communications Department. Mr. Solovyev has received several letters of recognition, honorable mentions from the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment as well as from the Parliament of the KhantyMansy Autonomous Region. In 2018, he received an award from the Russian Ministry of Energy and an honorable mention from the Governor of the Yamal Nenets Autonomous Region.

Ilya Tafintsev

Mr. Ilya Vadimovich Tafintsev serves as Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of the Company. In 2006, Mr. Tafintsev obtained a BA in Economics from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. In 2007, he graduated from the University of London (UK), where he majored in investment and finance. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Tafintsev held the position of Deputy Director of NOVATEK's Representative Office in London. Between 2011 and 2014, he was a Finance and Investment Advisor with United Bureau of Consultants Limited. From 2013 to 2015, he served as Strategic Projects Director of NOVATEK. From 2013 to 2018, Mr. Tafintsev was Member of the Board of Directors of SIBUR Holding. Between 2014 and 2016, he held the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of Yamal LNG. In December 2015, Mr. Tafintsev was appointed Member of the Management Board – Director for Strategic Projects of NOVATEK. Since September 2018, he has been Deputy Chairman of NOVATEK’s Management Board.

Zulmira Razakova

Ms. Zulmira A. Razakova serves as Corporate Secretary of the Company. Ms. Razakova holds a higher legal education degree and began working for NOVATEK in 2004. Between 2007 and 2012, Ms. Razakova held the position of lead specialist of the Management Board and Board of Directors staff. In April 2012, Ms. Razakova was elected as Secretary of the Board of Directors. Since 2014, Ms. Razakova has been NOVATEK’s Corporate Secretary.

Andrey Akimov

Mr. Andrey Igorevich Akimov serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Akimov graduated from the Moscow Financial Institute in 1975 where he specialized in international economics. Between 1974 and 1987, Mr. Akimov held various executive positions in the Bank for Foreign Trade of the USSR. From 1985 to 1987 he served as Deputy Chief General Manager of the Bank for Foreign Trade branch in Zurich (Switzerland) and between 1987 and 1990, Mr. Akimov was the Chairman of the Management Board of Donau Bank in Vienna (Austria). From 1991 to 2002 he was Managing Director of financial company, IMAG Investment Management & Advisory Group AG (Austria). Since 2003, Mr. Akimov has been the Chairman of the Management Board, the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gazprombank (OAO). He is a member of Board of Directors of PAO Gazprom, AO Rosneftegaz.

Michael Borrell

Mr. Michael Borrell serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Borrell graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Chemical and Mechanical Engineering (Master of Science – 1993, Bachelor – 1984). He joined TOTAL in 1985. Mr. Borrell worked with the affiliated companies of the concern; from 1995 he held a number of senior management positions in TOTAL. From 2003, he worked at the position of Vice-President for Corporate Planning and Business Development in Total E&P Indonesia. In July 2006, he was appointed President and CEO of TOTAL E&P Canada in Calgary. From September 2009 to June 2010, he was Vice President of the Caspian Area and Central Asia for TOTAL Exploration and Production. From July 2010, he served as First Vice President of Continental Europe and Central Asia. From January 2015 to September 2017, he worked as Senior Vice-President of Europe and Central Asia. From September 2017, he has been appointed Senior Vice President North Sea and Russia, which comprises the United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands and Russia.

Arnaud Le Foll

Mr. Arnaud Le Foll serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. Since then he also has been Member of the Company's Strategy Committee. Apart from his duties in the Company he occupies the post of General Director (CEO) at Total' Razvedka Razrabotka Rossiya. He is graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines de Paris. He began his professional career in French ministries and administrations. Between 2003 and 2006 he was Head of Regional Industrial Environment Inspectorate, Rhone-Alpes (Lyons, France), then he moved to a position of Auditor at General Inspectorate of Finance, Ministry of Finance, where he served from 2006 to 2007. In 2007, he became an Advisor on matters related to environment, energy and industry in the offices of C. Lagarde, Minister of Economy, and L. Chatel, Secretary of State in charge of Industry. In 2016, he moved from the Marketing & Services branch of Total to Exploration & Production, and was appointed Strategy and Portfolio Management Director, Total E&P Angola. On January 1, 2018, he became Total Country Chair Russia and General Director, Total E&P Russie.

