Viktor Zubkov

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Gazprom, Russia’s Special Presidential Representative for Cooperation with the Gas Exporting Countries Forum

Viktor Zubkov was born on September 15, 1941, in Arbat, Kushvinsky District, Sverdlovsk Region.

Education

He graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Leningrad Agricultural Institute.

Doctor of Economics.

Professional experience

Viktor Zubkov headed a number of agro-industrial enterprises and specialized divisions in the governing bodies of the Leningrad Region.

1992–1993

Deputy Head of the External Relations Committee of the St. Petersburg Mayor's Office.

1993–1999

Deputy Head of the Russian Federal Tax Service – Head of the St. Petersburg State Tax Inspectorate.

1999–2001

Deputy Minister for Taxes and Levies of the Russian Federation – Head of the St. Petersburg Directorate of the Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Russian Federation.

2001–2004

First Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation, Acting Chairman of the Financial Monitoring Committee of the Russian Federation.

2004–2007

Head of the Federal Financial Monitoring Service.

2007–2008

Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.

2008–2012

First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.

2012–2014

Russia's Special Presidential Representative for Cooperation with the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, Chairman of the Management Committee and Director General of Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo.

Since 2014

Russia's Special Presidential Representative for Cooperation with the Gas Exporting Countries Forum.

Since 2008 – Chairman of the Board of Directors, Gazprom.