Chairman of the Board of the Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia
Yuri Shafranik is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Group of Companies “SoyuzNefteGaz”, CJSC, Chairman of the Board of the Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia, Chairman of the Supreme Mining Council and Chairman of the Committee on Energy Strategy and Development of the Fuel and Energy Complex of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. Mr Shafranik previously served as Minister of Fuel and Energy of the Russian Federation in 1993-96, as Governor of the Tymen Region in 1990-93. His professional career in oil industry began at the famous Samotlor oil field where he started as a mechanic in 1974.
Mr Shafranik graduated from two faculties of the Tyumen Industrial Institute (now the Tyumen’s State Oil and Gas University) specialising in Electrical Engineering for Automation and Remote Control and Mining Engineering Technology and Complex Mechanisation for Oil and Gas Field Development. He has a Doctorate of Economics.