Alexander Novak

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Alexander Novak
Александр Нóвак
Alexander Novak (2019-11-06).jpg
Minister of Energy
Assumed office
21 May 2012
Acting: 7 – 18 May 2018 and 15 – 21 January 2020
Prime MinisterDmitry Medvedev
Mikhail Mishustin
Preceded bySergei Shmatko
Personal details
Born (1971-08-23) 23 August 1971 (age 48)
Avdiivka, Donetsk Oblast,
Soviet Union, now Ukraine
Children2
Alma materMoscow 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 Minister of Energy of Russia.

Life and career[edit]

In 1993 he graduated from Norilsk Industrial Institute as a specialist on Economy and Management in Metallurgy. Between 1993–1997 he was 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.[1]

From 2000 to 2002 he was Norilsk Deputy Mayor for economics and finance, Norilsk's first Deputy Mayor.[2] 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.

From September 2008 to May 2012 he was Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation. In May 2012 he was appointed as the Energy Minister in Dmitry Medvedev's Cabinet. On 15 January 2020, he resigned as part of the cabinet, after President Vladimir Putin delivered the Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly, in which he proposed several amendments to the constitution.[3] On 21 January 2020, he maintained his position in Mikhail Mishustin's Cabinet.[4]

Since July 2010 he has been a member of United Aircraft Corporation Board of Directors.

Awards and honours[edit]

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.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Новак Александр Валентинович — Министр энергетики Российской Федерации. Бывший премьер-министр Красноярского края / Досье / Справка". newslab.ru. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
  2. ^ "Alexander Novak". The Russian Government. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  3. ^ Carroll, Oliver (January 15, 2020). "Russian PM resigns in shock move as Putin announces dramatic constitutional shake-up". The Independent. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  4. ^ "Foreign, Defense and Energy Ministers Keep Their Position in New Russian Cabinet". The Moscow Times. January 21, 2020. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  5. ^ "Новак Александр Валентинович — Министр энергетики Российской Федерации. Бывший премьер-министр Красноярского края / Досье / Справка". newslab.ru. Retrieved 2019-09-12.