Сергей Леонидович Катанандов
|1st Head of the Republic of Karelia|
May 12, 2002 – June 30, 2010
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Andrey Nelidov|
|Born||April 21, 1955|
Petrozavodsk, Karelo-Finnish SSR, Soviet Union
|Political party||United Russia|
Katanandov was born in 1955, in the Karelian capital of Petrozavodsk. Educated in civil engineering and law, Katanandov served as Mayor of Petrozavodsk from 1990 to 1998, and became Chairman of the Government of Karelia in 1998. From May 2002 till June 30, 2010, he was the Head of the Republic of Karelia.
Katanandov was born to Karelian parents in Petrozavodsk on April 21, 1955. He graduated from the Faculty of industrial and civil construction of Petrozavodsk State University in 1977. After graduation he worked as a foreman at a construction site. This was followed by a foreman, chief of section, chief engineer of SMU-1 Trust "Petrozavodskstroy, chief engineer of the trust, the head of design and construction of large housing associations. Eventually he ended up becoming a popular politician in Russia. In April 2000, was awarded the Order of Honor. Katanandov is married, and has two sons.
- Government of Karelia - Sergey Katanandov (in English, Russian, and Finnish)
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