Sergei V. Chemezov

CEO of Rostec

Born on August 20, 1952, in Cheremkhovo, Irkutsk Oblast.


In 1975, Chemezov graduated with honors from the Irkutsk Institute of National Economics. He also completed the Higher Courses of the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces.

Professional activities 

1980 – 1988 – Experimental-industrial association Luch.

1983 – 1988 – Head of Luch in the GDR.

1988 – 1996 – Deputy CEO of the Foreign Trade Association Sovintersport.

1996 – 1999 – Head of the Foreign Economic Relations Department for the Russian Presidential Administration

1999 – 2001 – CEO of Promexport

2001 – 2007 – First Deputy CEO of Rosoboronexport, CEO of Rosoboronexport

2007 – present – CEO of the state corporation Rostec

Military rank

Colonel general

Sergey Chemezov is a Board Chairman of several large Russian organisations:

KAMAZ Publ. Corp.
Rosoboronexport Publ. Corp.
Uralkali Publ. Corp.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of:

International Financial Club, Joint-Stock Commercial Bank
Aeroflot – Russian Airlines Publ. Corp.
Alliance Rostec Auto BV Joint Venture.

He is a member of the Supervisory Board of:

Rostec State Corporation,
Roscosmos State Corporation,
United Rocket and Space Corporation.

Besides, he is the Chairman of the Russian Engineering Union Russian, Public Organisation; and the President of the Russian Engineering Union, Russian Industry Association of Employers.

He is also a member of the Bureau of the High Council of the Edinaya Russia (Russian Political Party).

The head of Rostec is a member of the commission for military-cum- technical cooperation of the Russian Federation with foreign states within the framework of which he actively promotes the idea of preserving and strengthening Russia’s position as one of the largest players in the global military products market.

Scientific and charitable activities

Sergey Chemezov is a member of the Academy of Military Sciences, a Doctor of Economics, and a professor, having written more than 130 publications. As the head of Rostec Corporation, he greatly values the training of young professionals. Currently, Rostec cooperates with 214 universities. In addition, Chemezov devotes special attention to the revival of research and development work. On his initiative, the corporation recruited the legendary scientist Y. N. Koptev, who now serves as the chairman of the Scientific and Technical Council.

Besides, Sergey Chemezov is the chairman of the Boards of Trustees of:
- Fund for Support and Development of Physical Education and Sports in the Russian Federation; 
- Plekhanov Russian University of Economics;
- Meshalkin National Medical Research Centre under the Russian Federation Ministry for Health;
- Baikal State University of Economics and Law;
- Special Endowment Fund of the Russian Military Historical Society.

The Rostec CEO is the head of the Military & Technical Cooperation and High Technology Department of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a member of the Higher Attestation Commission of the Russian Federation Ministry for Education and Science.

Chemezov serves as a member of: the Board of Trustees of Lomonosov Moscow State University; MGIMO University, part of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Higher School of Management at St. Petersburg State University; National Intellectual Development, the fund that supports the scientific and design work of students, graduate students, and young scholars; the Russian Hockey Federation; the Russian Geographical Society; and the charitable Fund for the Deaf and Blind.  

Sergey Chemezov is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Public Diplomacy Fund named for A. M. Gorchakov, the Russian Cycling Federation, the nonprofit Center for Problem Analysis and State Management Design, and the Charitable Fund for the Restoration of the New Jerusalem Monastery and Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Member of the Supervisory Board of the All-Church Graduate and Doctorate Program named for Saints Cyril and Methodius. Since 2014, Chemezov has served a member of the Russian Council of School Olympiads.


The CEO of Rostec Corporation has received the Russian State Prize for Science and Technology in 2004 and the Suvorov Academy of Military Sciences Prize. He has been named as an Honorary Doctor of Plekhanov Russian Economic University and St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University.

He was awarded the Order of Honor (2002), the Order of Friendship (2009), and the Orders For Services to the Fatherland I degree (2017), II degree (2012), III degree (2007), and IV degree (2005), as well as numerous Soviet and Russian medals.

He has awards from the Russian Orthodox Church, including the Order of St. Sergius I degree, Order of the Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow III degree, and Order of the Blessed Saint Grand Prince Dmitry Donskoy II degree.

In March 2010, Chemezov was awarded the French Legion of Honor for his significant contribution to Russian-French cooperation in high-tech production.

In 2010, Chemezov was awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic with the degree of Commander for his successful expansion of partnerships with large Italian corporations.

Personal life

Married, with three sons and a daughter.

Sergei V. Chemezov