Sergey Chemezov

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Sergey Chemezov
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CEO of Rostec Corporation
Assumed office
December 2007
Personal details
Born (1952-08-20) 20 August 1952 (age 65)
Cheremkhovo, Soviet Union (now Russia)
Alma mater Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, Baykalsky State University of Economics and Law

Sergey Viktorovich Chemezov (Russian: Серге́й Ви́кторович Чéмезов, born August 20, 1952, Cheremkhovo, Soviet Union) is CEO of Rostec Corporation (formerly the Director General of Rosoboronexport), chairman of the Union of Russian Mechanical Engineers, and a lieutenant-general.

Biography[edit]

Sergey Viktorovich Chemezov was born on August 20, 1952 in the city of Cheremkhovo in Irkutsk Oblast.

Chemezov graduated with honors from Irkutsk Institute of National Economy (presently Baikal State University of Economics and Law[1]) in 1975 and then completed his postgraduate education at the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia. Chemezov has a doctorate in economics and is also a professor and full member of the Military Academy.[2]

At the Irkutsk Scientific and Research Institute of Rare and Nonferrous Metals, Chemezov worked as an engineer, a research associate, and chief laboratory assistant. From 1980 to 1988 he worked at “Luch” Research-Industrial Association. From 1983 to 1988 Chemezov served as the head[3] of the Luch Association representative office in East Germany, where he met Vladimir Putin and Nikolay Tokarev. Nikolay Tokarev, Chemezov, and Vladimir Putin worked for their KGB boss Lazar Matveev while in East Germany and both Chermazov and Putin lived in the same block of flats in Dresden.[4] There they became friends.[5]

From 1988 to 1996 Chemezov was deputy CEO of the “Sovintersport” Foreign Trade Association. From 1996 to 1999 he was chairman of the Department for Foreign Economic Relations within the Office for Presidential Affairs, serving under Vladimir Putin. Later he transitioned to the position of chairman of the Department for Foreign Economic Relations of the Presidential Administration of Russia.

From September 1999 to November 2000 Chemezov served as CEO of Promexport. In August 2000 he became a member of the Presidential Committee on Military and Engineering Cooperation between Russia and Foreign Countries.

From November 2000 to April 2004 Chemezov served as first deputy CEO of Rosoboronexport and then as its CEO from 2004 to 2007.[6]

By a decree of the Russian President, on November 26, 2007, Chemezov was named CEO of Russian Technologies Corporation,[7] which was renamed Rostec in late 2012.

At the 6th United Russia party convention held on December 2, 2006, Chemezov was elected to the party’s Supreme Council. At the 7th party convention on May 26, 2012, Chemezov was reelected.

Chemezov coordinates United Russia’s “IT-Breakout” project, which since December 2010 has sought to discover and support outstanding young IT innovators.

On April 28, 2014 he was barred by the Obama administration from entering the United States.[8]

Offices[edit]

Chemezov has served as a member of the Board of Directors for:

Chemezov has served as chairman of the Board of Directors for:

Academic activity, social activism and patronage[edit]

  • Head of the Department of Military and Engineering Cooperation for the Scientific, Research and Educational Center of the Military Academy
  • Head of the Department of Military and Engineering Cooperation and High-Tech at MGIMO
  • Chairman of the Union of Mechanical Engineers, a public organization (since April 2007)
  • President of the Russian Industrial Association of Employers in Mechanical Engineering (since April 2007)
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Kalashikov Military and Sport Association, an interregional public organization (since April 2010)
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Foundation for the Support and Development of Physical Culture and Sport in the Russian Federation (Sport Foundation) (since 2005)
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Russian Cycling Federation (since 2007)
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Foundation

Family[edit]

Chemezov is married to Yekaterina Ignatova, who is a trained planning engineer. She is a co-founder and seventy percent stockholder of Kate LLC, a company that develops and manufactures automatic gearboxes. Ignatova is also the majority shareholder (along with Gor Nahapetyan, the managing director of Troika Dialog) of Étage, a chain of nineteen restaurants in Moscow.

Chemezov has four children.

According to information accessed in May 2009, Chemezov’s eldest son Stanislav (born in 1973) has been working for the company Itera. He is a thirty percent shareholder of Medfarmtekhologia, a member of the board of directors of AvtoVAZEnergo,[13] and chairman of the board of directors of Interbusinessgroup, which holds via structural companies such commercial organizations as Independent Insurance Group LLC, Oborontsement JSC, and Oborontsement-energo LLC. Since 2003 Stanislav Chemezov has been the co-owner (together with Vladimir Artyakov’s son, Dmitri) of the Meridian hotel facilities in Gelendzhik.

According to other information accessed in May 2009, Chemezov’s second son was studying in a medical institute. His youngest son was in primary school and his daughter was a graduate student at MGIMO.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baikal State University of Economics and Law". Rostec. Archived from the original on November 21, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sergey Viktorovich Chemezov". Rostec. Archived from the original on August 13, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sergey Viktorovich Chemezov". Bloomberg Businessweek. Archived from the original on April 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Putin visits his former KGB boss on his 90th birthday (VIDEO)". RT. May 8, 2017. Retrieved December 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "The making of a neo-KGB state". Moscow: The Economist. August 23, 2007. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ Fred Weir (February 12, 2007). "Russia intensifies efforts to rebuild its military machine". The Christian Science Monitor. Archived from the original on October 28, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ Henry Meyer (November 19, 2010). "Russian Technologies Can't Be Privatized: Chemezov". Bloomberg Businessweek. Archived from the original on April 28, 2014. Retrieved September 18, 2013. 
  8. ^ Terri Rupar (April 28, 2014). "U.S. announces new sanctions on Russians: Who's on the list". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Rostec Head Chemezov To Join Norilsk Nickel Board -Report". The Wall Street Journal. March 11, 2013. Archived from the original on April 28, 2014. Retrieved September 18, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Sergey Chemezov". Rosneft. Archived from the original on August 14, 2013. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  11. ^ David Jolley (June 29, 2013). "Ghosn becomes chairman of Russian carmaker AvtoVAZ". Automotive News Europe. Archived from the original on July 6, 2013. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Novikombank - About the Bank". Novikombank. Archived from the original on November 3, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Twelve Who Have Putin's Ear". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. AFP. October 15, 2007. Archived from the original on October 24, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2013.