Sergei Shmatko
Sergei Ivanovich Shmatkó (born September 26, 1966) is a Russia
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n businessman and politician specializing in the energy industry
Energy industry
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. Since May 2008, he is the Minister of Energy
Ministry of Energy (Russia)
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Early life

Shmatko was born in Stavropol
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 (South-West of Russia). He earned degrees from both Urals State University in Yekaterinburg
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 (USSR), and the University of Marburg in West Germany
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Business career

His business career from 1992 involved stints consulting in Germany and Russia, and working at the All-Russia Bank of Regional Development. He was appointed head of economic strategy at Rosenergoatom
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 in 1997, and in 2005 became president of Russia's nuclear-power export monopoly, Atomstroyexport
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Minister of Energy

In May 2008, he was appointed to the newly established position of Minister of Energy, in the incoming administration of President Dmitry Medvedev
Dmitry Medvedev
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