|Minister of Energy|
Assumed office |
21 May 2012
|Prime Minister||Dmitry Medvedev|
|Preceded by||Sergei Shmatko|
23 August 1971|
Avdiivka, Donetsk Oblast,
Soviet Union, now Ukraine
|Alma mater||Moscow State University (2009)|
Alexander Valentinovich Novak (Russian: Александр Валентинович Нóвак; born 23 August 1971 in Avdiivka, Donetsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR), is a Russian politician, and the current Minister of Energy of Russia.
Life and career
In 1993 he graduated from Norilsk Industrial Institute as a specialist on Economy and Management in Metallurgy. Between 1993–1997 he was economist, Head of the Financial Bureau of the Accounting Department of the Norilsk Mining and Smelting Complex. In 1997 to 1999 he headed the tax planning department of the complex.
From 2000 to 2002, he was Norilsk Deputy Mayor for economics and finance, Norilsk first Deputy Mayor. Between 2002 and 2007, he was head of the Main Finance Management of the Krasnoyarsk Krai Administration, Deputy Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Krai and Head of the Main Finance Authority of the Krasnoyarsk Krai.
Awards and honours
In 2004 he was distinguished by the Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Krai. In 2006 he was rewarded with the medal “For Distinguished Service in Organizing the All-Russia Agricultural Census 2006” of the Russian Federal Statistics Service.