Vladimir Shkolnik

Vladimir Shkolnik
Minister of Energy,
Republic of Kazakhstan

Vladimir Sergeyevich was born on 17 February, 1949, in the town of Serpukhov, Moscow region, Russia. Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Power Engineering with specialization in Power Generating Plants. Doctor of Physics and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, Laureate of Prizes in Science, Academic of the Kazakhstan National Academy of Natural Sciences.

From 1973 until 1992, worked for the Mangyshlak Energy Plant in various capacities ranging from Engineer-Physicist to Deputy Director. Currently, holds the post of Director General of the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Throughout the period from 1994 until 1999, occupied the positions of Minister of Science and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Minister of Science – President of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Throughout the period from 1999 until 2007, served as Minister of Energy, Industry and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He was also Deputy Head of the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. From February, 2008, until May, 2009, held the post of Minister of Industry and Trade for the Republic of Kazakhstan. He is currently Minister of Energy for the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Mr. Shkolnik is also President of the Nuclear Society of Kazakhstan and Co-Chairman of the Kazakhstan-Switzerland Business Council.

Awarded with the Order of Parasat (Nobility) (1998), “Astana” Commemorative Medal (1998), Jubilee Medal “Tynga 50 Zhyl” (2004), Order of “The First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev” (2005).

Author of over a hundred scientific publications.