Sergei Shmatko

Sergei Ivanovich Shmatkó (26 September 1966 – 7 November 2021) was a Russian businessman and politician specializing in the energy industry. He was Russia's Minister of Energy[1] from May 2008 until May 2012.

Sergei Shmatko
Sergei Shmatko.jpeg
Shmatko in 2011
Minister of Energy
In office
May 2008 – May 2012
Prime MinisterVladimir Putin
Succeeded byAlexander Novak
Personal details
Born26 September 1966
Stavropol, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)
Died7 November 2021(2021-11-07) (aged 55)
Moscow, Russia
Political partyUnited Russia

Early life and educationEdit

Shmatko was born in Stavropol (South-West of Russia). He earned degrees from both Urals State University in Yekaterinburg (USSR) and the University of Marburg in West Germany.[1]

Business careerEdit

Shmatko's 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 in 1997 and in 2005 became president of Russia's nuclear-power export monopoly, Atomstroyexport.[1]

Minister of EnergyEdit

Shmatko was appointed to the newly established position of Minister of Energy in May 2008, during the incoming administration of President Dmitry Medvedev.[1]


He died from COVID-19 on 7 November 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic in Russia.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Restructuring without Repopulating". Kommersant. 13 May 2008. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011.
  2. ^ "СМИ: Экс-глава Минэнерго Сергей Шматко умер от коронавируса".