Gennady Timchenko

Mr. Gennady Nikolayevich Timchenko serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. In 1976, Mr. Timchenko graduated with a Master’s of Science from the Mechanical University in Leningrad. He began his career at the Izjorskii Factory in Leningrad, an industrial plant which made components for the energy industry. Between 1982 and 1988, he was a Senior Engineer at the Ministry of Foreign Trade. Mr. Timchenko has more than 20 years of experience in Russian and International energy sectors and he has built interests in trading, logistics and transportation related companies. In 1988, Mr. Timchenko became a Vice President of Kirishineftekhimexport, the export and trading arm of the Kirishi refinery. In 1991, he worked for Urals Finland which specialized in oil and petrochemical trading. Between 1994 and 2001, Mr. Timchenko was Managing Director of IPP OY Finland and IPP AB Sweden. Between 1997 and 2014, he co-founded Gunvor, a leading independent oil-trading company. Mr. Timchenko was a member of the Board of Directors of OOO Transoil and OOO BalttransService, and Airfix Aviation OY. Since 2009, he is a member of the Board of Directors of PAO NOVATEK. He is a member of the Board of Directors of PAO SIBUR Holding, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President of the Ice Hockey Club SKA St-Petersburg, as well as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of OOO Kontinental Hockey League, a member of the Board of Trustees of the All-Russian public organization Russian Geographical Society, the Chairman of the Russian Council of the NPO Russian Chinese Business Council, the Chairman of the Board to promote OCD, Vice-President of the Olympic Committee of the Russian Federation, the Chairman of the Economic Council of the Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce (CCIFR).

Burckhard Bergmann

Dr. Burckhard Bergmann serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He has been Member of the Company's Board of Directors since April 24, 2015. On January 18, 2019 he was appointed Chairman of the Company's Strategy Committee and Member of the Audit, Nomination and Compensation Committees. Until 2015 he was Member of the Company's Audit, Compensation and Nomination Committees. From October 3, 2008 until April 24, 2015 he served as Non-Executive Member of the Company's Board of Directors. In 1972, Dr. Bergmann joined Ruhrgas AG, heading the LNG Purchasing Department. In 1978, he became Head of the Gas Purchasing Division responsible for gas purchasing, commercial aspects of gas transmission and storage. In 1980, he was elected as a member of the Management Board of E.ON Ruhrgas AG, serving from June 1996 as its Vice-Chairman and from June 2001 to February 2008 as its Chairman. From March 2003 to February 2008 he was also Member of the Management Board of E.ON AG. Dr. Bergmann is also a member of the Board of Directors (Supervisory Board) of: Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG, Commerzbank AG, E.ON Energie AG, Contilia GmbH, Telenor ASA. He was elected as Chairman of the Advisory Board of Jaeger BeteiligungsgesellschaftmbH& Co KG. He holds such distinctions as Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit (1997); a Foreign Member of the Academy of Technological Sciences of the Russian Federation (2003); Order of Merit of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (2004) as well as a winner of Director of the Year, Moscow (2007). In June 2011, by means of presidential Decree he became a recipient of the Order of the Friendship of Peoples award for contribution in development of the Russian-German relations. Dr. Bergmann studied Physics at the Freiburg and Aachen Universities from 1962 to 1968 and was awarded a Doctorate in Engineering by Aachen University of Technology (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen) in 1970.

Robert Castaigne

Mr. Robert Castaigne serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Since January 18, 2019 he has been Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee. On April 24, 2015, he was appointed Member of the Nomination, Compensation and Audit Committees of the Company. He serves as Member of the Board of Directors of Societe Generale, VINCI and SANOFI. Between 1994 and 2008 he acted as Finance Director and Member of the Management Board at Total SA; Director and Member of the Audit Committee at Compagnie Nationale a Portefeuille, Belgium; Chairman and General Director (CEO) of Total' yadernaya energetika and at Total' khimiya; Director of Elf Aquitaine, Total' upravlenie dochernimi obshchestvami, Hutchinson, Total' Gabon, Petrofina, Omnium Insurance & Reinsurance Company Ltd and at Total Upstream UK Ltd. Mr. Robert Castaigne graduated from Ecole Centrale Lille and from Ecole Nationale Superieure du Petrole et des Moteurs. He also holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Universite Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne.

Viktor Orlov

Mr. Viktor Petrovich Orlov serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. In 1968, Mr. Orlov graduated from the Tomsk State University as a geological engineer with a degree in “Geological survey and exploration of mineral deposits”, and in 1986 from the Academy of National Economy under the USSR Council of Ministers, with a specialty in “Economics and Management of a National Economy”. From 1957 to 1963, he worked at coal mine and served in the Soviet Army. From 1968 to 1975, he was head of a geological survey, prospecting and exploration works in the geological organizations of Western Siberia, held positions of the geologist, chief geologist, chief of geological exploration crew. 1975-1978 - Consultant on geological exploration works in Iran. 1979-1981 - Deputy Head of the Geological Division of the Production Geological Association of central areas of Russia (Tsentrgeologiya). 1981-1986 - Deputy Head of Geology and Production departments of the Ministry of Geology of the RSFSR. 1986-1990 - CEO of Tsentrgeologiya. 1990-1992 - Deputy Minister of Geology of the USSR, First Deputy Chairman of the RSFSR State Committee for Geology and Use of Energy and Mineral Resources. 1992-1996 - Chairman of the Russian Federation Committee on Geology and Mineral Resources. 1996-1999 - Minister of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation. 2001-2012 - Member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. 2001-2004 - First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Protection. 2004-2011 - Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Protection. From 1998 to present - President of “Russian Geological Society” public organization. Author and co-author of over 300 scientific publications.

Aleksandr Nazarov