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Sentyurin Yuri Petrovich

Sentyurin Yuri Petrovich

Secretary General of the Forum of Gas Exporting Countries

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He was born on January 16, 1960 in Irkutsk, Russia.


1982 - graduated from the Military Institute of foreign languages of the Ministry of defense of the USSR.


1991 - graduated from the Military diplomatic Academy.


1997 - graduated from Russian Academy of foreign trade of the Ministry of foreign economic relations and trade, specialty World economy.


2002 - graduated from Russian Academy of state service under the President of the Russian Federation on the specialty Lawyer.


Candidate of political Sciences.


1982-1986 - served as translator in Afghanistan.

1991 - 1995 - officer of the Main Intelligence Directorate (russian: GRU) of the General staff.


1998 - 1999: Director of the Department of transport Fund for the development of Russia.

1999 - 2001 - head of Department for regulation of natural monopolies on transport of map.


2001 - Minister of industry and innovations, Government of Nizhny Novgorod region.

2001 - 2003 - 1st Vice-Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region, the Vice-Governor.

2002 - ran for mayor of Nizhny Novgorod.


2003 - elected Deputy of the State Duma of the 4rth convocation from electoral district 117 (Nizhny Novgorod region).

Deputy Chairman of the state Duma Committee for energy, transport and communications.


2007 - 2010 - Deputy Minister of education and science, Deputy Minister of education and science of the Russian Federation.


Since 12 November 2010 - state Secretary  and Deputy Minister of energy.


On October 4, 2017, Yuri Sentyurin was appointed as the next Secretary General of Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) for a period of 2 years starting from January 2018.


Fluent in English, French and Persian.

Married. He has 2 children.