Sergei Shmatko

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sergei Shmatko
Sergei Shmatko.jpeg
Former Minister of Energy
In office
May 2008 – May 2012
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin
Succeeded by Alexander Novak
Personal details
Born (1966-09-26) 26 September 1966 (age 50)
Stavropol, Soviet Union (now Russia)
Political party United Russia

Sergei Ivanovich Shmatkó (born September 26, 1966) is a Russian businessman and politician specializing in the energy industry. He was Russia's Minister of Energy [1] from May 2008 until May 2012.

Early life[edit]

Shmatko was born in Stavropol (South-West of Russia). He earned degrees from both Urals State University in Yekaterinburg (USSR), and the University of Marburg in West Germany.[1]

Business career[edit]

His business career from 1992 involved stints consulting in Germany and Russia, and working at the All-Russia Bank of Regional Development. He was appointed head of economic strategy at Rosenergoatom in 1997, and in 2005 became president of Russia's nuclear-power export monopoly, Atomstroyexport.[1]

Minister of Energy[edit]

In May 2008, he was appointed to the newly established position of Minister of Energy, in the incoming administration of President Dmitry Medvedev.[1]