Viktor Martynov was born on August 25, 1953 in Moscow.
He graduated from Gubkin Moscow Institute of the Petrochemical and Gas Industry, majoring as mining engineer-geophysicist.
Viktor Martynov is a PhD in Geology and Mineralogy, a Doctor of Economics and a Professor. He is the author of more than 100 scientific and methodological papers.
1977–1987 Junior, senior researcher of Gubkin Moscow Institute of the Petrochemical and Gas Industry.
1987–2003 Director of the Central Inter-industry Institute for Professional Development of Oil & Gas Managers and Specialists in New Technology Areas, Gubkin Moscow Institute of the Petrochemical and Gas Industry.
2001–2008 First Pro-rector of Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Director of HR Development Issues in Fuel & Energy Sector Institute.
Since 2004 Head of the Geophysical Information Systems Department with Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas.
Since October 2008 Rector of Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas.
Since 2013 – Member of the Gazprom Board of Directors.
Awards and titles
Honorary Worker of the Gas Industry (2000);
Honorary Worker of the Fuel & Energy Sector (2003);
Honorary Worker of Russia’s Higher Vocational Education System (2003);
Winner of the Russian Government’s Prize in Science and Technology (2011);
Full Member of the International Higher Education Academy of Sciences;
Full Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Oil and Gas Section.