Deputy CEO, Director of the Function for Government Relations and Corporate Communications, NIS a.d. Novi Sad
Vadim Smirnov, Deputy CEO, Director of the Function for Government Relations and Corporate Communications
Born on 10th October 1963 in Kazakhstan. In 1985, he acquired a title of engineer for ship power engines. Other than that, he graduated from Diplomatic Academy in Moscow, and High Commercial School in Moscow, majoring in Finance and Audit. Between 1985 and 1991, he served in the Navy in various positions. Between 1994 and 1998, he was on staff of Russia’s Foreign Ministry, his duties including lengthy business trips to the Balkans. Between 1998 and 2009, he held various positions with Russia’s national air carrier Aeroflot, including the position of the Balkan countries general manager for six years, as well as the position of Head of Department for Controlling Finance and Foreign Currency Operations in Foreign Representation offices.
Since 2010, he dealt with economic security within Gazprom Group, and as of February 2012, he becomes Internal Audit Director. Following that, he was appointed CEO of NIS affiliate in Romania, NIS Petrol. In 2018, he was appointed Deputy CEO of NIS, Director of the Function for government relations and corporate communications.