Vice-President, OAO 'LUKOIL'
President, LUKOIL Overseas Holding Ltd
Mr. Kuzyaev was born in 1965. He holds a degree in Industrial Planning (ad honorem) from Perm State University in the Faculty of Economics.
He started his career as Assistant at the Chair of Political Economy at Perm State University. He was then Managing Director of the Perm Commodity Exchange, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Perm Financial and Industrial Group (investment holding), General Director of ZAO LUKOIL-Perm (regional upstream subsidiary of OAO LUKOIL). In 2000 he became President of LUKOIL Overseas Holding Ltd. (OAO LUKOIL's subsidiary in charge of international upstream projects and business development) and, in 2005, he was appointed Vice President of OAO LUKOIL.
Mr. Kuzyaev is involved in a number of public activities: President of NGO Perm Community, Honorary Professor of Perm State University, Co-Chairman of Russia-Venezuela Business Council. From 1994 to 2006, he was a member of the Perm Regional Legislative Assembly and Head of the Economic Policy Committee.
Mr. Kuzyaev holds various awards and recognitions, including: State Order of Friendship, State Order of Honor, Letter of Commendation of the President of the Russian Federation, Honorable Title Distinguished Oil and Gas Industry Worker of the Russian Federation, Certificate of Honor of the Ministry of Industry and Energy of Russia, Medal of the Russian Ministry for Civil Defense, Emergency Management and Natural Disasters Response, Badge of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation Honorary Explorer of Mineral Resources, Honorable Award of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Ecclesiastical Order of the Blessed Saint Prince Daniil of Moscow. Mr. Kuzyaev is highly ranked in the top ratings of the most influential businessmen and best managers of Russia.