Nikolay P. Tokarev

In 1973 graduated from the Karaganda Polytechnic Institute with a major in in Electrification and Automation of Mining Operations. Held managerial positions in geological exploration crews of the USSR’s ore mining industry. Served in the USSR’s First Directorate General of KGB. 1993-1996 – Chief of External Relations Department at AOZT Russian-German Leasing Company, subsidiary of the state Sberbank of Russia. 1996-1999 – Deputy General Director of the unitary state enterprise for foreign property management at the Department of Presidential Affairs of the Russian Federation (UGP Goszagransobstvennost). 1999-2000 – Chief of Security Service of OAO Joint-Stock Company Transneft, then Vice President of the company, oversaw external economic relations, foreign projects and research and information work. 2000-2007 – General Director of the state enterprise Russian External Economic Alliance Zarubezhneft. 2007 – President of the Russian oil pipeline state monopoly Transneft.

Recipient of Order of Honor, Order For Merit to the Fatherland of the 3rd and 4th class, Order of Friendship of Peoples.