Alexey Borisovich Miller (Russian: Алексе́й Бори́сович Ми́ллер; born 31 January 1962) is a Russian business administrator. Miller is the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Management Committee (CEO) of Russian energy company Gazprom, Russia's largest company and the world's biggest public energy supplier.
Alexey Miller, 2013
Alexey Borisovich Miller
31 January 1962
|Occupation||Chairman of the Management Committee Gazprom|
Chairman Gazprom Neft: $2.8m.
Deputy Chairman Gazprom: $0.5m.
CEO Gazprom: ~$2m.
|Predecessor||Rem Viakhirev (CEO of Gazprom)|
Miller was born in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) to an assimilated Russo-German family. He went on to study at and graduate from the Leningrad Institute of Finance and Economics from where he graduated with a PhD in economics.
Miller’s first role was as an engineer-economist in the general planning division of the Leningrad research institute of civil construction ‘LenNIIProekt’.
In 1990, he briefly became a junior researcher at the Leningrad Finance and Economics Institute and also became section head for the Economic Reform Committee at the Executive Committee of the Leningrad City Council.
From 1991 to 1996 Miller served with the Committee for External Relations of the Saint Petersburg Mayor's Office under Vladimir Putin. During this time he was head of the markets monitoring division at the Foreign Economic Relations Directorate and was also deputy chairman of the External Relations Committee. From 1996 to 1999 he was Director for Development and Investments of the Port of Saint Petersburg. From 1999 to 2000 he served as Director General of the Baltic Pipeline System. In 2000 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation, and since 2001 he has served as Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom. Since 2002, he has also been deputy chairman of Gazprom’s board of directors. Putin secured Miller’s appointment as CEO so that his former colleague could put an end to fears that some of Gazprom’s executives had harmful third-party relationships.
In April 2018, the United States placed Miller on the list of Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) along with 23 other Russian nationals. In response to the designation, Miller stated through a spokesperson, "I am finally included. This means that we are doing everything right".
Awards and titlesEdit
In December 2005 Miller was named Person of the Year by Expert magazine, the influential and respected Russian business weekly. He shared the title in 2005 with Dmitry Medvedev, Chairman of the board of Gazprom.
Miller is also a recipient of:
- Order for the Services to the Fatherland, I class (2017)
- Order for the Services to the Fatherland, IV Class (2006)
- Medal of the Order for the Services to the Fatherland, II Class;
- Order of the Hungarian Republic Cross, II Class, for the services in the energy cooperation sector;
- St. Mesrop Mashtots Order (Republic of Armenia);
- Dostyk (Friendship) Order, II Class (Republic of Kazakhstan);
- Order of Honor (Republic of South Ossetia);
- Order of Merit of the Italian Republic;
- Sergiy Radonezhsky Order of the Russian Orthodox Church, II Class;
- Patriarchal Merit Certificate.
- 25 самых дорогих руководителей компаний: ежегодный рейтинг Forbes, Forbes.ru, November 19, 2015
- Robert Rapier: The 25 Biggest Oil And Gas Companies In The World: No.1: Gazprom Forbes, May 7, 2016
- A capitalist revolution. Gazprom's executives are ruthless politician-businessmen of the sort Britain once produced, The Guardian, January 7, 2009
- Andrew Davidson (editor): 1000 CEOs. Dorling Kindersley, 2009, p. 357
- "Alexey Miller, Gazprom". EuropeanCEO.com. 4 August 2014.
- "Alexei Miller". EuropeanCEO.com. 25 November 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
- "CEO Bio". Gazprom.
- Boyes, Roger (2009-01-08). "Comment: Gazprom is not a market player, it's a political weapon". London: The Times. Retrieved 2009-01-08.
- "Ukraine-/Russia-related Designations and Identification Update". United States Department of the Treasury. 2018-04-06. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
- "США ввели санкции против семи российских олигархов и 17 чиновников из "кремлевского списка"" [The US imposed sanctions against seven Russian oligarchs and 17 officials from the "Kremlin list"]. Meduza (in Russian). 2018-04-06. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
- "Gazprom CEO Miller says proud of inclusion on US sanctions list". euractiv.com. 2018-04-09. Retrieved 2019-07-26.