Mikhail N. Grigoriev is co-owner and Director of GECON consulting company. Born on February 5, 1958. In 1980, he graduated from the G.V. Plekhanov Leningrad State University. He is Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, academician of the International Academy of Mineral Resources.

 

Career history:

1980–1997 — Department of Oil and Gas Occurrence in Arctic and World Ocean, Russian Scientific Research Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ocean (RF Ministry of Natural Resources); participant of 12 Arctic expeditions;

1997–2000 — Director, Institute of Fossil Fuel Geology and Development, RF Ministry of Energy and Russian Academy of Sciences.

 

Area of expertise — management in fuel and energy industry: development of hydrocarbon resource base; development of transport infrastructure; competitive environment of companies; investment environment; and international cooperation.

Mikhail is manager and participant of the works under the contracts and by the orders of RF Presidential Executive Office, relevant RF ministries (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Industry and Trade), oil and gas companies, state research centres, and within the framework of international projects (Arctic Council, Canada, Finland, Norway, Republic of Korea, People's Republic of China).

 

Main expert activities:

  • Member of the Scientific Board under the Security council of the Russian Federation;

  • Member of the Scientific and Technical Boards of the RF Ministry of Natural Resources (Chairman of the section on system-wide problems of state policy in the domain of natural resources and ecology) and the Ministry of Transport of Russia (section of the state policy in the domain of maritime and river transport);

  • Member of the working groups on Social and Economic Development, Environmental Compliance and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, and the Business Council of the State Commission on Arctic Development;

  • RF Representative to the Expert Group of the Arctic Council on social, economic and cultural issues of the Working Group on Sustainable Development in the Arctic;

  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Russian Academy of Sciences on the problems of geology and development of oil, gas, and coal deposits;

  • Member of the editorial boards of Russian Oil and Gas Geology (Geologiya Nefti i Gaza) and Arctic Bulletin (Arkticheskie Vedomosti).

 

Expert in leading Russian and foreign media: RBC; TASS; Kommersant; Vedomosti; Rossiiskaya Gazeta; Neft’ i Kapital; Neftegazovaya Vertikal’; The New York Times, etc.

 

Participant in the development of four strategic planning documents approved by the Government of the Russian Federation:

  • Strategy of RF geological industry development for the period until 2030; approved by the RF Government Executive Order No 1039-р dated 21.06.2010.

  • Strategy for Social and Economic Development of the North-Western Federal District for the period until 2020; approved by the RF Government Executive Order No 2074-р dated 18.11.2011 (as amended on December 26, 2014).

  • Program for RF coal mining industry development for the period until 2030; approved by the RF Government Executive Order No 1099-р dated 21.06.2014.

  • RF National Program for Social and Economic Development of the RF Arctic Zone, RF Government Executive Order No 366 dated 21.04.2014 (as amended on August 31, 2017).

 

Teaching activities: visiting lecturer, Faculty of International Energy Business; Gubkin University (National University of Oil and Gas); Saint-Petersburg State University; Northern (arctic) Federal University; China University of Petroleum (Beijing).

 

Mikhail N. Grigoriev is the author of more than 300 published works, and participant of more than 150 international conferences. 

Awards:

  • 300 Years of the Russian Navy Jubilee Medal (1996)

  • V.I. Vernadsky Silver Medal of Honour For Scientific Excellence and Invaluable Contribution to Russia development (2008)

  • Badge of Honour from the Security Council of the Russian Federation (2012)

  • Anniversary Medal from the Security Council of the Russian Federation (2017)

  • Honoured Prospector Lapel Badge from RF Ministry of Natural Resources (2018)

  • Letter of Acknowledgment from the RF Economic Development Minister (2017)

  • Peter the Great Medal For Merits in Revival of Russian Science and Economy (2018)