Mikhail Abyzov

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Mikhail Anatolyevich Abyzov
Михаил Анатольевич Абызов
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Minister of the Russian Federation for Open Government Affairs
In office
21 May 2012 – 7 May 2018
Prime MinisterDmitry Medvedev
Preceded byposition established
Succeeded byposition abolish
Personal details
Born (1972-06-03) 3 June 1972 (age 47)
Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, USSR
Alma materSholokhov Moscow State University for Humanities

Mikhail Anatolyevich Abyzov (Russian: Михаил Анатольевич Абызов) is a Russian manager in the energy and engineering industry,[1] and Chairman of the board of directors of Russia's biggest engineering company E4 Group.


Mikhail Abyzov graduated from the Sholokhov Moscow State Open Pedagogical University (now -Sholokhov Moscow State University for Humanities) in 2000.[citation needed]


Since 1993, Mikhail Abyzov worked as a top manager in different Russian fuel and power sector companies.[citation needed]

In 1998, Abyzov was appointed by the vice-president of the board of directors of Novosibirskenergo. The same year, Abyzov was appointed by a member of the board and the chief of the Department of Investment Policy and Business-Projects of RAO UES. In 1999, he became the vice-president of board of RAO UES. In 2004, in connection with the change of the organizational structure of RAO UES, Abyzov was appointed by a member of the Board of the RAO and operating director business-unit. Since June, 2003, Abyzov has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of RAO UES municipal systems. Since July, 2005, Abyzov has been the general director of Joint-Stock Company UK Kuzbassrazrezugol. Also, since April, 2006, Abyzov has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of British coal company Power Fuel. In July 2007, Abyzov received a position as Chairman of the Board of Directors in E4 Group. Also, since August, 2007, Abyzov has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Mostotrest.[citation needed]

He was the Minister for Open Government Affairs (2012 — 2018) in Dmitry Medvedev's First Cabinet.

Personal life[edit]

Mikhail Abyzov is married, and has two sons and a daughter.[citation needed]

Abyzov’s US interests[edit]

In 2011, his company Bright Capital invested $75 million into flexible solar panels maker Alta Devices. Alta developed solar panels to mount on drones, aircraft, etc., in order to allow the vehicle to stay aloft for long periods of time. The company has cooperated with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C.

In 2018, Bright Capital's managing director, Mikhail Chuchkevich, was arrested[2] in Russia on suspicion of embezzlement. The Investigative Committee of Russia believes he embezzled $20 million from the Russian Venture Co. through U.S.-based Alion Energy. The company manufactures robots for automatic assembly of solar photo-voltaic plants. Bright Capital invested $15 million as the first investor of the company.


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