Elena Burmistrova appointed Director General of Gazprom Export


Elena Burmistrova was appointed Director General of Gazprom Export. This decision was made due to a considerable increase in the day-to-day business and its geographical expansion, as well as product diversification within the Company’s international activities and, particularly, in Gazprom Export.

Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee will supervise the international business sector as well as social development and sports programs.

“Gazprom’s geographical expansion and far-reaching plans in the foreign markets require new structural and functional decision-making,” said Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee.


Elena Burmistrova was born in Moscow. In 1995 she graduated from Maurice Thorez Moscow State Linguistic University. In 2007 she completed the American Business and Practices program at Boston Northeastern University (USA). In 2009 she received her MBA degree at Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Elena Burmistrova started her career at Glencore International (Switzerland) in 1992, then worked for various international companies.

Between 2003 and 2006 she was Deputy Director of Spetsgaz, Gazprom Export.

From 2006 to 2011 Elena Burmistrova was Department Head, Managing Director for Oil, Oil Derivatives and Petrochemicals of Gazprom Export.

From 2011 to 2014 she was Deputy Director General for Petroleum Products, LNG and New Gas Markets of Gazprom Export.

Gazprom Export is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, supplying natural gas to over 20 countries. The company is focused on exporting gas condensate, oil, oil derivatives, liquefied petroleum gases as well as other petroleum and petrochemical products. The company sells gas in the new markets, optimizes export flows, analyzes and forecasts the gas market behavior. It is involved in developing and implementing Gazprom’s investment gas and energy projects in Russia and abroad.

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