Sergey Chemezov

CEO of Rostec





Born on August 20, 1952, in Cheremkhovo, Irkutsk Oblast.


In 1975, Chemezov graduated with honors from the Irkutsk Institute of National Economics. He also completed the Higher Courses of the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces.


1980-1988: Experimental-industrial association Luch.

1983-1988: Head of Luch in the GDR.

1988-1996: Deputy CEO of the Foreign Trade Association Sovintersport.

1996-1999: Head of the Foreign Economic Relations Department for the Russian Presidential Administration

1999-2001: CEO of Promexport

2001-2007: First Deputy CEO of Rosoboronexport, CEO of Rosoboronexport

2007-present: CEO of the state corporation Rostec

Military rank

Colonel general

Sergey Chemezov is chairman of the board of directors of a number of large Russian companies:

Rosoboronexport, OJSC
Uralkali, OJSC
Concern VKO Almaz-Antey, OJSC

Member of the Board of Directors:

AVTOVAZ, OJSC – Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors,
United Aircraft Corporation, OJSC
International Financial Club, OJSC
Aeroflot - Russian Airlines, OJSC
Alliance Rostec AUTO BV Joint Venture
Head of the Russian part of the Board of Directors of Mongolrostsvetmet, a Russian-Mongolian joint venture company with limited liability,
Head of the Russian part of the Board of Directors of Enterprise Erdenet, a Russian-Mongolian joint venture company with limited liability.

He is a member of the supervisory boards of:

Rostec Corporation;
JSC United Rocket and Space Corporation.

In addition, he is the Chairman of the All-Russian Public Organization - Russian Engineering Union, as well as President of the All-Russian Industrial Association of Employers - Russian Engineering Union.

Chemezov is a member of the commission on military-technical cooperation between Russia and foreign states, through which he actively advocates for Russia to maintain and strengthen its position as the largest player in the global market for military products.

Scientific and charitable activities

Sergey Chemezov is a member of the Academy of Military Sciences, a Doctor of Economics, and a professor, having written more than 130 publications. As the head of Rostec Corporation, he greatly values the training of young professionals. Currently, Rostec cooperates with 214 universities. In addition, Chemezov devotes special attention to the revival of research and development work. On his initiative, the corporation recruited the legendary scientist Y. N. Koptev, who now serves as the chairman of the Scientific and Technical Council.

Additionally, Sergey Chemezov is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Fund for the Support and Development of Physical Culture and Sports of the Russian Federation, as well as the Russian Economic University named after G. V. Plekhanov.

The Rostec CEO also heads the Department of Management for Military-Technical Cooperation and High Technologies at MGIMO University, part of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Additionally, he is a member of the Higher Attestation Commission of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

- Chemezov is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Baikal State University of Economics and Law, as well as the Specialized Endowment Fund of the Russian Military-Historical Society;

- Chemezov serves as a member of: the Board of Trustees of Lomonosov Moscow State University; MGIMO University, part of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Higher School of Management at St. Petersburg State University; National Intellectual Development, the fund that supports the scientific and design work of students, graduate students, and young scholars; the Russian Hockey Federation; the Russian Geographical Society; and the charitable Fund for the Deaf and Blind.  

Sergey Chemezov is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Public Diplomacy Fund named for A. M. Gorchakov, the Russian Cycling Federation, the nonprofit Center for Problem Analysis and State Management Design, and the Charitable Fund for the Restoration of the New Jerusalem Monastery and Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Member of the Supervisory Board of the All-Church Graduate and Doctorate Program named for Saints Cyril and Methodius. Since 2014, Chemezov has served a member of the Russian Council of School Olympiads.


The CEO of Rostec Corporation has received the Russian State Prize for Science and Technology in 2004 and the Suvorov Academy of Military Sciences Prize. He has been named as an Honorary Doctor of Plekhanov Russian Economic University and St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University.

He was awarded the Order of Honor (2002), the Order of Friendship (2009), and the Orders For Services to the Fatherland II degree (2012), III degree (2007), and IV degree (2005), as well as numerous Soviet and Russian medals.

He has awards from the Russian Orthodox Church, including the Order of St. Sergius I degree, Order of the Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow III degree, and Order of the Blessed Saint Grand Prince Dmitry Donskoy II degree.

In March 2010, Chemezov was awarded the French Legion of Honor for his significant contribution to Russian-French cooperation in high-tech production.

In 2010, Chemezov was awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic with the degree of Commander for his successful expansion of partnerships with large Italian corporations.

Personal life

Married, with three sons and a daughter.


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